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Posted: 9/25/2001 6:55:29 AM EDT
[img]http://www.army.dnd.ca/lfaa/regular/2rcr/images/weapons/c8trans1.gif[/img] [url]http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/shtml/NEWS/P4S1.shtml[/url] SAS GET CHANCE TO TRY OUT NEW GUN SAS soldiers operating deep inside Afghanistan may soon have a chance to carry out the first large-scale trials of their favourite rifle. The elite regiment is particularly impressed with a Canadian carbine known as the C8, according to Terry Gander, of Jane's Infantry Weapons. He said: "They've been using it for about 12 months and this could be the occasion that they really test it." But he stressed that if, as is widely reported, the SAS are already at work in Afghanistan, their most important weapon would be their radios. He said: "Their main role particularly at this stage is surveillance and intelligence and they would want to avoid combat and use radios to transmit information very quickly to be decoded. "In terms of weapons, they like to take whatever is suitable for their mission. "They are likely to have the C8 to which they attach a grenade launcher which fires 40mm grenades. "If they are going deep into somewhere like Afghanistan it is not beyond the realms of possibility that they would take Kalashnikov assault rifles with them, because of the availability of ammunition. "Even though they are expected to carry their own body-weight in terms of general equipment and weapons for prolonged periods of time, they would still want to carry as much firepower with them as they possibly can, because without it, there's not much point in them being there."
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:00:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chaingun: ...they would still want to carry as much firepower with them as they possibly can, because without it, there's not much point in them being there."
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ROTFLMAO!!
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:57:43 AM EDT
Some reports suggest that the Diemaco C8 carbines were used by the SAS in the operation in Sierra Leone to snatch the British soldiers held hostage there. Diemaco has a SFW(Special Forces Variant) of the normal C8 carbine. Í think it is the SFW variant they are using.
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