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What Weapon Is This?

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posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 11:19 PM
Anybody have a clue what this grenade launcher is underneath the XM8?

It looks like a 20mm, but I'm not sure.


[edit on 19-6-2005 by SEAL Trident]

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 11:32 PM
Well, aside the fact that it's from a game, and so the designers probably took as much liberty as they wanted designing the thing to favor gameplay, and not realism, it looks to me like an HK XM8 with some kind of grenade launcher attachement. I would assume any grenade launcher that works on the G36, of which the XM8 is a derivative, would work on the latter...

Like this... (the top one!)

(Image jacked from here)

[edit on 19-6-2005 by SilentFrog]

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 11:33 PM
Rendered version of the OICW from the 90's. Testing revealed a bad flaw in the electric fused 20mm grenades...

...they had a tendency to explode in the barrel.

But I am sure the DVD commandos won't mind

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 01:05 AM

Originally posted by Army
Rendered version of the OICW from the 90's.

Nope, it indeed is an XM8 (though badly rendered). My Source? My little 12 years old neighbour who is absolutely digging the SOCOM game series... He just recently spoke to me about the benefits his next games will have. When it comes to console games, he is as reliable as the Washington Post

[edit on 20-6-2005 by Lonestar24]

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 09:47 AM
But the XM8 has no provision for a grenade launcher of that configuration, which is why I said "rendered version".

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 12:52 PM
The next generation of weapons that America will use...

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 02:35 PM
It's just a game mate - not at all real. Let's leave it at that!
[edit on 20-6-2005 by fritz]

[edit on 20-6-2005 by fritz]

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:18 PM
1. It's that mag looking thing under it that screwed me up. At 1st, I did think it was the M320.

2. Dude, "Socom 3" is suppose 2 have all realistic weapons and equipment. That's y I asked.

Tnx 4 the posts.

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:22 PM
Im not sure...seems like they would at least standardize the round.

Now we use 40mm rounds for the MK19 and M203....I would guess that this would also be 40mm. Makes sense...I guess


posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:24 PM
actually this is wat it represents.

so in reality its a shotgun, im right and u guys are all wrong booooo
just kidding, it probably aint since the weapon in socom pic is xm8 and not m4 carbine. if it was then we wouldnt have this mystery problem.

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:46 PM
O'yeah, I forgot about that being it:

The XM26 Bolt-Action Shotgun.

That's probally it.


posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:48 PM
That XM8 is such a sweet looking weapon. Would be interesting to see if they are "attainable", for private non military use.


posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 04:51 PM
Yeah, that would b veeerrrry nice.
U probally couldn't buy it in California though.

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 07:50 PM
It's a shotgun. That weapon lacks the addition sight (leaf sight) to be a useful grenade launch. Try using that to put a grenade through a window at 100 meters without good sights. A worthless 10 pounds of additional weight on the end of a good assault rifle.

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