Heckler & Koch HK433
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|Place of origin||Germany|
|Designer||Heckler & Koch|
|Width||81 mm (3.2 in)|
|Height||195 mm (7.7 in)|
|Action||Short-stroke piston, rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||700 RPM|
|Feed system||30-Round detachable STANAG Magazine|
|Sights||Iron sights or various optics|
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.
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. H&K is positioning the rifle as a candidate for the German Bundeswehr's competition to select a new assault rifle. 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.
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. The precision is described as “far above average”.
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- Heckler & Koch: Product Overview - HK433
- H&K HK433 at SHOT Show 2017
- Heckler & Koch HK433 modular assault rifle
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