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Taiwan unveils new XT-112 5.56mm assault rifle

20th September 2023 - 00:21 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


The 5.56mm XT-112 rifle is a new weapon from the 205th Arsenal. (Photo: Charles Au)

Taiwan's state-owned arsenal unveiled a new assault rifle at the TADTE defence show in Taipei.

The state-owned 205th Arsenal of the Taiwan Armaments Bureau revealed its newest assault rifle design, the XT-112 of 5.56x45mm calibre, during TADTE 2023 in Taipei.

This project began in 2020, and this was the first time for the XT-112 to appear to the public. The rifle has a 600m effective range, and its design incorporates human factors and ergonomic design. 

Overall, it follows the bloodline of preceding T65 and T91 rifles, since the XT-112 continues to use the AR piston concept.

Its magazine capacity is 30 rounds, and a shell deflector permits left-handed shooters to use the weapon safely. The

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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