Police & Law Enforcement, Military Arms
|Manufacturer:||Heckler & Koch|
|Rate of fire:||650|
|Caliber:||308 Winchester (7.62x51 NATO)|
|Diopter drum 200 -1200m|
|Magazine type:||Detachable box or 50 rounds drum|
The HK11 was essentially the HK G3 automatic rifle fitted with a heavier barrel for the light support machine gun role. It is delayed blowback; selective fire machine gun chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO (2,625 feet-per-second or 800 meters-per-second). The first "true" machine gun produced by the HK firm would become the HK 11 light machine gun system and is said to have proved a local and commercial success. The system was decidedly HK in appearance and operation, featuring an integrated plastic stock, solid trigger group action, a streamlined receiver and an underslung barrel system. The HK11 could be mounted onto a bipod (this fitted either towards the front of the barrel or just behind the magazine feed) for the fire support role or the bipod could be dropped out of the configuration altogether. A heavyweight barrel distinguished the HK 11 machine gun from its G3 assault rifle counterpart and the HK11 was further chambered to fire the 7.62x51mm NATO-standard cartridge from either a 20-round detachable box magazine or the impressive 50-round drum. Early production versions of the HK 11 were noted for their visible "S", "E" and "F" fire mode selector indicators. Later models took on the more visually-associated "bullet" icons to indicate "Safety", "Single Shot" and "Full Automatic" fire modes.