The G36 is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch in Germany.
The G36 is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch in Germany.The G36 isgas-operated and feeds from a 30-round detachable box magazine. G36C (C="Compact") - This subcarbine model is a further development of the G36K. It has a shorter barrel than the G36K, and a four-prong open-type flash hider or a birdcage type flash hider. The extremely short barrel forced designers to move the gas block closer to the muzzle end and reduce the length of the gas piston operating rod. The handguard and stock were also shortened and the fixed carry handle (with optics) was replaced with a carrying handle with an integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail. The dual optical sight found on the standard G36 and G36K models was replaced with a set of rail-mounted detachable iron sights that consist of a semi-shrouded front post and a flip-up rear sight with two apertures of different diameter. The short handguard has four accessory attachment points, one of which could be used for a vertical grip. The G36C was developed and produced in January 2001.