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« The Mk18 Advanced Battle Rifle is a more compact and lightweight evolution of the Mk14 Battle Rifle. The ABR is an ergonomic rifle that can be accessorized and was designed for high accuracy. It's chambered for a 7.62x51 mm cartridge and is typically used in ranges from 600 - 800 m.
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Mk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Mk18 ABR.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png Loyalists
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Dispersion 0.00073 rad
Mass 180
Variants None
The Mk18 ABR 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The Mk18 ABR is a 7.62 mm designated marksman rifle used by both Altian government Loyalists and the AAF in ArmA 3.


The Mk18 ABR is a selective fire, gas operated, rotating bolt battle rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads from 20-round box magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 705 rounds per minute on full auto, with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The Mk18 can accept being fitted with accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also be suppressed with muzzle attachments.

The Mk18 can be quite effective in close quarters (to an extent).

The Mk18 excels in taking down distant targets and is particularly effective at close-medium ranges. Its main weakness is that it has a low magazine capacity (incidentally a problem that all 7.62 mm battle rifles share) and that there is a significant muzzle climb whilst firing it on full auto.

Though it is not nearly as light as its CSAT counterpart, the Mk18 ABR - in stark contrast to NATO's Mk-I EMR, is lighter to carry and doesn't inflict as much of a penalty on the user's stamina. Consequently however, it is far less accurate at longer ranges compared to its NATO counterpart and has a slightly lower effective firing range as a result.


Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
11.6 -0.001 850 20.4

The Mk18 can load two types of magazines:

7.62 mm 20Rnd Mag


Box mag with 7.62 mm NATO ball ammunition. It weighs a total of 12 "mass" units.

Does not have any visible tracer rounds loaded.

7.62 mm 10Rnd Mk14 Mag


10-round magazine intended for exclusive use on the civilian Mk14.

Unlike the standard 20-rounders, it weighs a "mass" of 8 units instead.


  • The Mk18 is based on the real-world "Mark 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle" (EBR) designed by Arizona-based company Smith Enterprise Inc. for the U.S. Navy.
    • Its name should not be confused with the real "Mk18" series of modified carbines used by the U.S. military (also known as the "Close Quarter Battle Receiver" or CQBR).
  • It appears to be Lieutenant James' weapon of choice, as he is consistently seen wielding it throughout The East Wind and in Apex Protocol.
  • Prior to its addition in Game Update 1.04, the Mk18 ABR served as a placeholder DMR for CSAT forces until the Rahim was finally included into the base game.
    • Following Game Update 1.06, the ABR was also used by NATO Recon Marksmen as their primary weapon. This was later re-factored with the release of the Marksmen DLC in Game Update 1.42, which reverted them back to using the MXM, making the Mk18 an AAF-exclusive weapon once more.
    • However, with the release of the Tac-Ops DLC the Mk18 would also be depicted as the standard issue weapon of Loyalist sharpshooters (predecessors of the FIA) in the DLC's first mini-campaign, Beyond Hope, removing its exclusivity status from the AAF again.
  • Before the release of the Nexus Update, the Mk18 ABR featured a different reload animation that only showed the user pulling out the magazine and inserting a fresh one. Unlike the current animation, the charging handle was not pulled after the magazine was loaded.


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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 3
Handguns 4-five .45ACP-C2 .45P07 9 mmPM 9 mmRook-40 9 mmStarter Pistol 10 mmSpectrum DeviceZubr .45
Submachine guns ADR-97 5.7 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mmSting 9 mmVermin .45
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKU-12 7.62 mmAKS-74U 5.45 mmKatiba Carbine 6.5 mmMk20C 5.56 mmMXC 6.5 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmCAR-95 series (CAR-95, CAR-95 GL) • Katiba 6.5 mm (Katiba GL) • MX series (MX, MX 3GL) • Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • Promet series (Promet, Promet GL, Promet SG) • SDAR 5.56 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • Type 115 6.5 mmTRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles ASP-1 Kir 12.7 mmCMR-76 6.5 mmCyrus 9.3 mmMk-I EMR 7.62 mmMk14 7.62 mm (Classic) • Mk18 ABR 7.62 mmMAR-10 .338MXM 6.5 mmPromet MR 6.5 mmRahim 7.62 mmSPAR-17 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mmM320 LRR .408
Squad automatic weapons CAR-95-1 5.8 mmLIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mmMX SW 6.5 mmRPK-12 7.62 mmSPAR-16S 5.56 mmZafir 7.62 mm
Machine guns Navid 9.3 mmSPMG .338
Launchers 9M135 VoronaMAAWS Mk4PCMLRPG-7RPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Karts DLC | Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-aaf.png AAF - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns ACP-C2 .45
Submachine guns PDW2000 9 mm
Carbines Mk20C 5.56 mm
Assault rifles Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • SDAR 5.56 mm
Designated marksman rifles Mk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons Mk200 6.5 mm
Launchers MAAWS Mk4 Mod 0PCMLRPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Static Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC | Tanks DLC
Arma3-factionicon-loyalists.png Government Loyalists - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns ACP-C2 .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmMk20C 5.56 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmMk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • SPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • TRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk14 7.62 mmMk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mm
Launchers RPG-7RPG-42
Static M2Mk6 Mortar
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC