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L85A2 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Type Bullpup Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.001 rad (semi)
0.001 rad (full)
Variants L85A2 UGL, L86A2 LSW
Games
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The L85A2 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The L85A2 is a 5.56 mm bullpup assault rifle used exclusively by the British Army in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the British Armed Forces DLC.

Overview

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The L85A2 is a gas operated, selective-fire bullpup assault rifle that is chambered to fire 5.56×45 mm NATO ammunition.

It loads from 30-round STANAG magazines, and is able to achieve a fire rate of up to 705 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 930 m/s. The L85A2 has a large choice of sub-variants fitted with various optical sights and side rail accessories, ranging from HWS holographic sights, SUSAT and ACOG riflescopes, as well as laser pointers and AWS thermal scopes. There are no variants that have sound suppressors attached to the muzzle.

British Army trooper armed with the UGL-equipped L85A2. Note the ACOG riflescope mounted onto its top rail.

A versatile assault rifle, the L85A2 uses a bullpup configuration and combines a decent fire rate with minimal recoil.

It has an effective firing range of between 250-450 metres. Its accuracy is on par with the U.S. Army's Mk16, and when paired with a riflescope like the ACOG or SUSAT, the L85A2 can be used to accurately hit targets at distances of approximately ~ 500 metres.

Its only real drawback is that no variants of the L85A2 can be suppressed. Unlike the M4A1 or the Mk16/Mk17, it lacks the ability to mount suppressors, meaning that an alternative must be sought if stealth is a priority.

Variants

L85A2 UGL

L85A2 UGL 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Type Bullpup Assault Rifle / UGL
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 40 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.001 rad (semi)
0.001 rad (full)
Variants L85A2, L86A2 LSW
Games
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The L85A2 UGL 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The L85A2 UGL is simply a modified variant of the baseline L85A2 rifle that configured to use an underbarrel grenade launcher.

It is identical to its parent weapon in all aspects and also has the same options when it comes to optical sights (aside from not being able to mount the AWS).

The only exception is its UGL module that is designed to launch 40 mm grenades. The UGL uses a conventional flip-up leaf sight that is accurate at distances of up to 300 metres.

L86A2 LSW

Main article: L86A2 LSW

Camouflage

  • Black: Standard matte black finish with olive green plastic parts.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic velocity Initial velocity (m/s)
5.56×45 mm NATO 8 -0.001425 930
5.56×45 mm NATO SD 7 -0.0006 320

For grenade rounds usable with the UGL, refer to its dedicated article here.

All variants of the L85A2 are restricted to three types of magazines. They occupy a maximum of one inventory slot each:

30Rnd. STANAG

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Standard 30-round magazine.

Does not contain any visible tracers.

30Rnd. STANAG SD

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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.

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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.

Trivia

  • Unlike with the M16A4/M4A1 and Mk16/Mk17 weapons used by in-game U.S. military forces, all variants of the L85A2 are fitted with some sort of optical sight by default. There are also no variants that only use ironsights.
    • All variants are also fitted with usable laser pointers, whereas not all U.S. rifles have them attached (or are usable in the case of the M16A4s/M4A1s).
  • The L85A2's UGL (Underslung Grenade Launcher) is the British Army's designation for the real-life "AG36" 40 mm grenade launcher designed by Heckler & Koch GmbH of Germany.

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See also

Variants

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
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