Would they be a good addition to the page? Judging from Commando’s recent edits, I’ve changed the image’s caption. I really hope a lot of action movies and even games of the future to come would stop using the XM8 to be the image of “the rifle of the future” look. Later, at least developmental prototypes were procured. Good for small teams, bad for an entire military. It is worth mentioning that accessories planted on the Picatinny-type rails often need adjustments, if they were removed and re-attached.

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One of the XM8’s unique features was its modularity.

This weapon uses new accessory attachment system, which allows for precision attachment. This RFP gave manufacturers six months to develop and deliver prototype weapons with requirements very similar to the XM8 capabilities, but with the addition of a squad automatic weapon SAW configuration.

Until some country decides to adopt it, it’s going to remain dead. It can also be used as a stand-alone weapon. Contents 1 Additional Images 2 Reasons for failure? It was later altered and entered as a candidate for the SCAR competition but was unsuccessful.


Weight and the LMG version were the official reasons for its cancelation.

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The entire modular construction of the XM8 is built around the receiver with bolt group. Overall over prototypes have cm8 produced, however a wide scale testing was cancelled because of the funding problems. Despite the program’s promising results, the XM8 was suspended in April of before seeing official cancellation in October of that year.

The XM8 family would have comprised of a 9-inch compact, I’ve heard that there were actually some XM8 prototypes with rail sets, but I have personally never seen one. The XM8 was chambered for the 5. The XM8 inherited its proprietary magazines and ambidextrous cocking handle from it, and who knows what else. A high capacity double-drum magazine is available for the squad automatic weapon. It can be mounted on the current M16 and M4 weapons. The main testing was largely completed, and the army pushed for funding for a large field test.

The XM8 has a telescopic buttstock, which is adjustable for xxm8.

Heckler & Koch HK XM8 Prototype Assault Rifle – Germany

I think the biggest thing is just the fact that the U. While the XM8 fell out of favor with the U. Two other key issues were reducing the weapon’s weight and increasing the heat resistance of the hand guard, which would start to melt after firing too many rounds.


Thought this could be of some use: Well the is coming close to doing that, wouldn’t you agree? In comparison, the M16A2 was Retrieved from ” https: Currently, zm8 XM8 prototypes have been shown that actually match the capabilities of the M e.

Heckler & Koch XM8

Initially the XM8 variants had an integrated red dot 3x xmm8 scope, however later it was changed to a 1x red dot sight. I am a bit of a fan of the XM8 but the biggest design flaw I see is that it lacks Picatinny rails. In the summer test, M16 rifles and M4 carbines recorded a total of stoppages.

However the designated marksman configuration x,8 a 3. And not to mention the SCAR will eventually filter down into regular combat units as time goes on.

XM8 K/E Conversion Kit

Length with folded stock. In the autumn of the XM8 was compared to other firearms in a ‘dust test’. There are also several other photos knocking around of X8 normally Compact Carbines in Iraq, which were supposedly tested by Special Forces.