In typical Collector Grade fashion, this book presents the entire, in-depth story of its subject firearm, in this case the controversial British SA80, right from the founding of what became the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) Enfield in the early 1800s; briefly through two World Wars with Enfield at the forefront of small arms production for British forces; and covering the adoption of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge in 1954 and the L1A1 rifle in 1957. That's where this book begins to differ from the normal saga of a successful small arms development, for even though the SA80 has been the issue small arms system of the British Armed Forces for almost twenty years, the controversies surrounding it have never let up.
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Buchbeschreibung Collector Grade Publications, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition... 323 pages. Hardcover with a dust jacket. Over 380 illustrations. The entire, in-depth story of the controversial British SA80, written by an ex-Royal Marine Armourer. The SA80 has been the issue small arms system of the British Armed Forces for almost twenty years, and the controversies surrounding it have never let up. Numerous features of the ArmaLite AR-18 were simply appropriated in the early 1970s for use in the pilot model of the 4.85mm bullpup "Enfield Weapon System" (EWS). In 1985 the still-unperfected 5.56mm SA80 weapon system was adopted as the L85A1 Individual Weapon (IW) and L86A1 Light Support Weapon (LSW), as modifications and trials continued. In 1998 H & K was awarded a controversial 92M British Pound contract to retrofit the SA80 to the A2 version - in Germany. The controversies continue. An excellent and comprehensive study. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5266
Buchbeschreibung Collector Grade Publications,Canada, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M0889353034
Buchbeschreibung Collector Grade Publications,C, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110889353034