L85A2 with T8 Suppressor

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    These A2's get about don't they!

    No it's not airsoft before anyone asks.


    Local Purchase order? UOR?

    It looks as though it might actually handle a bit better with that on the front!
  2. Want one, not got a reason, just want one.

    Who would have a UOR for it apart from 'Them' & 'Those'?
  3. I like the detailing like the handguard in matching dpm, very in this year I believe.
  4. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    The requirement for suppressed small arms for non-specialist users is growing. Several countries have recognised the advantages in reducing battlefield noise - including easing C2, reducing signature and reducing deafness amongst troops. Modern suppressors apparently don't reduce ballistic performance to an appreciable degree and are considered suitable for battlefield use.
  5. Gonna be a tad muzzle heavy and the balance will be all over the strasser, so not much diference to having a bayonet on then.
  6. Well L85 is very butt heavy to start with compared to a proper rifle so I think it would help even things up. That said,I doubt it weighs more than a bayonet, they're only pressed steel.
  7. ah but u didnt take into consideration the main constraint, how much does it cost and who will make it the cheapest.
  8. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    A suppressor of that size will make a difference but nobody would pretend it's going to produce a 'Day of the Jackal' style noise signature. What it will do is make it more difficult for people on the other end to locate where the shot(s) came from by sound alone, so probably not a bad thing, though I should imagine they would have quite a heat signature if used on automatic.
  9. Still, he should have the safety on!!!!!
  10. Suppose it would cut the cost of ear defenders
  11. dont forget that health and safety legislation means that engineering solutions have to be explored before PPE, which should only be used if there are no other practicable solution.

    this has certainly had an effect in civvy shooting, where the police have been forced to authorise ownership of moderators for people who use rifles at work, whereas a few years ago it was almost impossible to get one - I know a few deerstalkers who now use moderators all the time for this reason.

    I'm sure that there will have to be a knock on effect for military use, with moderators becoming the norm for range use at least.
  12. Nah, looks like it's a normal gat with a bit of rubber put over the muz.
  13. It could be one of those bb guns.
  14. Except that it clearly isn't..... :roll:
  15. It's a T8AR version, which is designed to fit on the barrel threads once the NATO standard flash suppressor has been removed. From the photo, it looks like someone with access to an L85A2 has cooperated with a BR-Tuote salesman in order to get the photo.

    Incidentally, this means that someone had to have heated the flash suppressor up with a blowtorch in order to break the loctite thread sealant on the barrel. Unless they were a REME armourer, this would probably get them into a bit of trouble!

    Suppressors are all very well on an automatic weapon, but the increased back pressure in the bore does increase cyclic rate and therfore wear and tear on the operating parts is increased. Plus, a lot of crud that usually goes out the muzzle stays in the bore instead. Suppressed weapons are noticeably dirtier after firing.

    When you consider that they also add a bit of weight to the soldier's load and are themselves a pain to clean, my personal belief is that the disadvantages probably outweigh any benefits for general service use.