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The C7 is a variation of the M16 rifle that is manufactured by Diemaco, a subsidiary of Colt Firearms, and used by the Canadian Forces, Hærens Jegerkommando (Norway), Military of Denmark (all branches) and the Royal Netherlands Army as its main infantry weapon. Following trials, variants became the weapon of choice of the British SAS. M16 is the U.S. Military designation for a family of rifles derived from the ArmaLite AR-15. ... Diemaco is a Canadian firearms and defence company. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (Fr: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the combined branches of the military of Canada. ... Hærens Jegerkommando (en. ... The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defence (Danish: Det Danske Forsvar) is a political security tool of the Government of Denmark. ... Flag of the Royal Netherlands Army The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) is the land forces element of the Military of the Netherlands. ... It has been suggested that SAS Troops be merged into this article or section. ...

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C7

The development of the C7 paralleled that of the M16A2 by Colt. A Canadian Forces Liaison Officer worked with the Marines in the M16A1 Product Improvement Program and relayed information to Canada's Rifle Replacement Program Office. The C7 for all intents and purposes is much like earlier M16A1E1s, rather than final product M16A2s. The earliest C7s were actually manufactured by Colt for Canadian Forces as the Colt Model 715. Like earlier M16s, it can be fired in either single shot or automatic mode, instead of the burst function selected for the M16A2. The C7 also features the structural strengthening, improved handguards, and longer stock developed for the M16A2. Diemaco changed the trapdoor in the buttstock to make it easier to access and a half-inch spacer is available to adjust stock length to user preference. The most easily noticeable external difference between American M16A2s and Diemaco C7s is the retention of the A1 style rear sights. Not easily apparent is Diemaco's use of hammer-forged barrels. The Canadians originally desired to use a heavy barrel profile instead of the M16A2 profile, but Colt denied permission. Also, Diemaco has developed a different mounting system from Colt for the M203 grenade launcher for the C7 rifle family. M16 is also the Eagle Nebula in astronomy. ... Single shot pistols have existed since the early years of firearms. ... M2 machine gun An automatic firearm is a firearm that will continue to load and fire ammunition as long as the trigger (or other activating device) is pressed or until it runs out of ammunition. ...


The C7A1 (Diemaco C7FT) replaces the iron sight/carrying handle used on the C7 with a modified Weaver rail for mounting optics. Canadian development of rails preceded American standardization of MIL-STD-1913, aka Picatinny rail, so "Canadian Rail" or "Diemaco Rail" slightly differs. There are 14 slots instead of 13 and each slot is narrower. The height of the rail is also lower, allowing usage of normal front sights. MIL-STD-1913 requires a different front sight assembly. During development, the original rails were vacuum-bonded to the top of a bare receiver though for production the rail and receiver were made out of a single forging. The mount can use traditional iron sights or the Elcan C79 3.4x power optical sight, both of which can be adjusted for individual eye relief. The optical sight was designed for the C9 light machine gun and includes horizontal and vertical mil-bars used for range determination and deflection, and a tritium glow-in-the-dark aiming parapet rather than the tradition crosshairs. The 3.4x is powerful enough to properly see targets at the maximum accurate range of 400 m, though like most magnified optical sights it is prone to criticism for creating tunnel vision in close quarters situations. While the wide aperture helps to speed target acquisition, Canadian soldiers generally eschew the C79 sight in favour of nonmagnified optical sights or backup iron sights when engaged or training in close quarters. The front sight was changed to a round post 0.050 inches in diameter, from the square post. With regard to firearms, the term iron sights refers to the open unmagnified sighting system which comes as standard with most weapons. ... M4A Modular Weapons System carbine with M1913 rails on receiver and foregrip Picatinny Rail Dimensions, Cross Section The Picatinny rail is a bracket used on some firearms in order to provide a standardized mounting platform for scopes and other accessories such as tactical lights and laser sighting modules. ... Elcan is a Canadian optics company owned by Raytheon. ... Caliber: 5. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... Mil can refer to a number of different things. ... A crosshair is a small shape (typically a + plus sign, right angle, or circle) that aids in aiming firearms, and occasionally for alignment purposes. ...


With Canadian involvement in Afghanistan, Diemaco and the Canadian Army have been working on developing improvements to the C7A1 to better suit the operational situations at hand. The result, the C7A2, has a telescoping stock unit similar to that of the C8 carbine and a 3-rail TRI-AD I mount on the front sight triangle. The selector lever, magazine release, and charging handle latch are ambidextrous. Also, the C7A2 is issued with green color furniture as standard. While rifle-length C7A2s are prevalent, some have been seen with 16" barrels, fitting somewhere in between the rifle C7A2s and C8 carbines. These weapons are often seen with a similar plethora of accessories as their American counterparts given the overall commonalities of the system and the rail mounts.


