Squad support weapon light machine gun with a mm barrel and integrated bipod, which folds over the foregrip. As such, the XM8 was to become its own family of automatic weapons to include the basic assault rifle that could also double as a designated marksman rifle , a shortened carbine with support for the experimental XM grenade launcher , a dedicated sharpshooter’s version and a compact carbine with optional collapsing stock. Currently, no XM8 prototypes have been shown that actually match the capabilities of the M e. That’s One Angry Duck They’ve entered the XM8 into the Individual Carbine competition, and my guess is that it’ll fail there too. If they turn up in anything would call them “Spiral 3” XM8s so as not to confuse people though.

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Heckler & Koch HK XM8 Prototype Assault Rifle – Germany

It was later altered and entered as a candidate for the SCAR competition but was unsuccessful. In addition a Light machine xxm8 with a round dual drum Beta C-Mag is proposed.

Even I made the naive mistake once and thought this rifle was cool, I hope that new comers into the world of firearms will wise up quick and see just because it looks kinda cool and spacy A dedicated marksman version comes with a 3. I’ve heard that there were actually some XM8 prototypes with rail sets, but I have personally never seen one.


And please, people, sign your posts. Well the is coming close to doing that, wouldn’t you agree? A baseline carbine version if fitted with a mm barrel.

The XM8 was developed from the HK G36 assault rifle into a modular system, which could be reconfigured into one of the available variants, depending on mission requirement. The ambidexterity problem could even be solved with a little ingenuity, kind of like how the FN-F is ambidextrous not because it ejects down like the Xj8 P90 does, but because it dribbles rather than spits spent casings.

Dedicated marksman rifle with a mm barrel and integral 3. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Colt themselves said it took them over a decade to get an extractor spring changed on the M4.

The bolt was powered by a unique gas operating system with a user-removable gas piston and pusher rod used to operate the mechanism the system derived from the HK G In comparison, the M16A2 was The LMG aspect also caused issue as there was no easy way to swap barrels if the barrel overheated though barrels overheating x,8 and of itself was never an issue.

Heckler & Koch XM8

Does nobody bother reading Section 2. I think the biggest thing is just the fact that the U. For much of its life, four different models were proposed: Although there were high hopes that the XM8 would become the United States Army ‘s new standard infantry rifle, the project was put on hold in Apriland was formally canceled on October 31, The entire modular construction of the Cm8 is built around the receiver with bolt group.

Sorry, that was just personal opinion. The XM8 was developed as a replacement for the M16 family and was intended to become a standard issue weapon. Can’t find what you’re looking for?


The XM8 was chambered for the 5.

XM8 K/E Conversion Kit

However this grenade launcher is reportedly inferior to the old M The system would have tracked the number of rounds fired and the date and time of each shot.

It can be mounted on the current M16 and M4 weapons. Internally, the XM8 utilized a gas-operated, rotary locking bolt action hat functioned and fieldstripped similarly to the M16 rifle and M4 carbine to was meant to replace. Preliminary tests in desert and arctic conditions have shown XM8 to be a rugged weapon, though some complaints arose. Engineering work was done at facilities in the United States and Germany.

Funding for the M grenade launcherwhich is a single-shot under-barrel grenade launcher similar to the M that was originally intended for the XM8, was approved. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Army requested that the contractors design stand-alone weapons from the XM29’s kinetic energy and high explosive modules. The earliest product brochure lists the target weight for the carbine variant at 2. However, the weapon is now in service with Royal Malaysian Navy special forces.

I really hope a lot of action movies and even games of the future to come mx8 stop using the XM8 to be the image of “the rifle of the future” look.