TOP-3-2-045, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: SMALL ARMS - HAND AND SHOULDER WEAPONS AND MACHINEGUNS (17-SEP-2007
TOP-3-2-045, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: SMALL ARMS - HAND AND SHOULDER WEAPONS AND MACHINEGUNS (17-SEP-2007)., This TOP contains a compilation of procedures for testing hand and shoulder weapons and machineguns, including crew served weapons and light automatic cannons up to 50 millimeters in caliber. The test procedures apply to the basic weapons only; see TOP 4-2-0161 for test procedures for small arms ammunition. Also, see TOP 3-2-5042 for safety evaluations of hand and shoulder weapons. Grenade launchers are covered in TOP 3-2-0303. Many small arms are also used as subsystems in combat vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, etc.; in these cases, consult TOPs relevant to the specific platforms for possible additional test procedures.