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The HK21 is a machine gun derivative of the G3 rifle. The HK21 is a general-purpose machine gun manufactured by Heckler & Koch that chambers the 7.62x51mm NATO round. The German military designates the weapon as the G8.

Although the HK21 itself did not appear in the Rainbow Six universe, there are variants of the weapon that have. These variants are:

  • The 21E, a magazine fed rifle chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO caliber
  • The 23E, a 5.56x45mm NATO conversion of the HK21E
  • And the G8A1, a German military designation of the light machine gun. The G8A1 has the modifications of an HK11A1.

The HK21 is categorized as a light machine gun in the Rainbow Six universe.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

The HK21E is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

The 21E is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas.

Weapon Attachments


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

The 21E is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. Since Vegas 1 and 2 share the same engine and models, the weapon appears in the same configuration as its Vegas 1 counterpart.

Weapon Attachments



21E - Rainbow Six Vegas 200:54

21E - Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Gameplay of the 21E

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

"GSG 9 LMG, accurate in short range. Capable of long range controlled fire."
— In-game description

The G8A1 is a light machine gun featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. It is available for use by GSG 9 Recruits and the Operator IQ.


Unlike the 6P41 or M249, the G8A1 has a fast fire rate, at 850.

This means that the user can mow down targets before they even have a chance to react. However, due to the rapid fire nature of this LMG, trigger-happy users will find themselves reloading frequently. In worst case scenarios, they burn through all their ammo.

Weapon Attachments



Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 1 and 2

  • The 21E is limited to full-auto fire in-game, despite the weapon having a fire selector in real life. On the model of the 21E, the player could see the option for 3 round burst, and semi auto.
  • The 21E in-game has a fire selector that is locked on safe at all times.

Patch Changes


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