C8

Danish soldier shooting with a C8A2 Carbine, in Iraq. It is known as the M/96 in Denmark.

The C8 carbine is the carbine member of the C7 family, and in outwards appearance very similar to the Colt 653. Colt made the initial C8s for Canadian Forces as the Colt Model 725. The C8 has a 14.5-inch A1 profile barrel like the Colt Model 653 M16A1 carbine, but with a 1/7 rifling twist appropriate for the C77 cartridge. The C8 incorporates the design improvements featured on C7 rifles. This design combines the accuracy of a full-length rifle (such as the M16) with the weight and rapid target acquisition of a compact carbine (such as the M4). Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 513 KB)Danish soldier shooting with a C8A2 Rifle, in Iraq, photograph 3rd November 2003, by Lasse Jensen. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 513 KB)Danish soldier shooting with a C8A2 Rifle, in Iraq, photograph 3rd November 2003, by Lasse Jensen. ... A carbine is a firearm similar to, but generally shorter and less powerful than, a rifle or musket of a given period. ...


The improved C8A1 (Diemaco C8FT) is essentially the same as the C7A1, just in carbine form. The overall layout of the weapon remains essentially unchanged except for the upper receiver and the general inclusion of the C79 sight. C8A1s have also been more commonly seen with the detachable carry handle with A1 sights developed by Diemaco for both the C7FT and the C8FT.


Building upon the C8 and C8A1, Diemaco created the Special Forces Weapon (SFW), which provides an interesting combination of ideas. Featuring a longer, 16-inch barrel of a heavier profile than the C8/A1, the SFW is designed to provide a fire support capability in carbine form. The profile of the barrel is not uniform, oddly enough bulging out at the end, whereas the M4 profile barrel steps down. The front sight base is strengthened for mounting of the H&K AG-C grenade launcher. The British Ministry of Defense acquired a number of SFWs, primarily for the SAS, giving them the Land Force designation L119A1. Because of the barrel profile, another Diemaco specific mount is required at attach the M203 grenade launcher (though the British have decided to use the HK AG-C/L17A1). The AG36 is a single shot 40 mm x 46 mm grenade launcher for the G36 assault rifle, designed by the German weapons manufacturing company Heckler & Koch. ...


Recently, Diemaco has begun producing three additional C8 variants. The C8A2 (Diemaco C8FTHB) was built at the request of the Danish Army and incorporates the improvements of the C7A2 and a heavier barrel. It is also available with green furniture. The C8CQB similar to the Mark 18 Mod 0 CQBR, having a 10-inch barrel and a Vortex flash suppressor. The Diemaco Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) is even more compact having an overall length of 20.7 inches with stock fully retracted. It has a 5.7-inch barrel and the receiver extension has been shortened by 1.65 inches. A CQBR in comparison to a standard M4A1, showing how the reduced barrel length creates a more compact rifle. ...


Diemaco LSW

Colt and Diemaco also paired up to develop a squad automatic weapon variant of the series. The Diemaco Light Support Weapon (LSW) features a heavy barrel suitable for sustained fire. The LSW can only be fired on fully-automatic. The LSW has a boxy square handguard with a carrying handle and a vertical foregrip that can be used as a monopod. The LSW was made with no bayonet lug until recently because of the original bipod. Because of a new bipod that attaches to the same barrel yoke as the carrying handle and front grip, current LSWs are made with a bayonet lug. Unlike many M16 variants, it fires from an open bolt, obviating the need for a forward assist. The Diemaco LSW was originally a license produced variant of the Colt 750, but both Colt and Diemaco have upgraded their respective weapons to include features like a detachable carry handle and other features separately. The Colt weapon likely has a new 900 series model number.


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Other Diemaco variants

Diemaco's C7/C8 family is completed with two marksman variants, the C7CT and C8CT, with CT meaning Custom Tactical. These variants are designed to provide accurate engagement up to 600 meters, while providing system commonality to other fielded weapons. They have two-stage match triggers and weighted stocks to counterbalance the heavy 20-inch or 16-inch free-floating barrel.


