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Heckler & Koch G11
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Type Assault rifle (G11)
Light machine gun (LMG11)
Personal defense weapon (G11 PDW)
Place of origin  West Germany
Production history
Designer Heckler & Koch
Variants Assault Rifle
Light Machine Gun (LMG11)
Personal Defence Weapon (G11 PDW)
Mass 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)

  • 4.73x33mm caseless ammunition (DM11): G11 K2, LMG11
  • 4.7x2mm, 4.3mm, 4.9mm for other G11 prototypes
  • 4.73x25mm caseless: G11 PDW
Action Gas operated, rotary breech (for G11 series), select fire
Rate of fire
  • 460 rounds/min (full auto)
  • 2000 rounds/min (3-round burst)
Muzzle velocity Approx. 930 m/s (3,050 ft/s)
Effective firing range 400 m
Feed system 45 or 50-round detachable box magazine
Sights Integrated 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.

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