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Posted: 10/16/2001 7:41:17 PM EDT
Can anyone tell me what the official issued rifles are in following countries: Turkey Japan Sweden Argentina Brazil India Spain Anyone else care to add to the list... (This is not a test, just a question)
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 7:48:44 PM EDT
I think India is using a L1A1. Brazil produces FAL's, so I think that was once their battle rifle too. Most are going to 5.56mm.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 7:56:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109: I think India is using a L1A1. Brazil produces FAL's, so I think that was once their battle rifle too. Most are going to 5.56mm.
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I was doing some reading earlier tonight and according to my books both Brazil and India was using FAL variants. Theyclosed saying they were going to switch to something in 5.56 but I don't have more recent informations. I would like to know what is the latest issue rifles are.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 7:56:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 7:54:15 PM EDT by DriftPunch]
Turkey - ??? Japan - Type 89 Sweden - Bofors AK5 (FNC Variation) Argentina - FARA 83 & FAL & ??? Brazil - FAL & MD2 (5.56 FAL) & ??? India - L1A1 & whatever they can get their hands on Spain - CETME Models C & L (Recently out of production due to the availability of cheap M16s)
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 7:58:57 PM EDT
United States-M16A2 That's all I got.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:01:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: Japan - Type 89
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Do you have any description on this weapon?
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:04:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By yobo: Can anyone tell me what the official issued rifles are in following countries: Turkey - HK or some clone Japan - M16? Sweden - Valmet or some Kalishnikov clone Argentina - HK or clone again Brazil - FAL or clone India - HK or clone Spain - HK or clone (cetme) Anyone else care to add to the list... (This is not a test, just a question)
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Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:10:31 PM EDT
Turkey relies on the H&K G3 India also uses the G3 (amongst others) and there local version of the Galil. Some Brazilian units also use the FN P90. cheers, RG.nl
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:11:24 PM EDT
Argentina uses FMAP contracted FN-FALs Finland uses the Valmet, not Sweden.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:13:19 PM EDT
Thought that Spain was going with the H&K G36 because the CETME 5.56 was a bad design. I think I saw the pic. and info on HKPRO. A buddy of mine just got back from a year tour in Cosivo (I think that is how it is spelled) with the UN. He said his unit was getting HK G36's any day and that the UN "Cops" were going to all be out fitted with them. Sounds like the G36 is getting popular in the big E.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:16:34 PM EDT
India--I don't think the L1A1 is that widely used anymore. More typical would be a Czech-made AK-47 (in semiauto) and their new rifle now being deployed is the INSAS, which is 5.56 and even takes USGI magazines. I think they also use Druganov sniper rifles. GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:20:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: Japan - Type 89
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Japan's still using the Type 89?? That's like the US turning in their M16's for Mausers (which is still superior to the 89). No wonder they haven't been fighting in any wars lately.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:21:18 PM EDT
Here are few other countries I can confirm from recent first hand knowledge: Norway - H&K G3 S. Korea - Daewoo K1 carbine (limited) and K2 rifle (general issue) Poland - Local AK variant (in 5.56?)
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:29:44 PM EDT
Here is a link to the Idian AK. [url]http://kalashnikov.guns.ru/models/ka220.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:37:15 PM EDT
in Jane's gun guide, the japanese use a rifle that seems like some sort of FNC derivative. it appears ergonomic. chambered in 5.56mm. it does not look exactly like any other mouse gun i can think of.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:45:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 8:39:35 PM EDT by tcsd1236]
try poking around the following; you may find the info or a link you can use: [url]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/index.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:39:06 PM EDT
Here is a link to the history of rifles used by Spain. Mostly CETME, but I was right, they are now issuing the G36. [url]http://web.jet.es/apraiz/e_spsteel_cetme.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:51:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:58:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 9:56:42 PM EDT by M15A2]
Does any country use the FN FNC? A quote from the article
Semiautomatic-only versions of the FNC are distributed in the U.S. by Gun South, Inc. (Dept. SOF, P.O. Box 129, Trussville, AL 35173). The charging U.S. dollar and sagging U.S. sales have dropped the suggested retail price of these rifles by $335 over the past three years. The standard model with rigid buttstock now sells for $729 and the para for $760. This price puts them in line with the Colt AR15A2, [green]but the gun itself is not as good as the Colt.[/green]
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EDIT: The article also answered my question but I cant read. haha Indonesia and Sweden. The article was published in 1985, prices subject to change. [url]http://www.remtek.com/arms/fn/fnc/index.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:27:00 PM EDT
Turkey-G3 I think they are going to the G36 soon Japan-Type 89 Sweden-AK5 a modified FN FNC Brazil-MD2 based on the FN FAL in .223 but has a large stock of FN FALs 7.62 Argentina-FARA 83 do not know is FN FAL is still in front line service. India-INSAS, AK47, and FN FAL. INSAS production has been slow. AK47 was order within the last two years to supplement the Indiaian army until INSAS reaches in quanity. Spain- resently adpoted the G36 may still have model L in service. M15A2, current counties adpoted the FN FNC: Belgium, Sweden, and Indoenia.
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