Croatian Products at IDEX

    TFB’s IDEX 2015 coverage is courtesy of Giorgio, who traveled to Abu Dhabi for the show, and provided all photos and information.

    At IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates, Croatian factory HS Produkt and its parent firm Agencija Alan LLC were showing off some of their latest products, including the enormous 20×110 Hispano-Suiza anti-materiel cannon, the RT-20:

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    RT-20 anti-materiel cannon behind a MACS M4 .338 Lapua caliber sniper rifle.

     

    In the foreground of the above picture is also visible the MACS M4 .50 BMG caliber sniper rifle, with its distinctive polymer magazine. More photos of that are below:

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    The formidable muzzle device surely helps tame the recoil of the half-inch wide caliber.

     

    Of course, HS Produkt also brought their VHS-2 assault rifle, recently submitted to the French assault rifle tender:

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    Two VHS-2s serve as backup for the original VHS rifle in this display. The somewhat plain, almost Glock-esque soft rectangular lines of the original design have been replaced by highly aggressive molding and texturing, and an almost dizzying number of surface details. The new VHS-2, perhaps more than any other modern rifle, appears ready to reveal its true nature as a transforming robot.

     

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    Most likely designed with Croat forces in mind, this VHS-2 features an optics mount very similar to the original VHS.

     

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    In contrast, most VHS-2s feature full-length picatinny rails.

     

    Thanks to Giorgio for the pictures and information.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]


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