|Full name||Heckler & Koch Gewehr 36 (HK50)|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Manufacturer||Heckler & Koch|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Koshimizu Ami|
|Released on||CN, TW, KR, EN (Gr G36), JP (Gr G36)|
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The G36 (Gewehr 36) is a gas-operated, select fire rifle developed by German arms manufacturer Heckler and Koch. It was designed as a replacement for the venerable G3 battle rifle. It entered German military service in 1997, and continues to serve as the main standard-issue rifle of the Bundeswehr.
A development program working on a replacement for the G3 rifle had been ongoing since the late 1970's. This program resulted in the G11 rifle, with its unique and innovative caseless ammunition. The G11 was actually slated to enter into service with the Bundeswehr in the early 1990's, however this would not come to pass. In 1990, East and West Germany reunified, and the Bundeswehr cancelled procurement of the G11 due to defense budget cuts following reunification.
Following reunification, calls for a new modern service rifle chambering the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge began to grow. Heckler and Koch were kind of caught with their pants down, as they had neglected research into a new 5.56mm rifle, confident that the G11 would see adoption by the German Armed Forces. They would initially offer the G41 rifle, but this was rejected by the Bundeswehr. And so, H&K would begin work on a completely new rifle, initially called the HK50, that would chamber the 5.56x45mm NATO standard cartridge. Development on the G36 would conclude in 1995, and production would follow the next year.
Compared to the G11, the G36 is a much more conventional rifle in terms of layout and function. It fires from a closed bolt, and utilizes the signature H&K short-stroke gas piston mechanism. This gas piston system would later be used by both the XM8 and HK416 rifles. The G36 has an effective firing range of up to 800 meters, with a rate of fire of around 750 rounds per minute. The rifle feeds from a proprietary 30 round staggered fit magazine designed specifically for the rifle. After a slight modification to the magazine housing, the G36 is able to accept and feed from STANAG pattern magazines. Other notable features of the weapon include a free-floated barrel, skeletal folding stock, and a frame made from lightweight corrosion-resistant synthetic materials. Like most modern assault rifles designs, the G36 can mount combat accessories and a under-rail grenade launcher. Should a grenade launcher unit not be issued to the user, the muzzle of the weapon has a slotted flash suppressor, onto which one can fit and launch rifle grenades using blank munitions. The flash suppressor also serves as a mounting position for affixing a bayonet. The Bundeswehr standard-issue G36 features a ZF 3×4° dual optical sight, which is a combination of a 3× magnified telescopic sight and a unmagnified reflex sight.
In 2010, Bundeswehr forces equipped with G36 rifles entered into a combat encounter with members of the Taliban. During this firefight, the barrels of the G36 overheated, and three German soldiers were killed. This prompted an investigation into the performance of the G36. The investigation found that dumping two magazines (60 rounds) in quick succession was enough to overheat the G36's barrel to a severe enough extent to cause accuracy degradation. The G36 is made largely of polymer to keep it lightweight, and it has been suggested that the polymer barrel housing may be the cause of this issue. After the incident, the German Minister of Defense, Ursula von der Leyen, claimed that "The Heckler & Koch G36 has no future in the German army in its current state of construction", and that "the German military will stop using a plastic assault rifle that can't shoot straight when temperatures increase by 30°C or the rifle heats up during a firefight". Heckler & Koch rejected these claims, asserting that the faults of the rifle came from faulty ammunition, or the tin barrel covering applied by the Bundeswehr, and also cited its widespread usage as proof of the weapon's effectiveness. It was eventually determined that the overheating issue was in fact the result of using bullets with copper-plated jackets that were too thin, and once the ammo was changed the problems were resolved.
