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Heckler & Koch G11 facts for kids
|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)
|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)|
|Action||Gas operated, rotary breech (for G11 series), select fire|
|Rate of fire||
|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.
Images for kids
Prototypes 13 (top) and 14 (bottom) in the collection of the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz.