The T65 (聯勤 Type 65)
is an assault rifle
developed and manufactured by the Combined Service Forces of ROC Army
. Originally patterned after the Armalite AR-18
that has the short-stroke gas system
, prototype unveiled in 1975 showed a rifle that is externally very-heavily influenced by the M4/M16
, albeit with modified iron sights
, reshaped stock, and redesigned handguards. The designated number '65' refers to the Year 65 of Republic of China
(1976), the year development of this model was finalized.
Upgraded versions were designated the Type 65K2 and Type 65K3.
The T65 assault rifle was the standard issue weapon for the army
and the marine corps
, the truly-satisfactory T65K2 model quickly displacing all previous ones in frontline units. Although the military did not replace the T65s with the T86
in 1997, the military police
is already being issued with the follow-on T91
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