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British Army Weapon's- In Detail...

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posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:01 PM
I Have Had Personal Experience At Using This Weapon As I Spent 8
Years In The Brittish Army Cadets And Contemplated Joining The
Brittish Army But Due To A Swift Change Of Mind I Decided To Be A
Full-Time Bum Instead

Caliber: 5.56 NATO (.223rem)
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 780 mm (709 mm in Carbine variant)
Barrel length: 518 mm (442 mm in Carbine variant)
Weight: 4.13 kg (with SUSAT optical sight and no magazine); 5 kg
with SUSAT and loaded with magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute
Effective range: about 500 meters (with SUSAT sights)

SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons.
On its introduction, the L85 Individual Weapon (IW) proved so
accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.
The British Army uses the L85 Individual Weapon that replaced the
rifle and sub-machine gun, and the L86 Light Support Weapon (LSW)
that produces higher volumes of fire and is effective at longer ranges.
An infantry section consists of two four-man fire teams armed with
SA80s: three IWs and one LSW.

Both weapons have been modified in light of operational experience,
and had a major mid-life update in 2002, which resulted in the
SA80A2 series - the most reliable weapons of their type in the world.

One new Under slung Grenade Launcher (UGL), designed to be
mounted beneath the barrel of the IW, will be issued to each fire
team, replacing the Rifle Grenade General Service (RGGS) and 51mm
mortar significantly reducing the ammunition load the infantry
section carries, while enhancing its capabilities. The UGL will be able to
fire 40mm High Explosive (HE), smoke and illuminating rounds out to
a range of 350 m to destroy, obscure or indicate enemy positions.

Resource: SA80

I Have Also Used This Weapon Before And I Must Say This Is A Nice
Piece Of Hardware Very Affective, With It Set To Automatic You Have A
Machine Gun And When Its Set Single Shot With The Scope You Have
A Very Nifty Sniper Rifle, Quite Heavy But There Is A Plus It Has A Bi
Pod But It Could Be A Tripod My Memory Isnt Up To Full Scratch

L85 Individual Weapon
Calibre 5.56 mm
Weight 4.98 kg (with loaded magazine and optical sight)
Length 785 mm
Barrel Length 518 mm
Muzzle Velocity 940 m/s
Feed 30 round magazine
Effective Range 400 m
Cyclic Rate of Fire 610-775 rounds per minute

LSW/L86 Light Support Weapon
Calibre 5.56 mm
Weight 6.58 kg (with loaded magazine and optical sight)
Length 900 mm
Barrel Length 646 mm
Muzzle Velocity 970 m/s
Feed 30 round magazine
Effective Range 1000m
Cyclic Rate of Fire 610-775 rounds per minute.

Resource: LSW

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:02 PM
Well I Never Got To Use This Piece But I Have Helped Load It Into The
Armory Before, God It Was An Honour!

L1A1 12.7 mm Heavy Machinegun (HMG)
Calibre: 12.7mm
Weight: 38.15kg (gun only)
Length: 1,656mm
Barrel Length: 1,143
Muzzle Velocity: 915 m/s
Feed: 50 round disintegrating belt
Effective range: 2000m
Cyclic rate of fire: 485 - 635 rounds per minute

The powerful L1A1 12.7 mm Heavy Machinegun (HMG) is an updated
version of the Browming M2 'Fifty-cal' - recognised as one of the finest
heavy machineguns ever developed. Currently, the HMG provides
intergral close-range support from a ground mount tripod or fitted to a
Land Rover TUM using a Weapon Mount Installation Kit (WMIK) and a
variety of sighting systems. The performance of the HMG has recently
been enhanced with a new 'soft mount' (to limit recoil and improve
accuracy) and a quick change barrel.

Resource: HMG

[Edited on 17-5-2004 by The Black Death]

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:03 PM
This I Have Never Had The Pleasure Of Meeting

General Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62mm
Weight 13.85kg (gun plus 50 round belt)
Length 1230mm (light role)
Barrel length 629mm
Muzzle velocity 838m/s
Feed 100-round disintergrating-link belt
Effective range 800m light role, 1800m
sustained fire role (tracer burn out at 1100m)
Cyclic rate of fire 750 rounds per minute

The General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) can be used as a light
weapon, mounted on a bipod. It can also be seen in a sustained fire
role, mounted on a tripod and fitted with the C2 optical sight. In this
role , it will be a two-man team who grouped in a specialist
Machinegun Platoon to provide battalion-level fire support. Versions of
the GPMG are mounted on most Army vehicles and some helicopters.

