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NOTE: This article is about the UK-59L and its derivatives used by Czechoslovak/FIA forces in ArmA 3's CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC. For its counterpart in ArmA 2: ACR/ARMA Reforger, see UK-59.


« The “universal machine gun model 59” is the first Czechoslovak universal machine gun, introduced into the equipment of the ČSLA in 1961. It was produced in the Factory of the October Revolution in Vsetín. Between 1960 and 1975, about 37,000 were manufactured.
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UK-59L 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSLA
Icon-side-greenfor.png FIA
Type General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×54 mmR
Magazine
capacity
50
Dispersion 0.0005 rad
Mass 310
Variants UK-59L (Static), UK-59T
Games
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The UK-59L 7.62 mm medium machine gun.

The UK-59L is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun used by both the CSLA and with FIA guerillas in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC.

Overview

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The UK-59L is a gas operated medium machine gun that uses a tilting breechlock. It is chambered to fire the 7.62×54 mm cartridge.

It loads from 50-round belts stored in metal boxes, and is capable of attaining a fire rate of ~ 952 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 805 m/s.

The UK-59L can be fitted with a telescopic sight that has a fixed magnification of 4x and utilises an integral folding bipod. However, it cannot mount suppressors onto its muzzle, nor be fitted with night vision-enabled optics.

If a scope isn't mounted onto the UK-59L, its ironsight can be used instead. It can be zeroed starting at a minimum of 100 metres up to a maximum of 2,000 metres.

Variants

UK-59L (Static)

UK-59L (Static)
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSLA
Type Static Medium Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×54 mmR
Magazine
capacity
50
Dispersion 0.0005 rad
Variants UK-59L, UK-59T
Games
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UK-59Ls in this configuration are mounted onto raised tripods. They have a lower rate of fire that caps out at ~ 750 RPM.

The tripod allows for the operator to fully rotate it in any direction horizontally. However, vertical limits are more restrictive and only allow for elevation/depression angles of 75/15 degrees (respectively).

Static UK-59Ls have access to fifteen 50-round belt boxes for a combined total of 750 rounds. They are fitted with magnified day sights that have a fixed magnification of 4x.

It is not possible to toggle a night vision mode with the sight, though it does allow the operator to manually zero starting a minimum of 100 metres up to a maximum of 1,000 metres.

Note that the UK-59L cannot be disassembled into a man-portable backpack form.

UK-59T

UK-59T
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png CSLA
Type Static Medium Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×54 mmR
Magazine
capacity
250
Dispersion 0.00075 rad
Mass 90 (disassembled)
Variants UK-59L, UK-59L (Static)
Games
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The UK-59T is another static turret configuration of the UK-59L but utilises a low mount configuration instead. Just like the static UK-59L, it has a lower ROF that is capped at ~ 750 RPM.

The tripod allows for the turret to be swivelled in either direction horizontally up to a maximum of 24.5 degrees. It is restricted to a vertical elevation/depression of 30/7 degrees (respectively).

By default, static UK-59Ts are pre-loaded with one 250-round belt box and have just two extras in reserve (one with heavy tracers and another with API ammo). They can be manually rearmed with spare 250-rounder "magazines" by simply manning the turret while carrying them.

Like static UK-59Ls, UK-59Ts are also fitted with magnified day sights that have a fixed magnification of 4x. They cannot toggle enhanced vision modes but can be manually zeroed starting at a minimum of 100 metres up to a maximum of 1,000 metres.

It should be noted that unlike the high mount UK-59L, it is possible to disassemble the UK-59T into a man-portable form to relocate it at a moment's notice. In this form, the UK-59T is a standalone component and does not require a separate backpack to reassemble.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
7.62×54 mm 12.055 -0.00096 805 23.54625
7.62×54 mm API 12.2 -0.00096 810 23.63175
7.62×54 mm Heavy 12.367 -0.00096 745 22.46175
7.62×54 mm Training 0 -0.00096 805 0
7.62×54 mm (Static) 12.055 -0.00096 830 24.2775
7.62×54 mm API (Static) 12.2 -0.00096 830 24.21525
7.62×54 mm Heavy (Static) 12.367 -0.00096 765 23.06475
7.62×54 mm Training (Static) 0 -0.00096 830 0

Handheld UK-59Ls are capable of feeding from six types of "magazines". No matter the type of ammunition loaded, they all share identical weights of 18 "mass" units.

Static UK-59Ls/UK-59Ts can also feed from six types of "magazines" that use 250-round belts (optionally divided up into five individual 50-round metal boxes). They are much heavier and weigh 75 "mass" units.

