Section 32

WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES & PYROTECHNICS

Weapons that are old, new, current & future - have a browse ! 

Some we know very, very well, some we know of, and some we don´t know at all ! 

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Rifles, Self-Loading 7.62mm L1A1  & Bayonet.

"SLR" or "The Elephant Gun" 


Guns, Sub Machine, 9mm L2A3 & L34A1 & Bayonet.

"Sterling".


Sight Unit Infantry Trilux (SUIT). L2A2.

Aiming Optic for SLR L1A1


Guns, Machine, General Purpose, 7.62mm L7A2.

"GPMG"

with Mounting, Tripod, 7.62mm, MG, L5A1 


 Guns, Machine, Bren, .303in, Mk2 to 6.

"The Bren Gun"

and

Guns, Machine, Light, 7.62mm L4A4 to L4A6.

" The Bren LMG"


Rifles, Infantry, Anti-Tank, 84mm Recoilless Mks 4 - 8.

"Carl Gustav" 

Still in service today in many Armies, after 69 years ! (Mk 1 issued in Sweden in 1948)


ORDNANCE SBML, TWO INCH (2 in) MORTAR

Introduced in 1937, this weapon performed in WW2 & many other conflicts. Post war, the two-inch mortar was kept in service to fire smoke and illuminating rounds. It remained in service until the late 1980s when it was replaced by the L9A1 51 mm light mortar. A total of 53 years in service.  Mk 1 to Mk VIII. It is still produced today under Licence in India. 


Weaponsight, Individual, Image intentsified (IWS) L1A1.

"The Starlight Scope" or "Green Eye"


Launcher, Rocket, RCL, 3.5 inch M20 “Bazooka”

(The "bat" was still taught this weapon on continuation-training in 1964 !)


A mixed photographic study,

of some of the weapons & ordnance that we used,

if we served in the British Army during the 50` s/ 60` s or 70` s.

(I remember firing the last of the "Mess Webley" ammo in Malta in 1964,

(.45 & .38 in cartridge)


The Riot Guns - 1960`` s/70`` s & 80` s - firing CS Gas & Rubber Bullets for crowd control.