Heckler & Koch IAR (M27 IAR)

Heckler & Koch IAR (M27 IAR)

Light machine gun version of HK416. Chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps to be used as "Squad Automatic Weapon".
Heckler & Koch M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)
M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)


Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Barrel length 16.5"
(419 mm)
Modes of fire Fully-automatic /  Semi-automatic
Magazine 30-round STANAG magazine
Length (stock extended) 94 cm
Length (stock retracted) 84 cm
Height 240 mm
Width 78 mm
Weight (empty magazine) 7.9 lb
(3,6 kg)

Heckler Koch IAR is nearly identical with HK416.It is modified with a heavier barrel and includes a bayonet lug.

M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)

United States Marine Corps (USMC) will use this weapon under the name  M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. USMC chose the M27 to replace the M249 SAW (FN Minimi) light machine guns in their Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) role.  2010-09-25