KADDB Viper

     Notes: Jordan had used a number of foreign-built small arms for a long time.  In 2003, however, King Abdullah II decided that Jordan should begin to pursue a domestic small arms program, and established KADDB (King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau) to begin this program.  Their first product to reach operational status is the Viper.  KADDB designed the Viper with assistance from Wildey Moore (of Wildey Firearms Company in the US), and the result is a solid and serviceable design with excellent reliability.  The Viper is also imported by Wildey and sold in the US.  Currently, Jordanian Special Forces and some police units use the Viper.

     The Viper uses a stainless steel frame, with an aluminum alloy frame being optional.  The grip is of wrap-around hard rubber, in two sizes to fit different-sized hands; in addition, the backstrap can accept extensions for even more grip customization.  Operation is DA/SA.  Safeties include an ambidextrous safety on the slide that doubles as a decocker and a firing pin safety.  The magazine catch is also ambidextrous.  Disassembly requires no tools; changing of the grips and backstraps also require no tools.  The Viper can also change chamberings by changing the barrel, breech face insert, extractor, and magazines; this also requires no tools.  The mechanism can also be cleaned with fully stripping the Viper via a side access plate. Barrels for the Viper may be 5 or 4.44 inches.  Sights may be fixed or adjustable (military versions normally have fixed sights).  The sights may also be of the red or white-dot type as desired.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Viper does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Viper (Steel, 4.44 Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

0.89 kg

10, 15

$242

Viper (Steel, 5 Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

10, 15

$247

Viper (Alloy, 4.44 Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

0.81 kg

10, 15

$243

Viper (Alloy, 5 Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

0.83 kg

10, 15

$248

Viper (Steel, 4.44 Barrel)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.89 kg

10, 12

$316

Viper (Steel, 5 Barrel)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.91 kg

10, 12

$321

Viper (Alloy, 4.44 Barrel)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.81 kg

10, 12

$317

Viper (Alloy, 5 Barrel)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.83 kg

10, 12

$323

Viper (Steel, 4.44 Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.89 kg

10

$401

Viper (Steel, 5 Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.91 kg

10

$407

Viper (Alloy, 4.44 Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.81 kg

10

$404

Viper (Alloy, 5 Barrel)

.45 ACP

0.83 kg

10

$409

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Viper (Steel, 4.44, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Viper (Steel, 5, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Viper (Alloy, 4.44, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Viper (Alloy, 5, 9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Viper (Steel, 4.44, .40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Viper (Steel, 5, .40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

Viper (Alloy, 4.44, .40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Viper (Alloy, 5, .40)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

16

Viper (Steel, 4.44, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

Viper (Steel, 5, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Viper (Alloy, 4.44, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

SA

Viper (Alloy, 5, .45)

SA

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

SA