I've just found a document about Bundeswehr procurements from HK from 1998 to 2010. The source is utterly credible. It is a so called a "Kleine Anfrage" (small question) from the left party to the government. However some of the mentioned weapons are quite new to me or at least that HK sells/produces them. For example: MP7A2, Dillon 7.62mm Gatling Gun, P8A1 and G36SG. Do you know something about them?
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Thanks a lot!
Would you be able to take a look at this thread and offer input?
Hey G3 Kurz,
Since you have a lot of experience with the G36, would it be okay if you answer my question about G36 vs L85A2 reliability when you have time? I was just curious if a L85A2 would likely beat the G36 in a side-by-side reliability test if they were both using mil-spec ammo?
Hello G3Kurtz,was wondering if you might have some detaled pics of you 11A1 particularley the cocking notch location on th shroud?THANK YOU for any help ,DUKE
CAR is correct. To permit adjustability for various size soldiers and for when wearing thick body armor. There were two different style sliding/retractable/collapsible stocks for the XM8, all interchangeable by the user by just pulling the locking pin (first style removable, later style captive). The first was the one you see most often - a solid polymer stock. There was also an MP7-style wite sliding stock in addition to the fixed stock and a buttcap. Likely there would have been a sliding/folding stock like SCAR and a dedicated sniper stock. There was another REALLY COOL XM8 stock that used the magazine with an adapter as the stock so you had extra rounds stored on the rifle.
Maybe due to your deep knowledge in about the XM8 Program, you'd like to answer my question on the Long Gun Forum:
Why did the Army choose to have the XM8 with a sliding stock over the G36 folding stock?
I finally got to talk to Monty about the new 45 trials out at Midsouth. The HK was in fact the compact model as you suspected. The objective is to carry the 45 with a suppressor attached. When I talked to him during the trials I thought he said it was the fullsize...