Where is L85 made?
The L85 can be fitted with the proprietary knife-type multipurpose bayonet. L85A2 rifles also can be fitted with 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher, using special handguard. Launcher is made in Germany by Heckler-Koch.
Does the SAS use the L85?
The L85 was trialed by the SAS and SBS but neither unit found it suitable, preferring to use the M16 family of rifles. UKSF may still use the L85 when they need to look like regular forces.
What country uses the L85?
the British Armed Forces
The L85 Rifle variant has been the standard issue service rifle of the British Armed Forces since 1987, replacing the L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle….
|Barrel length||518 mm (20.4 in) (L85A2|
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
What is the L85 gun?
The SA80 A2 L85 is a 5.56mm gas-operated assault rifle manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is a member of the SA80 family of assault weapons and serves the British Armed Forces as Individual Weapon (IW) and Light Support Weapon (LSW).
What will replace the L85?
Conversation. The British Army plans to replace its L85A3 rifle from 2025. The US Army’s NGSW is likely to influence our choice in terms of weapon type and calibre. We should probably resist buying other any new weapons until we know what NGSW option will be chosen.
Does the British Army still use the LSW?
Army To Drop Several Weapon Systems. A number of infantry weapon systems are to be removed from British Army Service. The Light Machine Gun (LMG), Light Support Weapon (LSW) and the M6-640 60mm mortar will all be phased out by April of next year.
Is the British Army rifle any good?
To be fair, some British soldiers say the L85A2 — the most recent incarnation of the SA80 assault rifle — is reliable most of the time. Still, past versions of the SA80 were notorious for their stoppages, particularly in harsh environments found on a typical battlefield.
What replaced the LSW?
The LSW is being replaced by the Sharpshooter, the sharpshooter proven effective in combat and in testing can engage targets at precision out to ranges of at least 600 metres.
Does the SAS use the scar?
The SCAR-H, a modular weapon system that can be configured as a carbine, assault rifle and sniper rifle, is reportedly being considered by the SAS. The SCAR-H is used by U.S. Special Operations Forces, including the Navy SEALs.