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British military – information, size, firepower

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – a country in Western Europe located in the Atlantic Ocean.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupies the island of Great Britain and the northern part of the island of Ireland. Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man have separate dependency status of the British Crown and are not part of the United Kingdom.

Great Britain is a member of international organizations: the United Nations (UN), of which it is a permanent member of the Security Council and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and it is also one of the eight most industrialized countries in the world (G-8).

The country was also considered to be one of the most influential members in the European Union until 2016, when, as a result of a referendum, Great Britain started the procedure of leaving this organization known as Brexit (abbreviation: British exit), with the withdrawal from the organization on January 31, 2020. Great Britain is power with nuclear weapons.

Army:

The Armed Forces of Great Britain consists of the Army, Air Force and Navy. In 2006, they numbered 429,500 soldiers (195,900 in active service, 191,300 in reserve and 42,300 in volunteer reserve). Great Britain has around 200 nuclear warheads.

Equipment and weapons of the British military:

  • Browning HP pistol
  • Walther P99 pistol
  • SIG P226 pistol
  • Glock 17 pistol – SAS special unit
  • Sterling submachine gun
  • submachine gun Ingram M10
  • submachine gun MP5
  • submachine gun MP7
  • P90 submachine gun – special unit SAS
  • assault rifle HK 417
  • L129A1 sniper rifle
  • Accuracy International AWM sniper rifle
  • Barrett M82 large-caliber sniper rifle
  • rkm Minimi
  • ukm M60
  • ukm FN MAG
  • wkm Browning M2
  • HK GMG grenade launcher
  • anti-tank grenade launcher M72 LAW
  • AT-4 anti-tank grenade launcher
  • MATADOR anti-tank grenade launcher
  • anti-tank guided missile FGM-148 Javelin
  • Alvis Stalwart FV620
  • MAN HX 60
  • FV101 Scorpion (1500 pcs.)
  • Predendent 1 (420 pcs.) – withdrawn, about 400 pcs. resold to Jordan
  • Predendent 2 (408 pcs.)
  • Ocelot (no data)
  • Supacat SPV400 (no data)
  • Panavia Tornado (398 pcs.) – last 136 pcs. withdrawn in 2019
  • Typhoon euro fighter (160 pcs.)
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 Błyskawica II (5 pcs.)
  • Boeing P-8 Poseidon (1 item) – 9 items ordered
  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster (8 pcs.)
  • Bell 412 (15 pcs.)
  • Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma
  • Hughes AH-64 Apacz (67 pcs.) – WAH-64 license version
  • AgustaWestland AW101 (72 pcs.)
  • Invincible aircraft carrier (3) – withdrawn
  • Queen Elżbieta aircraft carrier (1 pc.) + 1 pc. in construction
  • HMS Ocean landing helicopter (1) – withdrawn in March 2018
  • Type 42 rocket destroyer (14 pcs.) – 1 pc. sunk during the Falklands War, others withdrawn
  • Type 45 rocket destroyer (6 pcs)
  • Type 21 missile frigate (8 pieces) – retired
  • Type 22 rocket fretata (13 pcs.) – 4 pcs. withdrawn, 2 pcs sold to Brazil (FRB), 2 pcs. resold to Romania, 1 pc. resold Chile, 4 remain in service.
  • Type 23 missile frigate (16 pcs.) – 3 pcs. resold to Chile, 13 remaining in service.
  • River Batch 2 patrol ship (3 pcs.)

Historical equipment and weapons (before and during World War II):

  • Sten submachine gun (no data)
  • heavy machine gun Maxim (no data)
  • Bomb Mills grenade (no data)
  • Bedford QL (no data)
  • Studebaker US6 (7,088 pcs.)
  • M3 Stuart (no data)
  • Hawker Hurricane (no data)
  • Supermarine Spitfire (no data)
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (84 pcs.) – 8 pcs. destroyed, others withdrawn in 1946
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress (88 pieces) – borrowed copies, used in the years 1950 – 1955

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