What is an F88?
The F88 Austeyr assault rifle is the ADF ‘s standard individual weapon. It is manufactured under licence from Steyr Mannlicher AG by Thales Australia and supplied to the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand. This state-of-the-art weapon is in service with over 30 countries.
Is the F88 the AUG?
The Australian Army adopted the Steyr AUG A1 and designated it as the F88 Austeyr. It has a cyclic rate of fire of around 680–850 rounds per minute.
Is the F88 automatic?
The Steyr F88 is a gas operated, magazine fed, selective fire rifle using the bullpup stock configuration. The rifle is built around an aluminium receiver casting with steel reinforcement inserts….Steyr F88 Assault Rifle.
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Is the EF88 good?
The EF88 is the most robust and best general purpose assault rifle available. It delivers the ADF a lighter, more ergonomic, modular, reliable, accurate and lethal weapon.
What is the difference between the Austeyr F88 and the F88?
The enhanced F88 (or EF88) Austeyr rifle is an exceptional weapon characterised by superior lethality, accuracy, ergonomics, reliability and modularity. The key differences between the EF88 and the current F88 rifle is illustrated in the EF88 fact sheet.
Can the F88 Austeyr rifle be fitted with a grenade launcher attachment?
The F88 Austeyr rifle can also be fitted with the grenade launcher attachment (GLA). F88 Austeyr has been modified in light of operational experience, which resulted in the F88 series.
What is the Enhanced F88?
Army is introducing a new assault rifle, the enhanced F88, into 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. The enhanced F88 (or EF88) Austeyr rifle is an exceptional weapon characterised by superior lethality, accuracy, ergonomics, reliability and modularity.
Is the EF88 a good weapon?
“The EF88 has proven itself as an extremely reliable, accurate and versatile weapon which has gained the praise of not only Australian personnel but also our New Zealand counterparts and coalition partners.” The EF88 is available to ADF forces in a standard 20-inch-barreled rifle model, plus a carbine variant with a 16-inch barrel.