Heckler & Koch G11

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Heckler & Koch G11
Gewehr G11 sk.jpg
TypeAssault rifle (G11)
Light machine gun (LMG11)
Personal defense weapon (G11 PDW)
Place of origin West Germany
Production history
DesignerHeckler & Koch
VariantsAssault Rifle
Light Machine Gun (LMG11)
Personal Defence Weapon (G11 PDW)
Mass3.6 kg (8.0 lb) empty, 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) loaded
Length750 mm (29.5 in)
Barrel length540 mm (155 mm per twist)

  • 4.73x33mm caseless ammunition (DM11): G11 K2,[1] LMG11[2]
  • 4.7x2mm, 4.3mm, 4.9mm for other G11 prototypes[1]
  • 4.73x25mm caseless: G11 PDW[3]
  • ActionGas operated, rotary breech (for G11 series),[1] select fire
    Rate of fire
  • 460 rounds/min (full auto) [4]
  • 2000 rounds/min (3-round burst) [4]
  • Muzzle velocityApprox. 930 m/s (3,050 ft/s)
    Effective firing range400 m
    Feed system45 or 50-round detachable box magazine
    SightsIntegrated optical sight

    G11 is a German assault rifle. It was invented by Heckler & Koch in the years between 1968 and 1990. It is able to shoot in semi automatic, or single shot, 3 round burst, or full auto. The magazine held 45 or 50 of the 4,73mm caseless rounds. The German army (Bundeswehr) and the US Army tested the weapon but they didn't want it because it was too expensive after the Cold War. So it stayed to be a prototype and never got into mass production.

    References[change | change source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "HKPro, G11 (Caseless Military Rifle)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
    2. "HKPro, LMG11 (caseless MG)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
    3. "HKPro, G11 PDW (caseless handgun)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
    4. 4.0 4.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20071001082452/http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_G11,,00.html