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IDF M16 Variants: Menusar


As I mentioned in a previous post, “standardization” is not a virtue the IDF seems to put a lot of stock in as a military.  It is not uncommon to see many different sorts of Colt M16s in the IDF, ranging from model 603 M16A1s and model 653 CAR-15s to M16A2s and relatively-new M4 carbines.

But one common M16 variant in the IDF was never sold by Colt at all, and is a product of Israeli experiences with urban warfare: the Menusar.

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