Royal Thai King’s Guard sport gold plated bullpup rifles during coronation ceremony
Thailand is known for all things exotic (and a little strange), and their armaments seem to be no exception.
Soldiers of the Royal Thai King’s Guard are carrying golden-plated and painted Israeli Tavor bullpup rifles, complete with Mepro 21 optics, which unfortunately appear to have been painted in such a way that it prevents the fiber optic illumination mechanisms from working, thus forcing the guards to depend on tritium.
Sporting red, blue and gold uniforms with white pouches, the guards look rather dapper and recently celebrated the coronation of Maha Vajiralongkorn as the new King of Thailand, Rama X.
According to Israel Defense, the rifles appear to be the older Tavor 21 IDF models, which may have been sold to Thailand at a discount after the later-generation Tavor models came onto market.
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