Who invented armalite rifle?
ArmaLite was a division of Fairchild, and made SEVERAL rifles that used the AR (ArmaLite Rifle) prefix. See the link below to a history of the company. Eugene Stoner was the primary designed of the AR15 series of firearms.
ArmaLite is actually a small arms division of http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Fairchild_(aircraft_manufacturer). . producing small arms concepts and designs to be sold or licensed to other manufacturers. Take note, "small arms", hence the name Armalite. The M-16 and AR- 15 popularly known as the "Armalite" rifle, is a weapon invented by Eugene Stoner as a substitute for the traditional automatic infantry rifle that is too heavy because of some components made of wood. In the 50's The United…
The M16 assault rifle originated as the AR-15, designed by Eugene Stoner (1922-1997) at ArmaLite in 1957. The AR-15 itself was a scaled down version of the 7.62mm AR-10. ArmaLite sold the design of the AR-15 to Colt, which submitted the rifle to the United States military command for testing. It was subsequently adopted into service in 1963 as the M16.