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The XM29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) was a series of prototypes of a new type of assault rifle that fired 20 mm HE airbursting projectiles. The prototypes were developed as part of the Objective Individual Combat Weapon program in the 1990s. The term SABR (Selectable Assault Battle Rifle) was also used at certain points, but is less common.

Developed by Alliant Techsystems, with Heckler & Koch as a major subcontractor, the most commonly seen version of the XM29 consisted of a semi-automatic 20x28 mm smart grenade launcher, an underslung assault carbine (derived from the HK G36 then in its late developmental stage) firing a standard 5.56x45mm NATO round, and a top-mounted computer-assisted sighting system with integrated laser rangefinder, thermal vision night vision capabilities, and up to 6x optical telescopic sight. Earlier designs used different configurations and setups.The launcher part has been described variously as a light semi-automatic 20 mm cannon, a grenade launcher, or an airburst weapon. It poses a classification problem, in that it does not fit neatly into any one category. On one hand, it uses much smaller shells and has a much flatter trajectory than grenade launchers. On the other, while its caliber and velocity is more similar to light cannon, it does share traits with other infantry grenade launchers.Various problems have effectively ended the program as it was originally envisioned, including weight, bulk, and lack of effectiveness of the 20x28 mm airburst round. Upon cancellation in 2004, it was split into three related programs. OICW Increment One is a program to develop a family of light kinetic energy weapons, OICW Increment Two is a program to develop the airburst grenade launcher as a standalone component, and OICW Increment Three will be a program to re-integrate the two components. The XM8 was developed in an attempt to meet Increment One requirements. Instead a new program known as Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) was begun. Meanwhile, the XM25 25x39 mm airburst launcher began development to meet the Increment Two requirements. Increment Three will not be initiated until after One and Two are completed.The OICW Increment I Request for Proposals was cancelled in October 2005, while development of the 25x40 mm XM25 continued, and the 25x59 mm OCSW program as well until its termination. It is not clear if LSAT is intended to meet the goals of OICW Increment I or if it is a stand-alone weapon system. However, for all intents and purposes, the OICW program is dead.
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T33zac Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I remember this from the old Ghost Recon and Ghost Recon: Desert Seige. It was such a big FU to the AI that it wasn't even funny, especially when you had the GL attached. Although some consider it a shame that this weapon was canceled, I think it's for the better. Its such a bulky weapon that it doesn't make sense really. Who would want to carry that around as a primary weapon?
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Artist
Yeah really. It's so Heavy And Have Expensive Tratment Cost
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Kaymanovite Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Atas: Grenade launcher (tidak tahu model apa xD)
Bawah: H&K G36 dengan barrel pendek dan buttstock dihilangkan.

Benar?
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Artist
Hampir betul.

Model glnya itu prototipnya hk xm320
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Kaymanovite Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ada pula H&K M320 (beda dengan XM320)
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Artist
Ya.
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redcomic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long time no see your gun works。
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Artist
Thank You
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Dhilah-Dayat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
The ultimate weapon of the future.
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artist
Maybe.
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Dhilah-Dayat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Which one of these are your favorite weapon?
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Artist
I Choose Sentry
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Dhilah-Dayat Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Why? I though you're gonna choose the bazooka.
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Artist
You'd Never Know
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Tristan1237 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor OICW... it was so heavy that people complained. Thus... XM8 and the XM25 were born as a seperate from the OICW...
30 rounds full of 5.56x21 NATO and 3 rounds 20x28mm Grenades... all separated...

I remember Delta Force: Land Warrior featured this gun in their game... it was awesome when you use it even though the graphics are outdated and the animation is poor...

OICW is one of my favorite guns... I pity it because it wasn't issued for the military and it is still on its prototype stage...
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artist
That's Bad Man :(

However XM8 Already Issued For Malaysian Navy
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Tristan1237 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep... US Army didn't really like the XM8 that much...
Meanwhile... XM25...

Y U Use GL instead of Rifle!!
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artist
Why??? The Design Very Same With G36 So US Army Personnel Feel Familiar With Reload System Alsi It's Also Have Intergrated Scope So They No Need Buy Additional Scope Again Or Maybe XM8 Are Too Long for American Body???


LOL
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Tristan1237 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... The Americans are taller and bigger than the Malaysians plus the XM8 has the same reload system with the G36... it can be fitted with a scope or iron sight, grip or GL. It can be modified for DMR, MG, and SMG use.

So why would they even give up on a very useful rifle in the first place?

(I think I rephrased your reply... 0_0)
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artist
But Maybe For Malaysians H&K MAke Compact version Because Asian Are Smaller than European And American
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Tristan1237 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I even don't know how the Filipinos where able to use the M16 or the M14 even though it's so long... but that is another story.
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artist
Well Filipinos Body Posture Are Same As Indonesian And Malaysian Since They're From Asian.
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originalcancer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I remember this! The Discovery channel used to taut this as the next big thing to hit the battlefield, so did Popular Mechanics. This just screams 90s so much, dat integrated sight, dat boxy look, all dat black polymer!
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artist
Yeah It Was Cool Weapons But Too Bad It Cannot Reach A Military Market
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originalcancer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I shit you not, China(PRC) is testing a prototype that is almost an exact copy of this, except its in a new caliber created to defeat NATO standard armor.
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artist
They Must Be Use Their Own Research Ammo. Norinco IS the Best :#1:
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