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This is just a little topic to discuss the weapons employed in ArmA II. Have your say about what you like or dislike about the weapons used within the game.

I'll list them all for you.

Handguns:
Pistols serve mainly as defensive weapons, but silenced variants may provide a tactical advantage in attack.

M1911A1:
The 1911 (or M1911A1) is a single-action self-loading pistol. It was the standard side arm weapon used by the US army from 1911 to 1985; and it was widely used by US troops in WW I, WW II and both Korean and Vietnam wars. The 1911 is designed to use .45 ACP rounds. Even today many SWAT teams - as well as many other armies - favour this weapon thanks to the great stopping power of .45 rounds.

M9 & M9SD:
Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.

Makarov & Makarov Silenced:
In use for nearly forty years the venerable PM Makarov served the Soviet Red Army and now serves the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Renowned for its simple and extremely reliable design, the Makarov can be found in abundance across the globe. Although the small, 8-round capacity is low by present-day standards, it gives the pistol a narrow profile. Equipped with a suppressor the silenced Makarov PM is an ideal weapon for special forces and assassins.

ArmA II: Handgun Weaponry Site


Assault Rifles:
Assault rifles are the most versatile personal weapons, combine stopping power with high fire rate and a variety of mounted equipment, e.g. grenade launchers, silencers or optical sights.

AK-107:
The AK-107 is a Russian 5.45 mm assault rife developed from the AK-100 series. The AK-107 features a unique "balance" operating system. This system uses a recoil-dampening countermeasure mechanism that eliminates recoil, thus highly increasing accuracy and assisting control while using automatic fire.
-> Variants: AK-107, AK-107 GP-25, AK107 GP-25 PSO, AK-107 PSO.

AK-74:
The AK-74 is the successor to the infamous AK-47, resizing its caliber to 5.45mm, probably in response to the ubiquity of the 5.56mm NATO round. The most visible modification is the muzzle brake. This muzzle brake drastically cuts the already mild recoil of the AK-74 but increases noise and muzzle flash.
-> Variants: AK-74, AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 Kobra, AKS-74U, AKS-74UN Kobra.

AKM & AKS:
The AKM is an upgraded version of the infamous AK-47 rifle developed in the 1950s. AKM is the most wide-spread variant of entire AK series. Compared to the AK-47, the AKM is more highly optimized for mass production. As the result the weight is reduced by 1kg, accuracy is significantly higher and the reliability is greatly increased. The AKS is slightly modified version of the AK-47 rifle. It features a downward-folding metal stock to adapt this weapon for use in vehicles and for paratroops.

M16A2 & M16A4:
The M16 assault rifle entered service in 1965 at the onset of the Vietnam War. It answered the Army's need to replace the ill-suited M14 with a lightweight rifle capable of effective automatic fire. The M16 uses a small, high velocity round with low recoil and good armor penetration, effective to about 500m.
-> Variants: M16A2, M16A2 + M203, M16A4, M16A4 RCO, M16A4 M203, M16A4 M203 RCO.

M4A1:
The M4A1 Carbine is a shortened version of M16. It sports a shortened barrel and collapsible stock, making it the Special Operations weapon of choice. In contrast to the M16A2, with its 3-round burst mode, the M4A1 is capable of fully automatic fire. Thanks to the SOPMOD program the M4A1 can be modified with a variety of special accessories including optics such as the M68 Aimpoint and ACOG, an easily detachable suppressor, the M203 under barrel grenade launcher, and many others.
-> Variants: M4A1, M4A1 QDS, M4A1 QDS CAMO, M4A1 M203 RCO, M4A1 CCO, M4A1 M203 Holo SD, M4A1 M203 Holo, M4A1 M203 SOPMOD SD CAMO.

G-36:
The G36 is 5.56mm assault rifle, manufactured by Heckler & Koch GmbH in Germany. This weapon is used in German Armed Forces from the year 1997; and these dayes, many armies used this weapon. The rifle features dual sights: a 3.5X scope sight beneath, and a 1X red-dot sight above.
-> Variants: G36, G36C, G36C-SD, G36K.

