The WL85 is a British bullpup assault rifle designed in the 1970s and 80s. It is a member of the 5.56×45mm SA80 family of weapons and became the standard service rifle of the British Armed Forces in 1987, replacing the L1A1 SLR.
The A1 variant was plagued with problems, such as constant jamming and easily breakable parts, causing German firearms design company Heckler & Koch to modify it to the vastly improved L85A2 variant. The SA80 was the last in a long line of British weapons (including the Lee-Enfield family) to come from the Royal Small Arms Factory.
Insurgency: Sandstorm Edit
|Weapon class||Assault rifle|
|Fire modes||Fully automatic|
|Rate of fire||652 rpm|
|Supply points ?||5|
The L85A2 is an assault rifle featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.
|Weapons of Insurgency: Sandstorm|
|Security Forces||Insurgent Forces|
|Submachine guns||MP5A5 • MP7||Uzi • MP5A2|
|Carbines||G36K • Mk 18 CQBR • M4A1||SKS • AKS-74U|
|Assault rifles||M16A4 • L85A2||AKM • M16A2 • AK-74 • Alpha AK|
|Battle rifles||Mk 17 Mod 0 • G3A3 • Mk 14 EBR||FAL|
|Machine guns||M249 • M240B||PKM • MG3|
|Sniper rifles||M24||Mosin-Nagant • SVD|
|Handguns||Tariq • M45 • L106A1 • PF940||Makarov • Browning HP • M1911 • M9|
- The L85A2's handguard by default is the original, smooth plastic version. However, when any attachments such as grips and laser sights are added, the rifle's handguard is changed to a railed variant.
- The L85A2 is the first bullpup firearm to make an official appearance in the Insurgency series.