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German Paper:HK G36 useless at 200 yards plus when hot

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This link was posted on the Firearms Blog from a German Newspaper.

The headline, as translated by Babblefish was : "German storm rifle for long fight unfit "

G36: Deutsches Sturmgewehr für langen Kampf untauglich - Nachrichten Politik - Deutschland - WELT ONLINE

Material problems with the German Federal Armed Forces: After longer combat the rifle G36 is so hot shot that opponents at a distance of only 200 meters cannot be fought any longer correctly.

Investigations result in substantial problems with G36-Gewehr The German Federal Armed Forces determined more extensive problems by investigations with its standard rifle G36 than so far well-known.

As " Bild" - Reported, examination results of the military engineering agency the German Federal Armed Forces alarmed newspaper with reference to an internal paper from the Ministry of Defense. The problems with the G36 represented a substantial lack from military view and are from substantial employment relevance. In an evaluation of the military engineering agency of the German Federal Armed Forces it means according to newspaper: "

All 89 G36 examined so far show a change of the middle meeting place and an expansion of the Streukreises in such a manner in the hot shot condition that an opponent at a distance of 200 meters any longer are not fought surely kann." Already several weeks ago had " Spiegel" reported, the G36 is not fully suitable for longer fire fights. The German Federal Armed Forces arranged further investigations.
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Here is the translation from Babblefish:

In current media reports (among other things „Spiegel online “of 01.04.2012) the impression is obtained that of Heckler & Cook developed and manufactured rifle G36 for the combat mission, in particular for longer fire fights and/or in the sustained fire, only conditionally or not at all suitable is. Further the statement is spread that the hit dispersion of the G36 is disproportionately high with hot-shot weapon.

The Heckler & Cook GmbH sees these recent medial publications as part of one meanwhile over two years persisting and extremely multilayered campaign against the enterprise, which had so far primarily the instrumentalization of different investigating authorities in particular with reference to competition and export-legal reproaches to the article. Now for the first time also the technical reputation and the quality of the products of the Heckler become & with the current reporting; Cook GmbH attacked and suggests, Heckler & Cook would sell products, which were for the combat mission only conditionally or not at all suited. Also by interested circles obviously completely consciously a connection with fighting troop units of the German Federal Armed Forces in Afghanistan is manufactured to that extent. Considering the fact that both soldiers and soldiers of the German Federal Armed Forces risk, in addition, allied nations daily life and limb in Afghanistan and other dangerous places, it is tasteless contentwise such a unobjective and representation cynical wrong in many details and. To the thing the Heckler places & Cook GmbH firmly:

2.) The technical terms of delivery (tl) for the rifle G36, a which component of the supply contract between the Heckler & Cook GmbH and the BWB are, plan a precision bombardment, which all above mentioned weapons fulfilled as can be prove. This tl does not contain a decrease/test criterium, which plans a specified Treffleistung in extremely hot-shot condition (e.g. after one hundred shot increase), so that the rifle G36 was supplied also to that extent as stipulated and no lack in the sense of right is present. The list or spreading of the statement the fact that therefore the rifle G36 exhibits one regarding the Treffleistung „lack “is illegally and becomes by the Heckler & Cook GmbH civilian and criminally unreservedly to be pursued.

3.) Heckler & Cook is present to date no formal complaint of the German Federal Armed Forces regarding the Treffleistung of the G36 in hot-shot condition, nor Heckler has & Cook knowledge of the fact that the federation intends this to do.

4.) In over 10 years combat mission of the German Federal Armed Forces in Afghanistan is Heckler & Cook not one complaint of the fighting troop in the reference to the Treffleistung of the rifle G36 in the hot-shot condition does not admit nascently. After knowledge of Heckler & Cook are also within the German Federal Armed Forces relevant. no complaints of the fighting troop admits nascently.

5.) The fact that the above mentioned tl does not plan a decrease criterion, which plans a Treffleistung in the hot-shot condition, is in several respects conclusively, since it concerns a weapon-technology „Binsenweisheit “that for physical reasons - and thus producer-independently - with firing number high according to or extreme bombardment cycles (extremely high portion of sustained fire and/or short period) the Treffleistung of each weapon changes, i.e. increases the dispersion usually. To that extent it does not surprise also the fact that the relevant NATO set of rules for the testing of hand weapons AC225/D14 does not standardize a test procedure for the Treffleistung in hot-shot condition, let alone that the existence of such an (did not existenten) examination would be a condition for the introduction of a storm rifle in a NATO member state. Beyond that is the Heckler & Cook GmbH in their over 60-jährigen activity within the official hand weapon range, in particular in NATO, not one customer does not admit nascently, which would have ever set up a such test criterium. It all the more surprises before this background that alleged weapon-technology experts above mentioned, at least since end 19. Century at all bring up for discussion well-known, phenomenon of the strewing circle enlargement with extremely hot-shot weapon.


The Heckler & Cook GmbH is a component of the western safety infrastructure, in particular NATO and NATO-allied nations. Daily perform with Heckler & Cook more than 700 women and men their work, around humans, those daily its life Heckler & Cook weapons entrust to make products available which ensure maximum reliability and precision in the context of the technically feasible one on all battlefield conditions.
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