|«|| The Zafir 7.62 mm is a light machine gun mass-produced by China. It is said to be based on a copied Israeli design, which spawned a lengthy legal conflict that still remains unresolved. The Zafir is a gas-powered automatic firearm, that uses easily replaceable ammo boxes carrying up to 150 rounds. 7.62 mm caliber ammunition gives the Zafir an advantage over BLUFOR MX SW weapons when compared in power and range, but the weapon itself is heavier and less maneuverable.|
|Zafir 7.62 mm|
|Type||Light Machine Gun / SAW|
The Zafir is a belt fed, gas operated selective-fire light machine gun that is chambered to fire 7.62×54 mm rounds.
It feeds from 150 round linked belts stored in cloth pouches, and has a rate of fire 952 rounds per minute (dependant on fire mode) with a muzzle velocity of 860 m/s. The Zafir accepts top and side rail accessories, but cannot mount any muzzle attachments. It also has an an integrated bipod and a stabilised foregrip.
Despite its heavy recoil, the Zafir provides superb firepower in a small package. Because it is chambered in 7.62 mm it also outmatches the Mk200 in almost every situation.
The primary downside to the Zafir is its heavy weight. This means that its operator is restricted to carrying far less reserve ammunition without overburdening their stamina (in comparison to the Mk200). It is also unable to fit any suppressors, which makes it ill-suited to bring on missions that require stealth.
- As stated in its Field Manual entry, the Zafir is directly based on the Israeli-made "NEGEV NG-7" designed by the Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), a variant of the NEGEV LMG family chambered to fire 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition as opposed to 5.56 mm.
- The Zafir also features a few aftermarket parts added as part of its furniture, such as a stock manufactured by FAB Defense.
- Prior to the Beta's release, the Mk200 served as a placeholder LMG for CSAT automatic riflemen during the Alpha before it was eventually replaced.
- Along with the Rahim, the Zafir was initially chambered to fire 7.62×51 mm NATO ammunition like its real-life counterpart. 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 Zafir as they utilise the LSW variant of the CAR-95 series as their squad automatic weapon instead.
See also Edit
Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit
- MX SW (NATO counterpart)
- SPAR-16S (CTRG counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)
- CAR-95-1 (Pacific CSAT counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)
- Mk200 (AAF/FIA counterpart)
- LIM-85 (Syndikat counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)