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NOTE: This article is about West German/Danish G3s in ArmA 3's Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC. For Resistance G3A4 battle rifles featured in ArmA: CWA, see G3A4.


« The G3 is a 7.62×51 mm NATO battle rifle of West German origin. It is well known for its high precision.
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G3A3 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png West Germany
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR, GV M/75, GV M/75 Carbine
Games
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The G3A3 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The G3A3 is a 7.62 mm battle rifle used exclusively by West German military forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC.

Overview

The G3A3 is a selective-fire battle rifle that uses a roller-delayed blowback operating system. It is chambered to fire the ubiquitous 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads exclusively from 20-round box magazines designed specifically for use with the G3 series. It can achieve a fire rate of up to ~ 550 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s. The G3A3 utilises a claw mount and can be fitted with magnified riflescopes and sound suppressors.

The service rifle of West German infantry, the G3A3 is the latest iteration in the battle rifle family and features drum sights, a fixed plastic buttstock and a plastic handguard. Compared to other 7.62 mm-chambered rifles in its class, the G3A3 provides a decent combination of firepower and precision at ranges of up to 500 metres.

West German rifleman with an uncustomised G3A3.

Thanks to being chambered in 7.62 mm, the G3A3 possesses greater stopping power than the American-made, 5.56 mm-chambered M16A1 and M16A2 rifles. Furthermore, it can be fitted with riflescopes in addition to suppressors by default, and is capable of firing muzzle-loaded rifle grenades; greatly enhancing its flexibility for any infantry role.

However, the G3A3's main drawback stems from its excessive carrying weight. Unlike its East German counterpart (or even the Polish AKM), the G3A3 is 33% heavier to wield and places a greater stamina burden on the user. Another minor issue is that the G3A3 has a lower fire rate of only ~ 550 RPM; slower than that of its contemporary counterparts by nearly fifty rounds. Lastly, the G3A3's pitiful magazine capacity of only twenty rounds greatly hampers its usefulness in close quarters.

Overall, the G3A3 isn't a terrible rifle by any measure of standard, but it is held back by these inherent weaknesses which make it generally less viable than the KM-72 or its eventual successor platform, the G36.

Variants

G3A4

G3A4 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png West Germany
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A3, A3 DMR, A4 EBR, GV M/75, GV M/75 Carbine
Games
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The G3A4 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The G3A4 is an updated variant of the baseline G3A3 rifle. It is visually similar to the G3A3 but has a collapsible stock as opposed to the standard fixed one.

It possesses the same statistics as its parent weapon; the only difference stems from the ~ 14% reduced inertia penalty, which makes it less punishing to wield in close quarters.

Otherwise, there are no differences compared to the regular G3A3 rifle.

G3A3 DMR

G3A3 DMR 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-factionless.png None
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A3, A4, A4 EBR, GV M/75, GV M/75 Carbine
Games
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The G3A3 DMR 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The G3A3 DMR is a modified variant of the baseline G3A3 rifle that has been outfitted with accessory rails. It remains unused by any of the primary factions.

These rails additionally support the attachment of Picatinny/Weaver-compatible flashlights, infrared laser pointers and bipods. However as there is no rail fitted onto the upper receiver, a dedicated mount is still needed for optical sights like its parent rifle.

In all other aspects, the G3A3 DMR remains completely unchanged when it comes to both performance and functionality.

G3A4 EBR

G3A4 EBR 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-factionless.png None
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A3, A4, A3 DMR, GV M/75, GV M/75 Carbine
Games
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The G3A4 EBR 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The G3A4 EBR is a modified version of the G3A4 but features accessory rails. It is not used by any of the main factions.

Like the G3A3 DMR, the G3A4 EBR's rails support being fitted with a myriad of third party accessories. In stark contrast to the G3A3 DMR however, the G3A4 EBR features a fourth rail fitted onto the receiver.

This completely eschews the need for a dedicated mount as it is now possible to fit any Picatinny/Weaver-compatible magnified/non-magnified sights and riflescopes.

It retains the same inertia reduction bonus of the G3A4 but is otherwise identical (performance/handling-wise) in every other aspect.

GV M/75

GV M/75 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png Denmark
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A3, A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR, GV M/75 Carbine
Games
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The GV M/75 7.62 mm battle rifle.

GV M/75 is the Danish military's designation for the G3A3.

Statistically and functionally, the GV M/75 is unchanged and has only minor cosmetic differences to its furniture. In all other aspects, the GV M/75 bears no differences to its parent rifle.

GV M/75 Carbine

GV M/75 Carbine 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png Denmark
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0007994 rad
Mass 97.3333
Variants A3, A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR, GV M/75
Games
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The GV M/75 Carbine 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The GV M/75 Carbine is wielded by certain units within the Danish military.

Just like the baseline GV M/75 rifle, the GV M/75 Carbine is also the Danish designation for the G3A4. Except for the reduced ~ 14% inertia penalty, there are no functional differences between the two weapons.

