|«|| The Rahim 7.62 mm is a bullpup rifle serving as a designated marksman weapon for the OPFOR. It's based on the older Russian rifle with upgraded modern features such as firing mechanism, trigger and rail. The bullpup design allows the rifle to be more compact and maneuverable without shortening the barrel.|
|Rahim 7.62 mm|
|Type||Designated Marksman Rifle|
The Rahim is a gas operated, selective-fire DMR that is chambered to fire 7.62×54 mm rounds.
It loads from 10 round curved magazines, and has a muzzle velocity of 830 m/s. It accepts accessories on both its top and underbarrel rails, and can mount attachments onto its muzzle.
The weapon is designed as a bullpup, which makes it a relatively compact to wield. It is the lightest weapon out of all the DMRs in ArmA 3, and has fairly decent accuracy at medium-long ranges.
In addition, the Rahim has an impressive fire rate of up to 652 rounds per minute. However it is barely controllable while firing in full auto, and combined with its extremely small magazine size, this makes the high rate of fire redundant and almost impossible to achieve under regular circumstances.
- The Rahim is based on the "VS-121", a prototype sniper rifle that is under development by Kalashnikov Concern (formerly known as IZHMASH or the Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant), a subsidiary of the Rostec state-owned corporation.
- Despite having removable rail covers and a modelled rail, the Rahim is unable to accept any accessories on its side rail.
- It was previously able to fit side rail accessories, but this capability was removed with Game Update 1.22, presumably due to the operator's left hand position clipping into the rail's accessories when attached.
- The Rahim was not initially available in ArmA 3. It would not be added until the first episode of the campaign was released whereupon it was bundled as part of Game Update 1.04.
- Along with the Zafir, the Rahim was initially chambered (incorrectly) to fire 7.62×51 mm NATO ammunition. This was later re-factored to 7.62×54 mm instead after Marksmen DLC was released as part of Game Update 1.42.
- Pacific CSAT forces do not use the Rahim as they utilise the CMR-76 as their designated marksman rifle equivalent instead.
See also Edit
Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit
- Mk-I EMR (NATO counterpart, ArmA 3: Marksmen only)
- SPAR-17 (CTRG counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)
- Mk18 ABR (AAF counterpart)
- Mk14 (FIA counterpart, ArmA 3: Marksmen only)