FN Fire Control Unit (FCU)
Would you use one of these when an airsoft replica gets released from any of the airsoft manufacturers producing FN SCAR airsoft versions? At first glance, you would say it’s awesome, but for a veteran, it might look good, but it’s just an added weight. Most FN SCAR airsoft versions in the market are already heavy items, and adding optical sight and the EGLM already add to a heavy weight, how much more a replica of the FN FCU?
That’s what also others got thinking about the FN FCU, as mentioned in the Firearms Blog. But before I’ll elaborate into it, it’s better to learn about the FCU first then go into how it’s more of an added burden rather than convenience to those operating it.
The FN Fire Control Unit (FCU), is one of the promised items by FNH in tandem with the FN Black Box (which we shall discuss soon as more details of this becomes available), which were unveiled in 2009 at the MILPOL event in Paris, France. The FCU is a moving red dot fire control unit that allow fast calculation of elevation angle, ensuring that the first grenade launch will be accurate, and not wasting more 40mm grenades. It basically consists of the following: