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Scicon PDW
Scicon PDW
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Manufacturer(s)

Scicon Services Ltd.

Year(s) designed

c.1984

Weapon type

Personal defence weapon

Caliber

4.7mm caseless (rifle component)
10mm or 30mm grenade (grenade launcher component)

Action

N/A

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

N/A

The Scicon PDW was a concept personal defense weapon designed by Scicon Ltd.

OverviewEdit

The Scicon PDW was developed in the mid-1980s as part of the Infantryman 2000 concept. It was a two-barreled weapon with an offset scope/handle. Scicon Ltd. expected it to be in service with the British Army by the year 2000, but the project was cancelled before it could advance beyond the prototype stages. The rifle was intended to fire 4.7mm caliber caseless rounds, and had an integrated 10mm caliber (some sources claim 30mm) grenade launcher component able to fire various munitions. There are some reports that claimed that two functioning prototypes were completed, apart from the PR and ergonomic handling mock-ups.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1984 Jane's Defence Weekly, Volume No23, 16/06/1984, INFANTRYMAN 2000 AT BAEE
  • Soldier of the future, The Business Times, 16 June 1984, Page 1
  • Janes Military Review Fourth Year of Issue, ISBN 0-7106-0334-7, Published 4/1/1985
  • The Ultimate Weaponry, Paddy Griffith, The Empty Battlefield Page 150, CN 5219 Published 1991
  • Infantryman 2000

See AlsoEdit

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