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Old 03-08-2009, 04:21 PM
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Yeah, I never quite understood the XM8. Was it H&Ks way of getting more G36 guns in the US? Why go all the effort to creating an entirely new body for a system they already got. They might as well just tell the US Army to switch over to G36s.
Mostly, to save face on the loss of the XM29/OICW. That and the fact that the U.S. military tends to like stuff that they can call "all theirs" (developed for them, not somebody else).
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:56 PM
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Yeah, I never quite understood the XM8. Was it H&Ks way of getting more G36 guns in the US? Why go all the effort to creating an entirely new body for a system they already got. They might as well just tell the US Army to switch over to G36s.
I recall reading somewhere that the US Army actually did test the G36, but it failed several crucial safety reviews.

But don't quote me there as it was quite a while back.
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