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« The Gepard GM6 Lynx is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle using Russian 12.7x108 mm ammo. Its purpose is to stop or disable targets such as light armored vehicles, light shelters and helicopters from 600–800 m range. Due to its weight and portability, it is good for parachute, airmobile and territorial troops. The barrel recoil technology brings the recoil of the GM6 below the recoil of other rifles in the same category. The weapon is highly accurate and effective up to a range of 1500 m.
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GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm
GM6 Lynx.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Type Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle
Calibre 12.7×108 mm Russian
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.00035 rad
Mass 480
Variants None
Games
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The GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm sniper rifle.

The GM6 Lynx is a 12.7 mm bullpup anti-materiel sniper rifle used by both the AAF and CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview

The GM6 Lynx is a semi-automatic, long-recoil operated anti-materiel rifle that is chambered to fire the 12.7×108 mm round.

It loads from 5-round box magazines and can attain a rate of fire of up to 150 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 820 m/s. It only has a top rail for mounting optical sights and cannot be fitted with other kinds of accessories or muzzle attachments. It also has a folding bipod fixed to the centre of the barrel.

A two-man CSAT sniper/spotter team prepare to engage targets with the GM6.

The GM6 provides the operator with the ability to provide both rapid and accurate sniper fire from ranges of 1,600 up to a maximum of 2,000 metres.

Unlike its NATO counterpart, it can also be loaded to fire Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS) ammunition which is highly effective against MRAPs and other lightly-armoured vehicles. Even heavier vehicles with exposed components such as optics or uncovered wheels can be disabled with this ammunition.

While it is significantly less accurate than the M320 LRR when it comes to long range engagements, the GM6 makes up for it by using the more hard-hitting 12.7 mm round that has better penetration against most targets.

However, it should also be noted that the GM6 is rather bulky to carry and being a sniper rifle, is naturally ill-suited for use in close quarters combat. Its magazines are also slightly heavier to carry while having 2 less rounds per magazine in comparison to the M320.

Camouflage

  • Grey: Standard matte grey paint scheme. Used by AAF snipers.
  • Camo: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Used by Mediterranean CSAT snipers.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam camouflage pattern. Used by Pacific CSAT snipers.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
12.7×108 mm Russian 35 -0.000856 820 34.44
12.7×108 mm APDS 60 -0.00036 1,060 57.24

The GM6 can be loaded with two types of magazines. They both have identical "mass" values of 16 units:

12.7 mm 5Rnd Mag

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Standard-issue magazine. Loaded with 12.7×108 mm Russian rounds.

Does not contain any visible tracer rounds.

12.7 mm 5Rnd APDS Mag

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Specialised magazine loaded with armour-piercing 12.7×108 mm APDS ammunition.

Intended for use against lightly-armoured ground vehicles and exposed components on armoured fighting vehicles.

Trivia

  • The GM6 Lynx is based on its real-world counterpart of the same name designed by Hungary-based firearms company SERO Engineering Ltd.
  • The GM6's model has an unused proxy for mounting side rail accessories. Because the weapon is not configured to do so by default however, the user cannot fit laser sights or flashlights onto the GM6 despite side rails being depicted on the model itself.
  • Initially, the GM6 was only available in a grey paint finish. The Bootcamp Update added an alternate variant with the Arid Hexacam camouflage scheme, while the Green Hex variant would not be included until the Apex expansion was released.
  • It is one of the few weapons in ArmA 3 that is directly referred to by its real-world manufacturer name.
    • This is because representatives from SERO provided Bohemia Interactive's developers with CAD data for the GM6, a chance to record audio samples, to test fire the weapon with live ammunition, and authorisation to use the GM6 as an in-game asset.

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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 marksmen 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
Arma3-factionicon-aaf.png AAF - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns ACP-C2 .45
Submachine guns PDW2000 9 mm
Carbines Mk20C 5.56 mm
Assault rifles Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • SDAR 5.56 mm
Designated marksman rifles Mk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons Mk200 6.5 mm
Launchers MAAWS Mk4 Mod 0PCMLRPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Static Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC | Tanks DLC