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« The AS50 is a .50 BMG sniper/anti-materiel rifle. It enables operators to engage targets at very long (up to 1500 m) range with high accuracy. The rifle is easily transportable and ergonomic and can be disassembled in less than three minutes and serviced without tools.
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AS50 12.7 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle
Calibre 12.7×99 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
5 / 10
Dispersion 0.00018 rad
Variants None
Games
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The AS50 12.7 mm sniper rifle.

The AS50 is a 12.7 mm anti-materiel sniper rifle used by both British Army snipers and ION PMCs in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the British Armed Forces DLC.

Overview

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The AS50 is a semi-automatic, gas operated anti-materiel rifle chambered to fire the 12.7×99 mm NATO round.

It primarily feeds from 5-round box magazines designed specifically for the AS50, but can also be loaded with the same 10-rounders used by the American M107.

It can attain a fire rate of up to 240 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 936 m/s. The AS50 has an integrated (non-functional) bipod attached just beneath the barrel, and is fitted with either a regular magnified riflescope (that has a magnification strength range of 3x-12x) or a thermal scope. It can be zeroed up to a distance of 1,600 metres.

A British Army sniper takes aim with the AS50.

The AS50 is essentially the British Army's counterpart to the M107 sniper rifle used by the U.S. military. Compared to the M107, the AS50 has a higher muzzle velocity that gives it better accuracy over long distances. It has a maximum effective range of up to 1,800 metres, though this can be extended to 2,000 metres depending on the shooter's current elevation.

As with the M107, the AS50's 12.7 mm round is extremely powerful and allows the operator to kill any infantry target in one shot regardless of where the round impacts. Likewise, unarmoured and light vehicles can be quickly disabled with a few rounds to the engine.

Its only drawback is that it uses 5-round magazines as opposed to the M107's 10-round boxes. However, the AS50 is capable of loading both types of magazines which can negate the issue with it having a smaller magazine size (assuming that M107 magazines can be readily obtained).

Camouflage

  • Black: Standard black finish. Used by both British Army snipers and ION mercenaries.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12.7×99 mm NATO 56 -0.00068 936
.50 BMG 26 -0.00068 850

The AS50 can be fed with two types of magazines. It only requires one free inventory slot to carry:

5Rnd. 12.7x99 mm NATO

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Standard box magazine with five 12.7 mm rounds.

Does not contain any visible tracers.

10Rnd. M107

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Alternate magazine shared with the M107. It is loaded with .50 BMG rounds which are fired with a lesser velocity of 850 m/s instead.

Trivia

  • In reality, the British military does not utilise the AS50 and uses the "AW50" and "M82A1" sniper rifles instead (designated as the "L121A1" and "L135A1 LRPAS" respectively).
    • The AW50 is also designed by Accuracy International, while the M82A1 is designed by the Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company based in Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • The AS50 was initially included as part of the BAF DLC, but was also added later on as part of the Private Military Company DLC as well. The BAF DLC is not required for its use in the campaign, nor vice versa as the campaigns and scenarios each use their own standalone versions of the AS50.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-britisharmy.png British Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45
Assault rifles L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL)
Designated marksman rifles L86A2 LSW 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmLRR .338
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mm
Machineguns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerNLAW
Static L111A1L134A1
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
British Armed Forces
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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