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 Post subject: The L85. A lesson in how NOT to develop an infantry rifle
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:32 am 
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What do you get when you hand over development of your new and upcoming infantry rifle to a group of engineers of whom not one had ever even fired a rifle before and then add totally inept politicians to the mix? Well, the L85 of course. A rifle that actually got progressively worst, not better, in development.

SA80 History: The First Mockups (Sterling and Stoner)
https://youtu.be/4WtOOLh_F8I





SA80 History: XL60 Series in 4.85mm
https://youtu.be/KhwN099XTKg




SA80 History: XL70 Series Final Prototypes (Individual Weapon and LSW)
https://youtu.be/eGUDJIOTpz8




SA80 Series: The Pre-Production XL85 and XL86
https://youtu.be/uZESkeZpPqo



SA80 History: L85 A1 vs A2 (and the coming A3)
https://youtu.be/js4d8c7KzCQ




SA80 History: L22A2 and Experimental L85 Carbines
https://youtu.be/IrfYatE03ec


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 Post subject: Re: The L85. A lesson in how NOT to develop an infantry rifl
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At least HK fixed it... too little, too late.

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Whootsinator wrote:
At least HK fixed it... too little, too late.

Many people may not know that HK was a British owned company at the time.

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