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Navy SEAL Armed With Type 56

Navy SEAL Armed With Type 56
image sourced from public domain | U.S. Navy Photo

A Navy SEAL combat swimmer rises out of the water and aims a Type 56 assault rifle.

SEALs typically use M4a1, MK 18 CQBR or MK 17 SCAR-H rifles but occasionally train with foreign weapons such as this Chinese-made variant of the Russian-designed AK-47/AKM Kalishnikov rifle.

The Norinco Type 56 is a 7.62mmx39mm caliber assault weapon that is widespread use among America's enemies around the world.

They are relatively cheap, easy to operate and maintain.

The Type 56 and Kalishnikovs have a reputation for being rugged and reliable.

The Type 56 variant can be visually identified by its fully-hooded front sight, as apposed to the partly-open sights found on the AK-47/AKMs.

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