Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review E&S (Easy & Simple) Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite) - Recommended

Part of my March 2014 haul (posted in my toy blog HERE)
and now for the full reveal :)

This is the E&S (Easy & Simple) 1/6 scale Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite). It comes with all you see in the picture below and more...

The Heckler & Koch HK416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is based on the AR-15 platform, and was originally conceived as an improvement to the Colt M4 carbine family issued to the U.S. military, with the notable inclusion of an HK-proprietary short-stroke gas piston system derived from the Heckler & Koch G36. Military and law enforcement customers can purchase a new upper receiver, buffer, and drive spring to refurbish existing AR-15s, or buy new complete HK416s.

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The United States Army's Delta Force, at the request of R&D NCO Larry Vickers, collaborated with the German arms maker Heckler & Koch to develop the new carbine in the early 1990s. During development, Heckler & Koch capitalized on experience gained developing the Bundeswehr's Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle, the U.S. Army's XM8 rifle project (canceled in 2005) and the modernization of the British Armed Forces SA80 small arms family. The project was originally called the HK M4, but this was changed in response to a trademark infringement suit filed by Colt Defense.

Delta Force replaced its M4s with the HK416 in 2004, after tests revealed that the piston operating system significantly reduces malfunctions while increasing the life of parts. The HK416 has been tested by the United States military and is in use with some law enforcement agencies and special operations units. It has been adopted as the standard rifle of the Norwegian Armed Forces as well.

Under the top tray that holds the HK416 is the 1:6 scale weapon display shelf / rack. Check out my earlier toy blog post HERE of 1:6 scale weapon racks.

E&S (Easy & Simple) 1:6 scale modular weapon display shelf / rack assembled and ready for display

E&S (Easy & Simple) Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite) out of the box, with parts laid out and weapon stripped to show the bolt carrier group with charging handle (shown near the top left of the picture - click to get a better view), extendable rifle stock, five 30-round magazines and the optic sights plus other stuff that come with this set.

E&S (Easy & Simple) Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite) assembled with 551/552 holographic optic sight, ATPIAL LA-5 / PEQ high power advanced target pointer, tactical light, tactical front grip with extendable bipod. Click on the pictures for bigger and better views

E&S (Easy & Simple) Assault Rifle 416 Special Forces set E (Frostbite) with suppressor added

NEXT: Meet the man who gets to carry this rifle, a kitbashed snow trooper and more...

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