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The HK 416 A8 is a German assault rifle developed in the early 2020s from the earlier HK 416 A7.

The weapon is currently in the procurement phase, having successfully won trials for the Bundeswehr against competing firearms such as the HK 433, and the Haenel MK556. The MK556 was previously chosen as winner but has been withdrawn due to legal action regarding infringing on HK patents for the development of the weapon.


HK 416
Original model from the early 2000s.
HK 416 C
Compact model.
HK 416 A5 — G 38
Updated model from 2008 with all-HK parts.
HK 416 A7 — G 95 / G 95 K
Variant developed for the KSK and KSM.
HK 416 A8
2021 variant developed for the Bundeswehr rifle competition. Slated to replace the HK G 36 in service.


HK MR 223
European civilian model.
HK MR 223 F-S
HK MR 223 F-C
HK MR 556
HK MR 556 A1


HK 416 F
French model.
HK 416 F-S
French training model.
HK 416 N
Norwegian model.
HK 416 K
Norwegian 'kort' (short) model.
HK 416 S
Norwegian 'skarpskytter' (sniper) model.


HK 337
HK 416 A5 chambered in .300 AAC Blackout.
HK 417
7.62x51mm version.
M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle
Squad automatic weapon version.
M38 Designated Marksman Rifle
M27 fitted with the Leopold Mark 4 2.5-8x36 MR/T TS-30A2 riflescope.

Licensed Copies / Foreign

Coharie Arms CA-415
American Coharie Arms clone.
Turkish MKEK model.
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British L119A1 (A2)
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Italian AP-15AP-74
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New Zealand MARS-L
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Taiwanese Type 64T65 Rifle (K1 RifleK2 RifleK2 CarbineK3 Carbine)T86T91
Turkish MPT-55 (K)Safir T-14
Heckler & Koch Products
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Military Rifles 313233 (A2A3)365053237241337416 (A5A7A8C)417 (A2)433437G 3 (A1A2A3N A3A3 A1A4K A4A4 A1K A4 A1A5A6A7A7 A1)G 11 (K1K2)G 36 (A1A2CC3EKKEKVV)G 41 (A1A2A3K)GR2 (CS)MSG 90 (A1SDN)PSG 1 (A1)XM8XM29
Civilian Rifles 91 (A2A3)93 (A2A3)94 (A2A3)243293770940MR 308MR 556 (A1)MR 762 (A1)SL6SL7 (Match)SL8USC
Submachine Guns 54MP 5 (A1A2A3A4A5)MP 7 (A1A2)UMP (94045)
Machine Guns 11 (A1E)13 (E)21 (A1E)23 (E)25121123GR6 (CS)GR9 (CS)M27 IARMG 4 (EKKE)MG 5 (A1A2S)MG 36
Shotguns 512CAWSFP6
Pistols 4HK 45 (CompactCompact TacticalTactical)1911Mark 23Mk 23P 2 (A1)P 7P 9P 11P 30 (LSDSKSK S)P 46P 2000 (SK)SFP (99 L9 L OR9 M9 Match OR9 OR9 SK40)UCPUSP (99 Custom Sport9 Elite9 Expert4040 Custom Sport40 Expert4545 Custom Sport45 Elite45 Expert45 Tactical)VP (94045)
Grenade Launchers 69 (A1)79169AG 36GMGM320XM25XM29
Cartridges 4.6x30mm HK4.6x36mm HK
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Assault Carbine (5.45/5.56) HK 416C
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