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  Messier Object 16
Open star cluster M16 has formed from this great gaseous and dusty cloud, the diffuse Eagle Nebula IC 4703, which is now caused to shine by emission light, excited by the high-energy radiation of its massive hot, young stars.
A deeper insight in the star formation process could be obtained from the HST images of M16, published in November 1995; moreover, they were used for an animation simulating the approach to this star forming region, and we provide some screen sized images (suitable as backgrounds for your computer screen).
M16 is found rather easily, either by locating the star Gamma Scuti, a white giant star of magnitude 4.70 and spectral type A2 III, e.g.
www.seds.org /messier/m/m016.html   (776 words)

  M16 rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The M16 is a lightweight, 5.56 mm caliber, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle, with a rotating bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation.
Replacement of the M16 family has been proposed at various points, and its longevity is in part due to a series of delays and failures in projects meant to replace it.
The M16 utilizes direct impingement gas operation; energy from high-pressure gas tapped from a port built into the front sight assembly actuates the moving parts in the weapon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M16_(rifle)   (8427 words)

 Modern Firearms - AR-15 M16 M16A1 M16A2 M16A3 assault rifle
This pitifully combined with the fact that the initial M16 rifles were promoted by the Colt as "low maintenance", so, for the sake of economy, no cleaning supplies were procured for new M16 rifles, and no weapon care training was conducted fro the troops.
M16 rifles are used by many foreign military groups, most notably the British SAS, who preferred the M16 over the infamous L85A1 rifle, and by many others.
M16 is usually equipped with sling, and can accept a knife - bayonet, either an old style M7, or a newer style M9.
world.guns.ru /assault/as18-e.htm   (3161 words)

 M16 - Eagle Nebula - Serpens
M16 (NGC 6611), the Eagle Nebula is both an open star cluster and a large bright area of emission nebulosity.
Within M16 are several complex star forming regions, the most noteworthy of which is variously referred to as the "Star Queen and her Throne" or the "Towering Pillars" (made famous by the HST image).
M16 is about 7,000 light years distant and was probably first observed by the Swiss astronomer P.L. de Cheseaux in 1746.
www.astrocruise.com /m16.htm   (332 words)

 AR15.COM :: Articles
Further evaluation of the M14 and M16 was done by an independent agency.
War correspondents filed reports where the M16 was jamming, and many were shown on the evening news.
Though carbine versions of the M16 had been used all along (as the XM177 as well as the CAR-15), demand for these was limited to select groups.
www.ar15.com /content/articles/history/evolution.html   (812 words)

 M16 & AR15 Accessory Tactical Grips
The AR15 / M16 is actually the product of a scaled-down redesign of another Armalite rifle, the AR-10, a rifle designed during the mid-1950s to fire the full-power 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.
The M16 was redesigned once again to maximize reliability for the new NATO cartridge (US M855), along with some improvements to the rifle, namely a heavier barrel, a new flash suppressor/compensator, and a new dual-aperture adjustable rear sight that represents a vast improvement over previous versions.
The M16 rifle is supported by a vast industry providing aftermarket parts, optics, and other accessories.
www.houtsenterprises.com /ar15_grips.html   (784 words)

 M16 Artspace
M16 Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organisation and artist run initiative located in the inner south of Canberra.
In 2002, M16 Inc. moved to a large industrial facility in the general vicinity of the Kingston Foreshore Development precinct.
M16 Inc is managed by an elected Board of Management and a number of sub-committees that coordinate the key areas of finance and administration, exhibitions and promotions, building and maintenance, and social and community interaction.
www.m16artspace.com   (290 words)

 Airsoft Retreat
The M16 is all about modernism: in it’s time, it looked more like something out of those old science-fiction movies than it did the next tip of the spear of the United States Military.
The M16 was advertised as being a self-cleaning weapon, thus no cleaning kits were issued.
The one drawback of the M16 VN in this area is the fact that it has a non-removable carry handle (no fault of Marui’s, of course).
www.airsoftretreat.com /features/reviews/tmm16vn   (3336 words)

 TECH: The M16 Rail Platform
Changing the upper receiver group on the M16 is as valid today as it has always been, and the practice is in wide use throughout the world.
My main point in refuting the possibility of quickly changing the barrel of the M16 was that the configuration of the M16's aluminum upper receiver and gas tube arrangement simply didn't lend itself to a quick-change system, but I was thinking inside the box.
Forward of the barrel extension is a rigid positioner that holds the gas tube in line with its portal in the upper receiver, during installation.
www.military.com /soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_RailPlatform,,00.html   (2236 words)

 M14 and M16 Anti-Personnel (AP) Mines
The M16 is a bounding fragmentation type mine consisting of a mine fuse, a propelling charge and a projectile in a sheetmetal case.
The principal difference between the M16, M16A1, and M16A2 versions are in the construction of the detonators and boosters.
The casualty radius is 27 meters for the M16 and M16A1 and 30 meters for the M16A2.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/munitions/apm.htm   (699 words)

 M16 5.56mm Semiautomatic Rifle
The M16 Assault Rifle is the standard issue shoulder weapon in the US military.
Thus there was clear evidence of military utility in the M16 rifle, resulting in an increased degree of military advantage accruing to its user.
At 10 meters, penetration by the M16 round is poor due to the tremendous stress placed on this high-speed round, which causes it to yaw upon striking a target.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ground/m16.htm   (1242 words)

 M16 | Official Recruiting Site for the U.S. Marine Corps
The service rifle of the Marine Corps is the M16 rifle.
Lightweight, the M16 is designed for either burst fire or semiautomatic fire (single shot) through the use of a selector switch.
With a range of 1,804 feet and firing at the rate of 800 rounds per minute, it packs a deadly punch.
www.marines.com /page/M16A2.jsp   (74 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is a color composite image made by Karen Gloria at Hopkins Observatory using a 6-inch refractor and a 512x512 element CCD detector.
M16 is a young stellar cluster where the radiation of hot stars causes the surrounding hydrogen gas to become ionized.
M16 has an overall angular size of approximately 1/2 a degree.
zebu.uoregon.edu /messier/m16.txt   (83 words)

 M16 A4 Service Rifles
This means that now both the M16 A2, which has been used by service rifle shooters for many years, and the M16 A4, the so-called “flat-top” version with a removable carry handle, or commercial equivalents of those two service rifles, are now legal for use in CMP EIC (leg) or National Trophy Matches.
The decision to add the M16 A4 to the list of legal service rifles was made because this version is now used in Army basic training and is being issued to many military units including units in Iraq.
It is recognized that the elevation screw shaft in the M16 A4 removable carry handle must be shorter.
www.odcmp.com /Competitions/M16.htm   (507 words)

 Austin Bay Blog » M16/M4 versus AKs
The M16 in any form is the least reliable weapon I’ve ever seen, and during Desert Storm we had to keep them taped up in garbage bags to ensure they would fire when needed, and they often wouldn’t anyway.
The simple fact is that the M16 is the most unreliable weapon our soldiers have ever been saddled with, and has probably caused a lot of deaths due to malfunctions in battle, whereas the AK just goes bang every time you pull the trigger, which is what it’s supposed to do.
The M16 is more similar in respect to actual design, with the recoil spring in the buttstock, two part receiver, and the M16 even copied the ejection port cover.
austinbay.net /blog?p=762   (4206 words)

 Reliability of the M16 during the design phase: Murdoc Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The residue also caused spent casings to become stuck in the chamber and the rifle suffered a rim shear extraction failure, where the bolt's extractor tore off a portion of the end of the spent casing, leaving the rest of the case stuck in the chamber.
origanaly, the 55 grain bullet the m16 was meant to use would fragment into two pieces along the chanulure, in effect producing double the wound path, however the 55 grain hyper velocity bullets were unstable and therefor inaacurate in flight, so the army procured the current 77 grain bullet, increasing accuracy but reducing leathality.
The m16 was a revolutionary new rifle firing a smaller 5.56*45mm round that was based on a higher probability of hit traded for less stopping power and range.
www.murdoconline.net /archives/000912.html   (2030 words)

 AAC M16 cyclic rate reducer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Many M16 (and variants) shooters would pay just about any amount of money to be able to significantly slow the cyclic rate of their Guns.
Colt produced some hydraulic buffers, and they do slow the cyclic rate somewhat but they have a reputation for developing leaks, and the reduction was not as dramatic as desired.
I was not able to verify that claim as my M16 was already about as controllable as shoulder fired.223 Full Auto gets even at the standard cyclic rate.
www.funsupply.com /Firearms/aac.html   (776 words)

