Monday, May 15, 2017

History of SA80/L85

Ian is uploading a series of videos covering development of SA80/L85

In the first video he goes over mock ups

Armament Research (part 1):

It's interesting to hear that Brits selected 4.85mm caliber and considered bull pups to be a good choice with straight stocks.

There always has been attempts to design rifles so that it can act as both infantry issue weapon and support weapon.

Then came the firable XL60 series

Armament Research(part 2):

It's interesting to note that none of 26 engineers had shooting experience. It does take user feedback to make good product.

Armament Research(part 3):

Tales of problems are abundant which was later fixed by H&K and issued as L85A2

From: Forgotten Weapons