Assault rifle (automatic) Heckler & Koch series HK417

    assault rifle (automatic) heckler & koch Series hk417
    HK417 (version Assaulter)
    With a barrel length of 305 mm
    With an installed optical sight with IR head, bipod, silencer

    Based on experience gained from the international coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, where certain conditions 5.56x45 mm caliber weapon found insufficient effective range and the lack of breakdown and stopping power, the company Heckler-Koch in early 2005 began the development of new weapons 7.62x51 mm caliber.

    assault rifle (automatic) heckler & koch series hk417
    The serial version with a barrel length of 305 mm

    New Automatic Rifle 7.62 mm, developed by Heckler-Koch, under the designation HK417, created on the basis of automatic rifle HK416 5.56 mm of the same company.

    In 2007 NC 417 series rifles have been put into mass production and offered for weapons of army and police forces.

    Rifle HK417 HK416 similarly has a modular design, largely echoing the design of the American M16, with one important difference - German HK417 rifle has a modified gas operated system that uses a conventional gas piston with a short stroke. There are also other differences, but all the basic controls and the method of dismantling and assembling weapons inherited from the M16, which is primarily due to the fact that one of the main markets for U.S. HK417 originally intended.

    assault rifle (automatic) heckler & amp ; koch series hk417
    HK417 (version Recce)
    With a barrel length of 406 mm
    With an installed launcher and dot sight

    Automatic Rifle HK417 is based on gas operated with a short course located above the barrel, gas piston (like assault rifle HK G36). Locking barrel by turning the bolt with 7 locking lugs.

    The design

    HK417 retained traditional M16 series rifles located above the butt T-shaped shutter cocking lever and slide stop mechanism.

    Caliber, mm 7.62x51 NATO
    - The stock closed
    - Butt decomposed



    Barrel length, mm 305 406 508
    Weight 3.87 4.05 4.23
    Muzzle velocity
    Bullets, m / s
    709 750 789
    Count. cartridges
    10, 20, 50
    Rate of fire,
    Rds / min
    500 - 600

    Fuse-translator fire mode - three-position, can fire single shots and bursts.

    new weapon barrel is provided with enhanced survivability, made by cold forging with threaded muzzle compensator to install or muffler.


    design feature is the ability to relatively quickly (within 2 minutes) by replacing the barrel of the user and using a minimum of tools.

    HK417 is available in four variants differing only in the length and quality of the barrel processing, and mass, respectively:
    - HK417 12 "« Assaulter »Model - version with standard barrel length of 305 mm.
    - HK417 16 "« Recce »Model - version with standard barrel length of 406 mm.
    - HK417 16 "« Recce »Model - variant with improved handling barrel length of 406 mm.
    - HK417 20 "« Sniper »Model - variant with improved handling barrel length of 508 mm.

    When using "sniper" barrel rifle cartridges and related HK417 provides patterning single shots at 1 minute of arc (1 MOA).


    rifle made of aluminum alloy and consists of two halves joined pair of transverse pins.

    assault rifle (automatic) heckler & amp ; koch series hk417
    HK417 (version Sniper)
    With a barrel length of 508 mm
    With fixed telescopic sight and bipod

    handguard with four sides and on the top surface of the receiver located guide type Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913) for fixing any compatible with M4 / M16 sights and other accessories, including LCC, lights and grenade launcher.

    Butt telescopic sliding, multi-position, similar in design to the butt of the rifle M4.

    Food HK417 rifle is made from specially designed for them transparent polymer magazine capacity of 10 or 20 rounds. Also can use capacity drum magazine for rounds 50.

    Especially for the civilian market by Heckler & Koch HK417-based semi-automatic rifle designed MRMR308, received the American market weapons designation MR762.

    HK417 was adopted by the special forces of Albania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, UK.

    assault rifle (automatic) heckler & amp ; koch series hk417
    The serial version with a barrel length of 508 mm


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