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« The Mk16 is a light-caliber version of the modular rifle made for the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This weapon still uses the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge, but it is designed to operate better in the harsher conditions and can be fitted with numerous accessories: EGLM grenade launcher, silencers or wide selection of weapon sights.

The Mk17 is a heavy version of the modular rifle made for the US SOCOM. The weapon is chambered for more powerful 7.62x51 mm NATO cartridge, but maintains the advantages and modularity of its lighter version.
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The SCAR series are a family of assault rifles/battle rifles used exclusively by the U.S. Army in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Variants

Mk16 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 5.56×45 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.001 rad (semi)
0.001 rad (full)
Variants Mk16 CQC, Mk16 EGLM
Games
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The Mk16 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The Mk16 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk16 is a selective-fire assault rifle that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round. It is the baseline assault rifle model upon which all other 5.56 mm-based Mk16 sub-variants are based on.

It loads from 30-round STANAG magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 930 m/s. The Mk16 has variants which support accessories ranging from the red dot and holographic sights, magnified riflescopes, as well as laser pointers, tactical flashlights, thermal scopes and lastly, sound suppressors for the muzzle for use in covert missions.

A highly modular and rugged platform, the Mk16 serves as standard-issue weapon of the U.S. Army. A highlight of the Mk16 compared to both of its predecessors stems from its lighter weight thanks to its usage of polymer.

Damage output-wise, both the Mk16 and its sub-variants are all comparable to its predecessor(s) due to firing the same 5.56 mm NATO round. It retains the same high degree of accuracy of the M16A4, while possessing greater range compared to the M4A1 and can be used to engage targets at distances of between 300 up to 600 metres away.

It should be noted that the suppressed version of the Mk16 (Mk16 CCO SD) is only capable of loading magazines with subsonic 5.56 mm ammunition.

Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00175 rad (semi)
0.00175 rad (full)
Variants Mk16, Mk16 EGLM
Games
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The Mk16 5.56 mm carbine.

The Mk16 CQC is a 5.56 mm carbine used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk16 CQC is a carbine variant of baseline Mk16 assault rifle. It has slightly reduced accuracy due to using a shorter barrel (though this makes it lighter to carry as a result), and is only effective at ranges of up to 300 metres. It is otherwise identical to its parent weapon in every other way.

Notably, the Mk16 CQC is the only variant out of the entire SCAR family that has a sub-variant without any optics attached, exclusively utilising ironsights.

Mk16 EGLM 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Assault Rifle / UGL
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO / 40 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.075 rad (semi)
0.075 rad (full)
Variants Mk16, Mk16 CQC
Games
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The Mk16 EGLM 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The Mk16 EGLM is a 5.56 mm assault rifle used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk16 EGLM is simply a modified version of the baseline Mk16 variant that has an underbarrel grenade launcher attached. It is similarly chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

The Mk16's underbarrel grenade launcher has a quadrant sight with a red dot to aim with. The sight allows for the operator to accurately launch grenades at distances of between 100 and up to 300 metres away. It can be loaded with NATO-standard 40 mm grenade rounds, ranging from high-explosive (HE), less-than-lethal (LTL) flares and non-lethal smoke shells.

This variant is also the only model of the Mk16 that can be fitted with thermal optics in the form of the Mk16 EGLM TWS. In addition, some variants are modified versions of the Mk16 CQC that also have the EGLM attached, though functionally they are no different to the standard length Mk16 EGLMs aside from the accessories mounted onto them.

Mk17 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO / 7.62×51 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.00045 rad (semi)
0.00045 rad (full)
Variants Mk17 EGLM, Mk17 Sniper
Games
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The Mk17 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The Mk17 is a 7.62 mm battle rifle used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk17 is a selective-fire battle rifle that forms the baseline model upon which all other 7.62 mm-based Mk17 sub-variants are based on. Unlike its 5.56 mm counterpart, the Mk17 is chambered to fire the more powerful 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads from 20-round box magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The Mk17 has variants that supports being fitted with various accessories such as the CCO and holographic sights, as well as laser sights, tactical flashlights, thermal scopes and sound suppressors for the muzzle for use in covert missions.

Primarily wielded by the U.S. Army's special operations units, the Mk17 is a bulkier but more powerful counterpart to the 5.56 mm-chambered Mk16.

Since it fires the larger 7.62 mm NATO round, the Mk17 has both increased stopping power and range compared to the Mk16 - it is able to accurately strike targets at distances of up to 700-800 metres depending on the type of optic mounted.

