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Estonian special operations forces have chosen the German rifle NK416

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Estonian special operations forces have chosen the German rifle NK416

The Estonian Special Operations Forces (SSO) are switching to new small arms. According to the Estonian publication ERR, the command of the MTR has decided to replace the Heckler & Koch G-36 and USP pistols.


According to the newspaper, the servicemen of the Special Operations Command will be supplied with Heckler & Koch 416 (НК416) assault rifles and Glock 19 pistols, which will replace the Heckler & Koch G-36 assault rifles and USP pistols.

Weapon a spetsnaz must be distinguished by accuracy, reliability in difficult operating conditions, ease of maintenance and the ability to install additional devices on the machine. Based on these criteria, among many worthy samples, we chose the HK416

- said the head of the Special Operations Command of the Estonian Armed Forces, Marus Kuul.

He explained that Estonian special forces had previously used the German G-36 rifle and USP pistols during foreign missions in Afghanistan.

The HK416 is an automatic rifle created by Heckler & Koch based on the M4 carbine (in service with the American army). The key difference between the German assault rifle and the American prototype is the gas outlet system: the HK416 uses a short-stroke gas piston scheme, "borrowed" from the HK G36. The HK416 has been produced since 2004 and has several modifications with various barrel lengths, and is also produced in a semi-automatic version for the civilian market.
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  1. Izotovp
    Izotovp 11 February 2021 11: 49
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    With the G-36 it is even more or less clear. How did the USP fail them?
    1. aars
      aars 11 February 2021 12: 06
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      Quote: Izotovp
      How the USP did not please them
      Maybe .45 seemed overkill ...
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 11 February 2021 13: 00
        +2
        They have a Heckler-Koch USP pistol chambered for 9 * 19.
        There are also versions of this pistol for other calibers, but the Estonians have the Para cartridge.
        As a matter of fact, how many of those weapons are needed. If the platoon scratches, then for happiness. They rented armored personnel carriers from Naglicha when they decided to show their power in Mali. As many as four armored personnel carriers "Jackal"
        You cannot look at this armored power without tears.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_Jackal_Armoured_Vehicle_is_put_through_it's_paces_in_the_desert_at_Camp_Bastion,_Afghanistan_MOD_45148137.jpg
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 11 February 2021 16: 10
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          Quote: YOUR
          Without tears you will not look

          But how loud, "special forces". A person who is not knowledgeable may be frightened. laughing
          1. YOUR
            YOUR 12 February 2021 02: 25
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            So what kind of army is there, but to be at the level of a hotz
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 11 February 2021 12: 13
      +2
      Quote: Izotovp
      How did the USP fail them?

      Unification, because Glock 19 is used by the police and border service, about 3000 pcs.
      For myself, I would choose the Glock 19.
      1. krops777
        krops777 11 February 2021 12: 46
        +3
        For myself, I would choose the Glock 19.


