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LMAO Germany adopts an AR-15   Small Arms <20mm

Started 14/9/20 by QuintusO; 24240 views.
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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

19-May

Steyr has released a (German but easy to understand) video of their G36 upgrade receiver. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNX0TTDDwSU

Idea seems to be that the aluminum receiver improves thermal stability and reduces shot dispersion. 

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

21-May

It’s the obvious solution, one I thought about when the polymer receiver / steel trunnion interface came up as an issue - odd that hk didn’t have it up their sleeve as a backup.

taschoene

From: taschoene

21-May

There is an English version as well,: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwNZd194Hf4&ab_channel=STEYRARMS.  INterestingly, this shows a slightly different modification, with a different top rail and a new integrated frontend (the Wilcox Fusion system, which integrates laser, flashlight, and optics, described here: https://www.wilcoxind.com/news/news_wilcox_steyr_g36.php )

By the time you make all the optional changes (barrel, fore-end and top rail, and magwell), the only original parts remaining seem to the fire control group (trigger and grip) and the buttstock.

Any sense of what the swap would do to the overall weight?  

renatohm

From: renatohm

21-May

Here comes the eternal debate - which is better, red dot + magnifier, LPVO or fixed low magnification telescopic?

taschoene

From: taschoene

21-May

LOL.

The round counter that reports via "encrypted cell phone" raised an eyebrow for me.  I'm not sure how this is implemented, but the last thing I want is a rifle that phones home from the battlefield in real-time.  It's  not that hard to geolocate a cell phone signal, encrypted or not.  

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

21-May

I am quite certain that the round counter is for maintenance purposes an HF RFID that you can read at hands length no more.

taschoene

From: taschoene

21-May

You would think so, but it specifically says "ties back through the encrypted cell phone with Blueforce BTAC System."  That seems a little more active than the FN SmartCore, for example. 

stancrist

From: stancrist

21-May

Concur.

"The warfighter is able to connect the weapon via BTAC plugin to the network, providing awareness of the weapon’s operational health while in the field as well as an armorer’s interface..."

Wilcox News | The BTAC Enabled FUSION SYSTEM (wilcoxind.com)

taschoene

From: taschoene

21-May

I sometimes wonder if system designers haven't spent too much time watching Aliens.  They seem to imagine an officer sitting in a TOC somewhere watching the round count on his soldier's rifles go up as they shoot it out with the bad guys.

renatohm

From: renatohm

21-May

These days even rag-tag fighters can have cheap cellphone locators, EMCON is a must.

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