XM8:
The XM8 was the US Army project name for new lightweight assault rifle system. US Army hoped to create new standard and highly modifiable infantry rifle but in 2005, the project was formally cancelled. ~7500 prototypes of this weapon still exist, now held by the US Army. The weapon was designed to use 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges and is able to fire up to 750 rounds per minute.
-> Variants: XM8, XM8 M320, XM8 Compact, XM8 Marksman, XM8 SAW.

ArmA II: Assault Rifles Weaponry Site


Machineguns:
Machineguns are effective against enemy troops and light vehicles; they are perfect for suppressing the enemy due to their fire rate and ammo capacity. Machineguns are heavy and prevent soldiers from carrying man-portable launchers.

M240:
The M240 is a belt-fed, gas-operated machine gun. This weapon is used extensively by US armed forces infantry, mounted on ground vehicles, boats and aircraft. It is highly prized for its reliability, good rate of fire, impact and durability. The M240 uses 7.62x51 mm ammunition.

M249 SAW:
The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon is a fully-automatic, gas-operated, magazine or belt-fed individual weapon. It is the standard US Army light machine gun based on the Belgian FN Minimi, featuring a 200 round plastic magazine box. The bipod can be collapsed and the weapon can be fired from the hands. The M249 SAW provides the squad with the accurate and sustained fire required to suppress and destroy enemy targets.

Mk 48 Mod 0:
The Mk 48 Mod 0 is in fact a modified M240 machine gun, developed for USSOCOM special operation units. In comparison to the M249 this weapon features an improved rail mounting system and integral folding bipod. The Mk 48 is significantly lighter than the M240 while offering better firepower than the M249 SAW. The Mk 48 uses 7.62x51 mm ammunition.

PKM:
The PKM is the modernized version of the venerable PK medium machine gun. The PKM is just small enough to be man portable and an ammo box attached under the receiver means the gunner always has a full 100-round belt ready to fire. Though it is a heavy weapon to carry the firepower it projects on the battlefield makes it worth the trouble. The PKM can provide sustainable suppressive fire, even at very long ranges.

RPK-74:
The RPK-74 is a light machine gun, first presented in 1974. It is a modernized variant of the AK-74 rifle and the modifications implemented mirror those made to the AKM. The RPK-74 uses 5.45x39 mm cartridges.

ArmA II: Machineguns Weaponry Site


Sniper Rifles:
Sniper rifles enable snipers to attack targets at long range; some of them use high caliber ammunition and are capable of destroying vehicles or light targets. These rifles are commonly fitted with powerful optical sights.

CZ 550 Scoped:
CZ 550 is an improved Mauser 98-type hunting rifle. It features solid head lugs, fixed ejector, claw extractor, single-set trigger, square bridge dovetailed receiver and classic-styled walnut stock. This weapon uses 9.3x62 mm cartridges and features an additional optical scope.

DMR:
The Designated Marksman Rifle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle. It is a modified and accuracy-increased version of the M14 rifle and is used extensively by the US Marine Corps. This weapon uses 7.62x51 NATO cartridges and is highly prized for its power, light weight and rapid, but accurate fire.

KSVK:
The KSVK is a large-caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia. The main use of this weapon is counter-sniping and penetrating brick walls as well as lightly armored vehicles. The KSVK uses 12.7mm ammunition and is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail.

M107:
The M107 is a long-range, shoulder fired, semi-automatic sniper rifle, manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company. It is highly prized for its manageable recoil. The M107 uses 12.7x99 mm cartridges and its effective range is around 1.800 m.

M24:
The M-24 sniper weapon system is a 7.62 mm, bolt-action repeating rifle based on the Remington 700 (like the USMC M40). The barrel is designed to be free-floating, further improving its already superior accuracy. It is used with an M3A 10X magnifying scope. The M24 is accurate to about 800 meters but an experienced marksman can hit a target 1200 meters away.

