The M9 is a 9 mm handgun featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The Beretta 92 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The 92F is a modified model 92 that incorporates many changes requested by the U.S. Government. Production of its many variants in different calibers and configurations continues to this day.
Weapon Description
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92F 9 mm
OFP-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
10
Dispersion 0.008 rad
Variants None
Games
OFP-logo.png
The Beretta 92F 9 mm handgun.

The 92F is primarily used by U.S. military forces as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The 92F is a semi-automatic pistol that is chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It loads from 10-round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 380 m/s.

The 92F served as the service pistol of the U.S. Armed Forces at the height of the Malden Islands Crisis, as well with the Nogovan Partisans who received covert shipments of American arms during the Soviet occupation of Nogova. Unlike its Soviet counterpart, the 92F is slightly more accurate and can be effectively used to engage targets at distances of between 25 and up to 50 metres.

A downside of the 92F is its usage of the 9 mm cartridge however, which is weaker than that of the TT-33's 7.62 mm round. It requires several body shots to put down a target, and is also not available in a suppressed sub-variant like the Glock 17, which makes it ill-suited to bring on stealth missions. Coupled with its already short maximum range, the 92F is best left to be used as a last resort.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
7 380

The 92F only supports one magazine type. It occupies one inventory slot:

Beretta Mag.

10-round magazine loaded with 9 mm ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.


Trivia

  • Unlike its real-world counterpart, Cold War Assault's 92F strangely uses 10-round magazines as opposed to 15.
  • Along with all other handguns, the 92F was not actually included as part of the default set of weapons that could be used in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault). It was only added with the Resistance expansion pack, whereupon it was made into the sidearm of U.S. military forces.
  • Similar to the M16A2, the 92F is technically not an anachronistic weapon for the time period that Cold War Assault is set in. However, the real-world U.S. Army at the time was still using the older "M1911A1" handgun, and had not yet begun replacing it with the 92F in official service.

Gallery

ArmA: Armed Assault

« Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
Library Description
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M9 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png RACS
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9 SD
Games
A1-logo.png
The M9 9 mm handgun.

The M9 is used by both U.S. Army and RACS forces, as well as in limited numbers with Black Element PMCs in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The M9 returns from Cold War Assault, and remains as a semi-automatic handgun chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It now loads from 15-round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 360 m/s. The M9 features a sub-variant with a muzzle suppressor attached.

Unlike its SLA equivalent, the M9 has a larger magazine capacity (15 rounds versus the Makarov's 8) and fairly easy-to-use sights. It is generally accurate up to a distance of 50 metres, though in practice this can often extend out to a maximum range of 75 metres depending on the operator's proficiency.

Its primary drawback stems from its use of comparatively lacklustre 9×19 mm ammunition. While the ballistics model of the M9's 9 mm round provides it more stability mid-flight compared to the 9×18 mm round used by the Makarov pistol, it is still the "weaker" sidearm of the two.


Variants

M9 SD

M9 SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9sd.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm / 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9
Games
A1-logo.png
The M9 SD 9 mm handgun.

The M9 SD is a suppressed variant of the baseline M9 pistol.

It is similarly chambered to fire the same 9×19 mm round as its parent counterpart but can also be loaded with special subsonic ammunition. The magazines are interchangeable between both weapons.

In terms of performance, the M9 SD has a lower muzzle velocity of 320 m/s and a reduced effective range of just 20-35 metres instead. It is otherwise virtually identical to its parent in all other aspects.


Ammunition

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Round name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
9×19 mm 8 360
9×19 mm SD 8 320

Both variants of the M9 support being loaded with two types of magazines. They each occupy one inventory slot apiece:

M9 Mag.

15-round magazine loaded with regular 9 mm ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.

M9SD Mag.

Special ammunition with reduced velocity and sound. Remains otherwise identical to regular 9 mm rounds.


Trivia

  • Prior to Patch 1.04, the M9's ironsights on both variants were misaligned and were unable to properly hit targets located beyond 50 metres.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« Based on the 92FS and adopted by US Military as the M9 pistol, this is the standard US Army handgun. In 1985 the M9 replaced the older .45 Colt 1911 which had been in service since World War I. This gun features a 15 round magazine and standard NATO 9mm ammunition. Some soldiers however, still prefer the .45 Colt due to its greater stopping power.
Armoury Description
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M9 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9 SD
Games
Arma 2 logo.png
The M9 9 mm handgun.

The M9 is primarily used by U.S. Marine/U.S. Army forces, as well as with ION PMCs in ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning from Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 M9 remains virtually unchanged and continues to serve as the standard-issue sidearm of both U.S. military forces and private contractors.

It still loads from 15-round magazines and has an identical fire rate. Its muzzle velocity has now been increased to 398 m/s but still cannot mount any accessories. Once more, a suppressed sub-variant is also available for use.

The M9 served as the standard-issue sidearm of the U.S. military and is also the favoured sidearm of choice for ION contractors. As in Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 M9 remains superior to the Makarov pistol accuracy-wise and has less dispersion against targets beyond 50 metres due to its 9 mm round.

However since it continues to fire the same 9×19 mm round, it is largely ineffective against armoured targets (besides landing headshots). In close quarters, the M9 will still require one additional round more than the Makarov to incapacitate a target.


Variants

M9 SD

M9 SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-m9sd.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants M9
Games
Arma 2 logo.png
The M9 SD 9 mm handgun.

The M9 SD is simply the suppressed version of the regular M9 handgun.

Unlike in Armed Assault, the M9 SD is now unable to load non-subsonic magazines. The magazines are not interchangeable between either variant.

The M9 SD also has a very slightly reduced muzzle velocity of just 315 m/s now, though its effective firing range remains unchanged (20-35 metres max).


Ammunition

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Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
9×19 mm 5 -0.001513 398
9×19 mm SD 5 -0.001312 315

Unsuppressed M9s support being loaded with two types of magazines. However, the M9 SD is restricted to loading 9 mm SD magazines; it cannot be loaded with non-SD magazines. Both occupy one inventory slot:

M9 Mag.

15-round magazine loaded with regular 9 mm ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.

M9SD Mag.

Special ammunition with reduced velocity and sound. Remains otherwise identical to regular 9 mm rounds.


Trivia

  • Both models of the M9 are simply updated ports of the Armed Assault M9 handgun.

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

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