Resource: GPMG

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:04 PM
I Put A Scope On One Of Those Buggers Cocked It Up As Usual!

My Luck Really...

Light Machine Gun
Calibre 5.56mm
Weight 7.1kg
Length 914mm
Feed 100-round disintergrating belt
Effective range 800m
Cyclic rate of fire 700 to 1000 rounds per minute

Minimi belt fed 5.56mm Light Machinegun (LMG), is entering service
on a scale of one per four-man fire team. The Minimi has been used
operationally by British troops in Afgahnistan and Iraq.

Resource: MiniMi

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:06 PM
Wasnt Allowed Near That, Dont Know Why

Milan Portable Anti-Tank Guided Weapon
Missile: Max Range 2,000m
Min Range: 400m
Length: 918mm
Weight: 6.73kg
Diameter: 125mm
Wing Span: 267mm
Rate of Fire: 3-4rpm
Warhead Weight: 2.70kg
Diameter: 115mm
Explosive Content: 1.79kg
Firing Post Weight: 16.4kg
Length: 900mm
Height: 650mm
Width: 420mm
Armour Penetration: 352mm
Time of Flight to Max Range: 12.5secs
Missile Speed: 720kph
Guidance: Semi-Automatic command to
line of sight by means of wire guidance link.

Milan is a combat proven, medium-range, anti-tank missile system,
comprising a launch and control unit (firing post) and a disposible
launch tube containing the missile. A semi-automatic line of sight
(SACLOS) system, the operator only has to keep the cross hairs of his
sight on the target, while the computer n the control unit steers the
missile in.

From 2005, Milan will be replaced by Javelin Light Forces Anti-tank
Guided Weapon (LF ATGW). Capable of defeating Main Battle Tanks
(as well as lighter armoured vehicles and defensive positions) at
ranges out to 2500m, Javelin can even be fired from inside a building.


posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:07 PM
I Want One Of Those, For Personal Use Of Course

81mm Mortar
Calibre 81mm
Weight 37.94k
Barrel length 1280mm
Muzzle Velocity 225m/s
Max Range HE 5,650m
Rate of Fire 15 rounds per minute

51mm Light Mortar
Range 750m
Bomb Weight 800 gms (illum), 900 gms (smk), 920 gms (HE)
Rapid Rate of Fire 8 rounds per minute
Length of barrel 700mm
Weight Complete 6.275 kg
Calibre 51.25mm

The battle-proven L16A2 81mm Mortar delivers accurate High
Explosive (HE), Smoke or Illuminating rounds out to a range of
5650m. The 81mm Mortar can be man-packed in three loads, but
mortar detachments are normally vehicle-borne. Mortar platoons in
armoured Infantry battalions are mounted in - and can fire from - FV
432 armoured vehicles increasing the mortars mobility and speed into
and out of action. The 81mm mortar provides an Infantry battalion
with its own indirect fire support.

Equipment Update:
This weapon system, which is lightweight, simple to use and flexible
has undergone a mid life upgrade (MLU) to embrace recent
technological developments. The inclusion of the new SPGR
(Specialised Personal GPS Receiver) and LH40C (Laser) combine to
make the new TLE (Target Locating Equipment). This generates a
significant enhancement in first round accuracy and the ease, and
speed, with which accurate fire missions can be executed. Additionally,
the equipment reduces the number of adjustment rounds which will be
used and lead to greater dispersal of mortar barrels, thus increasing
protection for the mortar crew soldiers. Plans continue to develop
further synergies with The Royal Artillery to improve the existing levels
of co-ordination between Artillery and Mortars in fighting the indirect
fire battle.

Resource: 81mm Mortar, 51mm Mortar

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:08 PM
Imagine Pest Control Turning Up At Your House With That for
Roaches! Ha Ha

Light Anti-armour Weapon
Effective Range: up to 500m;
Impact Sensor: scrub and foliage proof;
Launcher length: (firing mode) 1.5m;
Launcher Length: (carrying mode) 1m;
Carrying Weight: 10kg;
Projectile Diameter: 94mm;
Temp Range: -46 to + 65 C;
Rear Danger Area: 20m.

