- ARES L85A2 AFV Airsoft AEG
- Metal construction
- Realistic markings
- Weight: 4360 gr
- Length: 605 mm
- High Torque Flat Motor
The most compact member of the L85 family, the AFV version is ultimately contract and hence makes iteself one of the best choices for close-range battle. Build materials are carefully selected- as claimed by the manufacturer the plastic on this AEG is the same type as used on the real thing! With full metal housing the gun is absolutely heavy with great markings. The metal cocking sound is nice and solid! Multi-function tool hidden in the grip of the gun just like on the real steel.
The model utilizes a unique type gearbox. The gearbox is reinforced and it runs smoothly like any other ARES model. Out of the box it shoots around 350 FPS, which combined wiht the compact size it makes it beast in CQB games. Due to the quick spring swap, the user can alter the gun's velocity with no special tool. The High Torque motor reassures that the gun will run no matter how stiff the spring used (it depends on the battery used). The battery fits in the handguard, but beware that it needs a special type one otherwise you won't be able to squeeze it in. The L85 AFV, like any other member of the family it uses Stanag magazines (M4/16 style). The barrel bears a typical 14mm (-) threading to attach silencers and flash hiders.
Inside the box are the L85, a vertical grip, 150 rounds short magazine and 4X Full Metal Susat.
The SA80 (Small Arms for the 1980s) is a British family of 5.56mm small arms. It is a selective fire, gas-operated assault rifle. Elements of its design, in particular the bullpup configuration, come from the earlier EM-2 rifle. The first prototypes were trialled in 1976 and production ended in 1994. It is due to remain in service until 2025.
The L85 rifle variant of the SA80 family has been the standard issue service rifle of the British Armed Forces since 1987, replacing the L1A1 variant of the FN FAL. The improved L85A2 remains in service today. The remainder of the family comprises the L86 Light Support Weapon, the short-barrelled L22 carbine and the L98 Cadet rifle.
The SA80 was the last in a long line of British weapons (including the Lee-Enfield family) to come from the national arms development and production facility at Enfield Lock.