The Heckler & Koch G36 is a select-fire assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch.
It was back in the 1990s when Heckler & Koch were working on the design for the G11, that fired caseless ammunition. This project however had an abrupt end due to budget cuts and the unification of both east and west Germany.
It was then that the country required a rifle chambered in the 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition used by NATO. The rifle Heckler & Koch produced known as the G41 was rejected as well. It was by the near mid-90s when the company created a rifle designated "Project 50" or "HK50" that underwent trials and proved to be superior to their Austrian rival Steyr AUG. By the 1994, the final product of the G36 was created and then started full production by 1995.
As the years have went by, the Heckler & Koch G36 has undergone a variety of different changes. This includes accessories and variations in general.
- Heckler & Koch G36C: The carbine version of the G36, the C model is designed with a much shorter barrel for close quarters and long ranged combat.
- Heckler & Koch SL8: A semi-automatic rifle variant of the G36, the SL8 is designed specifically for commercial consumers. It shoots both from a short or extended magazine and firing the same 5.56mm ammunition as it's military counterpart.
Rocket Jump has utilized airsoft versions of the Heckler & Koch G36 rifle in their films featuring gunfights.
- Huge Guns: In Huge Guns, Freddie Wong is seen carrying a Heckler & Koch SL8 version modified with various parts.
- Cowboys & FreddieW (ft. Jon Favreau): In Cowboys & FreddieW, Brandon is seen using a black Heckler & Koch SL8 against Jon's former gang of cowboys. His version has a shorter barrel, 30 round magazine and full automatic capability.