The Light Anti-armour Weapon (LAW) is a 94mm,disposable, one-
man-portable, High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) rocket system capable
of destroying armoured targets at ranges up to 500m. A built-in
spotting rifle and low-light sight increase the weapons accuracy. Law
will be replaced by Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW),
an Overfly Top Attack (OTA) system, with a range of 200 to 600m.

Resource: LAW

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:09 PM
Now For Everyone's Favourite One...
Because We Are All Cowards And Would
Want To Be Far Far Away From The Action
If We Had To Go To War That Is!

Sniper Rifle L96
Calibre: 7.62mm
Weight: 6.5kg
Length: (adjustable) 1124-1194mm
Muzzle velocity: 838m/s
Feed: 10-round box
Effective range: 900m, harassing fire 1100m

Long Range Rifle L115A1
Calibre: 8.59mm
Weight: 6.8kg
Length: 1300mm
Muzzle velocity: 936m/s
Feed: 5-round box
Effective range: 1100m plus

Designed to acheive first-round hit at 600m and harassing fire out to
1100m, the superb Accuracy International L96 sniper rifle has been
upgraded with a new x3-x12 x 50 sight and spotting scope. Selected
units also field the L115A1 Long range Rifle (LRR), which fires an
8.59mm bullet, heavier than the 7.62mm round of the L96 and less
likely to be deflected over extremely long ranges.

Resource: L96, L115A1

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 03:59 PM
nice listing !
what army cadets area/ thigy where u in
me in the sea cadets so might know u
y u not wanna join the army ?
thier ok guys

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 04:12 PM
Both weapons have been modified in light of operational experience,
and had a major mid-life update in 2002, which resulted in the
SA80A2 series - the most reliable weapons of their type in the world.

This is a joke, isn't it?

[Edited on 17-5-2004 by longbow]

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 04:42 PM
Yeah It Is, The Information Is Off The British Army Website So They Would Say That!(Even Though I Would Ratgher Go To War With A Spud Gun Then The SA80....)

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 05:39 PM
for a start black death, the maximum amout of time you can stay in the cadets is 5 1/2 years (from 13 - 18 1/2)

The SA-80, or cadet GP rifle (yes, im in the cadets at the moment) is an absolute pile of #e. On the ranges it out-performs most rifles for accuracy, but in the fields it simply refuses to work. Ever tried to fire a full magazine burst before? instant jamming after 10 rounds or so. I've only ever used the A1 designation rifle, so I dont know if the new A2 is any good (anyone actually used this thing?) but I can say that the A1 is an awfull weapon. In my opinion, the British army should have kept the SLR (FN-FAL for all non-British people)

The one good point of the SA-80 is the SUSAT scope, which gives 4x magnification. This allows target regonition, and longer range fire than iron sights, which are on most other infantry rifles.

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 05:50 PM
i was talking to a marine guy that comes down to ma unit and he went on the range wi his SA80 fired all day not a single jam
i think the SA80 is "ok" but not good
and i cant belive we spent like 2 million fixing the gun and all we did was improve the dust cover

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:05 PM
Pathetic I Know, When I Was In The Cadets, The SA80 The Cadets Had Jammed All The Time You Couldnt Fire 30 Rounds Without It Jammin, Dissappointing Really....

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:09 PM
at least u get SA80'S we dont
we get L98'S and LSW's but thats it
hell we cant even go fully auto

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:13 PM
In The Cadets We Got LSW's And We Were Allowed It On AUTO, Shame Really I Shouldnt Have Left But I Was In The Kings Regiment And The Guys In My Company Were All Idiot's...

[Edited on 17-5-2004 by The Black Death]

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:16 PM
i feel for ya
ma units full of idiots
the marines at ma unit are good

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:21 PM
When I Was In The Cadets I Nearly Had A Fist Fight With A Para Trooper But My Sergeant Major Stopped Us, Ha Ha I Was 16 At The Time... Beiong Stated On By A Full Grown Fully Trained Trooper Ha Ha

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:27 PM
i actually like the paras
thier insane
not right in the head u know what i mean?

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:30 PM
I Know What you Mean Thats Why I Nearly Had My Head Torn Off Ha Ha

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