Is this a british soldier?

#1
http://alaskareport.com/upi4/u41270_basra.htm

Just saw this and wondered whether the guy in the pic is a Brit. Brit looking DPM but he is carrying a HK53. If he is a Brit, what units are carrying the HK53 these days? RMP CP teams dont use them anymore and when they did they had different sights and torch mounts fitted, any ideas?
 
#4
Mr_Deputy said:
NW = Negligent Wah.

No need. You let that off without good reason. Do you know what a wah is?
Cobblers - look what the chap is standing in front of. 8)

Rats Out.

Edited to add: I wrote mine at the same time as you wrote yours - seems you're a bit quicker on the draw than me! :(
 
#6
Is that a HK he's carrying? I know before I left, there was something in soldier magazine about a shortened, modified version of the SA80 for tankies & engineers.
 
#7
This is a pic of the SA80A2 Carbine. Clearly not the gun in the original pic. Edited 'cause the link I posted in was broken.

There was also an A1 version made, apparently. Dunno how widely it was issued (or if it was in procurement when everything got returned for the H&K mass bodge).
 

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amazing__lobster said:
Is that a HK he's carrying? I know before I left, there was something in soldier magazine about a shortened, modified version of the SA80 for tankies & engineers.
I used to think you were alright..........don't you also claim 'greenslime' membership? :? :oops:
Edited to Add: CP for last 1* used an M16 type weapon, sounds Italian. :wink:
 
#11
Mag_to_grid said:
Mr_Deputy said:
Evil? I thought you had recently died? Is this a message from beyond the grave?
Im just his representative :wink:
Is it true that his last stunt was jumping three hookers on a bottle of Jack Daniels?
 
#12
Danny_Dever said:
I wonder why VIP CP teams get still get HKs as everyone else now uses the L85A2??
Because it was/is more reliable, easier to reload has better selection of add ons, is similar in operation etc as other CP wpns MP5 series etc etc.
 
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#13
amazing__lobster said:
Is that a HK he's carrying?
Yep, there were quite a few in use by aircrew in the Emerald Toilet, so they're probably still around.

(Minus the one that a Gazelle driver managed to drop through the roof of a garage near Crumlin, obviously.............)
 
#15
HK do a new 5.56 thingy. It looks HK to me. Might be on a trial. Wonder what unit the guy is in. Looks like a Super - incognito; to me.
 
#17
It looks like a HK53A3, 5.56mm with short barrel and retractable stock.
 
#20
kosherpig said:
he is RMP CP, its an old photo though as he was there on tour about 2004 ish
I beg to differ on that one as RMP CP teams used the standard length barrell HK 53 with the Trijicon sight and surefire mount as standard. Slightly different from what the guy has here. Plus I dont recognise him and I was out there in 2004.
 

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