Heckler & Koch G36
The Heckler & Koch G36 is an assault rifle designed in the 1990s by Heckler & Koch (H&K) in Germany. The weapon is gas operated and has a standard magazine that holds 30 of the 5.56mm NATO rounds. It can also be used with a 100-round 'drum'. The G36 has a 3x scope and often a red dot sight, too in the carrying handle. The G36 is the main weapon of many specialunits and the army of Portugal, Spain and Germany (Bundeswehr).
Before Heckler & Koch started building for Germany, the G36 has had the name "HK50".
- G36K is 17 cm (7 in) shorter (K=kurz: German for short)
- G36C is 28 cm (11 in) shorter and looks like a submachine gun (C=compact)
- LMG36 is the normal (1 meter long) G36 with a bipod and a 100 rounds magazine (LMG=leichtes Machienen Gewehr: German for light machine gun)