« The KSVK is a large-caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia. The main use of this weapon is counter-sniping and penetrating brick walls as well as lightly armored vehicles. The KSVK uses 12.7mm ammunition and is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail.
Armoury Description

KSVK 12.7 mm
Faction - Russian Armed Forces
- Takistani Army
Type Anti-Material Sniper Rifle
Caliber 12.7×108 mm
Variants None
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The KSVK is a 12.7 mm sniper rifle that is used by both the Russian Armed Forces and the Takistani Army, as well as in limited numbers with ION PMC contractors in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The KSVK is a bolt-action, bullpup anti-materiel rifle that is chambered to fire the 12.7×108 mm round.

It loads from 5 round box magazines and has a maximum fire rate of up to just 30 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The KSVK is always fitted with the PSO telescopic sight and has an integrated (non-functional) bipod, but cannot be suppressed or be fitted with laser pointers/flashlights. The KSVK cannot have its zeroing adjusted.

Essentially the Russian counterpart to the American M107, the KSVK is an anti-materiel rifle that can tear through armoured infantry and light vehicles alike. Its 12.7 mm round is able to kill any infantry target in a single shot, regardless of where they are hit. Though it has an effective range of up to 1,100 metres, depending on the operator's skill (the PSO-3's ballistic compensation markers are only accurate up to 1,100 metres) it is entirely possible to land hits as far away as 1,600 metres.

Although extremely powerful, the KSVK also suffers from several design problems. Namely its magazine capacity for starters which like the British Army's AS50, has 5 rounds less than that of its American counterpart.

Another issue is the lack of variety when it comes to optics; unlike the M107 which has the option of selecting between regular magnified optics and thermal-enabled scopes, the KSVK is restricted to using just the PSO-3 which also has a fixed magnification and cannot be zoomed in.

However, its main issue is its reliance on a bolt-action operation. Because the operator needs to manually rack the bolt after shot (which imposes a forced delay of 2 seconds between rounds), it causes the KSVK to have a notoriously slow rate of fire. This means that it is barely capable of reaching even a quarter of M107's fire rate as a result. Contrast this with the M107 which is semi-automatic, and has a maximum fire rate of 120 rounds per minute versus the KSVK's 30.

Trivia Edit

  • The KSVK is based on its real-life counterpart of the same name.
    • As with many of the in-game Russian weapons which use the wrong naming nomenclature, "ASVK" (also designated under its GRAU index code of 6S8) would be the more semantically correct name for the KSVK.

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