Lancer Tactical LT-18 Gen.2 MK18 Mod.1 AEG

Lancer Tactical
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£199.99
  • Aluminium MK18 MOD.1 handguard
  • 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • High density polymer receiver - Light and agile!

If you are after a MK18 MOD.1 but you want to keep the weight to a minimum for extra mobility, the Lancer Tactical LT-18 would be a fine choice! This MK18 is rocking the usual 10" quad Picatinny railed MK18 MOD.1 handguard which is precisely machined from aluminium using CNC technology, but is constructed predominantly with high-density polymer, making it as light as a feather, at least when compared to full metal MK18s!

The LT-18 is rocking the usual simple but effective Lancer Tactical internals, including a 6.03mm tightbore inner barrel and modern rotary HOP-up, with a well tuned metal version 2 gearbox to back it up. In a sea of MK18 MOD.1 AEGs, the Lancer Tactical LT-18 finds its niche in being perfect for the skirmisher who likes the special forces aesthetic but also likes to be light on their feet!

Full description

Description

Looking for an M4 AEG with the special forces look but without the significant weight? The Lancer Tactical LT-18 has the MK18 MOD.1 look with its CNC aluminium quad railed handguard but is light and manoeuvrable thanks to its majority high-density polymer construction, allowing you to use it as it is and give the speedsofters a run for their money, or dress it up with all the special forces kit you like without having to hit the gym twice a day to carry the thing!

The MK18 MOD.1 platform is the current issue rifle for the US Navy SEALs and is used by a whole host of other Special forces organisations including Delta Force and US Army Rangers, and is also a very popular rifle in its civilian form on the US tactical shooting scene. It may not be KeyMod or M-LOK, but the straight-talking DD style quad rail on the MK18 makes it ready for 20mm Picatinny accessories without the need for adapters and allows an M203 grenade launcher to be mounted directly to the barrel by removing the lower section of the handguard. Let's see a Key-LOK rail do that!

Starting at the tip of the 10.5-inch alloy outer barrel we are met with a birdcage flash hider which conceals 14mm CCW male threading beneath. The birdcage suits the MK18 MOD.1 build well, but if you are going full SF with this rifle you will be happy to learn it can accept any tracer unit or suppressor which mounts to the common 14mm CCW male threading. A KAC or SF style suppressor or tracer would be perfect on this rifle!

The handguard begins practically immediately following the flash hider, being 10-inches in length. This handguard is a great replica of the real steel MK18 MOD.1 handguard and boasts 20mm Picatinny rails machined in at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions along the full length of the handguard. The lower section of the handguard can also be removed, leaving the bare barrel exposed to allow an M203 grenade launcher to be mounted in the most realistic way possible, just like the real thing. Whatever you plan on mounting to your primary, this MK18 can take it!

The upper rail of the handguard meets the receiver rail seamlessly, providing a massive 16-inches of uninterrupted rail space along the top; perfect for optical sights of any length! As you will receive it, the LT-18 has a set of polymer flip-up aperture iron sights pre-installed on this rail which are fully adjustable and can either serve as primary sights to tide you over until you get a red dot on this bad boy, or left flipped down to act as back up sights to your primary sight. The spring-assisted deployment of these sights makes them especially useful as BUIS as you can simply press the tab on the rear of each of the sights to have them snap up and into place in an instant, ready to take the shot!

The receiver of the LT-18 is exactly what we would expect, a standard M4/AR15 layout. The fire selector is positioned just above the pistol grip and offers 3 modes of fire; SAFE, SEMI and AUTO, with a 90-degree throw between each mode. This makes the selector easy to switch, but no so easy that it can be knocked out of position accidentally. The magazine release is on the right side of the magazine well and is accessible for a right-handed user with the tip of the trigger finger.

Pulling back the charging handle, located at the top rear of the receiver will open the dust cover and retract the mock bolt carrier to allow access to the rotary HOP-up adjuster. This is the latest HOP-up unit design for the M4/AR15 and provides finer increments of adjustment and holds its setting more effectively when compared to the older gear style HOP-up unit. The charging handle has an extended latch for easier access, allowing even those with thick gloves to access the HOP-up unit, though you may need to take off a glove to turn the adjuster!

The trigger is a curved "milspec" style trigger, fitting the combat style looks of the MK18 MOD.1 perfectly. The trigger guard is an enlarged design based on the real steel KAC enlarged trigger guard which allows easy access to the trigger when wearing gloves, with a finger ledge machined in to provide a place to index the trigger finger when it isn't hammering that trigger. The pistol grip is a modern ergonomic design with a filled backstrap and a reduced grip angle, allowing for more comfortable shooting in CQB when you are running the stock fully collapsed.

