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The KSVK is a 12.7 mm anti-materiel sniper rifle featured in both ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Armed Assault

« The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed in Russia for specialized Russian Army forces. The KSVK is intended for disabling light military vehicles, penetrating fortified enemy positions and counter-sniping duties.
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KSVK 12.7 mm
Arma2-icon-ksvk.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle
Calibre 12.7×108 mm
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.0005 rad
Variants None
Games
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The KSVK 12.7 mm sniper rifle.

The KSVK is used exclusively by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The KSVK is a bolt-action, bullpup anti-materiel rifle that is chambered to fire the 12.7×108 mm round.

It loads from 5-round box magazines and has a maximum fire rate of only 30 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The KSVK is always fitted with the PSO telescopic sight and has an integrated (non-functional) bipod but cannot be suppressed.

Essentially the Russian counterpart to the American M107, the KSVK is an anti-materiel rifle that can tear through both armoured infantry and light vehicles alike. Its 12.7 mm round is able to kill any infantry target in a single shot regardless of where they are hit.

Especas marksman wielding a KSVK.

Though it usually has an effective range of just up to 1,100 metres, it is entirely possible to land hits as far away as 1,600 metres depending on the user's skill (the PSO's ballistic compensation markers are only accurate up to 1,100 metres).

At the same time, however, the KSVK also suffers from several design problems; chiefly, its magazine stores fove less rounds than its American counterpart. The second stems from its bolt-action operation; since the user needs to manually rack the bolt after shot (which imposes a forced delay of 2 seconds between rounds) it causes the KSVK to have a very low rate of fire.

Ultimately, this means that it is barely capable of reaching even a quarter of M107's fire rate. Contrast this with the M107 which is semi-automatic, and has a maximum fire rate of 120 rounds per minute versus the KSVK's meagre 30 RPM.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
13 850

The KSVK can only load one type of magazine. It requires one free inventory slot to carry:

KSVK Mag.

Box magazine loaded with five 12.7 mm rounds.


Trivia

  • The KSVK was not initially available on Armed Assault's release, and was only added after Patch 1.04 (alongside the M107).

Gallery

ArmA 2

« The KSVK is a large-caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia. The main use of this weapon is counter-sniping and penetrating brick walls as well as lightly armored vehicles. The KSVK uses 12.7mm ammunition and is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail.
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KSVK 12.7 mm
Arma2-icon-ksvk.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle
Calibre 12.7×108 mm
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.0005 rad
Variants None
Games
Arma 2 logo.png

Arma2-OA-logo.png
The KSVK 12.7 mm sniper rifle.

The KSVK is used by both the Russian Armed Forces and the Takistani Army, as well as in limited numbers with ION PMC contractors in ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning from ArmA 2, the KSVK remains virtually unchanged from its Armed Assault predecessor.

It still loads from 5-round box magazines and has both an identical muzzle velocity and rate of fire.

The KSVK still uses a PSO telescopic sight and features an integrated (non-functional) bipod, but cannot be suppressed or be fitted with laser pointers/flashlights. The KSVK cannot have its zeroing adjusted.

Now serving as the primary AMR of both Russian and Takistani snipers, the KSVK has not been changed in the slightest and still functions as it did in Armed Assault. It retains a consistent one-shot kill capability regardless of where the bullet impacts due to its powerful 12.7 mm round.

As a result it still shares the same downsides of the Armed Assault KSVK, but this is now further compounded by its lack of variety when it comes to optics. Unlike the American M107 which has the option of selecting between regular magnified optics and thermal-enabled scopes, the KSVK is restricted to using just the PSO-1 which has a fixed magnification and cannot be zoomed in.


Ammunition

Arma1-ammunition-5rndksvk.png
Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
30 -0.00055 850

The KSVK can only load one type of magazine. It requires one free inventory slot to carry:

KSVK Mag.

Box magazine loaded with five 12.7 mm rounds. Does not contain any visible tracers.


Trivia

  • As with many of the in-game Russian weapons which use the wrong naming nomenclature, "ASVK" (also designated under its GRAU index code of 6S8) would be the more semantically correct name for the KSVK.

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Arma1-factionicon-sla.png SLA - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MRPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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