The Kozlice is a 12G shotgun featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 3.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The Czech-manufactured "Kozlice" over/under rifle-shotgun is a dual-barreled hunting weapon with a polished walnut stock. The weapon has two fire modes: "Ball", which will fire a single rifle shot, and "Shell" which will fire a shotgun round. Shotgun rounds consist of seven individual pellets, each of which is noted in your ammo display. After firing in either mode, the gun needs to be manually reloaded.
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Kozlice 12G
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Faction Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Shotgun
Calibre 12 Gauge
Magazine
capacity
1
Dispersion 0.0001 rad (shell)
0.0002 rad (ball)
Variants None
Games
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The Kozlice 12 Gauge shotgun.

The Kozlice is used by civilian hunters and the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The Kozlice is a double-barrelled shotgun that is chambered to fire 12 Gauge shotgun shells.

It can load either 12 Gauge balls or shells, and has a very low fire rate of just 14 rounds per minute.

The Kozlice's dual barrel design allows it to load two types of munitions simultaneously in the form of balls and shells. Each have round has different characteristics when fired; shells act more in the traditional manner of a shotgun and can disperse up to seven pellets per shot. Balls on the other hand, use a more basic ballistic model and fire in a direct arc instead.

However, because each ball/shell "magazine" actually occupies a single inventory slot, the shooter is restricted to carrying just 10 rounds of spare munitions at a time for the Kozlice. In addition, neither balls nor shells are particularly accurate for shooting at any range beyond 150 metres. In retrospect, all these negative traits make the Kozlice basically useless for actual combat, and should only ever be used as a last resort.


Ammunition

Shell name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
Ball 9 210
Shell 9 210

The Kozlice can load two types of shells. Both require one inventory slot apiece and are single shot only:

Ball

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Slug-type shell. Inflicts moderate single-target damage.

Shell

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Fires seven pellets simultaneously in a tiny circular-shaped radius (0.1 rad).


Trivia

  • The Kozlice is based on the real-world "CZ 581" then-designed by Česká Zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZ).
  • "Kozlice" is simply Czech for a double-barrelled rifle or shotgun with both barrels aligned vertically.
  • The Kozlice was not initially included on release with Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault) and was only added with Patch 1.20.
  • It is the only shotgun that is available for use in Cold War Assault, and is also the first in the entire series.

Gallery

ArmA 3

« The Kozlice 12G is a trusty old shotgun still found in many parts of Eastern Europe. It is a low-tech yet powerful weapon typically used by hunters. Unlike some other double-barreled shotguns, the Kozlice employs an over/under design, placing the two 12 gauge barrels in vertical alignment. These can either be loaded with slug or buckshot shells. Certain criminal elements have been known to improvise sawed-off versions of the shotgun. These are easier to conceal and operate in confined spaces, but also have a reduced effective range.
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Kozlice 12G
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Type Shotgun
Calibre 12 Gauge
Magazine
capacity
2
Dispersion 0.00145 rad (regular)
0.00185 rad (sawed)
Mass 110 / 65
Variants Regular, Sawed-off
Games
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The Kozlice 12 Gauge shotgun.

The Kozlice is used by Livonian civilian hunters/criminals and L'Ensemble rebels in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Contact DLC.

Overview

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Returning from Cold War Assault, the Kozlice once again serves as a simple 12 Gauge shotgun favoured by civilian wildlife hunters and criminals alike.

It loads exclusively from 2-round shotshells designed for the Kozlice (either pellet- or slug-based) and retains a variable muzzle velocity of either 418 or 495 m/s depending on the type of shell loaded. The Kozlice cannot be fitted with accessories or attachments of any sort.

The Kozlice has changed little from its Cold War-era predecessor and continues to remain as a deadly firearm in the right hands. In close quarters, one volley from the Kozlice (when loaded with armour-piercing slugs) can incapacitate or outright kill the toughest of body armour-wearing infantry targets.

A sub-variant with the stock sawed-off and a shorter barrel is also available, reducing almost half of the Kozlice's stamina and inertia burden. In addition, this particular model can be stowed away inside a backpack or even the user's vest, allowing one to bring along a powerful compact shotgun onto any mission.

Livonian looter (right) armed with the sawn-off variant.

Altogether, the Kozlice can be best described as a "hand cannon". Regardless of pellets or slugs, anyone caught within the sights of a Kozlice user are guaranteed to suffer heavy damage no matter where the shells hit them.

However, the Kozlice is not without its drawbacks. While extremely powerful in close quarters, the Kozlice is severely hampered by its operation; its limited shell capacity will force the user to reload immediately after their first attack. Worse yet, the entire rearming process takes a lengthy six full seconds to complete.

Lastly, the Kozlice theoretically possesses an effective firing range of roughly ~ 350 metres when loaded with slugs. In practice however, its real effective firing range with either shell is just under 170 metres due to the Kozlice's extremely high dispersion. Beyond that distance, the user will struggle to land hits with any degree of accuracy. This issue is further compounded on the sawn-off model which actually has a reduced muzzle velocity of 304 m/s (pellet) and 360 m/s (slug).

Outside of sentimental reasons, the Kozlice is completely redundant for any combat situation - as one would expect of a relic from the 20th century.


Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
12 Gauge (Pellet) 20 -0.0005 380 5.7
12 Gauge (Slug) 42 -0.008 450 20.25

The Kozlice can load two types of "magazines". Both have identical "mass" values of 6:

12 Gauge 2Rnd Pellets

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Standard pellet-type shotshells. Useful against clumped-up unarmoured soft targets.

12 Gauge 2Rnd Slugs

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Armour-piercing slug shotshell. Effective against singular body armour-wearing soft targets.


Trivia

  • The Kozlice is the first standalone shotgun-type weapon in ArmA 3.

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