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Sterling SAR-87

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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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Another "Would have been" assault rifle for the British Forces. This rifle worked well and is a sound design, but was cancelled due to the MOD wanting the SA80 Bullpup(which is just a bullpup AR18). If the SAR-87 was adopted, it would have saved millions of pounds that was spent to revamp the SA80.









posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:02 PM
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Ah yes, the Singapore Arms 'Grande Cockup', as it should have been called. Nothing really new there my friend.

All the weapon was, is a re-chambered 7.62 milly AR-18 'Widowmaker' capable of firing the 'new' 5.56 milly NATO round or with the insertion of a new breech block & barrel insert, 9 mm rounds.

Typical Malaysian [then] attempt to capture a slice of the small arms trade with a fast bit of marketing.

It ended in total faillure because the weapon itself, was just another attempt at upgrading the AR-18/M16 concept.

Nobody wanted it, least of all we Brits who would have liked the M16 but had to settle for the equally excellent L85A1 [now L85A2].



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