Heckler & Koch HK33 - The Thing (2011)

Lars wields a Heckler & Koch HK33 rifle, as seen in The Thing (2011).

The Heckler & Koch assault rifle is a rifle developed by West German armament manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K). Norwegian Lars uses a Heckler & Koch rifle during the final sequence of the 2011 prequel film The Thing, leading into to the events of the 1982 film The Thing.



  • While intended to be the same weapon, in the 2011 prequel film a Heckler & Koch HK33 is utilized by the Norwegians (the lower receiver in the film, which confirms the rifle as the select fire version), unlike in the 1982 original where a Heckler & Koch HK93 was used.
  • While Norway has never officially used the HK33 or HK93 in any role, most of the Norwegian defence force used a Norwegian clone of the G3 on license, called the AG3, as the primary issue rifle from 1962 to 2005. The use of the HK93 could therefore be a homage to the AG3, or possibly be used simply because a G3, AG3 or HK91 was not available to the film armourer.


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