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« The iconic Lee-Enfield rifle, the Mk III, was introduced on 26 January 1907 and featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a fixed, rather than a bolt-head-mounted sliding, charger guide.The Mk III saw extensive service throughout the World War and Second World War as well.
The SMLE Mk III uses the ,303 caliber ammo.
Armoury Description
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Lee-Enfield .303
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Type Sniper Rifle
Calibre .303
Magazine
capacity
10
Dispersion 0.0005 rad
Variants None
Games
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The Lee-Enfield .303 sniper rifle.

The Lee-Enfield is a .303 sniper rifle used in limited numbers by both Takistani anti-government rebels and pro-government militia groups in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.


The Lee-Enfield is a bolt-action rifle that is chambered to fire the .303 round.

It feeds from 10-round magazines and can only attain a maximum fire rate of up to 30 rounds per minute, along with a muzzle velocity of 750 m/s. The Lee-Enfield cannot be fitted with any optical sights or accessories, nor can it be suppressed. The rifle itself cannot be manually zeroed.

The Lee-Enfield is one of the many incarnations in its family of bolt-action rifles that have served the armed forces of many nations and non-state actors for more than a century. A relatively rugged weapon, the Lee-Enfield doubles both as a line weapon, as well as a sniper rifle (albeit one that lacks optics). It is accurate at ranges of between 300 and up to 600 metres.

An anti-government sharpshooter takes aim with Lee-Enfield.

Whilst it has its uses, because the Lee-Enfield relies on a bolt-action operation it fires extremely slowly and has a forced delay of two seconds between each shot. Any opponent armed with a submachine gun or carbine will easily cut down the Lee-Enfield's operator should they get close enough.

At the same time, dedicated sniper/marksman rifles like the SVD completely outmatch the Lee-Enfield when it comes to both range and fire rate. Not to mention being easier to use by virtue, simply because they have the advantage of magnified optical scopes.

Overall, the Lee-Enfield is an antiquated weapon that would be better served in a museum rather than on a modern battlefield. It's not a poor weapon by any measure of standard, and still makes for a decent rifle to fall back on if there are no alternatives that can be obtained. But its obsoleteness in contemporary warfare will show when pitted up against other sniper weapons in its class.

Ammunition

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
11 -0.00071225 750

The Lee-Enfield is limited to loading from only one type of magazine. It requires one inventory slot to carry:

Lee Enfield Mag.

10-round magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

Trivia

  • Though its Armoury Description states that it is based on the "SMLE Mk III", ArmA 2's Lee-Enfield is actually modelled after the newer post-World War I "No. 4 Mk I" variant.

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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
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