Despite the G36's name being cleared, the Ministry of Defense attempted to sue H&K, saying they were legally obligated to repair their rifles and pay damages. The court ruled in H&K's favor, saying that since the G36 was designed according to the Ministry's own specifications, H&K was not responsible for any faults in the weapon. H&K would eventually make their own replacement for the G36 in the early 2000's, the HK416, which was adopted by several countries, including Germany and the United States. On 22 April 2015, the German Minister of Defense announced that the G36 would be phased out of the German army due to the accuracy and overheating concerns. Trials for a replacement would begin in 2017, with a number of competitors looking to score a lucrative contract with the German military. Despite H&K being the favored one to win the trials, the contract would go to C. G. Haenel and their MK 556 rifle. Several other companies, including H&K and SIG Sauer, contested the results of the trial, complaining that there was had been lack of fairness in the proceedings. Despite this, the results of the trial were finalized in September of 2020, and procurement of the Haenel MK 556 was expected to begin in mid to late October. However, the contract was cancelled in early October after it was found that several internal components of the MK 556 infringed on patents held by Heckler and Koch. As of the time of writing, the G36 is still the German military's standard infantry rifle, although its future remains uncertain.
A neat and tidy T-Doll in formal maid attire with piercing green eyes. G36 has blonde, curvy hair that she keeps in a long braid. Her height is estimated to be around 150 cm. G36's character artist, Imoko, was interviewed on the 28th of May 2018, and was asked how the design of G36 came to be. Apparently, the maid concept was suggested by a developer (along with the overall body proportions
G36's character design features many square metallic rings on the head piece, hair ornament, and combat boots. These square metallic rings resemble the gaps on the weapon itself (the one between the carrying handle and the barrel, as well as the ones on the gun stock). The bodice she wears around her midsection has six holes, referencing the holes on the handguard of the rifle.
Her default outfit, 'Petit Waitress' costume, and her neural upgrade outfit have sewing patterns on the side of their dress that resembles the Roman numerals III and VI, representing the 3 and 6 in G36. However the correct way to write 36 should be XXXVI, but perhaps this was too long to fit on the costume.
Following her neural upgrade, G36's outfit changes significantly. G36 has removed her long braid, and now keeps her blonde hair at shoulder length. Most of the frills on the upper part of her uniform have been removed, and she now wears a metal breastplate over a white dress shirt and short black jacket. The wrapping around her torso has been done away with, and G36 now bares her midriff proudly. Her frilly skirt has been retained, although she now wears a set of black pantyhose underneath it, and she has swapped out her combat boots for a pair of high heels. Truly, she is the spitting image of a 'combat maid'.
The first costume released for G36 was gifted to players as part of the 2017's Children's Day event. Being a child version of G36, she is considerably shorter than in her default state, reaching only 110 cm in height. The outfit itself is a shrunken version of her default maid costume, made to fit her smaller body frame.
The costume's chibi sprite features a different tint on the gun itself, and the firing animation has the rifle recoil much higher than in her other costume chibis, hinting that such a petite body frame is unable to operate the weapon as effectively (this has no effect on her accuracy performance in-game).
The second costume for G36 is a manly suit, as she was chosen to be part of the 2017 Princes' Frontline procurement pool. Imoko revealed that the inspiration for the Bartender costume came to her while on a train ride during her holiday. A promotion from a maid to a butler, featuring the classic suit set, bow tie, formal shoes, and a monocle.
Pure White Cornflower
A pure white dress with elements of sky blue, this outfit sees G36 put on a beautiful wedding dress. The outfit is named after the national flower of Germany, and she can be seen wearing cornflowers as her earring piece, hair ornament, and as ankle bracelets. The hexagonal shapes on her veil represent snowflakes. Afraid of her arms feeling cold, Imoko incorporated a light cyan colored fur wrap into the outfit.
Fifty Days with G36
As part of a company of T-Dolls engaging in a much-needed vacation, G36 dons a swimsuit for their journey to the beach. She has put her blonde hair up into a ponytail, in order to keep it out of her face while she works. She sports a black bikini top, with a red bow in the center and white frills along the top and shoulder straps. She is likely wearing a matching bikini bottom, but it is obscured by the large yellow and orange beach sarong she's wearing. A pair of sandals with white tropical flowers on them completes the ensemble.
