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Heckler & Koch HK32A1


Automatic Rifle / Assault Rifle


Germany | 1962



"The HK32KA1 was a short-barreled version of the HK 32A3 for export."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Heckler & Koch HK32A1. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
600
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
Physical
The physical qualities of the Heckler & Koch HK32A1. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
864 mm
34.02 in
O/A Length
8.38 lb
3.80 kg
Weight
Delayed Blowback; Selective Fire
Action
7.62x39mm M1943
Caliber(s)
20- / 30- / 40-Round Detachable Box Magazine
Feed
Iron front and rear
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Heckler & Koch HK32A1 Automatic Rifle / Assault Rifle family line.
HK32A1 - Base Series Designation


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The Heckler & Koch HK32KA1 carbine was designed for the military market that revolved around the firing of the Soviet 7.62x39mm M1943 "short" cartridge - most notably any Soviet-supported or satellite state at the time. The cartridge was the same one fielded en masse with the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle and, as such, it only seemed commercially sound to field an HK system that utilized the same type of ammunition. The short-barrel version was to be a close encounter assault weapon featuring a retractable butt stock and, additionally, the carbine was designed to make use of a 20, 30 or 40-round detachable magazine.

Developed in the early 1960's in an effort to make a splash and - it was hoped - turn a profit in those markets, the HK32KA1 was, in fact, limited to demonstration production models when it was deemed that the market demand was not viable. As such, the HK32 family series of 7.62x39mm chambered automatic rifles was dropped from the HK line.

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Operators
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Contractor(s): Heckler & Koch GmbH - Germany
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