Operation Granby

British Ground Weapons and Vehicles

5.56mm Light Support Weapon L86
7.62mm Bren Gun 
Centurion AVRE 165
FV-180 CET
L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun 
M109A2 Self Propelled Howitzer
M110A2 Self Propelled Howitzer
Multiple Launched Rocket System (MLRS) 
SA 80 assault rifle 
Towed Rapier SAM
Tracked Rapier
Royal Ordnance Factory Challenger MBT 
Warrior Armoured Combat Vehicle
Please note: this is not a complete list

5.56mm Light Support Weapon L86
Crown © Uprated version of the SA80. But is considered inferior to the proven, robust, GPMG. The LSW has a heavier and longer barrel than the SA 80, allowing greater muzzle velocity and accuracy than the Individual Weapon. When fired from the integrated bipod, and using the standard SUSAT sight, the LSW  is impressively accurate and consistent.
Weight 6.88kg with sight
Length 0.9 metres
Muzzle Velocity 970 m/s
Feed 30 round magazine
Effective Range 1,000 metres
Cyclic Rate of Fire 610-775
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7.62mm Bren Gun
The Brens used by the British troops during the Gulf War, and previous conflicts such as the Falklands War, was given a designation L4A4  Light Machine Gun, known to the troops as the LMG.  These were old Mark 3 Brens that had been converted to fire the new NATO 7.62 rounds,.  Their barrels were chrome lined in order to reduce wear and increase barrel life.  The 7.6 2 Brens are easily identifiable by their straight magazines, introduced to hold the rimless NATO round, and by the absence of the conical flash hider that was characteristic of the old WWII. 303s. 7.62mm Bren gun
Weight 9.53kg
Length 1.133m
Feed Magazine feed
Effective Range 600m
Cyclic Rate of Fire 500 rounds per minute
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Centurion AVRE 165
AVRE
A specialised version of the Centurion Mk 5 MBT entered service in the early 1960s. Another version, the AVRE 105, retained it's 105mm L7A1 tank guns. The 165mm gun fires a 29kg HESH projectile up to 2,400 metres, whereas the 105mm fires a 11.26kg HESH round. The 165 is fiited with a fascine carrier and dozer blade, the 105 being fitted with a mine plough. Both versions can tow the Giant Viper mine clearance system and another specialised trailer, the FV2721 Trailer that is used for various tasks and weighs 7,316 kg with a load carrying capacity of 7,500kg. 
Engine: Rolls-Royce Meteor Mark IVB 650bhp 27 litre engine
Speed in Kph
(unless otherwise stated):
34.6
Range in Kilometres
(Unless otherwise stated)
176
Length (in metres): 8.686
Width
in metres
3.962 over dozer blade; 3.39 over hull
Height
in metres
3.009
Combat weight
in kilograms
51,810
Primary Gun Armament: One x 165mm Demolition Gun
Secondary Gun Armament: One x .30 L3A3 Machine gun, One x .30 L3A4 Machine gun
Armour in Millimetres 17-118
Crew 5
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FV-180 CET
FV-180 CET
Engine: Rolls-Royce C6TFR 320bhp 12.2 litre
Speed in Kph
(unless otherwise stated):
56
Range in Kilometres
(Unless otherwise stated)
322
Length (in metres): 7.544
Width
in metres
2.896 over bucket
Height
in metres
2.667
Combat weight
in kilograms
17,010
Primary Gun Armament: 1 x 7.62mm L4A4 Machine gun, 2 4-barrel smoke dischargers
Crew 2
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L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun
L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun  Although theoetically replaced in infantry sections by the 5.56mm LSW, many GPMGs came out of hiding to take part in the Gulf War. Effective range of the GPMG light role is 800m. In the SF role it is 180om and using map predictive fire 3000m. The weapon is operated by a two man team and  a number of weapons are normally grouped in a specialist machine gun platoon.
Weight 10.9kg
Length 1.232m
Feed Belt
Effective Range 1200m
Cyclic Rate of Fire 750-1,000 rounds per minute
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M109A2 Self Propelled Howitzer
M109A2
Engine: Model 8V71T Detroit 9.3 litre Diesel, 8-cylinder; 405bhp at 2,300rpm
Speed in Kph
(unless otherwise stated):
56
Range in Kilometres
(Unless otherwise stated)
390
Length (in metres): 6.256; 6.612m with gun forward
Width
in metres
3.295
Height
in metres
3.289 with AA gun
Empty weight
in kilograms
19,730
Combat weight
in kilograms
23,786
Primary Gun Armament: 1 x 155mm Howitzer
Secondary Gun Armament: 1 x 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
Crew 6
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M110A2 Self Propelled Howitzer
M110A2
Engine: Model 8V71T Detroit Diesel, 9.3 litre 8-cylinder; 405bhp at 2,300rpm
Speed in Kph
(unless otherwise stated):
56
Range in Kilometres
(Unless otherwise stated)
725
Length (in metres): 5.72; 7.467 with gun forward
Width
in metres
3.149
Height
in metres
2.93
Empty weight
in kilograms
24,312
Combat weight
in kilograms
26,534
Primary Gun Armament: 1 x 203mm (8-inch) M201 Howitzer
Crew 5
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Multiple Launched Rocket System (MLRS)
MRLS Crown ©The MLRS is the latest development of the World War 2 era Soviet Katyusha 'Stalin's Organ'. The MLRS is a tracked vehicle mounting an elevating twelve round launcher pack and a forward cab containing the three crew. Fully NBC protected and designed to smash the Soviet tank advances envisaged at the start of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, the MLRS is a formidable offensive weapon system.  The MLRS went to the Gulf War in the hands of the Royal Artillery and the US Army. The MLRS has the ability to halt, fire its twelve 227-mm rockets and withdraw in 90 seconds. Each vehicle is equipped with its own inertial navigation system, and each rocket carries either 4 sabots, a number of anti-armour minelets or bomblets.  The M-77 bomblet is the most widely used. 688 are packed into each rocket and each bomblet is capable of destroying and severely damaging 'soft-skinned' target (APCs and towed artillery).  Sabots are carried in rocket form as well, four per rocket and each capable of penetrating any known Soviet tanks' topside turret armour and putting the tank out of action.
Crew 3
Weight loaded 24,756 kg
Max Road Speed 64 kph
Road Range 480km
Engine Cummins VTA-903 turbo-charge 8 cylinder diesel
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SA 80 assault rifle
The SA80 Individual Weapon is the British Army's standard combat rifle, made by Heckler and Koch (UK) and fires NATO standard 5.56 x 45mm ammunition, and has been in service since 1985. Seen here fitted with the SUSAT (Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux), a 4x magnification battle sight   complete with loaded magazine; SA 80
Weight 4.98kg
Length 750mm
Muzzle Velocity 940m/s
Feed  30 round magazine
Effective Range  500m
Cyclic Rate of Fire  610-770 rounds/min
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Towed Rapier SAM
Towed Rapier SAM
Name: Rapier
Company: BAe
Length (m): 2.235
Body Diameter (m): 0.133
Fin Span (m): 0.381
Weight of Fire Unit 1,227kg
Weight of Generator Unit 243kg
Weight of Missile 42.6kg
Radar Weight 1,186kg
Optical Tracker Weight 119kg
Range 400-6,500m
Maximum Speed Mach 2 plus
Ceiling 3,000m
Launch Weight (kg): 42.6
Weight of Warhead (kg): 1.4
Type of Warheads available: High Explosive Semi-Armour Piercing
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Tracked Rapier
Tracked Rapier
Engine: GMC Model 6V-53T Diesel engine developing 210hp at 2,100rpm
Internal Fuel Capacity
(in Litres):
398
Speed in Kph
(unless otherwise stated):
48
Range in Kilometres
(Unless otherwise stated)
300
Length (in metres): 6.4
Combat weight
in kilograms
14,010
Other Armaments: Eight Rapier SAM and 2x5 barrel & 2x4 Smoke Dischargers
Ammunition Carried: 8 ready to fire Rapier SAMs
Armour in Millimetres Proof against Small Arms fire and backwash from Missiles
Crew 3

