The Heckler & Koch G11 is a prototype assault rifle developed during the 1970s and 1980s. It is noted for its use of caseless ammunition.
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During the Peace Walker Incident, Big Boss and his mercenary group, the Militaires Sans Frontières, procured some design specs for the G11 after a successful stealth run through the United States Missile Base in Nicaragua.
By the 1990s, the G11 had finished development intended for the Bundeswehr and other NATO partners. However, despite the fact that it was technically a success, it was cancelled due to it lacking a patent as well as the events of the Reunification of Germany.
Behind the scenes
The design used in Peace Walker was based on the second prototype design for the G11, which was developed in 1975, less than a year after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
- "A prototype assault rifle currently in development as the next generation of infantry weapon. It uses a newly developed "caseless" ammunition whose rounds do not require a metal case.
The new ammo maks the G11 increadibly easy to control due to its extremely low recoil. The downside to this is that the bullets themselves are not that powerful. Thus, the key to using the G11 is carefully aiming shots to ensure they hit their intended targets.
The G11's snag-free style allows it to be equipped without reducing the camo index significantly, making it well-suited to sneaking missions."
- ―G11 weapons description from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker