Today’s Picture takes us to the Island of Sardinia in Italy, and the Teulada Training Area.
We look at a 2nd season soldier of the 1st battalion of the Luftwaffe property protection regiment, as he secures the area with a Heckler & Koch G28.
This was part of the large-scale exercise Trident Juncture back in 2015.
Photo by the German Army / Bundeswehr and Jane Schmidt. (Trident Juncture – Sardinien)
A closer look at the weapon system, information by the maker Heckler & Koch.
The G28 is a military version of the civilian semi automatic competition rifle MR308. Deployed in the established 7.62 x 51 calibre, the “Designated Marksman Rifle” (DMR) ensures accuracy of 1.5 MOA whilst enabling a full night fighting capability.
Providing a maximum effective range and a high first round hit probability up to 600 meters, the HK241 will also allow suppressive fire against man size targets accurately up to 800 meters.
With its green brown tone, the G28 offers a camouflage colour scheme that is being accepted around the world. An additional conversion kit supports user and mission specific requirements where the G28 can be configured to a Patrol version and be used as a Assault rifle.
H&K G28 Features
- Warranted accuracy of 1.5 MOA with 10 rounds accuracy ammunition
- Safety/cocking in all hammer positions for maximum user safety
- Firing pin/drop safety (no primer marking/firing out of battery)
- Stands barrel obstruction test according to NATO-AC225/D14 with NATO Ammunition AB22 (FMJ)
- Telescopic stock with adjustable cheek rest that remains in position independent from horizontal stock position
- Toolless gas regulator for suppressor use
- New Stanag 4694 NATO accessory rails and mounts (backward compatibility with MIL-STD-1913 rail)
- Weapon function based on NATO standard ammunition
- Approx. 120 parts (75%) interchangeable with HK417
- Patrol variant available (weight save approx. 1.6 kg)
- Full night fighting capability (starlight and thermal imager)
- “Over the Beach (OTB)” capability
As you can see, the product image is very close to the real-life picture on top.