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individual weapon in B R ARMY



 

SA80 A2 L85 Individual Weapon




SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons. On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be


SA80 A2 comprises the Individual Weapon (IW) and the Light Support Weapon (LSW). These are the British Army's standard combat weapons. made by Heckler and koch, they fire NATO standard 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition. SA80 can be fitted with the SUSAT sight and a Common Weapon Sight (CWS) , which is a third generation Image Intensification (II) night


Both weapons have been modified in light of operational experience, and there was a major mid-life update in 2002, which resulted in the SA80A2 series - the most reliable weapons of their type in the world. This reliability is combined with accuracy, versatility and ergonomic design. It is considered a first-class weapon system and world leader in small arms


Calibre5.56 mmWeight4.98 kg (with loaded magazine and optical sight)Length785 mmBarrel length518 mmMuzzle velocity940 m/sFeed30-round magazineEffective range400 mCyclic rate fo fire610-775 rpm


SA80 Fitted with Underslung Grenade Launcher (UGL)


The SA80 Underslung Grenade Launcher (UGL) system consists of a Heckler & Koch AG-36 40mm grenade launcher and ladder sight fitted to the SA80. It is issued to infantry units on a scale of one per fire team. It will allow the fire teams to deliver effective fragmenting munitions out to 350 metres


Advantages of the UGL system are low recoil, ease of use, reduced ammunition weight and the ability to have a chambered grenade at the ready whilst continuing to fire the SA80
Th system is currently fielded with Practice and High Explosive (HE) ammunition natures. In time, theUGL's ammnition types will be expanded to include illumination and smoke rounds. There will be six UGLs per platoon resulting in geatly increased flexibility and weight of fire
Longer term enhancements to the system may eventually include a Fire Control System, extended range ammunition and buckshot rounds for close-quarter battle


.12 kg (6.1 kg combined)
Muzzle velocity76 m/sCyclic rate fo fire5-7 rpm

 

 


 

   


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