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« The L110A1 is a British designation for a Belgian 5.m56mm light machine gun Minimi Para. It is an air-cooled weapon, capable of fully automatic fire only, and it is adjusted to be used as paratroopers weapon. This rifle features the red-dot Aimpoint gunsight and the AN/PEQ-2 laser pointer.
Armoury Description

L110A1 5.56 mm
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Type Light Machine Gun / SAW
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Dispersion 0.0008 rad
Variants None
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The L110A1 5.56 mm light machine gun.

The L110A1 is a 5.56 mm light machine gun used exclusively by British Army troopers in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the British Armed Forces DLC.


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The L110A1 is a belt fed light machine gun that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It feeds from 200-round linked belts stored in plastic boxes, and can attain a rate of fire of up to 910 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 915 m/s. The L110A1 is fitted with a laser pointer and CCO red dot sight by default.

A team of troopers secure a road. Note the two automatic riflemen armed with L110A1s in the front and rear.

Essentially the British Army's equivalent of the M249 SAW used by U.S. forces, the L110A1 is a light machine gun that packs the firepower of 200 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition in a compact package.

With a fairly high base rate of fire, the L110A1 can provide sustained cover fire and be used to accurately suppress targets at ranges of 300 and up to 600 metres away.

Like the M249 however, the L110A1 is neither as powerful as dedicated medium machine guns such as the M240 or the L7A2 due to firing 5.56 mm as opposed to 7.62 mm, nor is it capable of reaching targets located as far out as the former two. It is best utilised in its intended role as a light support weapon for use in close-medium ranged engagements, rather than being treated as an MMG.


Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic velocity Initial velocity (m/s)
5.56×45 mm NATO 8 -0.001425 915
5.56×45 mm NATO SD 7 -0.0006 320

There are six kinds of "magazine" varieties that the L110A1 can feed from. The 200- and 100-round linked belts take up two inventory slots apiece, while the individual rifle magazines only require one slot:

L110A1 Mag.


Standard 200-round linked belt stored inside a plastic box, specifically designed for use with the L110A1. Rounds fired from this box have a muzzle velocity of 915 m/s.

The fourth round will always be a red tracer, while the last four rounds consist exclusively of tracers.

200Rnd. M249 Belt


Alternate 200-round belt box intended for use with the M249 SAW. Remains otherwise completely identical to regular 200-round belt boxes.

M249 Mag.


100-round linked belt stored inside a soft pack. Remains otherwise identical to regular 200-round plastic boxes.



Basic 30-round rifle magazine. Rounds fired have a muzzle velocity of 930 m/s.

Does not contain any visible tracers.



Specialised magazine loaded with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition. Identical to regular 30-round STANAGs save for a much lower velocity of 320 m/s.

G36 Mag.


Plastic magazine used exclusively by the G36 and XM8 families of modular rifles.

It is mostly identical in most other aspects compared to regular 30-round STANAGs, but their rounds have a slightly reduced muzzle velocity of 920 m/s instead.

MG36 Mag.


100-round Beta-C drum used by the MG36 light support weapon. Aside from its capacity it is completely identical to regular 30-round plastic magazines.


  • The in-game L110A1 features a number of inaccuracies when compared to its real life counterpart. Examples include the lack of an FN handguard (the in-game version uses a railed one instead), using an M249-style heatshield (the real L110A1 does not have a heatshield), and a non-standard rear sight.
  • Following the release of the latest Steam version patches (as part of the Community Configuration Project), the L110A1 can consistently utilise all types of 5.56 mm magazines. In turn, its dedicated 200-round belts are also shareable with the American M249.


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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

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-britisharmy.png British Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45
Assault rifles L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL)
Designated marksman rifles L86A2 LSW 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmLRR .338
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mm
Machineguns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerNLAW
Static L111A1L134A1
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
British Armed Forces