Has anyone ever wondered what is actually inside the electronics suite of the MA5 rifles?
I had a think about it. Here is what we know is in there:
-Iron sights (MA5B)
-gas tube (MA37)
Aside from the gas tube, none of these would take up much space, considering the level of electronics technology (superconductors, AIs, holographic storage, etc). So what else is in there?
Here’s what I think might be inside:
-Charging handle reconnect mechanism - the bolt handle on the rifle is pushed forward after reloading, despite it never being pulled back, and the handle doesn’t reciprocate during use. There could be an electromechanical system that locks the charging handle to the bolt and locks the weapon in open bolt when the magazine counter hits zero.
-Fire rate control system - it is quite obvious that the MA5 series does not have the room for a full sized firing mechanism, due to the short length of the stock. It may be that it has a very short bolt and an electronic firing pin to reduce the length of the mechanism. The fire control system would keep the ROF at levels that would prevent loading errors or jams.
-Internal camera - connected to the smart-link reticule
-Smart-link system - controls the flow of data from the rifle to the user, eg ammunition, reticule