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A modern modular German assault rifle, designed to replace the G3 that was in service at the time. Originally issued with a special optics package. Middle-of-the-road rifle with a preference for ranged performance.
–In-game description
G36

G36 angled

G36 angled old

Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Assault Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 25
Damage 31 → 25
Range 80 max → 145 min
G36graph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 30, 31 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 120
Fire Modes Auto & Semi
Rate of Fire 750 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.16 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (80 studs) Min (145 studs)
(x1.4) Head 43.4 35
(x1) Torso 31 25
(x1) Arms and Legs 31 25
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 31 -> 22.5 80 max -> 130.5 min
R2 Suppressor 29.45 -> 23.75 76 max -> 137.75 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 29.45 -> 23.75 76 max -> 137.75 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 29.45 -> 23.75 76 max -> 137.75 min
Suppressor 27.9 -> 25 72 max -> 145 min
Armor Piercing 31 -> 20.83333 0 max -> 145 min
Hollow Point 25.83333 -> 30 80 max -> 145 min
Muzzle Velocity 2500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 1.2 studs
Suppression 0.3

ACCURACY 43

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 18
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 22
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.65

HIP ACCURACY 33

Min Camera Kick (1.20, -0.61, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (1.89, -0.11, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.31, 0.40, 5.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.30, 0.50, 6.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (-0.21, -1.00, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (3.29, 0.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.06
Hipfire Recovery Speed 9
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.75

SIGHT ACCURACY 33

Min Camera Kick (0.89, -0.50, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (1.29, 0.30, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.69, 5.69)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.80, 7.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, 0.07, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.00, 0.20, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 4.0x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.5 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.4 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 400
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type 5.56x45mm NATO
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
Hensoldt 3X Sight 0 Kills
C79 125 Kills
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
MARS 70 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
Z-Point 10 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills
Flashlight 0 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The G36 is a German Assault Rifle. It is unlocked at rank 25, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

In 1990, Heckler and Koch (H&K) began working on a new 5.56×45mm NATO Assault Rifle, to replace the larger-caliber G3 battle rifle. The rifle was designed from the ground up and was designated "Project 50" or HK50. The prototype was trialed against the Austrian Steyr AUG, where it was rated better. The weapon was finalized in 1995, with production commencing a year later. The HK50 rifle was adopted by the German Bundeswehr in 1997 as its standard-issue rifle, under the designation Gewehr 36, or G36.

Multiple variants were derived from the original G36. Notable variants include the G36C, a sub-carbine variant and the MG36, a light machine gun variant which features a heavier barrel, bipod, and 100-round Beta C magazine.[1]

In-Game

General Information

The G36 is a long range oriented assault rifle, possessing a balance between firepower, recoil control while aiming, rate of fire and range. However, the camera recoil is bouncy and the hip fire leaves much to be desired with its tendency to sway away from targets. It only takes 4 shots with this weapon to kill an enemy at any range, and it has high muzzle velocity, similar to the L85A2. This lets it function as a faster firing alternative to something like a DMR.

While aiming, the initial recoil has a strong bounce to it. In fully automatic fire, it will make the gun rise up quite a bit, then hold stable after the third shot. Despite beginning with a strong kick, the recoil recovery of the G36 is quite fast, as even rapid tap fire is accurate enough to hit enemies with ease up to 150 studs. The hip fire, however, is the complete opposite. The recoil is random, uncontrollable and spread in a wide pattern, even worse than some 7.62mm assault rifles and the battle rifles. The recoil is similar to the M60 in that the weapon will begin to pivot off target under sustained fire.

Usage & Tactics

While using the G36, one should keep in mind that it does not particularly excel at short range, but performs better at medium and long ranges. Due to this, close-quarters-combat (CQC) is not recommended with the G36. It would be preferable to switch to a secondary weapon in case such a situation arises. On the other hand, the G36's sway may come in handy when dealing with more than one hostile at close range, as the G36 will naturally sweep slowly in one direction before turning around back to the other direction with a sharp flick. Unfortunately, not even the vertical grip can do much to temper the poor hipfire performance.

Remember that the G36 shines at longer ranges where it has room to breathe. At its practical range, one can use its high muzzle velocity combined with its fast fire rate to rapidly pick out enemies one by one, much like a designated marksman rifle. Recoil constraining attachments are always welcome while aiming. However, be aware that even with recoil constraining attachments, the G36 still lacks some stability, meaning that it may sway off target at distance. Remember to tap-fire with caution, even if it exposes the G36's strong initial recoil forces.

Conclusion

The G36 is a gun tailored for long range engagement, capable of toying with expert marksmen and placing bullets where most assault rifles can't touch. Despite all of its long range boons however, in stock form, the G36 has unfavorable recoil for the job, and lacks hipfire stability in general, making it a poor candidate for close range cleanup without a tactical advantage on the user's part.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Fast recoil recovery.
  • Above average rate of fire.
  • Firmly above average ranged performance in its class.
  • High minimum damage, 4-shot-kill at any range.
  • High muzzle velocity.

Cons:

  • Poor overall weapon handling, especially from the hip.
  • Moderate-high recoil when firing full-auto.
  • Strong initial recoil.

Trivia

  • When the G36 was introduced, it had a telescopic optic. In early builds, when an optic was equipped on the G36, the carrying handle was removed and replaced with a rail. The carry handle was eventually changed to a carrying handle with optical sight and Picatinny rail. The additional optic is set on the railed portion of carrying handle, allowing the player to switch from the default sight to the new sight using the Switch Aim Point button. Additionally, the carry handle can be easily removed to replace with other style of carry handle or other accessory systems.
    • This is still valid as of update 4.8.0. The Hensoldt 3X optic that is available to all G36 family weapons can be mounted to the weapon and features a high-magnification mode. The default is simply to use a Picatinny rail, which is standard as part of the G36A11 package.
  • The G36 in Phantom Forces uses the G36C's folding stock, not the G36-specific stock as featured on the G36A11.
  • The German service G36 has a x3 magnification optic and a red dot optic on top.

Update History

Update Description Note
Alpha Introduction
0.13.3 Increased damage drop-off range
1.0.20 One-hit-kill to limbs range capped at 50 studs.

Head or torso shots still one hit kill at any range.

2.0.0 Rebalanced as part of CTE changes, new sounds
Unknown update The G36 now attaches optics on top instead of using a rail. This update is somewhere between the CTE update and optics update.
3.7.1 Slightly reduced model recoil recovery speed

Reduced range, 1 point of damage reduced

Unclear as to whether it was max/min or both damage values that were reduced.
3.9.2 Added telescopic sight zoom, fixed alt-aim cycling issues
3.11.0 Fixed canted sights Canted iron rear sight and the Delta used to attach to sight rail.

Canted iron front sight attached to barrel shroud.

4.8.0 New weapon model

Minimum damage increased to 25

No longer has telescopic sight by default.

The telescopic sight become the an attachment, the Hensoldt 3X optic.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_%26_Koch_G36#History] Wikipedia - HK G36
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