The M352 is an underbarrel shotgun used by the US military.
|Weapon Designation:||Shotgun, 12-Gauge, Underbarrel, M352|
Shotgun, 12-Gauge, Underbarrel, M352A1
Shotgun, 12-Gauge, Underbarrel, M352A2
|Type:||Underbarrel pump-action shotgun|
|Place of Origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||Armat Battlefield Systems|
|Weight:||2.42 lb (1.1 kg)|
|Length:||~12.75 in (324mm) M352|
~10 in (254 mm) (M352A1, M352A2)
|Barrel Length:||~8.75 in (222mm) (M352)|
~6 in (152mm) (M352A1, M352A2)
|Muzzle Velocity:||~500 meter/sec|
|Effective Range:||50 m (55 yd)|
|Feed System:||3-round tube magazine (3+1) (M352)|
2-round tube magazine (2+1) (M352A1, M352A2)
|Sights:||Iron sights on parent rifle|
The M352 was designed by Armat Battlefield Systems in 2063. However, it took a full three years before the United States military decided to accept the design to replace the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System and it was finally adopted in 2066. Although the M352 has a lower magazine capacity compared to the M26 and cannot be used as a stand-alone weapon, it is smaller and lighter, and most troops found the lack of stand-alone mode to be unimportant.
The M352 is a simple underbarrel design that mounts to the M16A5P rifle. It is a pump-action weapon fed from a tube magazine which holds three rounds, while another round can be loaded directly into the chamber. The manual cycling makes the M352 capable of reliably firing all types of ammunition including low-powered less-lethal rounds.
M352A1: an M352 with a shortened mount, barrel, and magazine for attaching the weapon to the M933P carbine. Ammunition capacity is 2+1.
M352A2: an M352 with a redesigned mount and shortened barrel and magazine for attaching the weapon to the M41 submachine gun. Ammunition capacity is 2+1.