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by Ritchie
15 Aug 2018, 17:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Regarding the withdrawal of the LSW, LMG and 60mm mortar I spotted this post on Arrse (yes, I know it's from Arrse, but nevertheless ...) dated 1st August and thought it might shed some light on the situation. "I'm sure everyone here would like some more info. I went and had a chat with a Lt Co...
by Ritchie
09 Mar 2018, 18:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 127
Views: 20069
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

So what was the news then?
by Ritchie
22 Sep 2017, 22:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 108099
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

Just a thought, but what are the possibilities of extending Typhoon beyond it's 2140 OSD? Plenty examples, the US paving the way with the B52 ... and everything else to be frank. With the UK; Puma (rebuilds) and Chinook (rebuilds and new), to say nothing of the L85 (A3 on the way). Why not Theseus's...
by Ritchie
08 Feb 2017, 15:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

I should add, again, that the idea to move to GPMG plus 7 L85 per section is just a rumour ... on the *Army Rumour Service* (arrse) website ... which contains quite a lot of bollocks sometimes, and should be taken with a large pinch of salt. As armchaircivvy says the aim may well be to move belt-fed...
by Ritchie
08 Feb 2017, 00:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Should have added this to my original post http://www.janes.com/article/58800/brit ... ht-mortars from March 2016 The rumour is they have decided to ditch the minimi LMG.
by Ritchie
07 Feb 2017, 22:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

I know we have (now to be "had" if the reports are correct) the Minimi "para" but can't find anything about a "para" GPMG, even on the FN website. I do know that a number of Minimi 7.62 were purchased by the MoD of SF etc. but as I say, if reports are correct, the secti...
by Ritchie
07 Feb 2017, 19:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

So, any chance we are going to see modifications to our GPMGs, ie shorter barrel etc., and will we see the reintroduction of the gunner's number two? I am all in favour of this by the way. Further, what about the L86 LSW, and what about the L129 DMS? I believe the LSW (Long Silly Weapon ;-)) fell ou...
by Ritchie
07 Feb 2017, 15:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 62097
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Okay, saw this today via arrse: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/lmg-retired-from-service.262018/ Suggested that the section is moving to 1 GPMG and 7 L85, all part of Project Payne which, as we know, is designed to reduce the load carried by section infantry. How is this going to reduce th...
by Ritchie
07 Jan 2016, 02:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 649
Views: 50898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's successor submarines

Hello everyone, I am new to this site. Just one thing to say, in all the earlier discussion about the response to a Russian tactical nuclear attack one hopes people have not forgotten that the National Deterrent does have a *limited* sub-strategic capability.

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