|«|| Navid is a medium machine gun serving as a powerful support weapon. It uses the 9.3x64 mm ammunition. Navid's weight over 12 kg makes it quite difficult to fire from the standing position, but when deployed, it is a precise and deadly machine gun with outstanding suppressive effect.|
|Navid 9.3 mm|
|Type||General-Purpose Machine Gun|
The Navid is a gas operated medium machine gun that is chambered to fire the 9.3×64mm round.
It feeds from 150 round belts stored in cloth pouches, and has a variable rate of fire depending on its current fire mode that can attain anywhere from just 705 rounds per minute up to an impressive 1500 rounds per minute (on burst fire). It has a muzzle velocity of 785 m/s, and can fit accessories onto its top, side, and underbarrel rails. Unlike the Zafir LMG used by Mediterranean CSAT forces, the muzzle also supports being mounted with attachments.
The Navid is an excellent weapon to use for both medium and long ranged combat. It features a unique three-round burst mode that can fire all three rounds in the span of less than 0.04 seconds, which can easily tear through light vehicles or soft cover.
When employing the Navid, the operator should always have a good view of the area that they are engaging, and be dug onto a stable surface. Given that it is chambered in 9.3 mm, the Navid can easily penetrate through thin walls at almost any distance.
However, it should be noted that while it can be devastating from a defensive position, the Navid is also extremely heavy to carry. Its bulky size makes it poorly suited for long distance recon patrols or any other situation that demands mobility. It is also far less accurate at long range compared to the SPMG as the Navid has nearly twice the amount of dispersion.
In retrospect, these factors contribute to the Navid being more difficult to handle. But if deployed properly then it can become a devastating weapon in the right hands.
- The Navid is based on the "MG5" (formerly also known as the "HK121") designed by Heckler & Koch GmbH of Germany; though unlike the in-game Navid the real MG5 is chambered to fire 7.62 mm NATO ammunition as opposed to ArmA 3's 9.3 mm round.
- The Navid's unique three-round burst mode is very similar to that of the Nikonov mechanism used by the real-life "AN-94" assault rifle.
- Like the Navid, the AN-94 is noted for its ability to attain an extremely high rate of fire (capable of reaching up to 1800 rounds per minute) with its two-round burst mode that can fire both rounds in less than the fraction of a second.