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#1 Dawes

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1052 AM

What type rifle is this Saudi soldier carrying? At first I thought it was an AK-74 but the mag looks a bit too curved for that:

 

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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1104 AM

AK103?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-103

 

Im sure I saw one of these for sale at Beltring one year. I still regret not buying it.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1221 PM

The Saudis must have a hodgepodge of infantry weapons in service.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1241 PM

Yeah, i think they must view military contracts as a source of personal income, not for enhancing military capability. Well, maybe they will learn something from Yemen. Probably not.


Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 26 August 2017 - 1242 PM.


#5 Olof Larsson

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1352 PM

The Saudis must have a hodgepodge of infantry weapons in service.

 

If we limit our-selfes to battle- and assault rifles, they seem to have (or have had) FN FAL and HK G3, AK-47, HK33, HK G36, FN F2000, Colt M4, Steyr AUG & AK-103.

It gets even more interesting with artillery, with 8-9 different types of howitzers and SPA's. But only two calibers.

 

So far better than Egypt...

They have 7 different calibers for mortars...And 11 for small arms, 7 for tube artillery and 6 for rocket artillery.



#6 Chris Werb

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1544 PM

AK103?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-103

 

Im sure I saw one of these for sale at Beltring one year. I still regret not buying it.

 

I'm confident you're right (as usual). According to Wiki the AK103 is used by Airborne Units and Special Security Forces of the Royal Saudi Armed Forces.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1730 PM

That has to be a 7.62x39 mag.  It's too curved for a 5.45.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1906 PM

https://kalashnikov..../mle/ak103.html



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 1431 PM

Arsenal. Bulgy.




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