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Posted: 9/21/2004 1:50:14 AM EST
I know there is quite a few, but thought I'd ask anyway. There are probably more user countries out there than most people would think.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:53:00 AM EST
Canada, except they are Diemeco (sp?)
Philippines
Israel
And I'm sure the list is a lot longer.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:58:08 AM EST
Mexico?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:59:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 2:00:50 AM EST by Bigheadcal]
well cananananda uses diemacos www.diemaco.com/

and a lot of other countries special forces prefer the m16/m4 platform over their standard issue rifles
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:00:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Mexico?



I'm pretty sure Mexico does.

I'm also pretty sure Thailand uses the 16 as well.

What about Japan?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:02:33 AM EST
Japan uses the type 89

world.guns.ru/assault/as38-e.htm
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:09:26 AM EST
Alot of Latin American countries use M16s, but not exclusively. Saw a good National Geographic special on Colombia, they use M16s (the upgraded A1s with the round hand guards but the A1 uppers), FALs and Galils. El Salvador uses a mix of M16s and HK. Guatamala uses M16s.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:11:37 AM EST
The danes are also using the Canadian Diemaco..


FMO
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:14:08 AM EST
A list if makers and users……

"The M16 is the most commonly manufactured 5.56x45mm weapon in the world. Currently, the M16/M4 system is in use by 15 NATO countries and more than 80 countries world wide. Together, the U.S, Canada (as the C7), Singapore, and China have produced more than 8,000,000 units with approximately 90% still in operation[1]. Nations that have bought M16 rifles include Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Ireland, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Indonesia, Jamaica, Laos, Nigeria, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam"

pedia.nodeworks.com/M/M1/M16/desc.asp

Andy
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:14:53 AM EST
Wedgeatopia.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:56:16 AM EST
South Korea made and used them, but they are largely replaced in front line service by the domesticly designed and produced K-1 and K-2.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:48:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgeatopia.



In your dreams
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:19:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
A list if makers and users……

"The M16 is the most commonly manufactured 5.56x45mm weapon in the world. Currently, the M16/M4 system is in use by 15 NATO countries and more than 80 countries world wide. Together, the U.S, Canada (as the C7), Singapore, and China have produced more than 8,000,000 units with approximately 90% still in operation[1]. Nations that have bought M16 rifles include Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Ireland, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Indonesia, Jamaica, Laos, Nigeria, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam"

pedia.nodeworks.com/M/M1/M16/desc.asp

Andy



The thread topic is which countries use the M16 as their Standard Service Rifle.
Although the countries listed above have probably purchased M16's not all of them have it issued as their standard weapon.
Ones that I know of, Australia, Ireland and Oman use the Steyr Aug
Germany, G36
Norway NJ3 (Norwegian HK G3) although they will be replacing these with Diemaco C7 & C8
Brazil, FAL I think
UK,SA80
Singapore SAR80
Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, HK G3 and HK G33
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:28:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 8:28:57 AM EST by JCKnife]

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgeatopia.



You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:30:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Mexico?



I'm pretty sure Mexico does.




I disagree everytime Im down in mexico i see the federales? with a HK weapon (7.62nato) quite a weapon for a 5'5 17 year old kid.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:31:30 AM EST
At a border check point in mexico the soliders that searched my car where armed with AK47's or a varient of which.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:35:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By vito113:
A list if makers and users……

"The M16 is the most commonly manufactured 5.56x45mm weapon in the world. Currently, the M16/M4 system is in use by 15 NATO countries and more than 80 countries world wide. Together, the U.S, Canada (as the C7), Singapore, and China have produced more than 8,000,000 units with approximately 90% still in operation[1]. Nations that have bought M16 rifles include Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Ireland, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Indonesia, Jamaica, Laos, Nigeria, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam"

pedia.nodeworks.com/M/M1/M16/desc.asp

Andy



The thread topic is which countries use the M16 as their Standard Service Rifle.
Although the countries listed above have probably purchased M16's not all of them have it issued as their standard weapon.
Ones that I know of, Australia, Ireland and Oman use the Steyr Aug
Germany, G36
Norway NJ3 (Norwegian HK G3) although they will be replacing these with Diemaco C7 & C8
Brazil, FAL I think
UK,SA80
Singapore SAR80
Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, HK G3 and HK G33



Turkey is still the G3 (locally produced)
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:52:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Mexico?



I'm pretty sure Mexico does.




I disagree everytime Im down in mexico i see the federales? with a HK weapon (7.62nato) quite a weapon for a 5'5 17 year old kid.



