THAT rifle

I was using it in 1991.

Edit.... but not there.
Me too!

PS. I agree with 4(T) as infantry has started to re-equip with L85A1 mid 80s. By 91 even the RAF Regt had the new rifle!
 
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ugly

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Me too!

PS. I agree with 4(T) as infantry has started to re-equip with L85A1 mid 80s. By 91 even the RAF Regt had the new rifle!
1987 in my Bn although the TA bn I joined in 88 still had it for two and s half more years
 
By 91 even the RAF Regt had the new rifle!
They WOULD. And I'll bet they still looked gay as a gay thing. skipping about with that new rifle on their shoulder. :-D :-D
 
this footage is supposed to be from the end of the first gulf war. Who was using That rifle in 1991? Any suggestions what else it could be?
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Still pretty much any combat arm who was non-infantry as I recall.

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Handlebarbleep

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According to the US Army Manual for the Springfield rifle, a 30-06 rd will pierce a single brick wall at 150 yds. 30-06 has around 10-15% more energy than 7.62 Nato.
Depends on the brick, some are surprisingly easy to penetrate. However, I’m talking about Victorian engineering brick. Amongst other things, they were used for constructing barrack ranges .

It’s also worth noting that the main small arms we would face was 5.45 5,56 or 7.62 39mm, For that trick to work you have to produce sustained automatic or repeated aimed fire at relatively short range (100-100m or so) using full bore 7.62 .308 or .303.

To give an example, 5.56 has a 4g bullet with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s or approximately 1800 Joules. 7.62 is about 8g with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s or approximately 3300 Joules.

Aircrete blocks typically used in the demonstration have a density in the range 400 – 900 kg/m3. Modern engineering bricks are usually given as 2165 kg/m3 and traditional Staffordshire in excess is 2280 kg/m3.

The demonstration usually uses as much energy transfer as 8.42 J per Kg, whilst in reality the situation I was quoting could have be as little as 0.79 J per Kg. This is a factor of approximately 10 times more resistant.




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Diko

Clanker
Summer TA camp Devises 1965 I was given an Energa adaptor to place on the end of my SLR and a balistite cartridge which I inserted into the breach. Next camd the Energa round which was placed on the adaptor. Sighting on the tank 25 yds away I fired and it flew over the tank. Something like the picture but dont hold the pistol grip get your finger away ASAP.
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14 Sigs had it.
I wasn't at 14 in 91 but I know lots of people who were there with SLR. 14 still had SLR when I rocked up to Celle in Oct 92. I had SA80 in NI in 91 but 14 didn't fully convert until about the time of the move to 'Traz in early 93.
 

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