Note that suppressed variants of the Mk17 (Mk17 CCO SD and the Mk17 TWS SD) are only capable of loading magazines with subsonic 7.62 mm ammunition, which have a much lower velocity of just 350 m/s and are not interchangeable with non-suppressed Mk17s.

Mk17 EGLM 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Battle Rifle / UGL
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO / 40 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.00045 rad (semi)
0.00045 rad (full)
Variants Mk17, Mk17 Sniper
Games
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The Mk17 EGLM 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The Mk17 EGLM is a 7.62 mm battle rifle used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk17 EGLM is a modified variant of the baseline Mk17 rifle that has an underbarrel grenade launcher attached to it. As with its parent weapon, it is chambered to fire the 7.62 mm NATO round.

Its underbarrel grenade launcher has a quadrant sight with a red dot. The sight allows for the operator to accurately launch grenades at distances of between 100 and up to 300 metres away. It can be loaded with a mixture of high-explosive (HE) grenades, non-lethal smoke shells, and less-than-lethal (LTL) illumination/signalling flares.

This variant is also the only model of the Mk17 that can be fitted with the Specter riflescope (in the form of the Mk17 EGLM RCO).

Mk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO / 7.62×51 mm NATO SD
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.00025 rad (semi)
0.00025 rad (full)
Variants Mk17, Mk17 EGLM
Games
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The Mk17 Sniper 7.62 mm marksman rifle.

The Mk17 Sniper is a 7.62 mm designated marksman rifle used exclusively by U.S. Army marksmen in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The Mk17 Sniper is a modified variant of the baseline Mk17 rifle that has been designed specifically to serve as a marksman rifle.

It loads from the same 20-round box magazines and can only fit two types of sniper optics. The Mk17 Sniper has both slightly increased accuracy and range compared to the baseline Mk17 due to utilising a longer barrel. It can be zeroed to attack targets at distances of up to 800 metres.

Like the suppressed variants of the Mk17, the Mk17 Sniper SD is only capable of loading specific magazines with subsonic 7.62 mm ammunition, which have a much lower velocity of just 350 m/s and are not interchangeable with the non-suppressed Mk17 Sniper.

Camouflage

  • Tan: Standard desert tan colour scheme. Used on all Mk16 carbines/rifles and 7.62 mm-chambered Mk17s (both variants).

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
7.62×51 mm NATO 12 -0.0009324 900
7.62×51 mm NATO SD 11 -0.00098 320

For grenade rounds usable with the EGLM, refer to its dedicated article here.

All Mk16 variants support being loaded with six types of 5.56 mm magazines, while the Mk17s are restricted to only two types of 7.62 mm magazines instead. Aside from 100-round drums for the Mk16s, all others require only one inventory slot to carry (the drums require two slots):

30Rnd. STANAG

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Standard 30-round magazine used by Mk16s.

Does not contain any visible tracers.

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.

This is one of the two magazines which can be loaded by suppressed variants of the Mk16.

20Rnd. STANAG

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20-round box magazine. Remains otherwise identical to regular 30-round STANAGs.

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.

This is one of the two magazines which can be loaded by suppressed variants of the Mk16.

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.

MK17 Mag.

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20-round box magazine exclusively used by non-suppressed variants of the Mk17 and the M110 sniper rifle. Does not contain any visible tracers.

Rounds fired from this magazine have a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s.

MK17 SD Mag.

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Loaded with subsonic 7.62 mm ammunition. The rounds fired from this magazine specifically have lower velocities of 320 m/s instead.

This is the only magazine which can be loaded by suppressed Mk17 variants (both regular and Sniper models).

Trivia

  • Both variants of FN Herstal's "SCAR" assault rifle were officially adopted for use (albeit in limited numbers) by U.S. special operations forces in the real-world.
    • However, while the Mk17 is used by the U.S. Army Rangers and other units in real-life, both the Mk17 and Mk16 are shown to have completely replaced the M16A4/M4A1 families of weapons in use by the Armaverse U.S. military.
    • This is completely unauthentic to real-life, as neither the Mk16 or the Mk17 were considered for adoption by conventional branches of the U.S. military.
  • Aside from the XM8 (and the MX in ArmA 3), the SCAR family is one of the few rifle platforms in ArmA 2 that has the largest variety of accessory and attachment options to choose from.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

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 marksmen 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 FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
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-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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