        I support, I think that the performance characteristics of the Glock 19 are among the best.
        1. hhurik
          hhurik 11 February 2021 13: 47
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          Why would an army have a striker without an external fuse? Increase the number of servicemen's asses shot as a result of careless handling?
          Judging by the choice of weapons, these Estonians are experienced and knowledgeable people.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 February 2021 11: 50
    +10
    Heckler & Koch is a well-established company in the arms market. Submachine guns of this company are in service with dozens of countries. And the fact that Estonians prefer German weapons is probably in their blood since WW2.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 11 February 2021 12: 05
      +8
      Good rifle Heckler & Koch 416 (5.56 / 45), TsSN FSB - bought a batch at one time. The reviews are only positive, although personally I like the Heckler & Koch 417 chambered for 7.62 / 51.
      Germans Perfectly finalized the American M 4.
      1. Dimide
        Dimide 11 February 2021 14: 10
        +2
        Uv.Okhotoved 2, question: - is not 7,62 / 51 redundant for an automatic rifle?
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 11 February 2021 14: 20
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          Well, the Heckler & Koch 417 rifle is quite comfortable for shooting, but you're right - in fact, a light machine gun. But ... taking into account the latest global trends in increasing the caliber of hand-held small arms - The decision to use 7.62 / 51 is correct. Moreover, the cartridge itself is quite "comfortable" with excellent ballistics. The only drawback is the 20-round magazine and the amount of ammunition we carry.
          1. Dimide
            Dimide 11 February 2021 14: 36
            -1
            The spread in av / mode should be decent (relatively low weight + powerful cartridge)
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 11 February 2021 14: 57
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              Actually, if on bipod, short - I liked it. A magazine of 20 rounds can be fired in one, very short burst wink
              Singles - generally a Fairy Tale!
              1. Dimide
                Dimide 11 February 2021 15: 13
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                In my opinion, a fully av / mode in a modern rifle is not needed. Cutoffs of three (five) rounds are enough, and let the machine guns create the density of fire wassat
    2. tarabar
      tarabar 11 February 2021 12: 06
      +2
      They have this since the time of the Livonian Order, most likely.
    3. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 11 February 2021 12: 09
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      How many weapons will be delivered to the Estonians?
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 11 February 2021 13: 12
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        It seems that they began to call conscripts into the special forces as an experiment.
        The first batch of 30 people. But that doesn't mean anything.
        In the public domain, I found information only about linear parts.
        https://www.kaitsen.ee/voennye-chasti/
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 11 February 2021 13: 23
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        A couple of boxes of rifles and a couple of boxes of ammo))))
  3. evgen1221
    evgen1221 11 February 2021 12: 10
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    Something tells me that the spetsnaz forces should and must use any weapon suitable for the operation being carried out (a fork-star of death) and not only samples obtained by tender. Accordingly, there should be many different bullets, but not enough to the number of identical samples. (Why do 100 saboteurs 150 glocks of the same when they went to provide one blow with one ice ax)
  4. Victorio
    Victorio 11 February 2021 12: 15
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    Since Estonia has one "enemy", and this is for sure the Russian Federation, it is not more logical for the SSO of this "power" to arm the Russian Federation with weapons. at the scene so to speak
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 11 February 2021 12: 18
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      Quote: Victorio
      it is not more logical to arm the SSO of this power with samples of weapons of the Russian Federation. at the scene so to speak

      So they already sold everything Soviet to Ukraine.
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 11 February 2021 13: 08
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      Quote: Victorio
      Since Estonia has one "enemy", and this is for sure the Russian Federation, it is not more logical for the SSO of this "power" to arm the Russian Federation with weapons. at the scene so to speak

      To defeat Estonia's only and main enemy, the easiest way would be to join it and try to do it from within.
      1. Victorio
        Victorio 12 February 2021 14: 49
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        Quote: Flood
        Quote: Victorio
        Since Estonia has one "enemy", and this is for sure the Russian Federation, it is not more logical for the SSO of this "power" to arm the Russian Federation with weapons. at the scene so to speak

        To defeat your only and main enemy of Estonia is easier all it would be to join it and try to do it from the inside.

        ===
        for the elite of this (and in the other two Baltic republics) country, the process itself is important in order to stay in power
  5. yehat2
    yehat2 11 February 2021 12: 26
    +1
    Is nk 416 a special forces weapon?
    this is an ordinary army rifle
    1. user1212
      user1212 11 February 2021 12: 40
      -2
      And what are special forces weapons?
      And ... for some reason it seems to me that a German pilot with a stick is much more dangerous for the enemy than an Estonian commando with a 416th
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 11 February 2021 12: 58
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        usually spetsnaz acts on a short-term basis - it does not need a weapon that fires flat for a kilometer
        and bullets are used with a lower flight speed, with less ricochet.
        more emphasis on silencers and short, well-controlled weapons like the Tavor or MP-5 modifications
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 11 February 2021 13: 10
          +1
          Quote: yehat2
          usually spetsnaz acts on a short-term basis - it does not need a weapon that fires flat for a kilometer

          Yes, if this is not a sniper, then, most likely, a short distance most closely corresponds to the specifics of spetsnaz actions.
          Just think out loud.
        2. user1212
          user1212 11 February 2021 14: 20
          +2
          Quote: yehat2
          usually spetsnaz acts on a short-term basis - it does not need a weapon that fires flat for a kilometer

          You have mixed army special forces and a policeman into a bunch, meanwhile, the weapons and uniforms of these units can be radically different. In the army, depending on the task and the theater of operations, of course, the volume and weight of ammunition, medicine, food and water are significantly higher, the requirements for the resiliency of weapons, the quality of clothing are significantly higher (if the personnel rub everything they can on the very first day, then the exit groups can be terminated immediately). Even the fitness requirements are different. It's easier for a policeman in some moments. It is most often delivered to the battlefield by transport, you can not really care about food and water (at least not for 5 days to carry with you), again there is where to replenish the BC. You can indulge in all sorts of nonsense, like a shotgun, drag something on yourself is not far and the battle distance is minimal
          Quote: yehat2
          and bullets are used with a lower flight speed, with less ricochet.

