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MPi KM-72 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png East Germany
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 7.62×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 75
Dispersion 0.0014992 rad
Mass 68.8889
Variants MPi KMS-72
Games
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The MPi KM-72 7.62 mm assault rifle.

The MPi KM-72 is a 7.62 mm assault rifle used exclusively by East German special operations units and borderguards in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC.

Overview

The KM-72 is a selective-fire assault rifle chambered to fire the 7.62×39 mm cartridge. It uses a gas operation with a rotating bolt.

It primarily feeds from 30-round curved magazines but can also load 75-round drums utilised by the LMG RPK. It has a muzzle velocity of 715 m/s, and can reach fire rates of up to 600 rounds per minute. The KM-72 can be fitted with either optical scopes or night sights and bayonets, but is unable to mount any sound suppressors.

East German rifle squad with a mix of KMS-72s (foreground) and KM-72s (background).

Manufactured in East Germany, the KM-72 is a locally produced variant of the Soviet-made AKM rifle. Performance-wise, it is essentially the East German equivalent of the G3 battle rifle, with both weapons having fairly high recoil when firing rapidly and having similar effective firing ranges of ~ 520 metres.

As with the AKM however, the KM-72 suffers from greater dispersion and isn't nearly as accurate as the G3 against distant targets. Likewise, the KM-72 has no ability to make use of rifle grenades or fire explosive rounds from an underbarrel grenade launcher.

When it comes to handling, the KM-72's recoil can be quite difficult to control during fully automatic fire. As such, it should be fired on semi rather than full auto, and only in short bursts of 2-3 rounds.

Variants

MPi KMS-72

MPi KMS-72 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png East Germany
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 7.62×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 75
Dispersion 0.0014992 rad
Mass 66
Variants MPi KM-72
Games
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The MPi KMS-72 7.62 mm assault rifle.

The MPi KMS-72 is a slightly modified configuration of its parent weapon.

Unlike regular KM-72s, the KMS-72 utilises a side-folding stock as opposed to a fixed one. It is also just slightly lighter to carry, weighing ~ 3 "mass" less than the KM-72.

There are no other functional differences compared to the baseline KM-72.

Camouflage

  • Brown: Black finish with light brown furniture and stock.
  • Plum: Black finish with plum-coloured furniture and stock.

Ammunition

NOTE: Both the KM-72 and KMS-72 are capable of loading the same magazines utilised by non-Global Mobilization 7.62 mm-chambered weapons. To minimise clutter, they are deliberately excluded from this section.

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
57-N-231 (M43) 11.76 -0.00097081 715 4.0647
57-N-231P (M43-T) 11.76 -0.00097081 715 4.0647
7N23 15.76 -0.00097081 715 9.4809

All variants of the KM-72 are intended to feed from five types of 30-round magazines, though they can also accept being fed with five types of 75-round drums shared with the LMG RPK.

The standard 30-round curved magazines weigh 12.24 "mass" units while the larger 75-round drums weigh a total of 18.35 "mass" instead:

7.62 mm 30Rnd Ball M43 Mag

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Standard 30-round steel magazine loaded with older 7.62 mm M43 ammunition.

Does not contain any visible tracer rounds.

7.62 mm 30Rnd Ball-T M43 Mag

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Tracer magazine. Loaded with 30 rounds worth of visible green tracers.

7.62 mm 30Rnd Ball 57N231 Mag

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Alternate 30-round curved steel magazine loaded with modernised 7.62 mm ball ammunition.

It also does not contain any visible tracer rounds. It is statistically identical to regular 30-rounders.

7.62 mm 30Rnd Ball-T 57N231P Mag

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Alternate tracer magazine. Also loaded with visible green tracer rounds.

7.62 mm 30Rnd AP 7N23 Mag

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Special magazine loaded with armour-piercing ammunition.

7.62 mm 75Rnd Ball 57N231 Mag

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75-round drum used by the RPK light support weapon.

Does not contain any visible tracer rounds.

7.62 mm 75Rnd Ball-T 57N231P Mag

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Tracer drum magazine.

Loaded with 75 rounds worth of visible green tracer ammunition.

7.62 mm 75Rnd AP 7N23 Mag

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Special drum magazine loaded with armour-piercing ammunition.

7.62 mm 75Rnd Ball M43 Mag

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Alternate 75-round drum magazine loaded with older ammunition.

It is statistically identical to regular 75-rounders.

7.62 mm 75Rnd Ball-T M43 Mag

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Alternate tracer drum magazine that is similarly loaded with older tracer rounds.

Remains identical (statistically) to regular 75-round tracer drums.

Trivia

  • On release, the KM-72 had the exact same accuracy and dispersion values as the G3. This was later changed following Update 1.1.3844, which lowered its accuracy and made the KM-72 statistically unique from the G3.
  • Initially, the KM-72 was shared by both regular East German infantry and borderguards. Following Update 1.2, it was refactored so that only special operations/borderguard units carried the KM-72 and its derivatives. Regular infantry on the other hand, would be given the 5.45 mm-chambered MPi AK-74.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany
Handguns LP1 26.5 mmP1 9 mmPM 9 mmP2A1 26.5 mmwz. 78 26.5 mm
Submachine guns MP2A1 9 mmPM-63 9 mmSG5A2 9 mm (A3, SD2, SD3)
Assault rifles AKM 7.62 mm (N, Pallad) • C7A1 5.56 mmG3A3 7.62 mm (A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR) • G36A1 5.56 mm (G36E) • GV M/95 5.56 mmM16A1 5.56 mm (M16A2) • MPi AK-74 5.45 mm (AKS-74, AKS-74K) • MPi KM-72 7.62 mm (KMS-72)
Squad automatic weapons LMG RPK 7.62 mmLMG RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns HMG PKM 7.62 mmMG3 7.62 mm
Designated marksman rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers GraPiwz.83 Pallad-D
Launchers FIM-43M72A3 LAWPzF 3PzF 44-2PzF 84RPG-7Strela-2M
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(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma3-factionicon-gmcwgeastgermany.png East Germany - Armoury (Global Mobilization)
Handguns LP1 26.5 mmPM 9 mm
Submachine guns PM-63 9 mm
Assault rifles MPi AK-74 5.45 mm (AKS-74, AKS-74K) • MPi KM-72 7.62 mm (KMS-72)
Squad automatic weapons LMG RPK 7.62 mmLMG RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns HMG PKM 7.62 mm
Designated marksman rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7Strela-2M
Static DShKMFagotSearchlightSPG-9
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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