Mk12 SPR:
This weapon, used by Special Forces snipers of both the US Army and US Navy, is a heavily modified precision version of the M4 Carbine. SPR initially stood for ‘Special Purpose Receiver' (an M4 SOPMOD accessory), but since the weapon became a complete system, this has been changed to ‘Special Purpose Rifle.' This type was classified by the Navy as the Mk 12 and the Army now also uses this designation. This sharpshooter rifle features a scope capable of up to 10x magnification.

SVD Dragunov:
The SVD was designed as a sharpshooter's rifle, rather than a sniper rifle. In fact the main role of the SVD in the Soviet Army was to increase the effective range of an infantry squad's fire to 600 meters by providing precision fire support. The SVD is a lightweight and accurate rifle, capable of semi-auto fire and equipped with a 4x24 PSO-1 scope. The SVD is extremely reliable in all conditions.

ArmA II: Sniper Rifles Weaponry Site


Special Purpose Weapons (SPW):
These guns were designed, developed or modified to provide maximum performance for special warfare. Subsonic ammunition or integrated silencers are a few of the features which make them different.

MP5:
The MP5 is a German submachine gun famous for its great reliability and excellent accuracy in its class. It is the weapon of choice within the international community of military and law-enforcement special forces. The MP5SD features a very efficient internal sound suppressor and even its trigger mechanism is designed to be silent making it the perfect weapon for quick, stealth actions and close quarter battles.

PP-19 Bizon:
The Bizon is a unique submachine gun with its distinctive 64 round helical magazine. It is based heavily on the AKS74U and functions much the same way but the use of the smaller 9x18mm round trades penetration and range for magazine capacity and control.

VSS Vintorez:
The VSS Vintorez (in English: Thread Cutter) is a suppressed sniper rifle made in Russia. It can be stripped down and transported in a relatively small briefcase and because of this it was mainly used for undercover operations by Spetsnaz. This weapon has a built-in suppression system making it a great infiltration and sniping weapon. The only drawback is the relatively small effective range of about 400m.

ArmA II: Special Purpose Weapons Weaponry Site


Shotguns:
Shotguns are effective at close range, which makes them the weapon of choice for close-combat battles.

M1014:
The M1014, also known as the Benelli M4 Super 90, is manufactured by Benelli Armi S.P.A. in Italy. It is a 12 gauge semi-automatic combat shotgun designed for US Armed Service. The M1014 fires 2.75 or 3 inch shells with about 50 m effective range.

Saiga 12K:
The Saiga-12K is a 12 gauge semi-automatic, gas-operated combat shotgun, made in Russia. The Saiga-12K design is based on the AK and shares that weapon's famous reliability. The Saiga-12K shotgun uses 12 gauge shotgun shells. The weapon itself is not too accurate but when used over short distances is quite devastating.

ArmA II: Shotguns Weaponry Site


AT/AA Launchers:
There are a variety of rocket launchers capable of destroying a heavily armored combat vehicle for a reasonable price.

FGM-148 Javelin:
The Javelin is a manportable fire-and-forget infantry anti-tank munition designed to penetrate the armor of today's heavily armored Main Battle Tanks. The Javelin has replaced the Dragon system in US Army and Marine Corps service.

FIM-92F Stinger:
The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guided missile system designed to defeat low-altitude air targets. The system is a fire-and-forget missile with a passive infrared seeker and IFF (Identification-Friend-or-Foe) system. The latest versions have improved range, maneuverability and significant countermeasures immunity.

Igla 9K38:
The Igla (in English: Needle) is a Russian, man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile weapon. This weapon is designated as "SA-18" in the US and its NATO reporting name is "Grouse". The Igla uses 9M39 missiles. This weapon is highly valued for its resistance to countermeasures. Because of its easy availability on the black market it has often been used in terrorist attacks on civilian aircraft over last 30 years, mostly in Africa.

M136:
The M136 is the successor of the M72 LAW in US Army service. The M136 is a recoilless weapon used primarily by infantry to defeat light armor. The 84mm High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead provides high penetration capability and lethal after-armor effects.

