SA80 or Rifle 5.56 (L85A2) in Fiction

#1
Back from the holidays and took a box of books to while away the time .

Was amazed to read that in Clive Cussler's The Silent Sea . The Secret operatives when sledding into the US Artic base decided to take the L85A2 as...

"It is a bullpup system with the trigger at the rear in front of the magazine , so the trigger guard can be removed to allow shooting in bulky Artic mittens."

Apart from the fact that you could do this with the SLR a far better weapon IMO :)

Anybody know of other books where the super heros, spies etc use the L85A2?
 
#3
Eureka, ok it wasn't strictly a sa80 as the special effects guys has played with it and stuck some neat blue LEDs were the gas parts should be and painted it black but it was still recognisably a sa80, although not sure what variant as cocking lever was removed.

Resident evil apocalypse, some cowboy looking dude was tooting a sa80 and slotting zombies with it


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#4
Dog Soldiers?
There was that really shit series of SAS books that had them with SA80s and 'Chinese Fighting Suits' - read on whilst on watch one night, never to be repeated!
 
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#6
Back from the holidays and took a box of books to while away the time .

Was amazed to read that in Clive Cussler's The Silent Sea . The Secret operatives when sledding into the US Artic base decided to take the L85A2 as...

"It is a bullpup system with the trigger at the rear in front of the magazine , so the trigger guard can be removed to allow shooting in bulky Artic mittens."

Apart from the fact that you could do this with the SLR a far better weapon IMO :)

Anybody know of other books where the super heros, spies etc use the L85A2?
Mike lunnon-woods books
 
#8
I do believe firefly had one in there.
 
#9
Sa80 is not designed to kill but wound .it takes two people to take one wounded soldier off the field .thus three men are off the field the l.s.w is just a longer ranged model . If it came down too them and me for me I'd use a nuke
 
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#11
Uppotte! The completely insane jap animation has l85 protrayed as a sickly little girl :)
 
#13
Sa80 is not designed to kill but wound .it takes two people to take one wounded soldier off the field .thus three men are off the field the l.s.w is just a longer ranged model . If it came down too them and me for me I'd use a nuke
Would you like to test your theory? So if anyone is killed instead of wounded does the MOD have to cough up compensation?

Oh and you're a dipstick
 

chrisg46

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I think I recall a Gerald Seymour book once where the sbs team used 4.85mm sa80's. pretty good novel actually, drunken ex-sas captain is hired for a black operation to extract some guy from a refugee camp in Syria. Unfortunately it turns out that it is a soviet false flag op as the rest if his team are actually mercs and a KGB agent. HMG realise what's going on just too late and have to send an sbs team to chase them down. Ends up with a massive firefight as the trapped goodies are surrounded by the Syrians until picked up by a ch53.

Not one stoppage though.
 

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