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Cetme Special Purpose Ameli Assault Machine Gun 5.56 x 45 Handbook- Manual

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Cetme Special Purpose Ameli Assault Machine Gun 5.56 x 45 Handbook- Manual

23 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated. Text in English. Madrid, Spain.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 23
  • Cetme Special Purchase MG Ameli Handbook
  • Ballistics
  • Description of all Subassemblies
  • Description of Subassemblies
  • Disassembly
  • Fully Illustrated
  • Functioning
  • Gas Pressure
  • Operation
  • Prepare for Firing
  • Technical Characteristics
  • Weights

CETME Ameli

This model was an unsuccessful attempt to replace the MG3 with a 5.56 mm Light Squad Automatic Weapon. The prototypes of the weapon were quite good, having good if not excellent performance in trials and first units, being tested not only in the Spanish army but by the British 22nd SAS regiment in 1984, beating the FN Minimi and HK33E. Production examples had far less quality, with poorer materials. The British Army returned their serial production units (a total of 600 purchased for SAS, SBS, and paratroopers) to Santa Bárbara and Spanish Army units never fully replaced MG3 (which is still in service) with AMELI (with only about 300 units in service and many units with functional problems due to low quality materials; further orders were cancelled). Both models are reportedly going to be replaced with H&K MG4.

Spanish marines lightly modified the weapon adding reinforcements and additional weldings in order to correct some functional problems.