|SPAR-16 5.56 mm|
|Faction|| - CTRG|
|Caliber||5.56×45 mm NATO|
|Variants||SPAR-16 GL, SPAR-16S|
The SPAR-16 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle used by CTRG operators, NATO recon troops, as well as in limited numbers with Altian government loyalists in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.
The SPAR-16 is a short-stroke, gas piston-operated assault rifle with a rotating bolt that forms the baseline model of the SPAR-16 family. Along with its sub-variants, it is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.
It loads from 30 round STANAG magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 857 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 800 m/s. The SPAR-16 accepts accessories on its top, side and underbarrel rails, and can also be fitted with muzzle attachments.
Out of all its contemporary counterparts, the SPAR-16 is undisputedly the most accurate assault rifle by far. Dispersion-wise, it is even more precise than the MX series used by conventional NATO forces and completely outclasses the Type 115 used by Viper operatives at medium-long ranges.
The main drawbacks to the SPAR-16 stem from its somewhat lackluster rate of fire and usage of regular 5.56 mm ammunition as opposed to specialised/higher calibre rounds. This drawback necessitates that the operator expend more ammunition in order to take down a single armoured target compared to other 6.5 mm-based firearms.