Mambi AMR

The Mambi is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle designed and manufactured in Cuba. It was named after the Mambises, who were rebel soldiers that fought against the Kingdom of Spain during the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898).

Mambi AMR
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Union de Industrias Militares
Origin Cuba
Country Name Origin Year
Cuba 1980
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Cuba View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Union de Industrias Militares View

Little is known about this weapon, as it has received little attention in mainstream media. There are some images of the weapon being used by Cuban soldiers during the Angolan Civil War in the 1980s.

The Mambi was designed to be used against a variety of soft-skinned ground vehicles, small boats, and even helicopters. It uses the powerful Soviet 14.5×114mm round. The Mambi appears to be a Bullpup since its 5-round magazine and action are placed behind the trigger group. It is fitted with a muzzle brake to help reduce recoil created by the round it fires.

Type Bullpup anti-material rifle
Place of origin Cuba
Service history
In service 1980s–present
Used by Cuba
Wars See Conflicts
Production history
Manufacturer Union de Industrias Militares
Length 2100 mm (83 in)
Barrel length 1219 mm (47 in)
Cartridge 14.5×114mm
Caliber 14.5mm
Action Gas-operated
Muzzle velocity 1,114 m/s (3,655 ft/s)
Effective firing range 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Maximum firing range 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights None

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