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The Mk12 SPR (full name: Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle) is a 5.56 mm marksman rifle featured in both ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Armed Assault

« This weapon, used by Special Forces snipers of both the US Army and US Navy, is a heavily modified precision version of the M4 Carbine. SPR initially stood for ‘Special Purpose Receiver’ (an M4 SOPMOD accessory), but now, since the weapon has become a complete weapon system, this has been changed to ‘Special Purpose Rifle.’
This type was classified by the Navy as the Mk 12, and the Army now also uses this designation. This sharpshooter rifle features a scope capable of up to 10x magnification.
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Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png Black Element
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0009 rad
Variants None
Games
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The Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm designated marksman rifle.

The Mk12 SPR is used by both U.S. Army forces and Black Element PMCs in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The Mk12 SPR is a gas operated marksman rifle with a rotating bolt that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It primarily loads from 20-round STANAG magazines, is capable of achieving a top fire rate of up to ~ 667 rounds per minute, and has a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s.

The standard-issue DMR of all U.S. forces operating on Sahrani and certain PMC groups, the Mk12 SPR is designed with interoperability in mind and its shooter can easily share ammunition with other members of the squad.

Compared to the SLA's SVD, the Mk12's 5.56 mm round is somewhat underwhelming and lacks the stopping power of the latter at ranges of beyond 600 metres. It is however much better in close quarters and medium ranges, thanks to its combination of a high base rate of fire and larger magazine size (twenty rounds per magazine versus the SVD's ten).


Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
5.56×45 mm NATO 8 850
5.56×45 mm NATO SD 7 320

The Mk12 SPR supports being loaded with three different types of magazines. They all require one free inventory slot to carry:

20Rnd. Stanag

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Standard 20-round box magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

30Rnd. Stanag

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30-round magazine, also shared with the M4A1 carbine and M16A4 assault rifle.

Aside from having 10 additional rounds, it is completely identical to the standard 20-round box magazines.

30Rnd. Stanag SD

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Specialised magazine loaded with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition. Identical to 30-round STANAGs save for having a much lower velocity of 320 m/s.


Trivia

  • The in-game Mk12 SPR appears to be based on the "Mod 0" variant, as it uses a continuous upper rail and lacks the "SOPMOD" stock found on real "Mod 1" models of the Mk12 SPR.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« This weapon, used by Special Forces snipers of both the US Army and US Navy, is a heavily modified precision version of the M4 Carbine. SPR initially stood for ‘Special Purpose Receiver' (an M4 SOPMOD accessory), but since the weapon became a complete system, this has been changed to ‘Special Purpose Rifle.' This type was classified by the Navy as the Mk 12 and the Army now also uses this designation. This sharpshooter rifle features a scope capable of up to 10x magnification.
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Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Arma2-icon-mk12.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.00045 rad
Variants None
Games
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The Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm designated marksman rifle.

The Mk12 SPR is used exclusively by the U.S. Marines in ArmA 2.

Overview

The Mk12 SPR returns once more in ArmA 2 where it now serves as one of the two standard-issue DMRs carried by USMC Force Recon sharpshooters.

Performance and function-wise, it has changed little and continues to load from 20-round STANAGs though its muzzle velocity has been increased to 930 m/s. The Mk12 SPR is only available in a single variant that has a sniper scope fitted. It cannot be fitted with laser pointers is unable to mount a sound suppressor.

Force Recon marksmen armed with Mk12 SPRs.

Unlike its heavier 7.62 mm counterparts, the Mk12 SPR has lower recoil and is also a semi-automatic weapon. The user can also continue to share ammunition with other members of the squad using 5.56 mm assault rifles/carbines like the M16A4 or M4A1.

Although the Mk12 SPR is intended to load from 20-round STANAGs, it supports 30-rounder magazines in addition to the G36's plastic magazines. In stark contrast, 7.62 mm DMRs require their own separate magazines and do not permit the user to resupply from other members of the squad.

However, its usage 5.56 mm ammunition is also its main drawback. Just like in Armed Assault, its range is still limited to just under 600 metres. Beyond that distance, the Mk12's 5.56 mm round is lacklustre and will not be able to compete with its 7.62 mm DMRs when it comes to both accuracy and stopping power.


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

The Mk12 SPR supports being loaded with up to six types of magazines. With the exception of 100-round drums, all others require only one inventory slot to carry (the drums occupy two slots):

20Rnd. STANAG

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Standard 20-round box magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

30Rnd. STANAG

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Standard 30-round magazine.

Identical to regular 20-rounders in all aspects other than capacity.

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.

30rnd G36 SD

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Loaded with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition. It fires rounds with greatly reduced velocities of 320 m/s, but remain otherwise identical to regular plastic magazines.

MG36 Mag.

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100-round Beta-C drum used by the MG36 light support weapon. Aside from its capacity it is completely identical to regular 30-round plastic magazines.


Trivia

  • The ArmA 2 Mk12 SPR is simply an updated port of the same model used in Armed Assault.

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
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles G36 5.56 mmM16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136
Static M2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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