posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 01:23 AM
Caseless ammunition is still relatively new, although the concept has been around for a very long time.
H & K developed a 'concept' weapon, the G11, which it was hoped, would eventually replace the G3.
It was square in construction with the 'magazine' running along the top of the handguard, forward of the optical sight. Mag capacity was 50 rounds
of 4.7 or 5.7 mm (?) caseless ammunition.
The innovation here is that the propellant was moulded around the bullet or projectile which in turn, was fired electrically (?).
As there were no cartridge cases to eject, there was obviously no need for expensive working parts [no bolt, no extractor/stay] and no ejection
That's as much as I can remember. I suggest posters look at the H & K main European site for further info.