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NOTE: This article is about the UK-59 used by Czech forces in ArmA 2: ACR. For its Czechoslovak counterpart in ArmA 3's CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC, see UK-59L (CSLA).

« UK Vz.59, Universal Machinegun model of 1959, also known as "Rachot", was developed in Czechoslovakia in mid to late 1950s. UK 59 is a true universal machine gun, chambered for powerful (but obsolete) rifle cartridge, Russian 7.62x54mm R. Gun can be reconfigured from light to medium configuration, with replacement of the barrel and mounting or dismounting it onto / from vehicle or tripod.
Armoury Description

UK-59 7.62 mm
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png ACR
Type General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×54 mmR
Dispersion 0.001 rad
Variants None
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The UK-59 7.62 mm medium machine gun.

The UK-59 is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun used exclusively by Czech military forces in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Army of the Czech Republic DLC.


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The UK-59 is a belt-fed, gas operated medium machine gun with a tilting breechlock that is chambered to fire the 7.62×54 mm cartridge.

It loads from the same 100-round belts stored in metal boxes used by the Russian-made PKM, is able to attain a fire rate of up to 667 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The UK-59 has an integrated (non-functional) bipod, but does not come in any variant that has either optical sights, muzzle attachments, or side rail accessories mounted. It has a maximum zeroing range of up to 800 metres.

Czech machine gunners suppressing with the UK-59.

The standard issue GPMG of the Czech military, it is a fairly powerful MMG due to firing the same 7.62 mm round used by the PKM, and is effective at distances of between 800 and up to 1,000 metres.

However, in terms of actual performance the UK-59 is completely identical to the PKM. From accuracy to recoil and even right down to carrying weight, the UK-59 remains unchanged from the PKM. The sole difference with the UK-59 is that it cannot be zeroed to 1,000 metres like the PKM (which is actually a drawback).

As a result, the UK-59 shares the same flaws of the PKM and has almost none of its advantages, rendering it a comparatively inferior weapon to not only the PKM itself but every other GPMG as well.


Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.00096 850

The UK-59 can only load type of "magazine". It will require two free inventory slots to carry:

PKM Mag.

Metal box containing a linked belt with 100-rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition. It is shared with both of its Russian-made counterparts.

Every fourth round will be a visible green tracer, but the last four rounds in the belt will always consist exclusively of tracers.


  • The UK-59 erroneously shares the same stats as the PKM. In reality, the actual "Uk vz. 59" that the in-game UK-59 is based on handles very differently compared to the PKM.
    • However, it is likely that because both weapons share a similar internal design (the PKM's operating system is similar to the AK series of rifles while the Uk vz. 59's is based on that of the vz. 58's), the UK-59 was simply configured in this way to reflect both weapons' similarities in real-life.


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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-acr.png ACR - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mm
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mm
Carbines M4A3 5.56 mm (M4A3 M203)
Assault rifles CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • Sa-58V 7.62 mm (Sa-58P)
Sniper rifles CZ 750 S1 M1 .308SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 Para 5.56 mm
Machineguns M60E4 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Launchers MAAWSRPG-7V
Static DShKMRBS-70
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic