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SAS Weapons (Special Air Service)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/26/2014

As with other multirole special forces groups, the British Special Air Service (SAS) relies on a plethora of weapons to accomplish its many mission types.

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There are a total of 29 British SAS Weapons in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Weaponry such as hand grenades and mortars are also included in this listing. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1999
Accuracy International AW50
The Accuracy International AW50 resides in the same league of heavy battlefield guns that include the well-known American Bar...
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1997
Accuracy International L115
Since the age of the rifle, snipers have played a vital role in battlefield actions, covering mission types ranging from reco...
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1982
Accuracy International L96
The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choice for the British Army. T...
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1935
Browning High-Power / FN GP35
The Browning High-Power (or Fabrique Nationale FN GP35 - "GP" for "Grande Puissance") has a lineage dating back to the origin...
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1969
Colt / AAI M203
The M203 is a single-shot, reusable 40mm grenade launcher designed to extend the reach of the standard infantryman, allowing ...
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1984
Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
The C7 assault rifle stemmed from the Canadian decision to go with the NATO 5.56mm cartridge as the standard ammunition of th...
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1988
Colt Canada / Diemaco C8
The Diemaco (now Colt Canada) C8 is the "assault carbine" form of the C7 - the C7 being the standard-issue assault rifle of t...
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1983
Colt M16A2
The M16A2 became the follow up design to the much-maligned M16 debuting with American forces from 1959 onwards (particularly ...
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1990
Colt M16A4
The M16A4 is the fourth incarnation of the now-successful M16 series of automatic assault rifles. The M16 system that debuted...
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1994
Colt M4 Carbine
The M4/M4A Carbine is a 5.56mm compact, lightweight, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed weapon system with selective fire...
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1993
Colt M4A1 SOPMOD
The M4A1 SOPMOD is a derivative model of the base M4 Carbine of the United States military. The M4 Carbine itself is a compac...
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1982
Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
The Fabrique National FN Minimi has quickly evolved into the light-support gun of choice by several key nations including Bri...
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1981
General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
The FIM-92 Stinger is a portable, lightweight anti-aircraft defense system currently in service with the United States milita...
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1985
Heckler & Koch HK 33E
The HK33E series was a direct replacement of the earlier HK33 automatic rifles and is basiclaly the 5.56mm equivalent of the ...
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2006
Heckler & Koch HK 417
The HK 417 began as a privately-funded company venture intended to supply US special forces with a modular battlefield weapon...
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2006
Heckler & Koch HK AG36
The 40mm single-shot, breech-loading Heckler & Koch HK AG36 ("Anbaugranatwerfer 36") was designed as a possible grenade-launc...
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1959
Heckler & Koch HK G3
At the end of World War 2, German engineers were working on perfecting a new breed of service rifle known as the "assault rif...
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1996
Heckler & Koch HK G36
The Heckler & Koch HK G36 series assault rifle was designed and developed to an exacting German Army requirement of the 1990s...
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1966
Heckler & Koch HK MP5
One of the most popular submachine guns ever produced, the Heckler & Koch HK MP5 ("Maschinenpistole 5") became a common sight...
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1974
Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
The excellence of the original Heckler & Koch HK MP5 series pushed the need for a dedicated suppressed form to be used by spe...
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2010
Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)
The United States Army has selected the single-shot 40mm HK M320 GLM ("Grenade Launcher Module") as its replacement for the v...
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1970
Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
The Ingram MAC-10 (M10) was a short-lived, compact submachine gun initiative seeing limited production and equally-limited ac...
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1960
M18 Claymore
The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine was specifically designed to kill or maim enemy ground troops approaching a position fro...
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1963
M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon)
The M72 LAW was the standard shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon for the United States military and its allies throughout the Co...
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1950
Remington Model 870 (M870)
One of the most famous and popular of the Remington shotgun lines became the Remington M870 (Model 870) series. The type over...
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1981
Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield)
The ARWEN 37 anti-riot weapon was designed in the late 1970s, ultimately reaching adoption and production in the early 1980s....
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1967
Saco Mk 19 AGL
Design of the Mk 19 system began in 1966 by the Naval Ordnance Center out of Louisville with the required evaluations followi...
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1984
SIG-Sauer P226
The SIG-Sauer P226 was developed from the original P220 model specifically to compete in the US Army pistol trials of the ear...
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1939
Welrod (Assassin's Pistol)
The Welrod was designed in the early part of World War 2 after a very short development period by the British War Office. The...
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