The G36 series is a modular assault rifle platform featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« Created for the requirements of the German armed forces, the G36 is used as an infantry weapon in a large number of countries, special forces and security forces. The G36 is ideally suited for dismounted infantry operations.
Weapon Description
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G36 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png None (canon)
Icon-side-blufor.png United States (non-canon)
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0002 rad (semi)
0.001 rad (burst)
0.0003 rad (full)
Variants None
Games
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The G36 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The G36 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle unused by any faction in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The G36 is a selective fire assault rifle that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It loads from 30-round plastic magazines, and can attain a fire rate of between 600 and up to ~ 857 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 920 m/s. It has an effective range of between 300 and up to 500 metres.

Essentially the German counterpart to the Austrian-made AUG rifle, the G36 combines the firepower of a rifle with the ability to partially zoom in on distant targets thanks to its integrated optical sight (the sight itself has magnification strength of 1.5x).

With low recoil as well as decent range it has very little drawbacks as a result, which makes it the superior weapon of choice over its American and Soviet-made counterparts. The G36 does however, lack the ability to launch rifle grenades or have a dedicated variant with an underbarrel grenade launcher which slightly limits its flexibility.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
11 920

The G36 only supports being fed from one "magazine". It takes up to one inventory slot per magazine to carry:

G36 Mag.

Standard 30-round plastic magazine.


Trivia

  • Cold War Assault's G36 is based on the real-world "G36E" ("Export") variant designed by Heckler & Koch GmbH of Germany.
    • Unlike the real G36 however, the in-game G36 has the ability to use a 3-round burst mode despite the fact that no G36 model has the ability to do so in real-life.
    • Its appearance in Cold War Assault is highly anachronistic given the time period of the game. The earliest prototype of the G36 would not begin development until five years after the events of Cold War Crisis, while actual production would not start until eleven years after the campaign's events.
  • The G36 was not initially available when Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the original name for Cold War Assault) was first released. It was only added with Patch 1.30, and even then was only available for use in the editor as no faction actually uses the weapon in either the main or Resistance campaigns.

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ArmA: Armed Assault

« The German G-36 assault rifle has been adopted by the Bundeswehr, and later, Spain adopted its export version, G36E. The G36 is also used by various law enforcement agencies worldwide.
The rifle features dual sights: a 3.5X scope sight beneath, and a 1X red-dot sight above.
There are two shorter variants: the G-36K Carbine and the extremely short G-36C (Commando).
Library Description
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G36 5.56 mm
Arma1-icon-g36.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png RACS
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0007 rad (semi)
0.0007 rad (burst)
0.0007 rad (full)
Variants G36K, G36C
Games
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The G36 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The G36 is used by both U.S. Army and RACS military forces, as well as in limited numbers with Black Element PMCs in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

Returning from Cold War Assault, the G36 once again serves as a (relatively) high-tech counterpart to the other standard-issue assault rifles in Armed Assault.

It still loads exclusively from 30-round plastic magazines and does not accept being fed from 5.56 mm STANAG magazines. The G36 continues to retain a muzzle velocity of 920 m/s and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 RPM.

Compared to the outdated M16A2 rifle, the G36 is far superior not just in terms of accuracy but due to the fact that it has an integrated optical sight. As a selective-fire weapon, it can toggle either semi-auto, 3-round burst or fully automatic fire modes.

Though it lacks the modularity of the M4A1 carbine and M16A4, the G36 compensates by having the least amount of dispersion out of the four BLUFOR/Independent primary weapons. Thanks to its integrated sight, the G36 can be used to engage enemy targets out to an effective range of up to 600 metres.


Variants

G36K

G36K 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png RACS
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0012 rad (semi)
0.0012 rad (burst)
0.0012 rad (full)
Variants G36, G36C
Games
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The G36K 5.56 mm carbine.

The G36K is a simply a carbine configuration of the baseline G36 rifle.

It uses the same integrated sight save that the shorter barrel makes it easier to wield in close quarters. Its main downside stems from it having almost twice the dispersion of the baseline G36, which makes it only useful out to a maximum range of up to 350 metres.

