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Old 08-03-2009, 08:24 PM
Ace Oliveira Ace Oliveira is offline
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Default The weapons of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

I was doing some research about the weapons used by the Sri Lanka Army and the LTTE in the Sri Lankan Civil War. I read and reread the wiki articles about the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers but while they talk about the weapons, they don't talk about the weapons used by the Sri Lanka Army in the 1980s and the 1990s. Neither of the weapons the Indian Peace Keeping force used. There aren't a lot pictures and videos about the war either.

So could any one post some pictures and videos about the war and maybe then we could have a big nice discussion about the war and its weapons.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:40 PM
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The Sir Lankan army uses mainly Chinese weapons, mostly Type-56s, with some Western kit as well - M16s, G3s, apparently some FNCs. I'd imagine the LTTE uses about the same.

The Indian army in the 90s would have still been using mostly Soviet kit from the 70s, though still had plenty of Ishapore-made FALs (hell, their police still carry Lee-Enfields and Greener shotguns). I doubt if the INSAS ever made it to Sri Lanka.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:44 PM
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The Sir Lankan army uses mainly Chinese weapons, mostly Type-56s, with some Western kit as well - M16s, G3s, apparently some FNCs. I'd imagine the LTTE uses about the same.

The Indian army in the 90s would have still been using mostly Soviet kit from the 70s, though still had plenty of Ishapore-made FALs (hell, their police still carry Lee-Enfields and Greener shotguns). I doubt if the INSAS ever made it to Sri Lanka.
The INSAS couln't have made to Sri Lanka because it wasn't in service back then.

I also find that G3s and FNCs and the L1A1s were widely used during the 1980s and the early 1990s. G3s and FNCs are still widely used today. The M16A2s and M4s are just used by the Special Forces though.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:30 PM
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Good point, I was a little confused on the dates they were there.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:57 PM
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Did the Sri Lankan Army ever use shotguns?
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:59 PM
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They deploy FN P90s to police and guard units, i think an FNC or FAL is reasonable to see too.
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