RPG-7V:
RPG-7V - The RPG-7 is a recoilless, shoulder-fired, muzzle-loaded, reloadable anti-tank grenade launcher. The RPG-7V model can be fitted with a telescopic sight and both infrared and passive night sights. It can also fire the powerful PG-7VR 105mm tandem HEAT rocket grenade.

RPG-18 Mukha:
The RPG-18 Mukha (in English: Fly) is a short-range, disposable, light weight anti-tank rocket launcher made in Russia. The RPG-18 fires a 64 mm warhead mounted on small rocket with an effective range of 200 m. This weapon is able to penetrate up to 375mm of conventional armor and is not reloadable.

SMAW:
The SMAW (Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon) is a small rocket weapon, which operates as a portable anti-armor rocket launcher. It fires highly-explosive dual-purpose rockets with an effective range of 500 m and is useful against bunkers, masonry, concentrated walls and light armor.

Strela-2 9K32:
The 9K32 Strela-2 (NATO name SA-7 Grail) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile (SAM) with passive infrared homing guidance, similar to the US Army Stinger. The 9K32 is a tail-chase missile dependent on the operator's ability to lock it onto the heat source of low-flying jets and helicopters.

ArmA II: AT/AA Launchers Weaponry Site


Mounted Weapons:
There are a variety of mounted machineguns, grenade launchers and other weapons to set up as permanent defenses.

AGS-30:
AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher was developed as a lightweight alternative to the already proven and successful AGS-17. This weapon is used mostly for infantry fire support and can be installed on vehicles.

DShKM:
The DShK (Degtyarev-Shpagin Large Calibre) is a Soviet heavy machine gun firing 12.7mm (.50 in) Soviet cartridges. The 'modernized' DShKM version was introduced in 1946. It has been largely replaced by modern NSV and Kord machine guns, but still finds its place in armies and resistance groups the world over.

Kord:
The Kord is a Russian heavy machine gun. This weapon entered service in 1998 and replaced the older NSV machine gun. At first glance the Kord resembles the NSV but it provides greater accuracy during sustained fire. The Kord uses 12.7x108 mm cartridges and has a rate of fire of about 750 rpm with an effective range of 2000m.

M2:
The Browning M2 .50 caliber Machine Gun, is a World War II era automatic, crew-operated machine gun. The very versatile M2 has served on a wide variety of ground vehicles, aircraft and ships over the years, and is still widely used around the world. This weapon can be used effectively against infantry, light armored vehicles, slow flying aircraft and small boats.

MK-19:
The Mk-19 Grenade Launcher is a US belt-fed automatic 40mm grenade launcher. It entered the service during the Vietnam War and is still in service. The Mk-19 fires 40mm grenades at a cyclical rate of 325 to 375 rps, with an effective range of 1500m.

ZU-23:
The ZU-23 is an air-defence cannon made in Russia. It features two 2A14 23 mm auto-cannons based on small trailer, which works as stationary mount for firing as well. The weapon is aimed and fired manually and besides against aircraft, it can be used even against ground targets as troops or lightly armored vehicles.

ArmA II: Mounted Weapons Weaponry Site


Static Launchers:
Mounted anti-tank and anti-air launchers are among the most advanced defenses. Static launchers use guided rockets of a higher caliber.

Igla AA pod:
The Igla (in English: Needle) is a Russian, man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile weapon. This weapon is designated as "SA-18" in the US and its NATO reporting name is "Grouse." The Igla uses 9M39 missiles. This weapon is highly valued for its resistance to countermeasures. Because of its easy availability on the black market it has often been used in terrorist attacks on civilian aircraft over last 30 years, mostly in Africa. The pod is a support device with three legs, which heavily reduces the supersonic wave drag.

AT-9K115 Metis-M:
The AT-9K115 Metis-M (NATO reporting name is AT-13 Saxhorn-2) is a Russian anti-tank missile system. Thanks to its light weight (only 13,8 kg), the AT-13 can be easily transported by infantry units or vehicles. This system is extremely easy to operate – it can fire up to 4 rounds per minute.

