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HCV
09-03-2005, 04:46 PM
Handguns
The Belgian police had 11,479 revolvers and 9,884 pistols in 2000.

Common Name: Five-seveN
Calibre: 5.7×28mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with Para-Commandos and air force pilots.
Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.

Common Name: Browning Mle 10/22
Calibre: 7.65×17mmSR
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Police forces: limited service. OBSOLETE.

Common Name: P11
Calibre: 7.62×36mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with Para-Commandos.
Details: Five-barrelled pepperbox-style weapon for underwater use.

Common Name: BDA (Beretta Mod 84)
Calibre: 9×17mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal (licensed from Beretta, Gardone Val Trompia, Italy).
Use: Police forces: limited service.

Common Name: Browning HP Mk 2
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard sidearm.
Police forces: general service.

Common Name: Browning HP Mk 3S
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Police forces: general service. Standard sidearm.

Common Name: Glock 17
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
Use: Police forces: limited service. 1,939 Glocks in service in 2000. In use with Sureté de l'Etat, Unités Spéciales and most other SWAT teams.

Common Name: Glock 19
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
Use: Police forces: limited service. 1,939 Glocks in service in 2000. In use with Sureté de l'Etat and Police Judiciaire.

Common Name: Glock 26
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with Sureté de l'Etat surveillance agents and Schaerbeek police.

Common Name: Jericho 941
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.
Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with Sureté de l'Etat.

Common Name: AT2000PS
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Sphinx Engineering SA, Porrentruey, Switzerland.
Use: Police forces: limited service?

Common Name: Model 10 Military & Police
Calibre: 9×29mmR
Origin: Smith & Wesson (S&W), Springfield, USA.
Use: Police forces: general service. Standard sidearm. 10,130 S&W revolvers in service in 2000.

Common Name: Model 64 Military & Police Stainless
Calibre: 9×29mmR
Origin: Smith & Wesson (S&W), Springfield, USA.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales and BBT. 10,130 S&W revolvers in service in 2000.

Common Name: Model ??
Calibre: 9×33mmR
Origin: Smith & Wesson (S&W), Springfield, USA.
Use: Police forces: limited service. 1,349 in service in 2000.

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons
Common Name: P90LV
Calibre: 5.7×28mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with Para-Commandos.
Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Reflex sight. Targeting laser.

Common Name: P90TR
Calibre: 5.7×28mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with Para-Commandos.
Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Rails.

Common Name: P90TR SA
Calibre: 5.7×28mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Sureté de l'Etat close protection.
Details: Fires semiautomatic only. Rails.

Common Name: Uzi
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium (licensed from IMI, Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel).
Use: Armed forces: general service. OBSOLESCENT.
Police forces: special service. 588 in service in 2000.
Details: Folding stock.

Common Name: HK94A2
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Carbine with 408mm barrel. Semiautomatic fire only.

Common Name: MP5A2
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.

Common Name: MP5A3
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales and most SWAT teams.
Details: Retractable stock.

Common Name: MP5A5
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full automatic. Retractable stock.

Common Name: MP5K
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: No stock.

Common Name: MP5SD2
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Sound suppressor.

Common Name: MP5SD3
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. 300 H&K submachine guns in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Sound suppressor. Retractable stock.

Common Name: AUG A1
Calibre: 9×19mm
Origin: Steyr-Daimler-Puch GmbH, Steyr, Austria.
Use: Police forces: special service. 245 in service in 2000. In use with Sureté de l'Etat close protection and others.
Details: 1.5× scope.

Rifles
Common Name: F2000
Calibre: 5.56×45mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: special service.
Details: 1.6× sight.

Common Name: FNC-20-00 M2
Calibre: 5.56×45mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service (1978-). Standard assault rifle.
Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic.

Common Name: FNC-20-00 M3
Calibre: 5.56×45mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service (1978-). Standard assault rifle.
Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Folding stock.

Common Name: AW
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Accuracy International Ltd, Portsmouth, England.
Use: Armed forces: special service.
Details: Schmidt & Bender 3-12× scope. Bipod.

Common Name: PM
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Accuracy International Ltd, Portsmouth, England.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Schmidt & Bender 3-12× scope. Bipod.

Common Name: FAL-50-00
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. OBSOLETE.
Police forces: special service. 30 in service in 2000.

Common Name: FR-30-11
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: special service. OBSOLETE.
Details: Kaps 4× scope. Bipod.

Common Name: PSG1
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Hensoldt 6× scope.

Common Name: TRG-21
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Oy SAKO AB, Riihimäki, Finland.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Schmidt & Bender 3-12× scope. Bipod.

Common Name: SSG PII
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Steyr-Daimler-Puch GmbH, Steyr, Austria.
Use: Police forces: special service. 5 in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Kahles 6× sight.

Common Name:???
Calibre: ???
Origin: Sturm, Ruger & Co, Southport, USA.
Use: Police forces: special service. 6 in service in 2000. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: ???× sight.

Common Name: AWM
Calibre: 8.6×70mm
Origin: Accuracy International Ltd, Portsmouth.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Hensoldt 3-12× scope. Bipod.

Shotguns
The Belgian police had 1,221 shotguns in 2000.

Common Name: Model 500ATP8
Calibre: 18.5×76mmR
Origin: Mossberg & Sons, Inc, North Haven, USA.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.

Common Name: Model 500 Cruiser
Calibre: 18.5×76mmR
Origin: Mossberg & Sons, Inc, North Haven, USA.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with BBT Antwerp.

