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Standard UK Military Weapons

This section takes a look at the standard weapons in the British military arsenal. Special forces, Royal Marines and Paras all use these weapons.

SAS weapons

SAS Weapons

special section on weapons used by the Special Air Service (and other special forces)
more info : SAS Weapons
SBS Weapons

SBS Weapons

info on the specialized weapons used by the Special Boat Service
more info : SBS Weapons
SA80a2

SA80a2

The British military's standard 5.56mm rifle
more info : SA80a2 Rifle
C7

Diemaco C7 Assault Rifle

copy of the M16 design in use in some specialised units
more info : Diemaco C7 Assault Rifle
shotgun

L128A1 Combat Shotgun

semi-auto 12-guage shotgun now in use with British forces
more info : Combat Shotgun
lmg

Minimi PARA Light Machine Gun (LMG)

5.56mm light machine gun in wide use
more info : Minimi PARA Light Machine Gun
gpmg

L7A2 GPMG

belt-fed 7.62mm medium machine gun carried on foot and mounted on vehicles, boats and helicopters
more info : L7A2 GPMG
hmg

L1A1 HMG

.50 caliber heavy machine gun often mounted on vehicles and helicopters
more info : L1A1 HMG
sharpshooter

L129A1 Sharpshooter

7.62mmx51mm semi-auto marksman rifle introduced in 2010
more info : L129A1 Sharpshooter
LRR

L115A3 Long Range Rifle

.338 Lapau Magnum sniper rifle in services since 2008
more info : L115A3 Long Range Rifle
LRR

L82A1 - Anti-Material Rifle

accurate and powerful long range .50 caliber weapon used by Special Forces and the Royal Marines
more info : L82A1 - Anti-Material Rifle
GMG

GMG - Grenade Machine Gun

40mm belt-fed grenade launcher typically mounted on WMIKs, Jackals and other vehicles.
more info : GMG - Grenade Machine Gun
Minigun

M134 Minigun

electrically-powered gatling gun usually mounted on helicopters such as Special Forces Chinooks
more info : M134 Minigun
LASM

LASM Anti-Structure Rocket

a 66mm bunker-busting rocket launcher in service in Afghanistan
more info : LASM Anti-Structure Rocket
ILAW

ILAW Anti-Tank Rocket

84mm anti-tank rocket launcher
more info : ILAW Anti-Tank Rocket
LAW 80

LAW 80 Anti-Tank Rocket

unguided 94mm rocket launcher
more info : LAW 80 Anti-Tank Rocket
Javelin

Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

sophisticated fire-and-forget surface-to-surface missile system
more info : Javelin Anti-Tank Missile
Milan

Milan Anti-Tank Missile

old-school wire-guided anti-tank missile
more info : Milan Anti-Tank Missile
HVM

Starstreak HVM

high-velocity surface-to-air missile in use with the Royal Marines
more info : Starstreak HVM
Mortar

L16 81mm Mortar

man-portable, crew-served mortar system
more info : L16 81mm Mortar
51mm Mortar

L9A1 51mm Mortar

small mortar carried and fired by individual soldiers
more info : L9A1 51mm Mortar
Grenades

Hand Grenades

a look at the types of grenades in use with elite UK forces.
more info : Hand Grenades
A British soldier armed with a minimi PARA machine gun
photo credit : NATO









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