NATO standardizes 5.7x28

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NATO standardizes 5.7x28

Post by dubya3 » 06 Mar 2021, 22:58

I recently read a few articles about the 5.7x28 being standardized by NATO. Here's a piece of one of the articles. Thoughts?



NATO Standardizes FN’s 5.7x28 mm Cartridge
by Guy J. Sagi - Thursday, March 4, 2021

NATO Standardizes FN’s 5.7x28 mm Cartridge

The FN-designed 5.7x28 mm caliber has been officially standardized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Its development began in the late 1980s when, “Jean-Paul Denis and Marc Neuforge, designers at FN Herstal, started from scratch to design a new cartridge and then a platform to launch it,” according to Dave Campbell’s story for American Rifleman. “The cartridge had no parent case. What FN put forth was a 1.138" long case with a rebated rim, with a 35-degree shoulder that launched a .22-cal. bullet weighing from 23 to 31 grains: the 5.7x28 mm.” Today a variety of commercial firearms are chambered for it, including those from FN USA—the FN P90 and FN Five-seveN pistol.

NATO standardization integrates the 5.7x28 mm into the organization’s Multi-Caliber Manual of Proof and Inspection (AEP-97) and adds it to the portfolio of standardized NATO small-caliber ammunition, along with the 9 mm NATO, the 5.56 NATO, the 7.62 NATO and the 12.7 NATO (widely known as .50 BMG)

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Re: NATO standardizes 5.7x28

Post by panzermk2 » 08 Mar 2021, 09:18

Meh, it's more of a clerical thing. About all that would change is the addition of the NATO stamp to the case head.

NATO forces have been using the 5.7 since 92 and first saw use in combat by NATO forces in Kosovo.
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Re: NATO standardizes 5.7x28

Post by dubya3 » 15 Mar 2021, 13:02

panzermk2 wrote:
08 Mar 2021, 09:18
Meh, it's more of a clerical thing. About all that would change is the addition of the NATO stamp to the case head.

NATO forces have been using the 5.7 since 92 and first saw use in combat by NATO forces in Kosovo.
Well I almost had something to be excited about. Im just happy to see the three new 5.7x28 offerings at least, the 57, DBX57 and the one from Keltec. The more 5.7 fans the better. Thanks Jay.

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Re: NATO standardizes 5.7x28

Post by panzermk2 » 16 Mar 2021, 10:20

True the 5.7 marker has never had so many choices!
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