Heckler & Koch HK433

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HK433
TypeAssault rifle
Carbine
Place of originGermany
Production history
DesignerHeckler & Koch
Designed2017
Specifications
Length
  • 843 mm (33.2 in) (11")
  • 881 mm (34.7 in) (12.5")
  • 931 mm (36.7 in) (14.5")
  • 843 mm (33.2 in) (16.5")
  • 1,032 mm (40.6 in) (18.9")
  • 1,060 mm (42 in) (20")
Barrel length
  • 280 mm (11 in)
  • 318 mm (12.5 in)
  • 368 mm (14.5 in)
  • 421 mm (16.6 in)
  • 480 mm (19 in)
  • 503 mm (19.8 in)
Width81 mm (3.2 in)
Height195 mm (7.7 in)

Cartridge
ActionShort-stroke piston, rotating bolt
Rate of fire700 RPM
Feed system30-Round detachable STANAG Magazine
SightsIron sights or various optics

The Heckler & Koch HK433 is a modular and compact assault rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm which combines features of the G36 and the HK416 families of assault rifles.[1][2]

The HK433 was designed by Heckler & Koch to be familiar to operators with experience using the H&K G36 and HK416 platforms. All controls are ambidextrous, and major components are modular, allowing for rifles to be configured in the field as needed.[3]

History[edit]

The HK433 was launched at EnforceTac 2017 which ran on the 1st and 2nd of March in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany, after the HK433 was shown to a select number of people at the earlier SHOT Show in January.[4][5] H&K is positioning the rifle as a candidate for the German Bundeswehr's competition to select a new assault rifle.[6] The H&K G36, the Bundeswehr's standard assault rifle since 1997, is to be phased out and a replacement is planned to be phased in from 2020.

Design[edit]

Available barrel lengths will be from 11 “, 12.5”, 14.5 “, 16.5″, 18.9” up to 20″, cold hammer forged and hard chrome lined with a 178 mm (1 in 7 inch) right-hand twist, six-groove barrels with hard chromium plating.[7][8] The precision is described as “far above average”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New from H&K: the HK433". The Truth About Guns. January 23, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Heckler & Koch (HK) HK433 'Compact and Modular' 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR: What's the point?". Defense Review. August 10, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Heckler & Koch: Product Overview - HK433". www.heckler-koch.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  4. ^ "Breaking News from Heckler & Koch – HK433 A New Rifle!". TFB. February 3, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "HK433 – The first practical test". TFB. August 18, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Heckler & Koch bids to replace its own tarnished weapon - Germany - DW.COM - 03.02.2017". Deutsche Welle. February 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  7. ^ "Heckler & Koch unveils HK433 modular assault rifle - IHS Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  8. ^ "Heckler & Koch unveils new modular rifle – HK433". quwa.org. Retrieved 2017-02-13.

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