Heckler & Koch G11
|Heckler & Koch G11|
|Type||Assault rifle (G11)
Light machine gun (LMG11)
Personal defense weapon (G11 PDW)
|Place of origin||West Germany|
|Designer||Heckler & Koch|
Light Machine Gun (LMG11)
Personal Defence Weapon (G11 PDW)
|Weight||3.6 kg (8.0 lb) empty, 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) loaded|
|Length||750 mm (29.5 in)|
|Barrel length||540 mm (155 mm per twist)|
|Action||Gas operated, rotary breech (for G11 series), select fire|
|Rate of fire|
|Muzzle velocity||Approx. 930 m/s (3,050 ft/s)|
|Effective range||400 m|
|Feed system||45 or 50-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Integrated optical sight|
G11 is a German assault rifle. It has been invented by Heckler & Koch in the years between 1968 and 1990. It is able to shoot single fire, 3-Shot-Burst and full automatic. The magazin holds 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]
- "HKPro, G11 (Caseless Military Rifle)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- "HKPro, LMG11 (caseless MG)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- "HKPro, G11 PDW (caseless handgun)". Retrieved 2012-02-25.