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  ARMA 2 Weaponry : Hand Guns and Machine Guns Screenshots    
Telejunky has informed us about the release of 2 new sets of weapons pictures : Handguns and Machine Guns on the ArmA2 official site.

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

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.


M9 - M9 - Silenced

Makarov

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.


Makarov PM - Makarov - Silenced

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.



  March 27th, 2009 - 22:41 By Old Bear   Comments (10)  

  ARMA 2 Weaponry : Assault Rifles Screenshots    
A new page of infos has been released on the official ArmA2 web site, today a full display of ArmA2 assault rifles.

An assault rifle is a selective fire rifle or carbine firing ammunition with muzzle energies intermediate between those typical of pistol and battle rifle ammunition.

AK-107

The AK-107 is a Russian 5.45 mm assault rifle 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.


AK-107 Kobra - Assault rifle Caliber 5.45x39 mm AK-107 GP-25 PSO - Assault rifle Caliber 5.45x39 mm

* 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.

AK-74_GP-25s - AK-74UN Kobra

* 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.


AKM - AKS

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.


M16 A2 - M16A4 M203 RCO

* 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.


M4A1 CCO - M4A1 M203 Holo

* Variants: M4A1, M4A1 QDS, M4A1 QDS CAMO, M4A1 M203 RCO, M4A1 CCO, M4A1 M203 Holo SD, M4A1 M203 Holo, M4A1 M203 SOPMOD SD CAMO

G36

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.


G36C SD - G36K

* 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.


XM8 M320 - XM8 Compact

* Variants: XM8, XM8 M320, XM8 Compact, XM8 Marksman, XM8 SAW


Thanks to telejunky for informing us about this !

  March 27th, 2009 - 10:23 By Old Bear   Comments (23)  

  Infos on 505Games site Community    
The game is not released but 505Games is getting ready for it. Here on the 505Games site, we can learn that the game is 18+ PEGI rated and have a look at the picture on the box ... and that we had to expect a release on PC !



ArmA II
Prepare to take warfare to a new level with an incredibly realistic war simulation.

In ArmA II, you’re part of an elite squad of American soldiers sent behind enemy lines to restore peace to Chernarus, a Soviet country ripped apart by civil war as warring rival factions fight to take control of the troubled state. In an epic story full of plot twists and turns, it becomes clear that the troubles plaguing Chernarus are deeper than anyone thought and the battle intensifies to extreme levels.

Building upon the foundations laid by its predecessor, ArmA II features refined graphics; unscripted AI opponents that ensure no skirmish ever plays out in the same way; 225sq km of game play area including more than 50 different towns and villages, alongside lush forests and wind-swept beaches; 136 different vehicles variants including helicopters, tracked armoured vehicles, boats and even bicycles and 81 weapon variants.


FEATURES

* SINGLE PLAYER MODE with emphasis on resource management and RPG elements, the player commands a squad through a story full of twists and surprises
* Cooperative MULTIPLAYER and team-based large scale multiplayer over entire map for 50 live players
* Built-in MISSION EDITOR allowing player to expand the game beyond original content
* Complex weapons SIMULATION based on technologies used in military training and real-world data: ballistics, deflection, material penetration, glowing tracer rounds
* AUTONOMOUS AI providing them ability to react dynamically depending on player's action: AI-controlled soldiers and vehicles maneuver, flank, take cover and surprise player in many ways.
* AI where squads navigate in REALISTIC FASHION, soldiers can find proper cover with millimeter precision, lean from cover and return fire.
* Advanced dynamic CONVERSATION system, integrating preset conversations and dynamic queries about the game environment.
* GESTURES and combat communication of units: Soldiers shout and use same communication means as in real combat situations
* Comprehensive library of over 60 fully simulated modern FIREARMS
* Over 60 playable VEHICLES




  March 27th, 2009 - 10:14 By Old Bear   Comments (6)  

  New ArmA II screen on Steam Screenshots    
telejunky has informed us about the release of a new ArmA 2 in game screen on the Steam site







Source : Steam ArmA2 Group
  March 22nd, 2009 - 22:38 By Old Bear   Comment (1)  

  New ArmA 2 exclusive screenshot + ArmA2 Weaponary Official    


Once again Dwarden informed us that another new screenshot of ArmA2 has been released on the semi-official ArmA2 STEAM Community Group. You should keep in mind that the pic is WIP and was supposely taken with settings set to "Normal"


On the Steam Community ArmA 2 group you will find every information (links and info) you need to know about ArmA2 !

Remember to join ArmA2's STEAMcommunityGroup it's still small with only "4000" members !






In addition a new section has been opened on the official ArmA2 website. It looks like BIS will tease us with information about the ArmA2 Weaponary in the next few weeks ! So stay tuned !