Every Child's Christmas Dream
G36 reverts once again to the child form from her 'Petit Waitress' outfit, and changes her outfit to match the holiday season. Her headband now sports a pair of tiny antlers, as well as a set of floppy reindeer ears. A red cloak with a hood and fuzzy white trimming is worn over her maid dress, held on by a large red and green bow with a golden bell in the center. A pair of fuzzy white stockings covers her legs, and she's smartly chosen a pair of thick snow boots to keep her feet warm.
The most recently released outfit for G36 at the time of writing, this costume sees G36 change into a lovely kimono in order to partake in the summer festival. G36 has her hair done up in a complex bun, with a green and white flower pinned into the side. Her kimono is a deep blue color, turning into a lighter blue once it approaches her feet. Purple, green, and blue flowers adorn the dress, and a large purple sash is tied around her midsection with a large bow at the back. When she isn't dipping her feet into the cool waters of the pond, she wears a nice pair of wooden sandals.
Gallery consisting of artworks used primarily in-game.
Alternate gallery consisting of artworks with slight alterations as well as miscellaneous artworks.
Character sheet of G36 produced by Imoko.
Character sheet of G36 MOD3 produced by Imoko.
Character sheet of G36 produced by Imoko.
Draft sheet of G36's costume 2 produced by Imoko.
Draft sheet of G36's costume 3 produced by Imoko.
Draft sheet of G36 produced by Imoko, showing the outfit under the cloak.
"Have you seen a child looking this?"
JP Server pre-launch promotional artwork produced by Imoko
- G36 was (for some players, she still is) in fact the rarest craftable 4* AR doll in the game. Many players had almost full sets of 5* T-Dolls collected but had yet to unlock G36.
- Her artist Imoko also struggled to craft for her for a very long period of time. She even put out a wanted poster.
- G36 has unique idle animations in the dorm where she will stand and sit with both hands placed on her lap, imitating the archetypal maid posture.
- G36 currently holds the record for the highest amount of alternative arts (costumes and modified) amongst T-Dolls. This may be due to Imoko working directly with MICA's art department, her undying love for her daughter, or both.
- G36 is portrayed as having poor eyesight, often requiring glasses or squinting in order to see clearly. Imoko commented that she came up with this idea while researching the weapon's unique sighting system. The G36's hybrid optic provides different magnification levels, and rapidly switching between the two in actual combat may produce stress on operator's eye sights.
- At various points throughout the story, G36 has commented on her model being old and unable to dissipate body heat as effectively as the newer models, even breaking down during the summer heatwave on the beach.This is likely a reference to the controversy over the weapon's performance.
- The bayonet issued with the G36 is the AKM Type II bayonet, which were in service in the National People's Army of East Germany for their Kalash style service rifles. With the reunification of the nation, that stock of bladed weaponry found it's way into the newly merged Bundeswehr of the unified Germany.
- There are several different variant models of the G36, each designed to fill a unique combat role: the G36K (a carbine variant with a shorter barrel); the G36C ; and the MG36 (a light squad automatic weapon).
- Wikipedia entry on the G36
- Forgotten Weapons video on the G36
- InRangeTV video on the G36's dual optic
- Video by Forgotten Weapons going over the G36 overheating controversy
- Article covering the cancellation of the MK 556's adoption
- Imoko forum post interview (Written in Chinese)
- Twitter post released by Imoko on 15th of June 2018
- Twitter post released by Imoko on 13th of December 2018
- Imoko's Weibo post on body height comparison
- Imoko's Weibo post showing Bartender costume draft
- Imoko's Weibo post showing the wedding dress draft
- Imoko's Twitter post on Dec 19, 2018
- Imoko's Weibo post of her wanted poster
- Imoko's update Weibo post on her reunion with G36
- Girls Frontline JP Twitter post
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