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HK21
Heckler & Koch HK21
Country of origin

West Germany

Manufacturer(s)

Heckler & Koch

Year(s) designed

1961

Production began

1961

Weapon type

General purpose machine gun

Caliber

7.62×51mm NATO

Action

Roller delayed blowback, closed bolt

Overall length

40.2 in (1,012 mm)

Barrel length

17.7 in (450 mm)

Weight

17.46 lb (7.92 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Disintegrating link belt

Maximum effective range

100 - 1,200 m (109 - 1,312 yd) sight adjustments

Muzzle velocity

800 m/s (2,625 ft/s)

Used by

See Users

The HK21 is a West German 7.62×51mm NATO general purpose machine gun developed by Heckler & Koch in 1961.

Design detailsEdit

The HK21 is an air-cooled, gas-operated, light support weapon chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO based on the G3 battle rifle. It is capable of firing up to 750 RPM.

VariantsEdit

There are several variants, such as the HK11A1, HK11, HK21A1 and HK21E.

UsersEdit

Bangladesh: HK11A1 and HK21A1 variants.
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei: HK21A1 variant.
Cameroon: HK21 variant.
Denmark
Ecuador
El Salvador
Germany
Greece: HK11A1 variant.
Iran
Jordan: HK21E variant.
Kenya: HK21A1 variant.
Malaysia: HK11A1 and HK21E variants.
Mexico: HK21A1 variant.
Morocco: HK11A1 variant.
Niger: HK11 and HK21 variants.
Nigeria: HK21 variant.
Peru
Portugal: HK21 variant.
Poland
Qatar: HK21 variant.
Senegal: HK21 variant.
Sri Lanka: HK11 and HK21 variants.
Sudan: HK21 variant.
Sweden
Thailand
Uganda
United States