In all other aspects, the G36K is unchanged from its parent weapon.

G36C

G36C 5.56 mm
Arma1-icon-g36c.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png RACS
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.002 rad (semi)
0.002 rad (burst)
0.002 rad (full)
Variants G36, G36K
Games
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The G36C 5.56 mm carbine.

The G36C is a compact carbine configuration of the G36.

Like the G36K carbine, the G36C uses the same integrated optic of the baseline G36 but features an even shorter barrel.

It is the lightest to wield out of the three G36 models, though as a consequence it is also the least accurate as well; having almost three times the dispersion of its parent rifle. In all other aspects, the G36C is functionally unchanged to the G36K.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
8 920

All three variants of the G36 only support being fed with one magazine. They occupy one inventory slot per magazine:

G36 Mag.

30-round magazine loaded with regular 5.56 mm ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.


Trivia

  • As in Cold War Assault, Armed Assault's G36s are once again strangely shown being used by in-game U.S. troops. In reality, no branch of the U.S. military has ever officially utilised the G36 in any capacity or role.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« 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.
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The G36 is used exclusively by German special operations in ArmA 2.


Variants

G36A 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png KSK
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 5.56×45 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0007 rad (semi)
0.0007 rad (full)
Variants G36C, G36K, MG36
Games
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The G36A 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The G36A is a 5.56 mm assault rifle used exclusively by the KSK in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The G36A is a selective-fire assault rifle with a short-stroke piston chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round. It forms the baseline model on which all other sub-variants of the G36 are based on.

It primarily loads from 30-round G36-type plastic magazines, though it can also accept STANAG magazines as well. It is able to attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, and has a muzzle velocity of 920 m/s. It uses an integrated dual optic that combines a magnified optic (that has a zoom strength of 3.5x) with a red dot reflex sight.

Exclusively used by German special operations units deployed to Takistan, the baseline G36A is a lightweight assault rifle that is mainly built out of synthetic materials. It has an effective range of 300-400 metres and has relatively low dispersion over long ranges. The dual role optic means that it is highly versatile, and can be easily used both in close quarters and medium ranged firefights.

In terms of accuracy, it's superior to the M16A4 and is rivalled only by the XM8. Recoil-wise, it is comparable to other lightweight 5.56 mm assault rifles and is easy to control even on full auto.

The G36A's main weakness stems from its low base rate of fire, which is low even in comparison to the XM8. Furthermore it also lacks the XM8's 2-round burst fire mode, being limited to just semi- or full-auto modes. As with its predecessor in Armed Assault, the G36A also lacks a dedicated sub-variant fitted with an underbarrel grenade launcher.

G36C 5.56 mm
Arma2-icon-g36c.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png KSK
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 5.56×45 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.002 rad (semi)
0.0016 rad (full)
Variants G36A, G36K, MG36
Games
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The G36C 5.56 mm carbine.

The G36C is a 5.56 mm carbine used by the KSK in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The G36C is a sub-carbine variant of the G36K.

Designed to be even more compact than the G36K, the G36C is not only the lightest model of the G36 to carry, but it uses an accessory rail that supports various optics such as HWS holographic sights, as well as muzzle attachments for sound suppressors.

However as a consequence of its short barrel configuration, it has the worst accuracy in the G36 family. By eschewing the integrated dual-role optic in favour of a rail, it also lacks any magnified sights and is basically useless for aiming at anything beyond 300 metres. Coupled with its short barrel, this limits its maximum range to 200 metres or less, with its ideal effective range being just short of between 200-150 metres.

G36K 5.56 mm
Arma2-icon-g36k.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png KSK
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 5.56×45 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00011 rad (semi)
0.00011 rad (full)
Variants G36A, G36C, MG36
Games
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The G36K 5.56 mm carbine.

The G36K is a 5.56 mm carbine used by the KSK in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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This is an asset which partially requires the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.


The G36K is a carbine variant of the baseline G36A rifle and is the parent model of the G36C.

A compact variant of the G36A, the G36K is ideal for use in close quarters due to its shorter barrel configuration. It is slightly less accurate and has a shorter maximum effective range of 300 metres, though unlike the G36C it retains the dual-role optical sight of the G36A.

While it can still technically hit targets at ranges of up to 400 metres depending on the user's proficiency, it's not ideal to do so unless there's absolutely no other alternative to doing so.

MG36 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png KSK
Type Light Support Weapon / SAW
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
100
Dispersion 0.0007 rad (semi)
0.0007 rad (full)
Variants G36A, G36C, G36K
Games
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The MG36 5.56 mm light support weapon.

The MG36 is a 5.56 mm light support weapon used by the KSK in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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This is an asset which partially requires the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.


The MG36 is a modified G36A using a light support weapon configuration. Like its parent weapon, it is also chambered to fire the same 5.56 mm round.

The main differences with the MG36 is that it feeds from 100-round drum magazines as opposed to 30-round G36-type plastic/STANAG magazines (though it can still be loaded with them if needed) and eschews the G36A's integrated optical sight in favour of an accessory rail. It has a (non-functional) bipod and accepts optics such as HWS holographic sights. The MG36 cannot be fitted with muzzle attachments.

Unlike the XM8 Automatic Rifle, it doesn't have a higher rate of fire and is completely identical to the baseline G36A in terms of accuracy and capabilities; aside from the increased capacity of the drum magazine. The sole drawback of the MG36 is its bulkiness as it is slightly heavier to wield compared to the G36A, rendering it less useful in close quarters.

It should also be noted that unlike with all other variants of the G36 family, the MG36 does not have access to 100-round drums that use subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition, though it can still feed from 30-round magazines that are loaded with them.


Camouflage

  • Desert: Standard two-tone dark/light tan spraypaint camouflage.
  • Black: Matte black paint finish.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic velocity Initial velocity (m/s)
5.56×45 mm NATO 8 -0.001425 920
5.56×45 mm NATO SD 7 -0.0006 320

All variants of the G36 (including the MG36) support being loaded with six types of magazines. With the exception of 100-round drums, all others require only one inventory slot to carry (the MG36's drums occupy two slots):

G36 Mag.

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Standard 30-round plastic magazine intended for exclusive use with all G36 variants and also the XM8 family.

Rounds fired from these magazines have a muzzle velocity of 920 m/s.

30rnd G36 SD

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Loaded with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition. It fires rounds with greatly reduced velocities of 320 m/s, but remain otherwise identical to regular plastic magazines.

MG36 Mag.

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100-round Beta-C drum intended for use by the MG36 only. Aside from its capacity it is completely identical to regular 30-round plastic magazines.

30Rnd. STANAG

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Basic 30-round STANAG magazine shared with the M4A1 carbine and M16A4 assault rifle.

Identical to regular STANAGs except that its rounds have a slightly higher velocity of 930 m/s instead.

30Rnd. STANAG SD

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Specialised magazine loaded with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition. Identical to regular 30-round STANAGs save for a much lower velocity of 320 m/s.

20Rnd. STANAG

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20-round box magazine. Remains otherwise identical to regular 30-round STANAGs.


Trivia

  • Along with both the XM8 and Mk16/Mk17 series of assault rifles, it is one of the few modular platforms that are currently available for use in ArmA 2. All of the platforms would only be matched by the MX in ArmA 3, which is mostly identical to the G36 series in terms of the types of variants that it has.
    • The MG36's ability to load and feed from Beta-C drum magazines is a capability that is unique to both the XM8's SAW variant as well as the SPAR-16S that would eventually be added with ArmA 3's Apex expansion pack.
  • Although it was originally made available for use in ArmA 2, the G36 and its sub-variants would actually remain unused by any faction until the release of Operation Arrowhead, whereupon it became a BLUFOR weapon that was used exclusively by German KSK units as a tribute to the German ArmA community.
  • Following the latest Community Configuration Project updates, all variants of the G36 have lost the capability to fire in a 2-round burst mode. Prior to the patch, G36s had access to the same fire modes as the baseline XM8 rifle.

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External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

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