That is just awesome. Great find! Should remind all of us not to forget those who won't be with their families this Christmas.
Looks like heavy bastard. Still would carry though..
Great phot's of the helmets too BTW. And on a side note, do our younger members even understand "56K be gone!!"?
Do you know what the German troops would prefer? I presume something like the 7.62 SR25 or M110 as used by other countries?
I don't know what they prefer. May change from person to person, unit to unit. What I know is that HK also offers a lighter variant of the G28, which would weigh ca. 6,5kg (weapon, scope, empty mag) compared to ca. 7,2kg (weapon, scope, empty mag).
The M-110 is a POS. We are actively trying to get it replaced with a similar, more reliable carbine variant. Talk of heavy cannibalization within units that had them were reported. A good piece of advice? Follow the Brits. They picked up some nice Lewis Machine & Tool equipment. The U.S. civilian sector can attest to how well those DMRs run. It's designation is the L-129A1.
Part 1 of a series about the OP North: Entlang der Lebensadern: Auf Patrouille vom OP North (1)
Sicherung an einem afghanischen Außenposten (Quelle: Steffen *******)
Kontakt zu afghanischen Polizisten (Quelle: Steffen *******)
Im Gespräch mit der afghanischen Polizei (Quelle: Steffen *******)
Patrouille in der Dämmerung (Quelle: Steffen *******)
To equip some elite-sniper units with them after Afghanistan. Just like they did with the G82.
The rest of the army will get a shorter HK417 in a few years as a 2nd standard rifle next to the G36 in a few years probably. Just look for G27k. ^^
German army cannot get anything straight and honest seemingly. Just like equipping Tigers with useless/disfunctional rocket launchers on the outer pylons when the defense-minister visits the unit.
Basically everything I've read so far about the G27k is that this is a rifle for specialized units - and certainly not to be used as the standard alternative weapon for regular units. Ironically, a source that's pushing for the G27k to become a second standard rifle is HK itself - for obvious reasons.The rest of the army will get a shorter HK417 in a few years as a 2nd standard rifle next to the G36 in a few years probably. Just look for G27k. ^^
I can't be the only one who wishes there was at least one other German inventor/developer/producer of firearms to actually compete with H&K for those contracts? It's almost like they aren't even trying anymore nowadays. They've pretty much given up on the G36 platform and now seem focused on promoting & selling what amounts to yet another Stoner-clone.
Bullcrap. Otherwise they wouldn't improve the G36 with the development of the IdZ-ES variant.