|SPAR-16S 5.56 mm|
|Type||Light Support Weapon / SAW|
|Caliber||5.56×45 mm NATO|
|Variants||SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL|
The SPAR-16S is a specialised variant of the baseline SPAR-16 assault rifle model. Just like its parent model it is also chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.
It loads from 150 round drums as opposed to standard 30 round magazines and has the same fire rate, the only difference being that it has a higher a muzzle velocity of 880 m/s. The SPAR-16S shares the same ability to mount accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also be fitted with muzzle attachments.
Unlike its conventional NATO and CSAT counterparts, the SPAR-16S is the most accurate of the three weapons (it is even more accurate than the baseline SPAR-16). Along with having less dispersion at medium-long ranges, it is also only just slightly heavier to carry than the CAR-95-1 while having the largest magazine capacity of the three (150 rounds versus the 100 rounds of the MX SW/CAR-95-1).
But as with its assault rifle variant, the SPAR-16S' downsides come from having the same unchanged rate of fire while also being forced to use conventional 5.56 mm ammunition as opposed to specialised/higher calibre rounds.