POTD: Exercise Black Boar – H&K G36 with Blanks

    Blanks in the G36

    TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the World of firearms through a camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, selected pictures, a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. Today we take a look at the German exercise Black Boar where the rangers of the 1st company of the support battalion conducted a combat shooting with practice ammunition, using blanks. Particular attention was paid to the execution of the activities of the individual shooter. This includes, for example, preparing a shooting position correctly before moving into it, correctly passing on the reports and the correct behavior and action in the event of enemy fire.

    POTD: Exercise Black Boar - H&K G36 with Blanks

    To be able to use blank practice ammunition, the G36 rifles made by Heckler & Koch were equipped with ammunition for the purpose. Instead of a metal projectile, this type of ammunition has one made of plastic and has a very short, non-lethal, range. The top picture gives a good look at the bolt of the G36.


    Photo Source: Bundeswehr / Carsten Schulz