Armed Assault Wiki
Advertisement

The Makarov is a 9 mm handgun featured in both ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Armed Assault

« For nearly forty years, the venerable PM Makarov has served with the Soviet Red Army, and now the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Renowned for its simple and extremely reliable design, the Makarov can be found in abundance across the globe. Although the magazine capacity is low by present-day standards, the small 8-round magazine gives the pistol a narrow profile.
Library Description
»


Makarov PM 9 mm
Arma2-icon-makarov.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×18 mm / 9×18 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
8
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants Makarov Silenced
Games
A1-logo.png
The Makarov PM 9 mm handgun.

The Makarov PM is exclusively used by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The Makarov PM is a semi-automatic handgun chambered to fire the 9×18 mm round.

It loads from 8-round box magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 400 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 350 m/s. The Makarov lacks the ability to mount accessories but does have a sub-variant that has a muzzle suppressor attached.

Essentially the SLA's counterpart to the RACS/American M9 pistol, the Makarov has the same accuracy and recoil.

Its only real drawback stems from its unergonomic sights, which can be rather difficult to aim with against targets located beyond 35 metres. In all other aspects it isn't too different from the M9.


Variants

Makarov Silenced

Makarov Silenced 9 mm
Arma2-icon-makarovsd.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×18 mm SD / 9×18 mm
Magazine
capacity
8
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants Makarov PM
Games
A1-logo.png
The Makarov Silenced 9 mm handgun.

The Makarov Silenced is simply a suppressed version of the standard Makarov pistol carried by the SLA's elite Especas units.

Its muzzle velocity is slightly lower, clocking in at only 320 m/s but others remains virtually unchanged from the regular Makarov pistol.

Like its parent weapon, it is also chambered to fire the same 9×18 mm round but features an integral suppressor. Handling-wise, its recoil is no different to the base pistol as changes to performance (if any) are solely dependent on the loaded magazine.


Ammunition

Arma1-ammunition-8rndmakarov.png
Round name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
9×18 mm 8 350
9×18 mm SD 8 320

Both variants of the Makarov support being loaded with two types of magazines. They each take up one inventory slot:

Makarov Mag.

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

MakarovSD Mag.

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


Trivia

  • The baseline Makarov is based on its real-world counterpart of the same name ("PM") while the suppressed variant is based on the "PB". The PB is a specially designed variant of the Makarov that has much of its slide replaced with an integrated suppressor.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« In use for nearly forty years the venerable PM Makarov served the Soviet Red Army and now serves the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Renowned for its simple and extremely reliable design, the Makarov can be found in abundance across the globe. Although the small, 8-round capacity is low by present-day standards, it gives the pistol a narrow profile. Equipped with a suppressor the silenced Makarov PM is an ideal weapon for special forces and assassins.
Armoury Description
»


Makarov 9 mm
Arma2-icon-makarov.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×18 mm
Magazine
capacity
8
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants Makarov SD
Games
Arma 2 logo.png

Arma2-OA-logo.png
The Makarov 9 mm handgun.

The Makarov is used by several BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR factions ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning in ArmA 2, the Makarov now serves as the primary sidearm of multiple factions.

It continues to feed from 8-round box magazines but has a lower fire rate only 400 RPM, with its muzzle velocity also being reduced to 320 m/s. The Makarov lacks the ability to mount accessories but does have a sub-variant that has a muzzle suppressor attached.

Light and compact to carry, the Makarov serves as the standard-issue sidearm of the Russian Armed Forces and several other factions from former USSR territories such as the ChDKZ and even the CDF itself. It has a decent rate of fire and relatively low recoil, which makes it easy to wield in most situations.

Its main drawbacks are its difficult-to-use ironsights which makes it hard to aim at targets beyond 25 metres (the Makarov has an actual effective range of 50 metres), and the low damage of its 9 mm round.


Variants

Makarov SD

Makarov SD 9 mm
Arma2-icon-makarovsd.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×18 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
8
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants Makarov
Games
Arma 2 logo.png

Arma2-OA-logo.png
The Makarov SD 9 mm handgun.

The Makarov SD also returns in ArmA 2 and remains as a suppressed sub-variant.

It is only carried by Russian Spetsnaz and Takistani elite guards. Its muzzle velocity has also been dropped to 310 m/s, though the ammunition itself has not been changed and can be negated by simply loading regular 8-round magazines.

In all other aspects, it remains completely unchanged to the baseline Makarov pistol.


Ammunition

Arma1-ammunition-8rndmakarov.png
Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
9×18 mm 4 -0.002751 320
9×18 mm SD 4 -0.001893 310

Both Makarov pistols are able to load two types of magazines. They take up one inventory slot apiece and are fully interchangeable with one other:

Makarov Mag.

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

Makarov SD Mag.

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


Trivia

  • On release, the 9 mm rounds fired by both variants of the Makarov could inflict much higher damage. The Operation Arrowhead expansion pack subsequently lowered the base damage (from 6 down to 4) of both rounds, though it remains unclear as to why it was reduced in the first place.
  • Although portrayed as the primary sidearm of the Russian military, the in-game Makarov is incorrectly called by its manufacturer name instead of being designated by its real GRAU index code (6P9).

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Arma1-factionicon-sla.png SLA - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
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-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MRPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Advertisement