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This is SA80 Assault Rifle in Gunbucket format.
Gunbucket is 240pix = 1ft
Gunbucket is a sub-branch of Shipbucket

The SA80 (Small Arms for the 1980s) is a British family of 5.56×45mm NATO small arms. It is a selective fire, gas-operated assault rifle. Elements of its design, in particular the bullpup configuration, come from the earlier EM-2 rifle. The first prototypes were tried in 1976, and production ended in 1994. It is due to remain in service until 2025.

According to some British Army soldiers, SA80/ L85A1 is the worst assault rifle in the history.

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thetnknownbrony Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the SA80 Was the Worst AR in history until H&K came and saved it 
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Luckymarine577 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The A2 version is my favorite, love how you worked on it. Britain has dropped the ACOG as the scope that will replace the L9A1 SUSAT in favour for Specter Elecon 2 and L9A2 SUSAT
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Cyklus07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
L85A1 was crap due to regular jams, it couldn't stand sand or water in which case it would have been more lethal to just throw it at the enemy and run. The L85A2 (H&K version) version though ironed the problems out, now on average the rifle should only jam after every 80,000 rounds fired. But before that even happens it would have had a number of services, which means it should never jam (again). You've got to remember that the SA80 is one of, if not the first bull-pup assault rifle. With the addition of rails replaced the fore-grip its probably one of the best service rifles at the moment, its been 30 years in the making.
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a rumour that the British Army wanted to replace the SA80 with G36 rifle.
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Cyklus07 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It makes sense, the police did get the aging MP5s replaced with the G36. But Im glad H&K sorted the problems out, which means the tax payer has made a saving rather then buying an all new standard service rifle.
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Shade5069 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
I find the rifle quite nice!
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Soap971 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Eru-chan \o/
Nicely done, mate :)
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Spec-Al Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
i totally agree with the statements from the para its was crumby but then HK got their hands on it and defiantly improved on it
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's wrong with it?

The rifle itself, that is. The rendition is nice
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
from what I hear from a soldier from the Para regiment quote:

* Nice on a range,very accurate
* It breaks like a childs toy.
* The mags fall to bits and empty all your ammo into the bottom of the trench.
* When you use the SUSAT, you lost peripheral vision and lost situation awareness.
* Too short as a close quarter weapon
* Useless for bayonet fighting.
* Too many parts which don't fit particularly well, thence too much jamming.
* need too much cleaning
etc.

other wise you can read it on wiki:
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Cyklus07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well the new L85A2 has had its aluminium mags replaced with a plastic Magpul magazines, the SUSAT sights have been replaced by ACOGs. The SAS use the MP5s still and thats shorter then the L85A2 (even in the A1 version) but it is alot shorter then the AR-15 or M16A4. The L22 is a carbine version and is meant for AFV crews. No one uses bayonets anymore for CQC. The rifle comes apart in 5 internal pieces (for all versions including the cadets L98), hardly too many parts. I don't know if this Para is in 3rd Battalion but he sounds like it. 1PARA and 2PARA wouldn't be complaining like that.
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They still use Bayonet in CQC, during the deployment in Iraq, the British Army did launched a bayonet charge against the enemy.
This happened in 2004, when a patrol of 20 British troops in Basra were ambushed by about a hundred Iraqi Shia militiamen.
they were running out of ammo and the Iraqi gunmen were moving closer. So they fix bayonets and charge.
After close quarter combat with bayonet:

British 0 - Iraqi Shia militiamen 35 KIA.
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Cyklus07 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh I never heard of that incident, but Im guessing this para either has a faulty bayonet or hes not fixing it properly. I stand corrected squire :)
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typhoonsg1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
It might be worth mentioning that since the gave em to H&K and upgraded to A2 they are a much more reliable weapon :)
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darthpandanl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I still have to draw the A2.
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