Canadian Military Collectors Forum

Comprehensive Forum of Canadian Armed Forces History & Militaria


    FN used by Aussie forces

    Share
    avatar
    Tankermike
    Member

    Posts : 471
    Join date : 2010-02-11
    Age : 53
    Location : Edmonton

    FN used by Aussie forces

    Post by Tankermike on Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:25 am

    The Canadian Army used the FNC1 and FNC2 during the cold war, Australia along with other commonwealth forces used the FN as well. The Australian Army in Vietnam used the FN and the Australian SAS were well known for adapting their rifles to suit their needs. One conversion was to take their version of the C2 a squad full auto version of the FN and adapt it to jungle warfare. This included taking the bipod off the L2A1 and sometimes cutting the barrel to shorten the overall length of the rifle. This picture shows a SAS adapted L2A1 with a grenade launcher attached and bipod removed, note the 30 round mag, and the unusual rear sight.

    Mike

    avatar
    cmpman
    Member

    Posts : 61
    Join date : 2014-03-05

    Re: FN used by Aussie forces

    Post by cmpman on Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:53 am

    The rear sights are rumoured to be from the FN C2. We had those sights on our early C2s. On conversion to C2A1 they went to the larger disc aperture.

    The top cover sight is a hard one to find. I have been watching at the gunshows for years with no luck.

      Current date/time is Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 pm