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Royal Ordnance Factory Challenger MBT
Challenger Crown ©The Royal Ordnance Factory Challenger was bought for the British Army after the Shah of Iran was deposed and the order blocked. The Challenger gave the British Army a state-of-the-art tank ten years before any replacement for the Chieftain was scheduled.  The Shir 2 was made for the desert, but the Challenger, it's descendent, did not have the chance to win its spurs until the Gulf War.     Fitted with a 120mm L11A5 gun, the Challenger's only weakness was its fire-control system, which had been upgraded by the Gulf War. The gun could penetrate 400mm of armour and destroy any Russian-built tank with a single hit. With nearly all of Iraq's' tanks being Russian built, the Challenger was able to deal with them easily. Backed up by the massive air support and alongside the Arab, French and American tanks the Allied armour ripped through the Republican Guard without much trouble. The Challengers in Desert Storm mainly employed DU (Depleted Uranium) unless atttacking soft-skinned vehicles.
Armament 1 x 120mm L11A5 gun 2 x 7.62mm Machine Guns VIRSS Smoke Dischargers
Engine Rolls-Royce CV12 TCA 12 cylinder 26.11-litre diesel
Max Road Speed 56kph
Weight Loaded 62,000kg
Crew  4
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Warrior Armoured Combat Vehicle
Warrior is an armoured Mechanized Combat Vehicle. It is NBC proof, andhas a full range of night vision equipment included as standard. Warrior is part of a family of seven variants which include a Milan carrier, a mechanised recovery vehicle, an engineer combat version and an artillery command vehicle. Warrior has excellent cross country mobility and is armed with a 30 mm Rarden cannon. Used by armoured infantry battalions, Royal Artillery and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  Warrior Crown ©The Desert Warrior family of vehicles has been adapted for operations in hostile desert conditions. 789 Warriors have been produced for the British Army and 254 Desert Warriors have been produced for the Kuwaiti land Force.
Weight loaded 24,500kg
Max Road Speed 75kph
Road Range 500km
Engine Rolls Royce CV8 TCA V-8 diesel
Crew 3 (carries 7 infantry soldiers)
Armament  30mm Rarden cannon: Coaxial 
7.62mm Hughes Chain Gun.  VIRSS Smoke Dischargers
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