The G36 is a modular assault rifle platform that has made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault, and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit

« Created for the requirements of the German armed forces, the G36 is used as an infantry weapon in a large number of countries, special forces and security forces. The G36 is ideally suited for dismounted infantry operations.
Weapon Description

G36 5.56 mm
Faction - None (canon)
- United States (non-canon)
Type Assault Rifle
Caliber 5.56×45 mm NATO
Variants None

The G36 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle that remains unused by any faction in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

The G36 is a selective fire assault rifle that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It loads from 30 round plastic magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 857 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 920 m/s. It has an effective range of between 300 and up to 500 metres.

Essentially the German counterpart to the Austrian-made AUG rifle, the G36 combines the firepower of a rifle with the ability to partially zoom in on distant targets thanks to its integrated optical sight (the sight itself has magnification strength of 1.5x).

With low recoil as well as decent range it has very little drawbacks as a result, which makes it the superior weapon of choice over its American and Soviet counterparts. The G36 does however, lack the ability to launch rifle grenades or have a dedicated variant with an underbarrel grenade launcher.

Trivia Edit

  • It is based on the real-world "G36E" ("Export") variant designed by Heckler & Koch GmbH of Germany.
    • Unlike the real G36 however, the in-game G36 has the ability to use a 3-round burst mode despite the fact that no G36 model has the ability to do so in real-life.
    • Its appearance in Cold War Assault is also highly anachronistic given the time period of the game. The earliest prototype of the G36 would not begin development until 5 years after the events of Cold War Crisis, while actual production would not start until 11 years after the campaign's events.
  • The G36 was not initially available when Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the original name for Cold War Assault) was first released. It was only added with Patch 1.30, and even then was only available for use in the editor as no faction actually uses the weapon in either the main or Resistance campaigns.

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ArmA 2 Edit

« The G36 is 5.56mm assault rifle, manufactured by Heckler & Koch GmbH in Germany. This weapon is used in German Armed Forces from the year 1997; and these dayes, many armies used this weapon. The rifle features dual sights: a 3.5X scope sight beneath, and a 1X red-dot sight above.
Armoury Description

The G36 is a modular assault rifle platform that is exclusively used by German special forces in ArmA 2.

Variants Edit

Camouflage Edit

  • Black: Standard matte black paint finish.
  • Desert: Two-tone dark/light tan spraypaint camouflage. Used on KSK G36s.

Trivia Edit

  • Along with both the XM8 and Mk16/Mk17 series of assault rifles, it is one of the few modular platforms that are currently available for use in ArmA 2. All of the platforms would only be matched by the MX in ArmA 3, which is mostly identical to the G36 series in terms of the types of variants that it has.
    • The MG36's ability to load and feed from Beta-C drum magazines is a capability that is unique to both the XM8's SAW variant as well as the SPAR-16S that would eventually be added with ArmA 3's Apex DLC.
  • Although it was originally made available for use in ArmA 2, the G36 and its sub-variants would actually remain unused by any faction until the release of Operation Arrowhead, whereupon it became a BLUFOR weapon that was used exclusively by German KSK units as a tribute to the German ArmA community.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit