Who invented the M16?


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2009-10-19 23:20:26
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Eugene Stoner was the chief engineer

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The M16 was invented @ 1960

Eugene Stoner invented the M16. He also invented the Stoner 63.

a man named Eugine Stoner

The filipino inventor that invented the Armalite A15 or M16

It said that the M16 wasn't used in WW2 however, it was thought of in somewhere in WWII and was invented in 1964 I believe

If you are talking about the M16 rifle, it was invented by Eugene Morrison Stoner.

A M16 cost about $2000.00

no the m16 was invented in the early years of the Vietnam war

The M16 and the M4 are the US designations for the AR-15 pattern of rifles.

The ArmaLite Corp. Eugene Stoner was the chief designer. See link below for more info on the M 16.

Eugene Stoner invented the M16 because the military was looking for a reliable rifle. Eugene heard that and went to work on the rifle. The military loved it so they adopted the gun and mass produced it for the soldiers on the front line.

the m16 uses 5.56 caliber ammo

Yes, along with the carbine version of the M16, the M4.

The guy that answered before me was a moron so ill give u the real details. The M16A1 was invented in 1969 for the Vietnam War to replace the M14 rifle. Since then there have been the M16A2 M16A3 and the M16A4. The M16 is used in all of the United States military branches but is being phased out by the newer M4A1 which basically a shorter, lighter version of the M16. the M16 was invented by the weapons manufacturer Colt who bought the rights to the AR-15 rifle and militarized it for the U.S. government. The M1A2 was made in 1985. The M16A3 was made in 1994 and the 16A4 was also made in 1994.

The M16 sieries of rifles are individual combat weapons.

Enlist! What better way to get free ammo and GET PAID to shoot your M16!

When they feel it necessary to do so.

You should use a m16 because its better.

its m16 as number 16 like m60 m4 m15911 etc

Eugene Stoner invented the rifle in 1957 in Los Angeles, California. The M16 (AR-15) back then, was sent for testing in South Vietnam in 1961 as a "jungle warfare" rifle. Spraying bullets, rather than long range accurate firing. More were sent in 1962. By 1963, M16s became general issue to US forces in Vietnam.


The M16 assault rifle's bolt and bolt carrier are made of steel.

If you mean the US Army, the M16 and the M4 variant of the M16.

Tested as a civilian Armalite (AR) model 15 (AR-15), accepted as a MILITARY MODEL "M" one grade higher "16"; M16.

The M16. The M16 entered production in 1960. The M4 entered production in 1984, and was an improvement over the earlier XM-177 carbines.

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