This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Composite photograph of the Colt Armalite AR-15 (M16) assault rifle featuring two views of the weapon with the parts broken down for field cleaning. The photograph also shows the results of penetration tests comparing the AR-15 with the .30 caliber M-2 carbine. The photograph was used in an exhibit by the Air Force Tactical Air Command's (TAC) 1st Air Commando Group during a training mission in the Panama Canal Zone.
Collection Item Long Description:
- AR-15 rifle
- Cold War, 1945-1989
- M-16 rifle