Spotted! The Heckler & Koch 417P

    Around these introducing words, you can see a zoomed-in version from one of the pictures from the Concamo photoshoot.

    Yes, that is a Heckler & Koch 417P and that’s at least the first time I’ve ever seen or heard about it.

    In fact, there’s only mentioning of this version on Google as I type this. According to this source  (MEDIA TEAM JÄGERTRUPPE) the HK417P is a special version being field tested by the Austrian Army.

    All pictures are from CONCAMO www.concamo.com and the HK417P appeared in their photoshoot. The strong presence of H&K firearms could be because the pictures were taken at the HK shooting range.

    The Heckler & Koch HK417P is described as a combination between the HK417 and the G28 Designated Marksman Rifle.

    Quote:

    The tests with CONCAMO continue in the field test with the assault rifle HK 417P, which was created as a special offer for Austria by the German armourers Heckler & Koch! The HK417P is a combination of assault rifle HK417 and precision rifle G28.

    As you can see the HK417 is equipped with a Steiner rifle scope (5-25 I think) in a mount from Spuhr and a Harris bipod.

    In an attempt to almost give us nothing left to complain about, H&K have equipped the HK417P with a Keymod interface.

     

    In some of the pictures, you can barely see what is most likely a Rheinmetall Laserlight and Ballistic Computer on the HK417P.  Do you see the MG5?

    The soldier has an Opscore helmet and uniforms from UF PRO in green (mainly) Concamo.

    Concamo is described as a new confusion camouflage pattern from Germany. Its patented special pattern arrangement works by creating confusion in the subconscious mind. Judging by the pictures it seems to be working rather well.

    Some of the other firearms that appeared in the Concamo photoshoot are for instance the Heckler & Koch MG5 Universal Machine Gun in 7.62x51mm NATO, the HK433 and the HK416 A7, the 40 mm HK269 Grenade Launcher and the HK SFP9 OR.

    Full quote from The Jägertruppe (Austria) (MEDIA TEAM JÄGERTRUPPE) Translated by Google.

    The year 2019 is the year of intensive work with camouflage suits for us from the MEDIA TEAM JÄGERGERUP! Our great camouflage comparison “Camouflage New” against the new camouflage pattern CONCAMO has shown in the ruralen area that the Austrocam in comparison with Confusion Camouflage is a Markieranzug!

    The tests with CONCAMO continue in the field test with the assault rifle HK 417P, which was created as a special offer for Austria by the German armourers Heckler & Koch! The HK417P is a combination of assault rifle HK417 and precision rifle G28.

    The developer of Confusion Camouflage served for many years in a military special unit, where it is in the nature of things and of survival, to collect extensive practical experience in camouflage around the clock in town and country. After his active military service, the founder of CONCAMO continued to design camouflage patterns for a variety of purposes, from urban space to the high mountains as his hobby.

    With the introduction into the psychology of perception, which gave him valuable suggestions for the understanding of the perceptual possibilities of the human eye, the comrade finally achieved the breakthrough. His COCAMO camouflage pattern works mainly through his pattern, whose forms are all from Mother Nature and deceive the subconscious of the observer! But see for yourself in the field test where the assault rifle HK417 is led by the operators in protective clothing of UF PRO!

     

    You can see the HK417P second from the left. That’s quite a nice setup for any unit in Special Forces.

    Below: The two in the back seem to have a coffe brake, but the others seem to have an interest in YOU!

    As far as I can judge the pictures below contain normal HK417s from H&K, but you get a feeling for the Concamo. If you can spot them.

    We keep complaining about the fifty shades of FDE on the Heckler & Koch (and other) rifles, but it’s not bad in breaking up the signature of an uncamouflaged weapon. Remember – black doesn’t appear natrual in Mother nature.

    Another great photo.

    Below: Heckler & Koch 416 and Heckler & Koch 417.

    Note how the black parts stand out. You can find Concamo’s Instagram here.

    Here’s a Concamo Challenge.

    How many soldiers can you spot in this picture?

    Four is wrong. If you counted five you ARE DEAD BECAUSE YOU missed the sniper with the Hk417P!

    The sniper can be “seen” top middle, a little to the right.

     

    TFB’s article on the Heckler & Koch Product Overview and New nomenclature

     

    All of the photos are from ConCamo, a highly effective camouflage pattern developed by Matthias Bürgin.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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