The XM8 is a derivative of the G36 rifle that was originally based off of the OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) program. The XM8 is an assault rifle manufactured by Heckler and Koch that chambers the 5.56x45mm NATO round. The weapon never progressed out of its prototype stage in US trials, hence its "X" designation, but has since been adopted in service and further developed with a longer accessory rail with the Royal Malaysian Navy. The weapon was usually equipped with an integral red dot scope.
There is another variant of the XM8 that appeared in the Rainbow Six universe. This variant is the XM8 Compact Carbine.
- The XM8 Compact Carbine is a PDW configuration of the regular XM8 with a collapsible or no stock, and a short barrel.
The XM8 and XM8 Compact Carbine are categorized as assault rifles in the Rainbow Six universe.
XM8 Compact Carbine
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