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Meet the HK MG43/MG4. Heckler & Koch’s New 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun.

by David Crane Heckler & Koch (HK) is currently developing a new 5.56x45mm belt-fed LMG(Light Machine Gun)/SAW(Squad Automatic Weapon). It’s called the MG43. The HK MG43 represents HK’s desire to compete against the FN M249 SAW on the world market. The HK MG43 LMG/SAW is, from all reports so far, not select-fire. It only has two settings, "Safe" and "Full-Auto". ... Read More »

New Heckler & Koch MG 43 Squad Automatic Weapon/ Light Machine Gun

The HK MG 43 LMG/SAW is a 5.56mm LMG designed to go head to head with the FN Minimi/M249, IMI Negev, and Vektor Mini SS LMG’s. Initial word on the MG43 is good. Dan Shea’s written a preliminary piece, along with photos of dissasembled parts of the gun, in the June 2002 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review). HK is currently ... Read More »