I've been to Cozmel, Cancun, and Oaxaca. All the military guys wandering around those parts had FAL's.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:59:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgeatopia.



In your dreams



If the Dutch invaded from the rear would Greece help?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:01:42 AM EST
Texas?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:04:48 AM EST
And to think its going bye bye and the XM8 will rule supreme.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:14:27 AM EST
I read in the back of a gun rag that it was the service arm of 58 countries.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:20:41 AM EST
I can tell you for sure who doesn't. Somalia. When I spent 3 months in East Africa, the Somali "Army" was a real piece of work. They were a part of a security detail for part of my travels. None wore the same uniform, none carried the same rifles (FAL'S/G3's/AK's mostly), none looked like professional military in any way and they were all juiced up on Khat(a VERY popular stimulant, that is a plant that's chewed and makes guys in impovershed, war raved countries REAL itchy and nervous and trigger happy) and I couldn't get the hell out of that shit hole fast enough.

Sorry, your thread just made me think, for some reason, of the those days.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:22:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgeatopia.



In your dreams



It's on the map. Small country with my house in the center of it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:23:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
And to think its going bye bye and the XM8 will rule supreme.



Not a hope in hell! The XM-8 is a pointless weapon. Add a HK gas piston upper to an M16 or M4 and you get a better weapon for a lot less hassle and money

ANdy
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:48:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By darwindog:

Originally Posted By Mak762:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Mexico?



I'm pretty sure Mexico does.




I disagree everytime Im down in mexico i see the federales? with a HK weapon (7.62nato) quite a weapon for a 5'5 17 year old kid.



I've been to Cozmel, Cancun, and Oaxaca. All the military guys wandering around those parts had FAL's.



The Mexican army escortingt he smugglers in Arizona have FAL's as well.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:51:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgeatopia.



In your dreams



If the Dutch invaded from the rear would Greece help?




If anything involves the rear, I'm sure the Greeks will show up
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:52:17 AM EST
Dominican Republic uses the M-16 as the standard issue rifle.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:01:39 AM EST
Wedgemerica uses M-16's.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:04:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Wedgemerica uses M-16's.




Yeah, but an M-16 is no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:06:11 AM EST
I also think that Wedgeastan uses M-16's. But I will have to check on that one.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:09:17 AM EST
Wedgeonesia uses them.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:15:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Mexico?



My understanding is that Mexico is going to the '16, but the soldiers down there that I see still carry G-3s and sometimes FALs.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:26:47 AM EST
In that picture with the mexican kid in green fatigues holding a rifle, he is holding a well worn G3 or CETME not a FAL
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:09:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
Norway NJ3 (Norwegian HK G3) although they will be replacing these with Diemaco C7 & C8



The standard rifle in Norway is called AG3, which is a licensed built HK G3. It has either the fixed or coll. stock depending on unit.
This rifle is scheduled to be replaced by a 5.56 rifle, but which hasn't been decided yet. The contenders are the FN F2000, Diemaco C8 and HK G36KV. The F2000 is apparantly last and the winner will probably be either the G36KV or C8.

The marine unit (KJK) has bought the G36KV, and some of those rifles has been borrowed by some units serving abroad.

Army and Navy SOF have bought the Diemaco C8 variants. (HJK C8A2, MJK and FSK has the C8SFW)
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:28:42 PM EST
Until a couple years ago, the Singapore Armed Forces issued us the M-16S1, which was a locally produced version of the M16A2. Recently, they've moved to a locally designed bullpup weapon called the SAR-21.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:32:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4:
I can tell you for sure who doesn't. Somalia. When I spent 3 months in East Africa, the Somali "Army" was a real piece of work. They were a part of a security detail for part of my travels. None wore the same uniform, none carried the same rifles (FAL'S/G3's/AK's mostly), none looked like professional military in any way and they were all juiced up on Khat(a VERY popular stimulant, that is a plant that's chewed and makes guys in impovershed, war raved countries REAL itchy and nervous and trigger happy) and I couldn't get the hell out of that shit hole fast enough.

Sorry, your thread just made me think, for some reason, of the those days.





For a period before the colapse Somalia was a US client state.

When I was in Somalia we confiscated several M16A1s. All were former US Army guns that had been provided free of charge to Sammy by Uncle Sugar.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:24:28 AM EST
Wedgeapore, and Wedgemalia both use m-16s.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:38:53 AM EST
Kuwaiti Army also uses alot of FN manufactured M16A2s. The Royal Jordanian SF also utilizes the M16A2 but with full auto.
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