Common Name: Model 870P
Calibre: 18.5×76mmR
Origin: Remington Arms Co, Ilion, USA.
Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Folding stock.

Machine Guns
Common Name: MINIMI M2
Calibre: 5.56×45mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: Bipod.

Common Name: MINIMI-Para M3
Calibre: 5.56×45mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: limited service.
Details: 347mm barrel. Retractable stock. Bipod.

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie BELU M1
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard machine gun.
Police forces: limited service.
Details: Bipod.

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie BELU M2
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard machine gun.
Details: Bipod.

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie BELU M3
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard machine gun.
Details: Bipod.

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie BELU M4
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard machine gun.
Details: Bipod.

Common Name: MAG-60-40 Coaxial BELU M3
Calibre: 7.62×51mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: No stock and bipod. In use as coaxial gun on Leopard 1A6BE main battle tank and AIFV-B-25 infantry fighting vehicle.

Common Name: M2HB
Calibre: 12.7×99mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service (1975-). Standard heavy machine gun. In use as flexible gun on AIFV-B-50 armoured personnel carrier and M113A1 armoured personnel carrier.

Common Name: M2QCB
Calibre: 12.7×99mm
Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal.
Use: Armed forces: general service. Standard heavy machine gun.

Grenade Launchers
Designation: Lance-cartouche Incendiare HAFLA
Common Name: HAFLA DM34
Calibre: 35mm
Origin: Buck GmbH, Neuenburg, Germany.
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: Disposable smoke/incendiary grenade launcher with red phosphorous filler.

Common Name: HK69A1 (MZP1)
Calibre: 40×46mmSR
Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.
Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Unités Spéciales.
Details: Retractable stock.

Hand Grenades
Designation: Grenade ŕ Main ŕ Fragmentation Controlé
Common Name: M72
Origin: Mecar SA, Petit-Roeux-les-Nivelles.
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: Defensive grenade.

Light Antitank Weapons
Designation: Lance-roquette Antichar M72A3
Common Name: M72A3
Calibre: 66mm
Origin: Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker A/S, Raufoss, Norway (licensed).
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: Disposable.

Common Name: M2 Carl Gustaf
Calibre: 84×250mmR
Origin: Förenade Fabriksverken (FFV), Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Use: Armed forces: general service.
Details: Recoilless rifle. 2× scope.

Common Name: APILAS
Calibre: 112mm
Origin: Matra-MANURHIN Défense, Velizy, France.
Use: Armed forces: ??? service.
Details: Disposable.

Cannon
Common Name: M693
Calibre: 20×139mm
Origin: Manufacture d’Armes de Tulle (MAT), Tulle, France.
Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use on naval mount.

Common Name: Rh202
Calibre: 20×139mm
Origin: Rheinmetall GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use on twin AA mount and naval mount.
Details: Triple feed.

Common Name: KBA-B02
Calibre: 25×137mm
Origin: Oerlikon-Bührle AG, Zürich-Oerlikon, Switzerland.
Use: Armed forces: limited service (1979-). In use on AIFV-B-25 infantry fighting vehicle.
Details: Twin feed.

Common Name: L21A1 RARDEN
Calibre: 30×170mm
Origin: Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, England.
Use: Armed forces: limited service (1979-). In use on Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle.

-Max2-
09-03-2005, 08:11 PM
Interesting list, thanks. :)

But i have some doubt about the H&K P11. I have never heard that this pistol was used by the Paras.

The usage of the Apilas and Carl Gustaf AT rockets is a little bit doubtful too...

Good job, nevertheless. ;) woot

1Cie GevGn
09-03-2005, 08:29 PM
http://www.cybercentric1.com/Images/Sean_images/Sean%20lefty%20rock%20throw%20L%20Murray%201_03.jpg

Oddbod
09-03-2005, 08:40 PM
So the FAL 50.00 is still in service within Belgium??

-Max2-
09-03-2005, 08:45 PM
So the FAL 50.00 is still in service within Belgium??

Only the Navy still use it i think. The Army and Air Force use the FN FNC in 5.56x45mm.

Beardog
09-04-2005, 05:43 AM
I doubt your numbers of revolvers and pistols in use with the Belgian police in 2000.

1; There where 14.000 + personnel of the gendarmerie, all of them using the Fn Gp, Fn GP Mk2, Fn Gp Mk3 ( small numbers ) and for the Special units; Glock. ( 9,884 pistols ???? )

2; The total of police personnel in 2000 was 30.000 +. ( 11,479 revolvers and 9,884 pistols = 21,363 ???? )

3; Many local police departments where already using pistols. Most popular Glock, Hk, Beretta, Fn. ( 9,884 pistols ???? )

When you are a member of the local police departments you can use your own purchased handgun. The rules for this are written under the pol 26 bis.

HCV
09-04-2005, 07:13 AM
>I doubt your numbers of revolvers and pistols in use with the Belgian police in 2000.

They are official numbers from the Belgian government (specifically, the Commission Permanente de la Police Communale en Belgique). I am in no position to verify them. Could it be possible that they do not include local agencies?

These figures were published in SMALL ARMS SURVEY 2001 (the relevant chaptre can be found here: www.smallarmssurvey.org/Yearbook%202001/Chapter_2.pdf

Cheers

HANS

TheBelgian
09-04-2005, 12:38 PM
I agree with -Max-. I've never heard of the our military possesing APILAS , Carl Gustav Launchers and P11s (although i could understand how they try to keep P11s secret). But, I hope I'm wrong and that we really do have all this stuff. Good list man!