The LT-18 also includes some dummy controls to keep the rifle looking faithful to the real MK18 MOD.1. The bolt catch, over on the left side of the receiver does not function but is nonetheless a separate part, avoiding the tell-tale signs of a replica such as a moulded in bolt catch. The forward assist is a similar story, being present on the right side of the upper receiver and being a separate moving part which can be pressed in but does not affect the function of the AEG.

At the rear of the receiver we are treated to an ambidextrous sling plate which is constructed from steel, providing ample strength to support the LT-18 on a single-point sling. This sling point can also be paired with a front sling point (available separately) if you prefer a two-point sling setup for better stability when moving with the rifle stowed. The high density polymer AR buffer tube mounts directly following the sling point, offering 6-positions of adjustment for the Crane battery stock, making it suitable for any body type.

The Crane stock can be adjusted by holding the adjustment lever on the bottom of the stock down, and pulling the stock out to the desired length. The Crane stock design has been adopted by Airsofters primarily due to its large internal battery space, but also offers a comfortable sloped cheekpiece, sling slots and a QD sling socket, which are amongst the many things which make the Crane a popular real steel stock choice. The butt plate is rubber, offering plenty of grip for wet weather skirmishes, and the adjustment lever has squared texture on it to ensure you can make effective stock adjustments.

The battery compartment of the LT-18 is inside either the buffer tube or the crane stock, and the choice of which you use depends on your battery. If you are using the buffer tube, a 7.4V 1300mAh LiPo stick battery is ideal, though you may need to leave the stock extended in order to fit it comfortably. To get into the buffer tube, simply pull the stock adjustment lever out and with it held in place the stock can be slid off entirely to the rear.

The other option is to make use of the battery compartment inside the stock itself which can be accessed by pressing the two protruding tabs at the toe of the stock together slightly, and then pushing them through. With this done the butt plate can be lifted free, and the battery compartment plug can be removed. Inside the buffer tube, you will see a mini-Tamiya battery connector to which you mount your battery. If you are stowing your battery inside the crane stock you can fit a 9.6V 1600mAh NiMh inside, or a 7.4V 1300mAh LiPo in nunchuck configuration.

So, if you feel the need for MK18 but you want to stay light and quick on your feet, the LT-18 would be the one for you. The LT-18s CNC aluminium handguard gives the prerequisite MK18 looks and its high density polymer receiver and buffer tube keep the weight to a minimum, either allowing you to avoid the gym, or to kit it out with a suppressor, PEQ-15, Scout tactical flashlight and a red dot with magnifier and have it weigh barely more than a naked full metal MK18!

Features

  • CNC Aluminium MK18 MOD.1 handguard
  • 6.03mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • Rotary HOP-up unit - The latest design for the M4/AR15
  • 14mm CCW male threaded outer barrel - Alloy construction, ready for a tracer!
  • High density polymer receiver and buffer tube - Lightweight and scratch resistant
  • 6-Position M4/AR15 buffer tube - Compatible with aftermarket M4/AR15 stocks
  • 20mm Quad railed handguard - 20mm Picatinny rails at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver - Ready for a red dot sight or scope
  • Ergonomic pistol grip with refined grip angle - Greater comfort with the stock collapsed
  • Enlarged trigger guard - KAC style, looks cool, extra room for gloves
  • Ambidextrous sling plate - Steel construction, perfect for a single-point sling
  • Flip-up aperture iron sights pre-installed - Spring assisted for rapid deployment
  • Crane battery stock - The appropriate stock for the MK18 MOD.1 as issued
  • QD Sling socket in the Crane style stock - Ready for a QD sling swivel
  • Rubber butt plate - Ample grip, with or without body armour
  • Version 2 Gearbox - Quick change spring system, reinforced alloy shell
  • Steel body pins and dust cover
  • Available in several different colour schemes
  • Compatible with M4/AR15 AEG magazines

Package Includes

  • Lancer Tactical LT-18 Gen.2 MK18 Mod.1 AEG
  • 130rnd Medium capacity magazine
  • User manual
  • Cleaning/unjamming rod

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Cleaning Rod
  • Vertical foregrip
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.236kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
70cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
78cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black, Bronze,
Half-Tan
Half-Tan
,
Construction Icon
Construction
Aluminium handguard. Alloy outer barrel, flash hider, trigger guard. Steel dust cover, sling plate and trim parts. Polymer receiver, pistol grip, buffer tube and stock.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AR Platform, M4 / AR-15 / M16, Long Gun, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
STANAG, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, M4 / AR Platform,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and held to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Flip-Up Ironsights
  • AR Buffer Tube
  • Railed Receiver
  • Sliding Stock
  • Bird Cage Flash Hider
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • QD Sling Point
  • Ambidextrous Sling Plate
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • Extended Charging Handle
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , M4 Crane Stock,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
6 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Buffer Plate , Stock , QD ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
10.5''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.03mm
Inner Barrel Length
260mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Medium Capacity , AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 130 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
315 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
28/11/2022

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04