Steyr Rifle in Brit service ?

#1
Hello all, my first post !
I am a member of the Irish Reserve Defence Force, based in Dublin.

As some of you know, we here in Ireland use the Steyr AUG Rifle, which has been in service since 1988 with us.
Earlier this year I seen a television documentary about the Falklands Conflict, 25 years on. In this, the Current Falklands Islands Defence Force were also using Steyr rifles.
Now a question for the weapon buffs, why do the FIDF use the Steyr ? Why not use the standard British SA80 ?
And do any other units in the Brit Forces use the Steyr ?

Picture included of some Irish RDF Recruits - with Steyrs.
 

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#2
Have a search in the mil history forum I'm sure theres an extensive thread on it and the result I think had something to do with cost.
 
#4
PassingBells said:
Why is it in photos they always put the shortest person on the lowest piece of ground?
Because it makes for a funny photo.
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
 
#6
Is it me, or is there something of the 'airsoft' about that Irish group. No offence! 8O
 
#7
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
 
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Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
 
#10
LordVonHarley said:
Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
err... which one would that be?
 
#11
The look of the chap in the front row, second from the right has me worried. Looks to me like he's one prozac away from climbing up a bell tower with his gat.
 
#12
Rumpelstiltskin said:
LordVonHarley said:
Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
err... which one would that be?
The one in DPM :D
 
#13
LordVonHarley said:
Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
What the one at the back at the end?She's got a smile like Joey Deacon. :lol:

Edit to add: she's even holding her gat like a finger-sniffer
 
#14
insert-coin-here said:
LordVonHarley said:
Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
What the one at the back at the end?She's got a smile like Joey Deacon. :lol:

Edit to add: she's even holding her gat like a finger-sniffer
You can even see where the dribble's wiped off her cam cream...
 
#15
Rumpelstiltskin said:
insert-coin-here said:
LordVonHarley said:
Random_Task said:
sandmanfez said:
LordVonHarley said:
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
8O Hats off to you mate, she's fucking huge! Is she East German?
Big biceps,and the smell of cheap soap is normally a dead give away.
Not really into the Lurch out of the Munster looky-likey more into the Elvin Nymphette with the assault rifle :D
What the one at the back at the end?She's got a smile like Joey Deacon. :lol:

Edit to add: she's even holding her gat like a finger-sniffer
You can even see where the dribble's wiped off her cam cream...
More likely the squad had a bukkake party in the field and her cam cream got washed off.

Prozac boy looks like he is about to dash off somewhere.
 
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#16
LordVonHarley said:
PassingBells said:
Why is it in photos they always put the shortest person on the lowest piece of ground?
Because it makes for a funny photo.
Saying that the bird on the end of the back row looks a lot like an ex of mine.
What...12yrs old?
 
#17
Nope 27 year old Phd student, she was very flat chested though. She did have an eating disorder that got worse after she met me. I blame my bed side manor of "Chirst, your getting thin. Here, eat this pie..... you need to eat pies!"
 
#18
The answer to the original question... is probably it was the first rifle to us extensive use of plastics, not only the the outer parts , but the also for the firing mechanism..

The barrel can be changed quickly for longer or shorter one .

Firing mech can be changed to one giving 3 rds burst or semi automatic fire. or any other combination of possibilities:

The receiver can be changed to replace the built in telescope by a mounting platform to which other types of sights can be fitted.

We dont have it because its probably better than SA80 and probably costs more to make...and to much to think about for the average bod..
 
#19
Dont be taken in by that photo, its a cunning ploy to lull would be invaders into a false sence of security, in any case respect to any man or woman who makes the effort regardless.

WW
 
#20
fdif paid for by foreign office nobody told them they had to buy SA80 would have talked to everybody and learned the SA80 was pants :D
 

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