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Название: Notes on Rifle 7.62 mm X8E1, X8E2 for Troop Trials
Издательство: Land Service. UK
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Before the British adopted the FAL as the L1A1 rifle, batches of several different variants were made for extended troop trials. The first two were the X8E1 and X8E2 – the X8E1 used standard FAL iron sights and was equipped with a stripper clip loading guide on its top cover. The X8E2 did not have this clip guide, and used a UNIT sight (a small single-power optic).
Both rifles varied only in minor details from the final L1A1 design, but some of those details are interesting. For example, the bayonet designed for them included a pair of projections above the end of the blade which made the bayonet itself act as a flash hider. Why hiding the flash was not considered important when the bayonet was detached, I don’t know…