As one would expect of a special forces unit, aside from the range of standard weapons used by the UK military, the men of the 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) have access to a wider selection of firearms and other weapons than your average British soldier.
This section of the site takes a look at some of the weapons known to be used by the Special Air Service.
The Regiment’s primary assault carbine
M16 & Variants
5.56mm rifle / carbine
7.62mm battle rifle used by UKSF
HK33 / 53
5.56mm version of the G3
Modern assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch
World famous counter-terrorist weapons – the MP5 sub machine gun
‘Spray and pray’ compact sub machine gun
Info on the Sig Sauer P226, Browning High Power and other pistols.
World War-era 2 silenced pistol
Shotgun often loaded with special breaching rounds
Medium ranger sniper rifle
The Regiment’s long range sniper rifle
.50 cal anti-material rifle
Tear gas canister launcher used for counter-terrorism operations
Stun Grenade devloped by the SAS CRW wing.
Compact anti-tank rocket launcher
A portable anti-personnel mine used for defence and ambushes
40mm grenade launcher fitted to SAS rifles
A modern grenade launcher system
40mm grenade launcher fitted to SAS vehicles used in the 1991 Gulf War
Shoulder-fired Surface-To_Air missile (SAM)