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Source : Steam ArmA2 Group
  March 20th, 2009 - 18:45 By Deadeye   Comments (8)  

  ArmA 2 exclusive screenshot released in the Steam Group Screenshots    
Dwarden informed us that a new screenshot of ArmA2 has been released on the semi-official ArmA2 STEAM Community Group.

On the Steam Community ArmA 2 group you will find every information (links and info) you need to know about ArmA2 !

Remember to join ArmA2's STEAMcommunityGroup it's still small with only "4000" members !


Edit: Furthermore a new screenshot has been released on the ArmA2 Facebook page !

Facebook screenshot submitted by SaBrE_UK and telejunky.





Source : Steam ArmA2 Group
  March 19th, 2009 - 09:03 By Marko112   Comments (10)  

  Facts about NAPA revealed ! + Video added Official    


Facts about the "National Party" faction have been revealed on the ArmA2 official web site.

Nationalist guerillas of the National Party is an underground movement lacking sophisticated weapons, but their knowledge of the country, military expertise from civil war and underground network make them serious opponents to both communist guerillas and government forces.

- Guerillas use a mixture of civilian and military clothing and light equipment; anti-tank weapons are rare and consist mostly of RPG-7 stolen from Chernarussian military. Occasionally, better weapons purchased from weapons dealers are in use.
- They commonly use balaclavas, ski masks or bandanas to cover their faces to avoid identification.
- Favorite weapons are the old and reliable AK-47; many local guerillas also use hunting rifles. Important part of NAPA arsenal are also various IEDs, RPG-7 anti-tank launchers or home-made explosives.
- Guerillas use mostly hit-and-run tactics; they disappear soon after they strike.
- Heavy equipment is usually makeshift originals, stored in safe houses and forest camps deep in the mountains.

We have to show common citizens that our actions are focused on rooting out the evil, not on punishing anyone based on their nationality. Disarm the ordinary armed men, but eliminate all commissars, commanders and functionaries ruthlessly.
- Soldier's Handbook, allegedly by Prizrak, supreme warlord of NAPA




Here are some screenshots from the ArmA2 video featuring NAPA :





Source : ArmA2.com
  March 13th, 2009 - 10:39 By Deadeye   Comments (17)  

  Unofficial ArmA 2 Trailer (Russian Units) + ArmA2 House Pic Videos    
TankCommander informed us on our forums, that he reworked various released ArmA 2 Videos and uploaded the "new" trailer showing the Russian Army to YouTube.



Edit: telejunky just informed us that Matt Rochelle found a night shot of an ArmA2 building on the ArmA 2 Facebook Page.

Picture update submitted by telejunky.





Source : ArmedAssault.info Forums
  March 9th, 2009 - 10:26 By Deadeye   Comments (17)  

  Russian Armed Forces faction revealed ! Videos    


Facts about the "Russian Armed Forces" have been revealed on the ArmA2 official web site.

Russian contingent of Chernarussian Peacekeeping Forces consists of elite Guard Motor Rifle battalion, reinforced by armor, artillery and attack helicopter detachments. Based on their previous experience with counter-guerilla operations, Russians also make good use of special forces.

- Russian soldiers wear Flora woodland pattern and modern load-bearing vests combined with older protective gear. They are armed with AK-107 assault rifles, rugged PKM machineguns, RPG-18s and RPG-7s with modern warheads.
- Special Forces (Spetsnaz) are battle-hardened veterans who wear unique „Gorka" fatigues and use special silenced weapons, sniper rifles and explosives. They are trained in counter-terrorist ops, speak Chernarussian and allegedly have operated in the area for a long time.
- Contingent of Russian troops is equipped with T-90 main battle tanks and modern armored personnel carriers: wheeled Vodniks and BTR-90 and sturdy and powerful tracked BMP-3.
- Russian tactics also rely on Mi-24 Hind and Ka-52 „Alligator" air assault helicopters and heavily armed Mi-8M transport choppers. Su-25T is available for close air support.
- Support consists of mortar and rocket artillery detachment, Pchela UAV is also available for aerial reconnaissance.




Here are some screenshots from the ArmA2 video featuring RDF :





  March 6th, 2009 - 09:55 By Deadeye   Comments (33)  

  No video but a small appetizer Official    

A "Small appetizer for our dedicated ARMA II fans" have been released on the ArmA2 Official Website.

A couple of screenshots captured ingame this week to supply our dedicated fans with the latest Intel. We are continuing our work on new videos introducing the last two factions - NAPA and Russian Armed Forces which will be released over the next two weeks.

Update : Dwarden informed us that the pics are now available in a higher resolution on Gamekyo.com and PCGames.de.



  February 28th, 2009 - 20:00 By Old Bear   Comments (19)  



 
 
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