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M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby Nickona » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi all,

I came across these pics of an R4/R5 with what appears to be some kind of M203 grenade launcher..
I believe the photos were taken in 2008 if that helps at all..

Can anyone give any info as to who used them, when, why etc etc.

Thanks a lot
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby Wez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:49 pm

I don't think this is standard, I believe the guys use the MIKOR(?) grenade launcher, Alex was doing a custom build and should know more on the subject
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby Nickona » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:38 am

I know about the Milkor MGLs just saw this when I was doing some research and wondered if anyone had anymore info as to who its meant to be etc
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby SargeAntZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Those photos look like they were taken at a Denel show , or at one of the Air Shows.
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby richardtl » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Moved to SANDF
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby Nickona » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:23 pm

Yea I think you're right and yea move to SANDF seems right..

Still any idea as to what unit etc might use them?
I seem to remember reading that DLS were releasing UGLs for the R4 series so might be one of them..
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby steven seymour » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:26 am

Okay.... the weapon is an R5 and not an R4.... it is indeed an SANDF rifle (the brown paint that remains here and there gives it away).... I agree with the others, it is not a standard weapon, but rather a 'concept' weapon. The SAPS have also been experimenting with such launchers in 40mm, as that is now the standard size for anti-riot CS and OC grenades.

I believe this photo is a 'showpiece' for the SANDF Special Forces, and possibly even the Military Police (for crowd control purposes).

I can tell you for certain that it will NOT be used in the SAPS in the future, as we are systematically withdrawing the R5 from service over the next few years. The Special Task Force has such launchers, but fitted to a few FN Stal's and refurbished R1's that they have.... this is at least my viewpoint, hope it helps
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Re: M203 on an R4/R5??

Postby Nickona » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Thank you very much Steven very helpful!!
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