          Again, everything is in a heap. US and PRS cartridges are still different. They are united only by poor penetration of obstacles / armor
          Quote: yehat2
          more emphasis on silencers and short, well-controlled weapons like the Tavor or MP-5 modifications

          Leave toys to children
          1. yehat2
            yehat2 11 February 2021 15: 05
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            yes, I was only talking about the police.
            I wonder if there is a difference in equipping weapons such as grenades and other pyrotechnics between ordinary infantry and army special forces? Are there any norms for this?
        3. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 11 February 2021 20: 14
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          Army SWAT is simply an elite infantry unit. For important assignments.
          People are carefully selected for it, they cook longer.
          They need both rifles and machine guns. And grenade launchers.
          ---
          There is a police special forces. Their weapons are really different.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 February 2021 12: 29
    -1
    Here is the life of the Chukhonts, the geyropa plows, and with this for free, as well as in the Soviet Union, they also give weapons. Lyapota, however, on occasion, they will be the first to shovel. lol
  7. yehat2
    yehat2 11 February 2021 12: 30
    +2
    Quote: tihonmarine
    would choose a Glock 19.

    and why?
    why, for example, not FN 57?
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 11 February 2021 12: 58
    0
    Not a bad choice, even a good one. Only this pleasure is certainly not cheap.
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 11 February 2021 13: 11
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      How many special forces do they have?) A couple of platoons?)
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 11 February 2021 13: 17
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        It is truth too. The spetsnaz office is not massive.
  9. Dimide
    Dimide 11 February 2021 13: 20
    -1
    I watched the survival test NK-416, it is impressive, at the level of Kalashmat. I think it is unnecessary to talk about the accuracy of shooting in auto / mode.
  10. yehat2
    yehat2 11 February 2021 15: 24
    +2
    Quote: Captive
    It is truth too. The spetsnaz office is not massive.

    anyone can call themselves special forces
    but there are very few of those who can really train and maintain special forces.
  11. fa2998
    fa2998 11 February 2021 17: 46
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    Quote: yehat2
    - he does not need a weapon that fires flat for a kilometer
    and bullets are used with a lower flight speed, with less ricochet.


    He needs a variety of weapons, and the fighter himself chooses which one he needs based on today's tasks. I think there are 5-7 barrels for each (except for a sniper). hi
    The RS rifle is good, but the Estonian Special Forces is not a market. A couple of hundred at the most.
  12. Wolf
    Wolf 12 February 2021 12: 22
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    Why didn't you choose this one? An interesting AP, caliber 5,45 and 7,62 x39. An automatic cannon just for spetsnaz. If it is only for spetsnaz why not try it in 6,5mm x39mm caliber? Bullet ballistic is much better than 5,56 and 7,62, at a long distance it is EXACT as a sniper, and the kinetic energy of a bullet exceeds 5,56 and 7,62 mm.
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 12 February 2021 12: 34
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      Novi caliber is a problem, but if the AP is only for the special force and if their striking power should be at a high level and if everything is put on paper how much does the specialist's irradiation cost and how much time is needed for training, then does it cost money? Such an AP will easily cover all NATOs in 5,56 and 7,62 calibers and at long ranges, the fighter will be about 30% more effective than the NATO fighter. ?
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 12 February 2021 13: 01
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        Eats small differences between PP and Barnaul 6,5mm x39mm


        1. Wolf
          Wolf 12 February 2021 13: 01
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          Top 7,62x39mm
          1. Wolf
            Wolf 12 February 2021 13: 07
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            Then PP 6,5x39 and at the bottom of the BPZ 6,5x39mm
  13. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 12 February 2021 15: 57
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    Estonian special operations forces have chosen the German rifle NK416

    -One? ...
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