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NOTE: This article is about the PDW2000 submachine gun used by various factions in ArmA 3. For the PDW sidearm in ArmA 2's Operation Arrowhead expansion pack, see PDW.


« The PDW2000 is a widespread submachine gun favored for its size and low recoil. The weapon has a conventional submachine gun layout with the magazine housed in the pistol grip and mirrored controls to achieve a truly ambidextrous use. Its low weight and small profile can be compared with some larger pistols. Two rails for mounting sights and tactical accessories underline the weapon's utility.
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PDW2000 9 mm
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Faction Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Type Submachine Gun
Calibre 9×21 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 16
Dispersion 0.00203 rad
Mass 30
Variants None
Games
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The PDW2000 9 mm submachine gun.

The PDW2000 is a 9 mm submachine gun used by the AAF, L'Ensemble guerillas and Livonian criminal groups in ArmA 3.

Overview

The PDW2000 is a compact submachine gun that uses a delayed blowback operation and is chambered to fire the 9×21 mm round.

It loads from 30-round plastic magazines, and can attain a rate of fire ranging from 900 up to 1,100 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 420 m/s. It only accepts optical sights on its top rail but can mount attachments onto its muzzle.

The PDW2000's compact size makes it a viable option for use in close quarters.

The PDW2000 is an easy-to-wield SMG that has negligible recoil even when firing on full auto, especially when compared to its NATO and CSAT counterparts. As the lightest and most compact out of all the SMGs, the PDW2000 inflicts the least amount of inertial penalties on the user even when fitted with a suppressor.

However, in spite of all these upsides the PDW2000 also shares many downsides as well. Being an SMG, this renders it virtually useless for any firefights beyond 100 metres, as the effectiveness of its 9 mm round drops off rapidly beyond this distance (even more so due to its short barrel length).

Lastly, while its high rate of fire is impressive at first sight, this also means that the PDW2000 will deplete a magazine rapidly. Aside from necessitating frequent reloads, this can result in wasted ammunition as the user will potentially overkill their target by firing more rounds than necessary.

Ammunition

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
5 -0.0016 370 6.66

PDW2000s can be loaded with either 30- or 16-round magazines. The former clock in at a total "mass" of 10 units, while the 16-rounder pistol magazines only weigh 6 units instead:

9 mm 30Rnd Mag

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Standard 30-round extended magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

9 mm 30Rnd Reload Tracer (Red) Mag

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Identical to 30-round magazines, but the last four rounds will always consist of visible red tracers.

Remains identical in all other aspects.

9 mm 30Rnd Reload Tracer (Green) Mag

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Similar to regular magazines, but the last four rounds will always be green tracers.

9 mm 30Rnd Reload Tracer (Yellow) Mag

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Similar to regular magazines, but the last four rounds will always be yellow tracers.

9 mm 16Rnd Mag

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16-round pistol magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

Rounds fired from this magazine specifically have greater initial velocities of 410 m/s instead.

9 mm 16Rnd Reload Tracer (Red) Mag

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Identical to regular 16-round magazines, but the last four rounds will always consist of visible red tracers.

Remains identical in all other aspects.

9 mm 16Rnd Reload Tracer (Green) Mag

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Similar to regular magazines, but the last four rounds will always be green tracers.

9 mm 16Rnd Reload Tracer (Yellow) Mag

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Similar to regular magazines, but the last four rounds will always be yellow tracers.

Trivia

Pre-1.96 icon with a collapsed stock.

  • It is based on the real-world "CPW" designed by ST Kinetics of Singapore.
  • Prior to Game Update 1.96, the PDW2000's inventory icon depicted it with a collapsed stock despite the fact that the in-game stock cannot be retracted.
  • Strangely, the PDW2000 is capable of accepting the same 16-round magazines used by both the P07 and Rook-40 handguns.
    • It is capable of doing this in spite of the fact that the model's magwell would clearly be unable to fit such magazines - let alone feed from them.

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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 marksmen 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-syndikat.png L'Ensemble - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns PM 9 mm
Submachine guns Sting 9 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmAKU-12 7.62 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk14 Classic 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mmRPK-12 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7RPG-42
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC | Contact DLC