 APOD: January 18, 1997 - M16: Nebula With Star Cluster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
APOD: January 18, 1997 - M16: Nebula With Star Cluster
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Explanation: The photogenic M16 shown above is composed of a young star cluster associated with a spectacular emission nebulae lined with clouds of interstellar dust.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap970118.html   (185 words)

 M16 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Bell Williams Airport (M16 IATA airport code), in Raymond, Mississippi
NOTE: M16 is sometimes confused with MI6 in writing (Military Intelligence [section] 6), the common name for the British Secret Intelligence Service.
This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in another language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M16   (133 words)

 M16A2 5.56mm Semiautomatic Rifle
General dissatisfaction with the M14 and numerous studies led the Army to the development of a light weight weapon capable of firing a burst of small caliber bullets with a controlled dispersion pattern.
Although opposed by the Ordnance Corp, the Armalite AR-15 was adopted by the Secretary of Defense as the 5.56mm M16 rifle.
The M16 was to have had the same effective range as the M14 rifle it replaced, but it was most effective at a range of 215 yards (200m) or less.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/m16.htm   (655 words)

 M16 --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Massive, young stars in M16 emit high-energy radiation, which causes the nebula to shine.
Weighing less than 3.6 kg (8 pounds) and equipped with a 20-round or 30-round magazine, the M16 is 99 cm (39 inches) long and fires 5.56-millimetre (.223-calibre)...
The word, the source of which is obscure, seems to have originated in the late or mid-16th century.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9312260   (636 words)

 M16: Tutte le informazioni su M16 su Encyclopedia.it
M16: Tutte le informazioni su M16 su Encyclopedia.it
La Nebulosa Aquila (anche nota come, Messier Object 16, M16 o NGC 6611) è un giovane ammasso aperto di stelle Nella costellazione Serpens.
E' associata con una nebulosa a emissione, o regione H II (idrogeno ionizzato), catalogata come IC 4703.
www.encyclopedia.it /m/m1/m16.html   (107 words)

 M16 converting 223 to 9mm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Re: M16 converting 223 to 9mm -- Pete M -- 12/29/04 09:37
Re: M16 converting 223 to 9mm -- Pete M -- 12/29/04 09:48
Re: M16 converting 223 to 9mm -- Pete M -- 12/29/04 09:57
www.subguns.com /boards/mgmsgarchive.cgi?noframes;read=430086   (257 words)

 M16 - Eidos Forums
The Vietcong M16 model does have the fl triangular furniture and three pronged flash hider of the original M16.
Maybe either of you could correct me on this, the original was the M16 which initially served in Vietnam, during the conflict the M16 was improved.
Some pistol grips from the Mattel M16 toygun found their way on real weapons which did in fact strenghten the myth.
forums.eidosgames.com /showthread.php?t=45385   (1563 words)

 M16 Clinic - Custom Uppers, Advanced Armoring, Mission Specific Equipment
Our Department has dealt with Greg Leaf at the M16 Clinic in the past and we are very impressed with his commitment to quality.
The quality of the M16 VIPER was superior to that of all the others.
We conducted dry vehicle assaults and simulated building searches with the M16 VIPER attached to a conventional M16 full auto lower receiver with CAR (collapsible) stock.
www.m16clinic.com /viper   (844 words)

 m16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This variant of the M16 fires a three-round burst in semiautomatic operation.
Various modified versions of the M16 design were subsequently fielded under...
Explanation: The photogenic M16 shown above is composed of a young star...
www.hotvsnot.com /search/?s=m16   (310 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Black Rifle: M16 Retrospective at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The M16 rifle has the distinction of serving longer than any other rifle in history as the standard US infantry weapon, currently approaching 40 years.
Early reports from combat indicated the M16 was not living up to its advertisements, however.
A congressional investigation revealed the M16 was not issued with cleaning equipment and the Army had changed cartridge propellants after settling on the 5.56 cartridge.
www.epinions.com /content_66857242244   (1007 words)

 R-F-T Telefunken M16 and Apex 460 Bench Test
In all the images available here, the M16 is on the left and the 460 is on the right.
Circuit boards appear to be identical with the same parts except for 3 high-value resistors on the M16 that are a different brand.
Phase response of both systems is nearly identical except for the inferior low frequency response of the M16.
www.studioreviews.com /m16-460.htm   (316 words)

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