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FB MSBS Grot

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Official names:

  • From 2007 to 2010 official name is: MSBS-5.56K and MSBS-5.56B. Photos of the prototypes are visible in the discussion tab.
  • From 2010 to 2017 official name is: MSBS-5.56K "Radon" and MSBS-5.56B "Radon". Photos of the prototypes are visible in the discussion tab.
  • From 2017 to present official name is: MSBS Grot C and MSBS Grot B. Pictures of the current weapon visible on the main page.

The FB MSBS Grot (Modułowy System Broni Strzeleckiej, "Module-based Firearm System.") is a Polish next-generation modular rifle system developed by Fabryka Broni Radom as a replacement for AK-pattern rifles in Polish service. Consisting of a common upper receiver and handguard, the rifle can be configured with different lowers as either a traditional layout (MSBS-5.56K) or bullpup layout (MSBS-5.56B). Modular parts are planned to allow both configurations to be built up as standard rifle, squad support weapon, compact carbine or marksman rifle. 53,000 examples are currently ordered by the Polish military.

Known as Radon during development (the name being first announced in 2010), in 2017 it was announced that the rifle will officially be known as the Grot (a word used for various pointed weapons such as arrows, darts and javelins): this replaces both the old Radon name and seemingly also the MSBS name.

The Polish Ministry of Defense has created a new naming scheme for the Grot rifles, in the following formula:

  • Grot - official name of the rifle, followed by a space
  • C, B, R - standard, bullpup, or "representative" (inert drill version)
  • 10, 16, 20 - barrel length in inches
  • G, M, PS - grenadier, machine gun or DMR. This letter is skipped if the weapon is configured as an assault rifle.
  • FB - standing for the manufacturer's name
  • -Mx - x corresponding to the series number.

For example, a Grot C16GFB-M1 would be a standard layout series 1 rifle with a 16-inch barrel and a grenade launcher.

A grenade launcher module, the GP, is also part of the system, with a standalone version called the GS.

A 7.62mm variant has also entered the prototype phase.

The FB MSBS Grot and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

FB MSBS Grot C

FB MSBS Grot C16 FB-A0 - 5.56x45mm
FB MSBS Grot C16 FB-A1 - 5.56x45mm
FB MSBS Grot C16 FB-A2 - 5.56x45mm
FB MSBS Grot C16 G FB-A0 - 5.56x45mm, with the original design of the GP grenade launcher.

Specifications

(Development 2007-2015, production 2017-present)

  • Manufacturer: Fabryka Broni Radom
  • Type: Assault Rifle. (Modular Rifle)
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Length: 900mm
  • Barrel length: 406mm
  • Weight: 3650 g
  • Feed System: STANAG magazines
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto, Semi-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Cross Fire MSBS-5.56 Micro red dot sight, AN/PEQ-16b laser illuminator and a Magpul AFG MSBS-5.56K Radon 2011 design mock-up; added post-release 2007
Warface FB MSBS Grot MSBS GROT C16 FB-A0; added post-release 2013
Survarium MSBS Radon MSBS-5.56K Radon (2014-2015 model) 2013
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 "Archer AR-15" with integral foregrip and more ergonomics MSBS-5.56K Radon (2014-2015 model) 2017
World War 3 "MSBS-K" MSBS GROT C16 FB-A0 2018


FB MSBS Grot B

FB MSBS Grot B16 FB-A0 - 5.56x45mm
FB MSBS Grot B10 FB-A0 - 5.56x45mm
FB MSBS Grot B16 G FB-A0 - 5.56x45mm, with the original design of the GP grenade launcher.

Specifications

(Development 2007-2015, production 2017-present)

  • Manufacturer: Fabryka Broni Radom
  • Type: Bullpup Assault Rifle. (Modular Rifle)
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Length: 675 mm
  • Barrel length: 406 mm
  • Weight: 3750 g
  • Feed System: STANAG magazines
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto, Semi-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Call of Duty: Ghosts MSBS with various attachments MSBS-5.56B Radon 2011 design mock-up 2013
ArmA III "Promet" with various attachments MSBS GROT B16 FB-A0, added in "Contact" expansion, 2019 2013
Warface MSBS Radon MSBS-5.56B Radon (2014-2015 model); added post-release 2013
Ironsight "MSBS 556B" tan finish MSBS-5.56B Radon (2014-2015 model) 2018
World War 3 "MSBS-B" MSBS GROT B16 FB-A0; stated to be chambered in .300 Blackout 2018


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