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« The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guided missile system designed to defeat low-altitude air targets. The system is a fire-and-forget missile with a passive infrared seeker and IFF (Identification-Friend-or-Foe) system. The latest versions have improved range, maneuverability and significant countermeasures immunity. The Stinger anti air missile pod is a support device which heavily reduces the supersonic wave drag.
Armoury Description

Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter 70 mm
Variants None
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The Stinger is a static anti-aircraft turret used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.


The Stinger is a defensive, surface-to-air missile turret that launches infrared-guided missiles.

It is able to launch Stinger missile at a rate of one every four seconds (15 missiles per minute). Each launcher comes pre-loaded with two missiles, and has access to a further nine more reloads (for a total of twenty SAMs).

The Stinger's 70 mm missiles are fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads, and are capable of hitting target at ranges of up to 4,000 metres away. The gunner can switch to "aiming" through the turret's sights, which provides a 2x magnification zoom for better clarity against distant targets.

Serving as the U.S. military's answer to static anti-air defence, the Stinger is simply a tripod with a single seat attached to house an operator. On both sides of the seat are twin FIM-92F Stinger SAM launchers.

The Stinger pod has the exact same performance metrics as its handheld counterpart. The only difference is that it is (obviously) static and cannot be carried over the user's shoulder or unpacked into a man-portable backpack form. However, as it isn't constrained by the need to "store" backup missiles within the user's inventory, the Stinger pod can house more than just two extra missiles at a time.

For comparison, only the M6 Linebacker and HMMWV Avenger carry an equal (or more) Stinger missiles. Against countermeasure-equipped aircraft, the static Stinger pod's extra missiles will give it an advantage over handheld Stinger launchers.


The Stinger is capable of firing only one type of missile:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 70

Stinger missiles are fired with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. The motor will ignite 0.25 seconds after launch, and take an additional 2 seconds to reach a top speed of 750 m/s.

The warheads utilise a high-explosive (HE) payload with a blast radius of 8 metres. The seeker has a 20% chance of losing lock to countermeasures.


  • The in-game Stinger's setup is based on a real-life configuration dubbed as the "Dual Mount Stinger" by the Hughes Missile Systems Company (now owned by Raytheon Missile Systems).
  • Alongside the Russian/Takistani Igla, the Stinger is the first missile-based static AA turret in the entire series.
    • While a static Stinger turret did exist in Armed Assault, it was only available for the Warfare game mode and was not accessible outside of using scripts in the mission editor.
  • Following the latest Steam version patches as part of the Community Configuration Project update, Stinger pods were generically renamed to "AA Pod" (for USMC Stingers) and the "AA Launcher" (for U.S. Army versions).


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Static 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 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.
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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.
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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