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Albanian Land Force
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Coat of Arms of the Albanian Land Forces
Country Albania
Allegiance Republic of Albania
Service history
Active 1912 - Today
Role National Defense
Size 35.000[1]
Part of Albanian Armed Forces
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia Albanian Land Forces insignia
Royal Marine and Albanian Commando

Royal Marine posing with an Albanian Commando (right), both showing their shoulder patches.

The Albanian Land Force (ALF) (Albanian language:Forca Tokësore

(FTSH)) is the most important branch of the Albanian Armed Forces. They are composed of: the Rapid Reaction Brigade plus a Commando Regiment, and the Area Support Brigade. Part of the structure of the Albanian Commando Regiment is the Special Operations Battalion  or commonly known as BOS. BOS is a special forces unit and the most elite unit in Albanian Armed Forces.[2]

EquipmentEdit

FirearmsEdit

Weapon Caliber Origin Notes
Pistols and Submachine Guns
P8 Pistol[3] 9x19 mm Flag of Germany.png Germany Limited use in the B.O.S.
P12 Pistol[3] .45 ACP Flag of Germany.png Germany Limited use in the B.O.S.
Beretta 92[4] 9x19 mm Flag of Italy.svg Italy In use with the B.O.S.
HK MP7[3] HK 4.6×30 mm Flag of Germany.png Germany Limited use in the B.O.S. Mostly used by the RENEA, the Albanian police
HK UMP .45 ACP Flag of Germany.png Germany Limited use in the B.O.S.
Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles and Carbines
ASH-82 7.62×39 mm Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Service Rifle
ASH-78 Tip-1 7.62×39 mm Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Service Rifle
HK G36 5.56×45 mm Flag of Germany.png Germany Limited use in the B.O.S.
HK 416 5.56×45 mm Flag of Germany.png Germany Currently on trial
HK G3 7.62×51 mm Flag of Germany.png Germany Used during peacekeeping operations
Beretta ARX-160[5] 5.56×45 mm Flag of Italy.svg Italy Used by the B.O.S.
Sniper Rifles
Sako TRG[6] .308 Winchester Flag of Finland.svg Finland Moslty in use by the RENEA (police)
Barrett M99 .50 BMG United States
Steyr HS .50 .50 BMG Flag of Austria.svg Austria

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