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The XM8 was the US Army project name for new lightweight assault rifle system. US Army hoped to create new standard and highly modifiable infantry rifle but in 2005, the project was formally cancelled. ~7500 prototypes of this weapon still exist, now held by the US Army. The weapon was designed to use 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges and is able to fire up to 750 rounds per minute.

Appearances Edit

ArmA 2 Edit

« The XM8 was the US Army project name for new lightweight assault rifle system. US Army hoped to create new standard and highly modifiable infantry rifle but in 2005, the project was formally cancelled. ~7500 prototypes of this weapon still exist, now held by the US Army. The weapon was designed to use 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges and is able to fire up to 750 rounds per minute.
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The XM8 first appeared in ArmA 2. It can be found in the "Special Weapons" crate in the game editor. However, it was not until the release of the Private Military Company expansion for ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead that the XM8 is used by default for any faction. In the expansion, the rifle is the weapon of choice of the contractors of the Ion Inc. Private Military Company, with nearly every class having one version of the rifle as their default loadout.

Variants Edit

There are several variants of the XM8.

XM8Edit

Base variant with magnified scope. Takes STANAG and G36 magazines.

XM8 M320Edit

Similar to the base variant, but comes equipped with M203 grenade launcher and lacks the magnified scopes. Also uses either G36 or STANAG magazines.

XM8 CompactEdit

Shorter version of the rifle, the only difference being the lack of magnified scopes. Like the standard version, it uses the G36 and STANAG magazines.

XM8 MarksmanEdit

Very similar to the base variant, the only difference being cosmetic in nature.

XM8 SAWEdit

Support version of the XM8, comes with magnified scope like the base version but may take the 100-Round MG36 magazine as well as STANAG and G36 magazines.

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