|Heckler & Koch G3|
|Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch & Various Others|
|Weapon Type: Battle Rifle|
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|Ammunition: 7.62×51mm NATO|
|Feeding System: |
|Rate of Fire: 500–600 rounds/min|
|Range: 500 metres (550 yd)|
The Heckler & Koch G3 is a German battle rifle designed and developed by German manufacturer Heckler & Koch. The rifle was the result of experimentation with the firing mechanisms used in the experimental STG-45. Many people who worked on the project were taken to France to work on the CEAM Model 1950 assault rifle, however the weapon's production was cancelled.
It was then that West Germany was looking to re-arm their national defense forces and were interested in the Model 1950 rifle and purchased several chambered in NATO's 7.62mm round. After testing the weapon, the Bundeswehr adopted it and wished the West German Government to produce it under license. The government assigned Rheinmetall and Heckler & Koch to produce the weapon under license after making an offer to the NWM. Rheinmetall then gave up rights to the weapon by the late 60s and it was then that Heckler & Koch was given full ownership of the arm.
The G3 is a battle rifle designed to chamber the 7.62mm NATO ammunition, which became standard with weapons like the M14 and others. Originally composed of forged steel and wood, the G3 has had many modifications over the years and introduced polymer based materials later models like the G3A3. The weapon was also designed as a basis for many other Heckler & Koch weapons such as the Heckler & Koch MP5 and even the Heckler & Koch HK33.
The magazine used a 20 round magazine either composed of steel or aluminum and the same went for the 50 round drum designed for the weapon.
- Heckler & Koch is known to make some of the best weapons in the world so you're in good hands.
- Select-Fire, making it excellent for sniping and reduced recoil makes it ideal for accuracy.
- NATO standard ammunition so it is very plentiful. Also the ammunition is excellent for armor penetration.
- Attachments may help more with handling and accuracy.
- Not ideal for close quarters unless configured to accommodate small spaces.
- Full auto makes it less accurate and goes through ammo quickly
- Attachments may add extra weight