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"GSG 9 LMG, accurate in short range. Capable of long range controlled fire."
— In-game description

The G8A1 is a light machine gun featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. It is available for use by IQ and Amaru.[1]


The G8A1 is the Bundeswehr and Bundespolizei designation of the Heckler & Koch HK11, a 7.62mm magazine-fed general purpose machine gun from Germany. Despite the in-game designation, this weapon is a hybrid of the 5.56mm belt-fed Heckler & Koch HK23 and the 5.56mm mag-fed Heckler & Koch HK13: The magazine well is a key feature of the HK13, but the receiver design, with its longer ejection port and a large, tubular brass deflector, is almost never found on the mag-fed HK machine guns, and instead comes from the belt-fed HK machine guns like the HK23. It has a G3 rear sight and added rails.

The G8A1 has a fast firing rate and utilizes a 50-round drum magazine, allowing it to reload faster than those that use belt-feed systems. Its fast firing rate of 850 and relatively high damage output combined, allow the G8A1 to perform on Assault Rifle levels in terms of killing power, while retaining its magazine size advantage as an LMG. The slow ADS time of the LMG class can be compensated by using the angled grip attachment, while the recoil remains relatively manageable.


  • High overall damage
  • High rate of fire
  • Quick reload
  • High magazine capacity
  • High reserve ammo amount


  • Slow ADS time compared to similar weapons in the Assault Rifle class

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  • The G8A1 is modeled with the X Products X-91 50-round drum magazine.
  • When compared to the V308, the use of significantly smaller drum magazines would suggest the G8A1 is being used in a 5.56 NATO magazine-fed configuration, a possibility since the HK21's design allows for modular caliber conversions.

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