Heckler & Koch XM8

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The Heckler & Koch XM8 is a modular assault rifle system designed by Heckler & Koch. Originally conceived as the assault rifle portion of the XM29 OICW, the XM8 was designed in 2002 as a possible replacement for the M4 carbine and M16 rifle series and is heavily based on Heckler & Koch's G36 rifle series. The XM8 is designed to be highly modular, with the ability to quickly swap parts or add attachments as the situation called for it. Prototypes were presented to the United States Army for testing in 2002. Complaints were immediately leveled at the weapon's high weight, handguard that melted under sustained fire, and low battery life of the integrated optical sight. Despite later improvements to the design, talks to procure the rifle were cancelled in 2005 for a number of reasons. The rifle still fell short of military technical requirements, and was hampered by legislation that favored American arms manufacturers and funding restrictions. Furthermore, the XM8 originally did not include Picatinny rails and is not compatible with the STANAG magazines used by the majority of US military small arms. The XM8 instead uses a proprietary attachment system known as PCAP (Picatinny Combat Attachment Points), which take the form of oval-shaped holes in the handguard.

Despite the XM8 falling out of favor with the United States, Malaysia demonstrated interest in the design and purchased a number of rifles in 2010. The XM8 is currently only in use with Malaysia's Pasukan Khas Laut (Naval Special Warfare Forces) or PASKAL. The XM8 currently in use with PASKAL is the "Spiral 3" XM8, which features a top Picatinny rail.

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The Heckler & Koch XM8 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Heckler & Koch XM8 Carbine

Basic carbine variant with a 12.5 inch barrel.

Older version of Heckler & Koch XM8 - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 with Insight ISM-V sight - 5.56x45mm. Note "birdcage" flash hider replacing the old "duckbill," and four PCAP accessory mounting holes added to the handguard.

Specifications

(2003-2004) (prototypes only)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
  • Length: 33 in (83.8 cm)
  • Barrel length: 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag, 100-round C-Mag drum mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
XXX: State of the Union Ice Cube Darius Stone Dressed up G36C 2005
John G. Connolly Alabama Cobb
Samuel L. Jackson Augustus Gibbons
Deckard's operatives
Children of Men British soldiers Airsoft replica 2006
District 13: Ultimatum French soldiers Airsoft replica 2009

Television

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey Himself 2006

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Conflict: Global Terror XM8 Assault Rifle / M8 Assault Rifle w/ Heckler & Koch XM320 2005
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory not usable 2005
Rainbow Six: Vegas M8 w/ various attachments Malaysian version 2006
Splinter Cell: Double Agent not usable 2006
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter M8 w/ optional Heckler & Koch XM320 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Crysis SCAR w/ various attachments 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 M8 w/ optional Heckler & Koch XM320 PC only 2007
Soldier of Fortune: Payback w/ various attachments usable in PS3 and X360 versions 2007
Cross Fire "XM8" 2007
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 seen in intro cinematic 2008
Combat Arms XM8 EU version only 2008
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 M8 w/ various attachments Malaysian version 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots XM8 w/ Heckler & Koch XM320 2008
Counter-Strike Online 2008
Saints Row 2 AR-50 XMAC 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company XM8 w/ Heckler & Koch XM320 2008
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Combat Rifle w/ 40-round capacity 2008
ArmA II 2009
The House of the Dead: Overkill Assault Rifle 2009
Alpha Protocol not usable 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 XM8 w/ Heckler & Koch XM320 2010
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops XM8 early version 2011
Battlefield Play4Free With optics replaced with iron sights or optional EOTech or Sightmark Sure Shot red dot sight 2011
Crysis 2 SCAR w/ various attachments w/ Remington ACR elements 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 M8A1 w/ rail system and various attachments 2012
Warface w/ various attachments 2013
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 used by guards 2013
State of Decay "XM8" with Insight ISM-V sight added in Lifeline DLC (2014) 2013
Battlefield 2042 2021

Anime

Title Character Mods Notation Release Date
Rideback GGP forces 2006

Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine

Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine with full stock - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine with full stock - 5.56x45mm

Compact assault rifle variant with a 9 inch barrel and collapsible stock, intended for use as a personal defense weapon.

Specifications

(2003-2004) (prototypes only)

  • Type: Compact Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel length: 9 in (22.9 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag, 100-round C-Mag drum mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Television

Title Actor Character Notes Date
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey Himself w/ collapsing stock 2006

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Conflict: Global Terror XM8 Submachine Gun / M8 Submachine Gun w/ suppressor 2005
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter M8 Compact w/ optional suppressor has incorrect 3-round burst mode 2006
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 M8 Compact PC only 2007
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots not usable 2008
ArmA II 2009
Clive Barker's Jericho X-86 w/ fictional hi-tech scope fires 5.7x28mm rounds 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company XM8C w/ suppressor 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 XM8 Compact w/ suppressor 2010
Battlefield Play4Free XM8C With optional EOTech or Sightmark Sure Shot red dot sight classified as an SMG 2011
Warface classified as an SMG 2013
Battlefield 2042 2021


Heckler & Koch XM8 Sharpshooter Rifle

Early concept art of the Heckler & Koch XM8 Sharpshooter Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Note lack of PCAP accessory mounting holes and shorter handguard than the final version below.
Heckler & Koch XM8 Sharpshooter Rifle - 5.56x45mm

Designated marksman rifle variant with a 20 inch barrel and the ability to use a folding bipod and 4x optic.

Specifications

(2003-2004) (prototypes only)

  • Type: Designated Marksman Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel length: 20 in (50.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag, 100-round C-Mag drum mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Conflict: Global Terror XM8 Sniper Rifle / M8 Sniper Rifle Magazine holds 10 rounds 2005
Blacksite: Area 51 5-round capacity 2007
Counter-Strike Online 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots not usable 2008
ArmA II 2009
Warface AC7 SNR 2013


Heckler & Koch XM8 Automatic Rifle

Heckler & Koch XM8 Automatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 Automatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Early concept art showed the LMG version with a bipod formed by folding down the base of the handguard, and this may still be shown in some videogames; the final version has a more traditional bipod.

Squad automatic weapon variant with a 20 inch heavy barrel and integrated bipod, intended to be used with a 100-round Beta C-Mag.

Specifications

(2003-2004) (prototypes only)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel length: 20 in (50.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag, 100-round C-Mag drum mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Conflict: Global Terror XM8 Squad Automatic Weapon / M8 Squad Automatic Weapon 2005
Battlefield: Bad Company With iron sights 2008
ArmA II Only available via mission editor 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 With iron sights, with & without ACOG scope and red dot sight 2010
Battlefield Play4Free With bipod removed, optic replaced with iron sights or optional EOTech or Sightmark Sure Shot red dot sight 2011
Warface 2013


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