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« The SPAR-17 designated marksman rifle is in many ways similar to the SPAR-16. The main difference is the chambering to 7.62 mm which also means a longer, thicker barrel and more weight. Thanks to the more powerful ammunition, the SPAR-17 is most suitable for ranges from 600 to 800 meters. The rifle offers a single and full auto mode and is, like the SPAR-16, compatible with a large number of accessories.
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SPAR-17 7.62 mm
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-blufor.png CTRG
Type Designated Marksman Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Dispersion 0.00058 rad
Mass 160
Variants None
The SPAR-17 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The SPAR-17 is a 7.62 mm designated marksman rifle used by both CTRG operatives and NATO recon units in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.


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The SPAR-17 is a selective-fire, short-stroke, gas piston-operated battle rifle with a rotating bolt that is chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

Customised khaki SPAR-17 with an AMS riflescope, laser pointer, sound suppressor, and underbarrel bipod.

It loads from 20-round magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute on full auto with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The SPAR-17 accepts accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also mount attachments onto its muzzle.

Accuracy-wise, the SPAR-17 is on par with both the Rahim and the Mk-I EMR. Its greater muzzle velocity also means that the SPAR-17 has slightly more range than the Rahim.

Compared to the Mk18 ABR, it has less recoil and handles marginally better while firing on full auto. But as with all 7.62 mm rifles, the main downsides to the SPAR-17 are its low magazine capacity and long barrel; both of which make it ill-suited for use in close quarters.


  • Khaki: Standard khaki green paint finish. Primarily used by CTRG Group 15 sharpshooters.
  • Sand: Desert sand/desert tan paint finish. Used by NATO recon troops armed with the SPAR-17.
  • Black: Matte black paint finish.


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

The SPAR-17 can only load one type of magazine:

7.62 mm 20Rnd Mag

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

Does not have any visible tracer rounds loaded.


  • The SPAR-17 is based on the "HK417 A2" designed by German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH.
  • Prior to the release of the Tac-Ops DLC, the SPAR-17 was exclusively used by CTRG units. NATO recon units were later shown officially wielding the SPAR-17 for the Stepping Stone mini-campaign/scenario.
    • Specific Tanoan Gendarmerie officers protecting V.I.P. targets can also be seen carrying SPAR-17s in Old Man, though no other units use the weapon anywhere else in the mini-campaign/scenario.


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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-nato.png NATO - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns 4-five .45P07 9 mm* • Spectrum Device
Submachine guns Vermin .45
Carbines MXC 6.5 mm*
Assault rifles MX series (MX*, MX 3GL*) • SDAR 5.56 mmSPAR-16 series* (SPAR-16*, SPAR-16 GL*)
Designated marksman rifles Mk-I EMR 7.62 mmMAR-10 .338* • MXM 6.5 mmSPAR-17 7.62 mm*
Sniper rifles M320 LRR .408
Squad automatic weapons MX SW 6.5 mm* • SPAR-16S 5.56 mm*
Machineguns SPMG .338
Launchers MAAWS Mk4 Mod 1* • PCML* • Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* denotes weapons also used or are exclusive to the CTRG sub-faction.
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC