M352 Shotgun

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
In Service:2066-present
Production History:
Designed:2063
Manufacturer:Armat Battlefield Systems
Produced:2066-present
Specifications:
Weight:2.42 lb (1.1 kg)
Length:16.5 in (419 mm)
Barrel Length:7.75 in (197 mm)
Cartridge:12-gauge
Action:Bolt-action (straight-pull)
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

Background:

The M352 was designed by Armat Battlefield Systems in 2063. However, it took a full three years before the United States military could be convinced to accept the design and it was finally adopted in 2066.

Design:

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.

Variants:

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.

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