Mambi AMR

The Mambi AMR is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle designed and manufactured in Cuba. It was named after the Mambises, who were rebel soldiers that fought against the Kingdom of Spain during the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898).

Mambi
TypeBullpup anti-material rifle
Place of originCuba
Service history
In service1980s–present
Used byCuba
WarsSee Conflicts
Production history
ManufacturerUnion de Industrias Militares
Specifications
Length2100 mm (83 in)
Barrel length1219 mm (47 in)

Cartridge14.5×114mm
Caliber14.5mm
ActionGas-operated
Muzzle velocity1,114 m/s (3,655 ft/s)
Effective firing range2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Maximum firing range3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Feed system5-round detachable box magazine
SightsNone

History

Little is known about this weapon, as it has received little attention in mainstream media. There are some images of the weapon being used by Cuban soldiers during the Angolan Civil War in the 1980s.

Design

The Mambi was designed to be used against a variety of soft-skinned ground vehicles, small boats, and even helicopters. It uses the powerful Soviet 14.5×114mm round. The Mambi appears to be a Bullpup since its 5-round magazine and action are placed behind the trigger group. It is fitted with a muzzle brake to help reduce recoil created by the round it fires.

Conflicts

The Mambi AMR has been used in the following conflicts:

See also

References

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