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For the carbine variants, see M4 and CAR-15
M16 Variants IRL

The M16 rifle family in reality. The third weapon from top to bottom is a M4, rather than a M16.

The M16 refers to a family of assault rifles all manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Copmany that all chamber the 5.56x45mm NATO round. It was made to replace the earlier M14 battle rifle. The M16A2 and A4 variants fire in three-round burst or semi-automatic, while the original M16A1 and A3 variants fire fully-automatic or semi-automatic.[1]

Although the M16 itself has not appeared in the Rainbow Six universe, its burst fire variants have. These variants are the M16A2 and M16A4.


The M16 rifle family are all categorized as assault rifles in the Rainbow Six universe. The M16A2 appears in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow, while the M16A4 was supposed to appear in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots, up until its cancellation.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow SixEdit


The M-16A2 is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.

When extra range or firepower is needed, RAINBOW turns to Colt's M16A2. Tried and true, it's 5.56 caliber easily pierces Level II body armor and has the longest range of any of RAINBOW standard weapons. It comes standard with a low-power holo-sight and single, three round, and full-auto trigger group.

VideosEdit

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six M16A200:29

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six M16A2

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue SpearEdit


The 5.56mm M16 AR is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear.

The Black Thorn expansion pack for the game changed the name of the weapon to the 5.56mm M16 AR. Originally, the name of the weapon was the M-16 A2.

VideosEdit

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six- Rogue Spear M1600:26

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six- Rogue Spear M16

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven ShieldEdit


The M16A2 is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.

When extra range or firepower is called for, RAINBOW turns to the M16A2. The M16 has proven itself over time as its 5.56mm round easily penetrates body armor.

VideosEdit

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3- Raven Shield M16A201:07

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3- Raven Shield M16A2

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black ArrowEdit


The M16A2 is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow. The M16A2 in-game is always featured with an ACOG scope by default.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: PatriotsEdit

The M16A4 was a weapon set to appear in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots, up until the games cancelation. The was first seen in the Exclusive Trailer of the game.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear

  • The M16A2 in real life can not fire full auto, like it does in-game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow

  • The M16A2 once again can not fire in full auto, like it does in-game.

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