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« Thanks to the 9.3x64 mm ammunition, Cyrus offers better performance than standard 7.62 marksman rifles. At the same time, it is lighter and more versatile than heavy sniper rifles. Cyrus is a gas operated action with a single and full auto fire modes. It is a very precise and deadly weapon at a medium distance.
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Cyrus 9.3 mm
Arma3-icon-cyrus.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Type Marksman Rifle
Calibre 9.3×64 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Dispersion 0.00073 rad
Mass 300
Variants None
Games
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The Cyrus 9.3 mm marksman rifle.

The Cyrus is a 9.3 mm marksman rifle used exclusively by CSAT forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Marksmen DLC.

Overview

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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the Marksmen DLC.


The Cyrus is a gas operated, selective-fire marksman rifle chambered to fire the 9.3×64 mm round.

It loads from 10-round box magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 300 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 870 m/s. The Cyrus supports being mounted with accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can be fitted with muzzle attachments.

Cyrus equipped with a Kahlia riflescope and underbarrel bipod.

Designed to supplement the lighter Rahim, it is an exceptionally powerful rifle used by CSAT sharpshooters. Compared to its NATO counterpart, it fires a harder hitting and larger 9.3 mm round which has many advantages (and disadvantages) over the MAR-10's smaller-sized .338 Lapua Magnum round.

The Cyrus' 9.3 mm round hits significantly harder at close-medium ranges due to being much larger, and is also strong enough to penetrate heavy body armour or light defilade. However, it suffers from having poor flight characteristics which can cause it to lose most of its power the further the round travels.

This significantly reduces both its effective range and accuracy, making it almost redundant in its role as a marksman rifle as it cannot reliably take out targets that are located at distances of 600-700 metres and beyond.

Being a selective-fire weapon, the Cyrus also has the ability to fire in full auto as opposed to semi-automatic as well. However, the Cyrus' recoil is rather difficult to handle in this mode, and combined with its already small magazine capacity means that it is best to switch to full auto fire only in close quarters. Otherwise, most rounds will most likely miss their targets and leave the operator vulnerable to enemy fire while they reload.

Note that at distances about of 1,400 metres, rounds from a Cyrus will have slowed down enough to become subsonic. At this distance, a shooter using a suppressed Cyrus becomes exceedingly difficult to locate, and it even becomes difficult to recognise that bullets are striking nearby aside from the faint sounds of bullet impacts near the target.

Camouflage

  • Black: Matte black paint finish.
  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Used by Mediterranean CSAT sharpshooters.
  • Tan: Tan paint finish.

Ammunition

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
18 -0.00075 870 28.71

The Cyrus can only be loaded with a single magazine type. It has a "mass" value of 16 units:

9.3 mm 10Rnd Mag

Box magazine loaded with 9.3 mm rounds. Does not have any visible tracers loaded.

Achievements

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    Marksmen Weapon Master
    • The Cyrus is one out of seven premium weapons featured in the DLC. Simply equip it (and the other six) in the Virtual Arsenal and begin testing it. Can be done in a single sitting or in multiple playthroughs.

Trivia

  • The Cyrus is based on a mixture of two real-life Russian-made weapon platforms; the "Dragunov" sniper rifle (more specifically the "SVDK") and various "Saiga" rifle models. Both weapon systems are primarily designed by subsidiaries owned by Kalashnikov Concern.
  • It is notable for being the only firearm that is stated to be manufactured in Chernarus. Whether this implies that Chernarus has become a CSAT member by the mid-2030s timeline that ArmA 3 is set in is unclear, however.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 3
Handguns 4-five .45ACP-C2 .45P07 9 mmPM 9 mmRook-40 9 mmStarter Pistol 10 mmSpectrum DeviceZubr .45
Submachine guns ADR-97 5.7 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mmSting 9 mmVermin .45
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKU-12 7.62 mmAKS-74U 5.45 mmKatiba Carbine 6.5 mmMk20C 5.56 mmMXC 6.5 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmCAR-95 series (CAR-95, CAR-95 GL) • Katiba 6.5 mm (Katiba GL) • MX series (MX, MX 3GL) • Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • Promet series (Promet, Promet GL, Promet SG) • SDAR 5.56 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • Type 115 6.5 mmTRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles ASP-1 Kir 12.7 mmCMR-76 6.5 mmCyrus 9.3 mmMk-I EMR 7.62 mmMk14 7.62 mm (Classic) • Mk18 ABR 7.62 mmMAR-10 .338MXM 6.5 mmPromet MR 6.5 mmRahim 7.62 mmSPAR-17 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mmM320 LRR .408
Squad automatic weapons CAR-95-1 5.8 mmLIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mmMX SW 6.5 mmRPK-12 7.62 mmSPAR-16S 5.56 mmZafir 7.62 mm
Machine guns Navid 9.3 mmSPMG .338
Launchers 9M135 VoronaMAAWS Mk4PCMLRPG-7RPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Karts DLC | Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-csat.png CSAT - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns Rook-40 9 mmZubr .45
Submachine guns Sting 9 mm
Carbines Katiba Carbine 6.5 mm
Assault rifles CAR-95 series (CAR-95, CAR-95 GL) • Katiba 6.5 mm (Katiba GL) • SDAR 5.56 mmType 115 6.5 mm*
Designated marksman rifles ASP-1 Kir 12.7 mmCMR-76 6.5 mmCyrus 9.3 mmRahim 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons CAR-95-1 5.8 mmZafir 7.62 mm
Machineguns Navid 9.3 mm
Launchers 9M135 VoronaRPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* denotes weapons exclusive to the Viper sub-faction.
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC
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