Upon manning either static weapon, they are automatically added to the turret's stockpile (this can be used on both depleted and non-depleted turrets). However, it should be noted that 50-round/250-round belt "magazines" intended for either handheld or static UK-59s cannot be shared with one another:


"Magazines" for handheld UK-59Ls

NOTE: The following "magazines" are NOT interchangeable with static UK-59s.

7.62×54R 50× UK-59

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Standard 50-round linked belt stored in a metal box. Loaded with 7.62 mm ball ammunition.

7.62×54R Tracer 50× UK-59

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Alternate belt with a mixed load of non-tracer and visible tracer ammunition.

Every fourth round fired will consist of a visible tracer. Only the last six rounds of the belt are exclusively tracers.

7.62×54R API 50× UK-59

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Specialised belt loaded with armour-piercing incendiary (API) ammunition. Rounds fired from this "magazine" have a slightly greater muzzle velocity of 810 m/s.

As with tracer belts, this belt also uses a mixed load of non-tracer and visible tracer rounds (with one tracer for every four rounds fired). The last six rounds of the belt will comprise entirely of tracers.

7.62×54R Heavy 50× UK-59

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Alternate belts loaded with heavy ball ammunition.

The velocity of these rounds are significantly lower than that of regular ball loads (745 m/s).

7.62×54R Heavy Tracer 50× UK-59

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Alternate tracer belt that uses heavy ball rounds. It is statistically identical to regular heavy belt "magazines" and also has a lower muzzle velocity of 745 m/s.

The difference is that it has one visible tracer for every four rounds fired. Only the last six rounds of the belt will consist solely of visible tracers.

7.62×54R Training 50× UK-59

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Dummy "magazine" intended for use in training exercises.

Does not inflict damage to targets and is unable to pierce armour.


"Magazines" for static UK-59Ls/UK-59Ts

NOTE: The following "magazines" are NOT interchangeable with handheld UK-59Ls. Only the low mount UK-59T can use the default capacity of 250 rounds. The high mount UK-59L will automatically split the 250-round belt into five 50-round belts upon manning the turret.

7.62×54R 250× UK-59

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Standard 250-round belt used by the UK-59T.

Will be split into five 50-round metal boxes for the UK-59L.

7.62×54R Tracer 250× UK-59

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Tracer belt "magazine".

Every third round fired will always comprise of a visible tracer. Only the last ten rounds of the belt consist solely of tracers.

7.62×54R API 250× UK-59

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Specialised belt "magazine" loaded with API ammunition.

7.62×54R Heavy 250× UK-59

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Alternate belt "magazine" loaded with heavy ball ammo.

Rounds fired from this "magazine" have a much lower velocity of 765 m/s rather than 830 m/s.

7.62×54R Heav.T 250× UK-59

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Alternate belt "magazine" loaded with heavy tracer rounds. Rounds fired from this also have reduced muzzle velocities of 765 m/s.

The fourth round fired from each belt will be a visible tracer. Only the last ten rounds of the belt will comprise of entirely of tracers.

7.62×54R Training 250× UK-59

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Dummy "magazine" intended for use in training exercises.

Rounds fired from this "magazine" cannot inflict damage, are unable to pierce through armour plating, and do not emit any tracers.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of CSLA Iron Curtain
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mmPi-52 7.62 mmPi-82 9 mmSa-61 7.65 mm
Submachine guns MPV-N 9 mm (MPV-SD) • Sa-61 + Rb 7.65 mm
Carbines M16 Car. 5.56 mm (M203 GL)
Assault rifles FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M203 GL) • Sa-58P 7.62 mm (VG-70, V)
Squad automatic weapons M249 5.56 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mmUK-59L 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmOP-63 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2FIM-92M47 DragonM72 LAWM136MAAWSRPG-7RPG-75SMAW
Static 9K113 KonkursM-52M252M2HBPLDvK-53/59T21TOWUK-59L (UK-59T)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma3-factionicon-csla.png Czechoslovak People's Army - Armoury (CSLA Iron Curtain)
Handguns Pi-52 7.62 mmPi-82 9 mmSa-61 7.65 mm
Submachine guns Sa-61 + Rb 7.65 mm
Assault rifles Sa-58P 7.62 mm (VG-70, V)
Machineguns UK-59L 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles OP-63 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7RPG-75
Static 9K113 KonkursM-52PLDvK-53/59T21UK-59L (UK-59T)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma3-factionicon-cslaicfia.png FIA - Armoury (CSLA Iron Curtain)
Handguns M1911 .45Pi-82 9 mm
Submachine guns Sa-61 + Rb 7.65 mm
Assault rifles FAL 7.62 mmM16A2Sa-58P 7.62 mm (V)
Machineguns UK-59L 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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