SA80 on Battlestar Gallactica

#1
OK, I'm a geek and quite like Battlestar Gallactica, new series is not bad. I was watching a repeat of Tuesday nights new episode last night (don't usually get to watch it as a) the wife doesn't like sci-fi and b) I'm doing other things on a Tuesday night). There's an ambush when two Gallactica pilots are ambushed by a whole bunch of people of who have survived the cylon invasion and are fighting it out in the hills (each side thinks the other is a human-image cylon), and there amongst the assorted weaponary being used is an SA80. Fame at last...
 

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#2
I thought that's what I'd seen. Didn't it have something glued onto the handguard to make it look space-agey?

Do you remember the Storm Troopers in Star Wars using the Sterling SMG?
 
#4
Star Wars shows Luke S using a laser rangefinder (LP7) as binos - looks over a san dune.
 
#5
(anorak on)

The SA80's racked up in Underworld when Kate Beckinsale (drool....) locks the dude in a tooled up flat.

(anorak off).
 
#6
And in the original Terminator the humans battling the machines had SA80's as well! :?
 
#8
But Arnie was definitely using and SA80 in dress in TOTAL RECALL.
 
#9
Nope Boothroyd, that was bullpup Rugers too.

Hang your head in shame, you unobservant armourer, you!
 
#10
ViVictaVis said:
(anorak on)

The SA80's racked up in Underworld when Kate Beckinsale (drool....) locks the dude in a tooled up flat.

(anorak off).
Must've been a rubber gun.No cocking handle if me memories correct....Must watch it again!
Oh,just for you ViVictaVis--------
 

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#11
^ Isn't that a tarted-up HK G36? Or have I been Wah'd? Probably.

I remember Tom Baker-era Doctor Who episodes (early 80's?) where the 5.56 Steyr-AuG rifle was the futuristic ray-gun of choice.

I also saw the Czech Skorpion 9mm SMG making an appearance on Battlestar Galactica. Seeing as it dates from the late 60's that's not bad.

The oldest "ray-gun" though has to be Han Solo's modified broom-handled Mauser laser pistol!
 
#12
spike7451 said:
ViVictaVis said:
(anorak on)

The SA80's racked up in Underworld when Kate Beckinsale (drool....) locks the dude in a tooled up flat.

(anorak off).
Must've been a rubber gun.No cocking handle if me memories correct....Must watch it again!
Oh,just for you ViVictaVis--------
that's a G36
 
#13
Didn't the sand people use some kind of afgan/indian musket at a ray gun in star wars too?

I think the Spanish use the weapon in the picture, is it a G36?
 
#14
SA80 also appears on the front of one The Punisher comics and the the cover of the tpb Ultimate Nightmare, which shows Sam Jackson look-alike General Nick Fury carring one.
In "Return to Weapon X" Fury is threatned by a group of Indian special forces soldiers carrying SA80's.
Does'nt do them much good as Fury kills tham all using only his sunglasses.
Eat your heart out, Mr Bond.
Sad cnut? guilty as charged, Your Honour.
 
#15
Yep. The sand people used Afghan Jezails. Stormtroopers also seen carrying MG34 and Lewis gun.
 
#16
A mate of mine maintains that the only people who own SA80s are us, the Jamaican defence force (apparently got them in some aid deal from us) and the people who made Soldier Soldier!

Why they had real ones is beyond me...
 
#17
countdokku said:
SA80 also appears on the front of one The Punisher comics and the the cover of the tpb Ultimate Nightmare, which shows Sam Jackson look-alike General Nick Fury carring one.
In "Return to Weapon X" Fury is threatned by a group of Indian special forces soldiers carrying SA80's.
Does'nt do them much good as Fury kills tham all using only his sunglasses.
Eat your heart out, Mr Bond.
Sad cnut? guilty as charged, Your Honour.
If we're going to mention comics, in the late eighties the Punisher Armouries did a special thread on the SA80, with Frank Castle praising the SA80 and it's innovative sling.

It also came up in issue 7 of Aliens V Predator (IIRC, haven't owned a copy for at least a decade), when "Dutch" Schaefer's bigger, harder bro could be seen brandishing one at the predator.

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#18
If what your mate is to believed Gook the people who made Dog Soldiers and 28 days later may also own them then.

And the people who made the Preston Front, the Shameless christmas special and numourous other films, series and programs. For example Battlestar Gallactica, see earlier thread.

Admitedly, I don't think any army will buy them though.
 
#19
countdokku said:
In "Return to Weapon X" Fury is threatned by a group of Indian special forces soldiers carrying SA80's.
Does'nt do them much good as Fury kills tham all using only his sunglasses.
SA80's or not, they must have been fairly p1ss poor SF to get taken out by one old bloke with a bong eye.

Nick Fury:

 
#20
They also made an apperance in " The last train". A si-fi drama about a meteorite hitting Sheffield. Sometimes repeated on UK Drama.

Regards LT.

Edited to add... Gook the Romainian navy also has some. There was a piccy on here a while back.

LT
 

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