British army, ******* its way to Afghanistan

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Quote: PS before anyone ask's, the weird sight on the LSW and the UGL is the Elcan spector DR : quote

the yankies don't seem to like it!

ELCAN

for the less well informed, what is the idea behind the Spector DR, as opposed to the acog?
 
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#4
The concept is to allow you to use one sight for CQB and distance. It uses a lever to switch from both eyes open 'red dot' type sight to 4x magnification (like ACOG) for distance shooting. Supposed to be better than having an ACOG + EOtech as muscle memory, eye relief, etc unchanged when using ELCAN. You just throw a lever and it goes from no mag to x4 - v quick and easy. It is designed to work with a NV sight in front of it so you do not need to dismount main sight when it goes dark.

I have used this sight, it is pretty impressive (if heavy) and seems to be really well put together and thought out. My only concern would be how resilient it is, but I suspect it has been well tested and bashed about.
 
#7
if you're refering to the Mini - looks like an updated Viper sight (thermal) - probably wrong though...

Proofs in the pudding i suppose..
 
#8
pacestick said:
Proofs in the pudding i suppose..
No it's ******* not, the proof of the pudding is in the eating is probaly the expression you're looking for.

While I am in Grumpy Old Man mode, when did standards slip so far that everyone has to wear their beret airborne style with the cap badge over the left ear? Used to be the eye - do badge men really not care about standards any more?



Back on topic - oooohhhh shinyyyy
 
#9
pacestick said:
if you're refering to the Mini - looks like an updated Viper sight (thermal) - probably wrong though...

Proofs in the pudding i suppose..
Vipir 2+ I think? That is what was being talked about a year or two ago.
 

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#14
Hairy_Fairy said:
pacestick said:
Proofs in the pudding i suppose..


While I am in Grumpy Old Man mode, when did standards slip so far that everyone has to wear their beret airborne style with the cap badge over the left ear? Used to be the eye - do badge men really not care about standards any more?
How the fcuk does the way a soldier wears his beret affect standards???
 
#15
daywalker said:
Hairy_Fairy said:
pacestick said:
Proofs in the pudding i suppose..


While I am in Grumpy Old Man mode, when did standards slip so far that everyone has to wear their beret airborne style with the cap badge over the left ear? Used to be the eye - do badge men really not care about standards any more?
How the fcuk does the way a soldier wears his beret affect standards???
 
#16
daywalker said:
Hairy_Fairy said:
pacestick said:
Proofs in the pudding i suppose..


While I am in Grumpy Old Man mode, when did standards slip so far that everyone has to wear their beret airborne style with the cap badge over the left ear? Used to be the eye - do badge men really not care about standards any more?
How the fcuk does the way a soldier wears his beret affect standards???
The ability to wear uniform, to the required dress code and not slacken standards. That's why it's called a uniform and not an individuform, or should soldiers be able to pick and choose what they obey/disregard as they see fit? Maybe you'd feel it's k to stick it on the back of his head. :roll:

As for the guy 2nd from left, with his finger on the trigger...
 
#17
Looks like the swanky new 'Vortex' flash eliminators are about too...

Is that the bipod vertical grip on the LMG? Looks like it might force the weapon up too high when deployed, anyone used it on an LMG?
 
#18
Well all this new kit isn’t due out until the end of next year so it will be nothing like what we see here !

Agreed "TRBD " LSW is chop ,so is they guy holding it !

" I don’t need a safety catch ,this is my safety catch " he says whilst flexing his index finger.
 
#19
I rather suspect that the guy holding the Minimi has some other bit of kit, possibly the periscope they had floating around, slung from his belt. Apart from anything else, it would be sticking through his left hand.
 
#20
incendiarycutlery said:
I rather suspect that the guy holding the Minimi has some other bit of kit, possibly the periscope they had floating around, slung from his belt. Apart from anything else, it would be sticking through his left hand.
It also looks like it is hanging from a thin sling on his left shoulder.
 

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