The HIW VSK was a carbine of German origin developed by Hessische Industrie Werke. It was intended as a Volkssturm weapon and used blow forward operation.

Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Hessische Industrie Werke
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1944
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type Carbine
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
Used by Volksturm
Production history
Designed 1944
Manufacturer Hessische Industrie Werke
Variants Wetzlar Rifle
Wetzlar Carbine
Cartridge 8×57 mm IS (Rifle)
8×33 mm Kurz (Carbine)
Caliber 7.9 mm
Action Blow forward
Feed system Internal magazine, stripper fed
Sights Iron

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