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Diemaco C8FT

Dutch marine with C8FT carbine with AG-C grenade launcher and Elcan 3.4x riflescope.

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Origin
Canada
Type
Entered service
1984
Status
In service
Development
Early 1980's
Developer
Canada - Diemaco (now Colt Canada)
United States - Colt
Production
Early 1980's - present
Producer
Canada - Diemaco (now Colt Canada)
Designations
C8A1
C8FT in Canadian service
C8A2
C8FTHB in Canadian service
Kb M/96
C8FTHB in Danish service
L119A1
C8 SFW in UK military service

Details


List of C8 carbine variants

C8
Baseline C8 carbine with fixed handguard. Unlike the US M4 carbine this features a thin profile barrel as found on the M16A1, but with the faster twist rate associated with 5.56mm NATO.
C8A1
The C8A1 is similar to the C8, but features a flat top receiver for mounting optics. The factory designation was C8FT at first. The Elcan C79 was the standard optics at the time of introduction.
C8A1HB
A Heavy Barrel variant of the C8A1. Unlike the C8 and C8A1 this has a barrel profile similar to the Colt M4.
C8SFW
Special Forces Weapon variant of the C8A1. Feature a longer heavier barrel. The barrel profile tapers outwards and inwards towards the muzzle.
C8CQB
Compact model of the C8 with short barrel. Similar to the M4 Commando.

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