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H-Tech ARK1 prototype - presentation sheet by Hyshinara H-Tech ARK1 prototype - presentation sheet by Hyshinara
H-Tech Defense proudly presents it's newest creation of military small arms: the ARK1

Type: Close Quarters / Mid-range Assault Rifle

Weigth: 1.8kg
Length: 745mm (extended) / 487.5mm (collapsed) / added lenght of suppressor: 180mm (925mm total, extended)
Barrel length: 228mm / 9in

Cartridge: H-TECH 5.7 x 42mm
Action: gas operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle Velocity: 785 m/s
Effective Range: 300m

Extra functionality: fully ambidextrous, with the exception of folding buttstock 

The original concept of this rifle was the merging of the best of both from the AR (M4/M16) and AK families.
It's main inspiration can be found with the KAC PDW, AK-74u and H&K UMP (folding stock).

The chosen caliber (H-TECH 5.7 x 42mm) is an in-house rifle-lenght adaptation of the famous FN 5.7 PDW round.
This round has the same qualities as the original FN 5.7, but with a bigger punch on longer ranges.

The magazine is a rock-in type, however the locking mechanism has been redesigned, thus giving it the ease of reloading of a rock-in, with the sturdiness and reliability of a mag-well type.
(A technical drawing explaining this mechanism will be provided in a future update)

The ARK1 was purposefully designed for shoulder-switching manouvres in Close Quarters environments. 
It features a rotating charging-handle, which can be rotated over-top to either side, providing the user his preferred configuration at all times.
At the moment, the rounds are simply ejected upwards, an idea borrowed from our good friends in the Czech Republic.
However, the production model will most likely feature a rotating ejector, linked to the rotation of the charging handle.
This can be set up during a field-strip to either always eject on the same side of the charging handle, or eject on the opposite side.
The result will then be that the round is always ejected -away- from the user and his cover wall, no matter how or with what hand the user prefers to operate the charging handle.

All works regarding the ARK project: (more to be added later)
H-Tech ARK1 prototype by HyshinaraH-Tech ARK1 prototype - presentation sheet by Hyshinara
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You can tell appart many details of the gun and that's always very nice, and the fluff is great. It looks sort of like an HK417 with a UMP folding stock and a classic CompM2. So definitely falling on the realistic and modern side I see. It doesn't strike me as very original for the same reasons.

The optic seems to be a bit too far ahead and the round sounds a bit underpowered. AFAIK, the 5.56x45mm used in AR-15 pattern rifles like the M4 and the M16 is already being considered underpowered as a rifle round (That's why the army was looking into 6.5 Grendel and 6.8 Rem. SPC), a 5.7x42 round would have similar issues.
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Artmarcus Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks so real...
Hyshinara Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :)
EigoKensai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
VS VAL crossed with an M4? 
Hyshinara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Could have been, but it's actually a cross of an AK-74u and KAC PDW, with some splashes of HK UMP stock and vz. 58 bolt. :)
crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Hyshinara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
No problem!
Drouzen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I find it interesting, that you insult Pascal Eggert, who designs weapons for Crytek, and you're mashing pre-existing 2D images together.
Hyshinara Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Please first read the reply I left you over on iPeg's THOR A1 deviation.

After that, I'd like to add:
It doesn't really matter who someone is or where they work: if the design is bad, it's bad and it should be said.
I've seen many of those cases in mainstream games / movies / ...
But like I said in the other reply: this is clearly not the case for Pascal Eggert / iPeg.

PS: the above work is actually all drawn/painted, not a mashup of images.
And it surely isn't perfect, but I'm still a student.
9MR-SELF-DESTRUCT Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the simplicity of these designs. It clearly speak to the reliability and utility of these weapons. Personally, I would petition for a 7.62 variant, but otherwise very well composed and considered.
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