Diemaco makes a training version of the C7 named the C10. It fires .22 Long Rifle, but is only capable of semiautomatic fire. The stock and lower receiver are one piece. .22 Long Rifle - Subsonic Hollowpoint (left), Standard Velocity (Centre), Hyper-Velocity Stinger Hollowpoint (Right) The . ...


C7 & C8 in the Danish Army

Denmark bought the C7A1 in 1995 and C8A2 in 1996 and these are designated M/95 and M/96 carbine in Denmark. These are to replace the German made H&K G3 (labelled M/75 in Denmark), which has been the main infantry weapon since 1975. The G3 is a select fire battle rifle manufactured by Heckler & Koch and adopted as the standard service rifle by the Bundeswehr in 1959. ...


The C7A1 is issued to standard Infantry units, while the C8A2 is issued to units where the physical longer C7A1 can be 'obstructive' to that units primary work, that include logistical, tankers and special units (like Jægerkorpset). Jægerkorpset (translated from Danish as The Hunter Corps or The Ranger Corps) is a Danish special forces unit, a part of the Royal Danish Army. ...


The Army use almost exclusive the C7A1 and C8A2 with the C79 optical sight, while the Danish Home Guard, which also for some years had this rifle, uses the iron sight/carrying handle. The Danish Home Guard (Danish: Hjemmeværnet) is a branch of the Danish military, concerned exclusively with the defence of Danish territory. ...


It was first issued (C7A1) to field units of Logcoy/Danbn/Dancon of the Danish International Brigade, in October-November 1995 shortly before the transition from UNPROFOR to IFOR in Bosnia. Dancon, an abbreviation for Danish Contingent, but an abbreviation that is used almost exclusive over the real name. ... Armpatch and logo of the Danske Internationale Brigade The Danish International Brigade (Danish: Den Danske Internationale Brigade), short DIB (also sometimes known as the Danish Reaction Brigade) was a Danish military brigade. ... Pocket badge of the UNPROFOR The United Nations Protection Force, UNPROFOR, were the primary UN peacekeeping troops in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav wars. ... The acronym IFOR may also refer to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. ... Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco Capital Sarajevo Largest city Sarajevo Official language(s) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Government  â€¢ Presidency members Prime Minister Republic Sulejman Tihić1 (Bosniak) Borislav Paravac (Serb) Ivo Miro Jović (Croat) Adnan Terzic Independence  â€¢ Declared From Yugoslavia 5 April 1992 Area  â€¢ Total    â€¢ Water (%)   51,129 km² (124th) 19,741...


Reference

Colt model no. Diemaco model Canadian designation British designation Danish designation Barrel Length Barrel Type Handguard type Buttstock type Pistol grip type Lower receiver type Upper receiver type Rear sight type Muzzle device Forward assist? Case deflector? Bayonet lug? Trigger pack
715 C7 C7 N/A N/A 20 in (508 mm) A2 Profile (1/7 twist) Full-length ribbed Fixed A2 A2 A2 A2 A1 M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
N/A C7FT C7A1 N/A M/95 20 in (508 mm) A2 Profile (1/7 twist) Full-length ribbed Fixed A2 A2 A2 Flattop None M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
N/A C7A2 C7A2 N/A N/A 16 or 20 in (406 or 508 mm) A2 Profile (1/7 twist) Full-length ribbed Four-position retractable A2 A2 Flattop None M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
750 LSW N/A N/A LSV 20 in (508 mm) A2 HBAR Profile (1/7 twist) Square LMG Fixed A2 A2 A2 A2 or flattop A2 or none M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes or no Yes Yes or no S-Auto
725 C8 C8 N/A N/A 14.5 in (368 mm) A1 profile (1/7 twist) Short cylindrical ribbed Two-position retractable A2 A2 A2 A1 M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
N/A C8FT C8A1 N/A N/A 14.5 in (368 mm) A1 profile (1/7 twist) Short cylindrical ribbed Four-position retractable A2 A2 Flattop None M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
N/A C8FTHB C8A2 N/A M/96 14.5 in (368 mm) A2 HBAR profile (1/7 twist) Short cylindrical ribbed Four-position retractable A2 A2 Flattop None M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto
N/A SFW N/A L119A1 N/A 15.8 in (401 mm) SFW Profile (1/7 twist) KAC M4 RAS Four-position retractable A2 A2 Flattop None M16A2-style birdcage flash suppressor Yes Yes Yes S-R-Auto

External links

  • Diemaco Small Arms Systems
  • CASR DND 101 - Origins of the C7
  • Modern Firearms - Diemaco C7/C8
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