Stinger anti air missile pod:
The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guided missile system designed to defeat low-altitude air targets. The system is a fire-and-forget missile with a passive infrared seeker and IFF (Identification-Friend-or-Foe) system. The latest versions have improved range, maneuverability and significant countermeasures immunity. The Stinger anti air missile pod is a support device which heavily reduces the supersonic wave drag.

SPG-9:
The SPG-9 Kopye (in English: Spear) is a Russian recoilless gun. It fires fin-stabilised, rocked-assisted 73 mm HE or HEAT projectiles with effective range of about 800 m. The SPG-9 is usually used as a light anti-tank weapon, transported by vehicles.

TOW:
The BGM-71 TOW is an American anti-tank guided missile. TOW stands for "Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-to-command-Link." The TOW is able to penetrate up to 1m of armor, with an effective range of 3.750m.

ArmA II: Static Launchers Weaponry Site


Artillery:
Howitzers and mortars provide decisive long-range support to advancing troops. Many artillery pieces are capable of firing special ammunition, such as flares or laser-guided rounds, or even to lay down a smokescreen.

Podnos 2B14:
The Podnos (in English: Tray) 2C14 is a Russian 82 mm mortar. It was designed as a supporting weapon for motorized rifle companies and its goal is to destroy and suppress enemy infantry. The weight of the M252 is 31 kg and it can be used over ranges from 80 up to 4000 m, firing up to 20 rounds per minute.

M252 Mortar:
The M252 81mm Mortar is a medium-weight smooth-bore high-angle-firing weapon. It is usually operated by a 4-man crew and can be fired at ranges from 80 to 5500 m. The weight of the M252 is 41,3 kg and usually it is used for long-range indirect supporting fire.

D-30 howitzer:
The D-30 122mm howitzer, also known as the 2A18M Lyagushka, has a revolving mount that permits 360 degree rotation and is designed for both high and low angles of fire making it fully suitable for fire support and anti-tank defense.

M119-A1 howitzer:
The M119A1 is a lightweight air-mobile artillery piece used to provide direct and indirect fire support to infantry units. The howitzer can be quickly moved and deployed to provide maximum fire power in a short period of time.

ArmA II: Artillery Weaponry Site


Well that's all of them, post on what you like or dislike about that list. Also post what weapons you would have used in the game. In my opinion these weapons are very good, some bad choices but overall very good.

More Information and Screenshots can be found here: Official ArmA II Weaponry Site

This post has been edited by Big_Rooney: Mar 30 2009, 20:09


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I like all of them, I would put more handguns, but it's fine anyway.

I just hope that mortars and statics weapons can be carried and not like it's now.
 
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A M777 and a track 155mm howitzer would be very cool, and more type of scopes and versions of the guns. thumbsup.gif
 
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QUOTE(Benoist @ Mar 30 2009, 20:00) *
I like all of them, I would put more handguns, but it's fine anyway.

I just hope that mortars and statics weapons can be carried and not like it's now.
It's up to the community again, I guess.


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Well, yes. BIS should do as much addons as they need, things to show the engine features, basic models for addon-makers and campaing's vehicles, then it's up to the community as you said.
Also, they said that converting ArmA addons to ArmAII shouldn't be difficult, I hope that we won't need any experience in addon making (I mean, they could release a "conversor" or step-by-step instructions).


But why I'm talking as I were able to play it? My PC barely runs ArmA :\
 
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QUOTE(Benoist @ Apr 13 2009, 19:02) *
Also, they said that converting ArmA addons to ArmAII shouldn't be difficult, I hope that we won't need any experience in addon making (I mean, they could release a "conversor" or step-by-step instructions).


I hope it does require knowledge, or the number of thieves will increase even more, and actual addonmakers will be driven from the game even more.


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I remeber people saying that there'd be a converter for OFP addons when BIS said it'd be easy to convert them to ArmA tongue.gif

John's right of course. I imagine that converting addons will be a simple matter of tweaking the models and configs a tad. Doesn't necessarily mean that they'll look good in ArmA2 of course, but that's always the case with these things.

(Heck, try to imagine what some of the best OFP addons look like in ArmA without all the new bells'n'whistles)


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