|Full name||F1 submachine gun|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Manufacturer||Lithgow Small Arms Factory|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Koichi Makoto|
|Released on||CN, TW, KR|
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DROP Obtained as a possible drop throughout Deep Dive. Later added to heavy construction (CN).
REWARD Not obtained as a reward
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The F1 Sub-machinegun carbine was the Australian Army's standard issue sub-machine gun to serve alongside the L1A1 SLR battle rifle from 1962 (Initial Adoption) and April 1963 (First issuing) until the 1990's, until both were replaced by the F88 "Austeyr" bullpup assault rifle.
After the Korean war, the Royal Australian Ordnance Corps looked to replace the proven Owen Sub-machinegun carbine (Owen Gun) to namely improve standardisation of the weapon system and improve upon what was the rushed design of the Owen Gun. A number of designs to replace the Owen were developed, and first came the "Kokoda" SMG, this weapon was lighter than the Owen but suffered from overheating problems and was developed into the MCEM (Machine Carbine Experimental Model) which proved in trials to be inferior to the Owen and was scrapped. Because of this, a number of designs from the Australian Design Establishment that were designated 'X' were developed. The first two iterations of the 'X' weapons were improved upon to result in the X3 Submachine Gun, and after trials, became the F1.
The F1 used a standard blowback action with a non-reciprocating charging handle. The charging/cocking handle was positioned on the left side of the receiver with its slot protected from the ingress of dirt by a dust cover. The F1 has a two-position fire selector with up for ‘safe’ and down for ‘fire’. The trigger mechanism allowed for firing single shots by pulling the trigger to the half-way point, this allowed the sear to trip into the semi-automatic position.
The F1 incorporates parts from 3 different weapons. It retains the bolt, magazine positioning and solid stock from the preceding Owen. The bayonet, pistol grip and butt plate come from the L1A1 rifle to simplify production. But also gains the Sterling’s perforated barrel jacket and magazine.
In the end, the F1 wasnt liked as much as the preceding Owen and during its main service in the Vietnam war, was supplanted by the American M16 rifle.
- Modern firearms entry on F1
- Lithgow Arms entry on F1
- Armourers Bench article on F1
- Australian War Memorial entry on F1
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