Only a few (very minor) aesthetic differences regarding furniture colour and the finish on some of the parts exist. In every other aspect, the GV M/75 Carbine remains unaltered from the G3A4.

Camouflage

  • Black: All-black finish.
  • Olive: Standard black finish with olive green-coloured furniture.
  • Green: Black finish with flat olive green furniture.
  • Tan: Black finish with desert sand-coloured furniture.

It should be noted that only West German G3s have access to all four camouflage schemes. Danish G3s are restricted to the Black, Olive and Green finishes, while the non-military G3A3 DMR and G3A4 EBR configurations only have access to Black, Olive and Tan schemes.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
DM21 11.76 -0.00094464002 800 4.872
DM21A1 11.76 -0.00094464002 800 4.872
DM111 11.76 -0.00087543001 800 4.692
DM41 11.76 -0.00094464002 800 4.872
DM151 15.76 -0.00077854999 800 10.452
DM22A1 (HE) 80 -0.001 80 2.4
DM22A1 (HEAT) 240 -0.28 1,000 261.9

All variants of the G3 can be loaded with eleven types of magazines and is also (optionally) capable of launching single round rifle grenades from its muzzle.

All magazines with the exception of rifle grenades have weights of 14 "mass" each, and are available in either a Black paint finish or Desert camouflage scheme. Only the rifle grenades weigh a "mass" of 13.11 units, though they do not have any alternate camouflage schemes:

7.62 mm 20Rnd Ball-T DM21 Mag

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Standard 20-round box magazine.

Loaded with 7.62 mm ball ammunition containing tracers.

7.62 mm 20Rnd Ball-T DM21A1 Mag

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Alternate coloured tracer magazine.

Statistically identical to regular 20-rounder magazines.

7.62 mm 20Rnd Ball DM111 Mag

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Loaded with DM111 rounds.

Has slightly reduced penetration against armour but retains energy better over long ranges.

7.62 mm 20Rnd Ball DM41 Mag

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Loaded with DM41 rounds.

Statistically identical to regular DM21-loaded 20-rounders.

7.62 mm 20Rnd AP DM151 Mag

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Armour piercing round intended for both ballistic vest-wearing infantry and lightly-armoured vehicles.

67 mm HEAT DM22A1

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67 mm rifle grenade with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.

The grenade's explosive component has a blast radius of 6 metres and a minimum fuse distance of 15 metres. Its HEAT submunition can penetrate a depth of ~ 261.9 millimetres.

Trivia

  • The G3's ability to launch rifle grenades is the first (semi-official) occasion that the mechanic has made a comeback to the series. Previously, only the M16A2 rifle and XM-177E2 carbine in Cold War Assault were capable of loading rifle grenades.
  • Prior to Update 1.2, the DM22A1's warhead did not actually function as a HEAT-type munition and was merely a glorified HE grenade.
  • The DMR/EBR variants with rail mounts were only included after the release of Update 1.3, though they remain unused by any of the primary factions and sub-factions.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany
Handguns LP1 26.5 mmP1 9 mmPM 9 mmP2A1 26.5 mmwz. 78 26.5 mm
Submachine guns MP2A1 9 mmPM-63 9 mmSG5A2 9 mm (A3, SD2, SD3)
Assault rifles AKM 7.62 mm (N, Pallad) • C7A1 5.56 mmG3A3 7.62 mm (A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR) • G36A1 5.56 mm (G36E) • GV M/95 5.56 mmM16A1 5.56 mm (M16A2) • MPi AK-74 5.45 mm (AKS-74, AKS-74K) • MPi KM-72 7.62 mm (KMS-72)
Squad automatic weapons LMG RPK 7.62 mmLMG RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns HMG PKM 7.62 mmMG3 7.62 mm
Designated marksman rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers GraPiwz.83 Pallad-D
Launchers FIM-43M72A3 LAWPzF 3PzF 44-2PzF 84RPG-7Strela-2M
Static DShKMFagotLATGMMG3 - Anti Air TripodSearchlightSPG-9
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma3-factionicon-gmcwgwestgermany.png West Germany - Armoury (Global Mobilization)
Handguns P1 9 mmP2A1 26.5 mm
Submachine guns MP2A1 9 mmSG5A2 9 mm (A3, SD3)
Assault rifles G3A3 7.62 mm (A4) • G36A1 5.56 mm
Machineguns MG3 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers GraPi
Launchers FIM-43PzF 3PzF 44-2PzF 84
Static LATGMMG3 - Anti Air Tripod
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma3-factionicon-gmcwgdenmark.png Denmark - Armoury (Global Mobilization)
Handguns P2A1 26.5 mm
Submachine guns SG5A2 9 mm
Assault rifles GV M/75 7.62 mm (Carbine) • GV M/95 5.56 mm
Machineguns LMG M/62 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-43M72A3 LAWPzF 84
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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