NOTE: This article is about the G3A4 rifle in ArmA: CWA. For West German/Danish G3s in ArmA 3's Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC, see G3 (Global Mobilization).
|«||The G3 rifle is a selective fire, magazine fed rifle, built using delayed blowback action developed during the early- to mid-1950s in West Germany. The G3 is built using as many stamped parts as possible.
|G3A4 7.62 mm|
|Calibre||7.62×51 mm NATO|
|Dispersion||0.0002 rad (semi)|
0.0003 rad (full)
The G3A4 is a selective-fire battle rifle that uses a roller-delayed blowback operation. It is chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge.
It loads from 20-round box magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 857 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s. It has an effective range of between 300 and up to ~ 460 metres.
As is the case with the FN-FAL, the G3A4 does suffer from having quite high recoil. This is particularly noticeable when firing on full auto, where the weapon's muzzle climb essentially becomes uncontrollable.
However, when fired in short bursts of 2-3 rounds, the G3A4 can be more slightly easier to control and can even double as a marksman rifle if necessary since it has relatively good accuracy at medium ranges (though not quite capable of matching dedicated sniper rifles like the M21 since it lacks magnified optics).
It should also be noted that although it is chambered to fire the same round and is mechanically similar in a few ways, the G3A4 cannot share the same magazines with the FAL.
|Base damage value||Initial velocity (m/s)|
The G3A4 can only be loaded with one type of magazine. Each magazine requires a single free inventory slot to carry:
20-round box magazine loaded with 7.62 mm NATO ammunition.
- In early versions of Operation Flashpoint: Resistance (the former name of Cold War Assault's now-integrated expansion pack), both the G3A4 and the FN-FAL shared the same appearance when looking through the weapon's ironsights.
- The G3A4 was not actually included as part of the default set of weapons that could be used in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault). It was only added with the Resistance expansion pack and was made into the one of the two standard-issue weapons used by the FIA and their partisan predecessors.
Weapons of comparable role and configuration
|Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault|
|Handguns||92F 9 mm • CZ-75 9 mm • Glock 17 9 mm • S&W .357 • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm|
|Submachine guns||Ingram .45 • MP5SD3 9 mm • PP-19 Bizon 9 mm • Sa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm • UZI 9 mm|
|Carbines||AK-74 SU 5.45 mm • XM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)|
|Assault rifles||AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mm • FN-FAL 7.62 mm • G3A4 7.62 mm • G36 5.56 mm • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)|
|Sniper rifles||Hunting Rifle 7.62 mm • M21 7.62 mm • SVD 7.62 mm|
|Machineguns||M60 7.62 mm • PK 7.62 mm|
|Grenade launchers||6G30 • MM-1|
|Launchers||9K32 Strela-2 • AT-4 Spigot • Carl Gustav M2 • FIM-92 Stinger • M72 LAW • RPG-75NH|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
|FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)|
|Handguns||92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*|
|Submachine guns||Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*|
|Assault rifles||AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mm • AUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mm • G3A4 7.62 mm|
|Sniper rifles||Hunting Rifle 7.62 mm • SVD 7.62 mm*|
|Machineguns||PK 7.62 mm*|
|Launchers||9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign