Latest L85A2 model

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Brits have gone tacticool and added rails, a light, ACOG and forgrip/bipod to the L85A2 rifle. Photos by kitteh at arfcom.

[ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jay-Mac Jay-Mac on Jan 06, 2010

    The SUSAT has been replaced because the tritium in the sights has begun to dim and because someone in the MoD thought they were too heavy for fighting men to carry. Quite why they didn't just replace the tritium tubes in the sights is beyond me- despite the continual tales of money shortages for the troops in theatre the MoD seems to spend whatever they want on projects like this (for example, last year they announced the development of a four colour desert camouflage uniform for Afghanistan- even launched it at a press conference- but now we learn that the UK is to adopt a mulitcam pattern uniform instead).

    Perhaps it was cheaper and more efficient to do it this way but I suspect not, particularly since the L85 is supposedly due to be replaced in a few years time- with a weapon which may have its own optic or use a better one than the ACOG.

  • M M on Mar 13, 2010

    The SUSAT is being officially replaced with an Elcan Spectre variant.