Weapon Russianization Suggestion by Dreganius

cIrXT.jpg There have been many suggestions before me that have asked for less European/American weaponry and more Soviet/Russian weaponry, or at least weapons that would be considered “more common” in Chernarus, considering it’s a pseudo-russian state. Rather than just ask “Can we replace some weapons?” I’ve decided to do some research. Here I will list just what weapons make good counterparts (and thus replacements) to the current set of Euro/US weapons. Should the story of DayZ remain in Chernarus, and not move to a distant shoreline or somesuch in a later build, this list will make a very easy comparison table for the Devs to use. I’ll also give modeling the weapons a go, because I might as well, it’ll help my own portfolio, and I like the look of a lot of these weapons.

Please note: My own preference would be to heavily reduce the spawnrate of all NATO weaponry and also implement all these Russian counterparts with an average spawnrate, that way the NATO weapons would still exist, but not be as common as they are at the moment.

List of weapons and possible counterparts below

PISTOLS:

Glock 17 – MP-446 Viking

M9 and M9SD – APB 6P13

M1911 – None, the M1911 is heavily exported, and has existed for just over 100 years already.

PDW – Kedr PP-91

LIGHT MACHINE GUNS:

M240 – Kalashnikov PKM

M249 – Kalashnikov RPK-74

MK 48 – Degtyarov RPD

SHOTGUNS:

M1014 – Saiga 12

Remington 870 – Molot “Bekas” 12M

Winchester 1866 – None. It’s not even a shotgun, it’s a lever-action rifle. If anything, the Winchester 1887 Shotgun should replace it, but that’s not Russian either.

SUBMACHINE GUNS:

MP5A5 – PP2000

MP5SD6 – PP2000 with Silencer

ASSAULT RIFLES:

L85A2 AWS – I cannot find/think of any.

Lee Enfield – Mosin Nagant (Not that this doesn’t have a petition already going or anything.)

M4A1 and its variants – AN-94 Akaban

M16A2 – Korobov TKB-517

M16A4 ACOG – Vepr AR

M16A2 M204 – OTs-14 Groza

SNIPER RIFLES:

BAF AS50 – OSV-96 Anti-Materiel Rifle

Barrett M107 -ORSIS T-5000

DMR – Lobaev SVL

M14 AIM – OTs-48K

M24 – SV-98

ROCKET LAUNCHER:

M136 – 9K111 Fagot No, I’m kidding.

M136 – RPG-7

Fully detailed list with statistics and reasoning

—–PISTOLS:—–

Glock 17 – MP-446 Viking

Why?

Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum (Same as G17)

Magazine capacity: 17 rounds (Same as G17)

Flashlight attachment: Possible. Ergo, more or less the same as the G-17 in terms of gameplay.

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M9 and M9SD – APB 6P13

Why?

Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov PM (M9: 9x19mm, 9x19mm SD)

Magazine capacity: 20 rounds (M9: 15 rounds)

The APB has 5 more rounds per magazine than the M9 and M9SD. It uses a seperate round to the Makarov (which uses 9x18mm improved (PMM) in-game). It could be ‘slightly weaker’ than the M9 in-game to compensate for the larger magazines.

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M1911 – None.

Why not? The M1911 is renowned worldwide, and is basically one of the most exported pistols, just as the AK series are one of the most exported rifle series. This to me indicates that there would very likely be M1911s in Chernarus. Now, before you argue that every other weapon could have been imported to Chernarus, M1911s have been around since, well, 1911. This is longer than the AK-47 has even existed. Make sense yet?

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PDW – Kedr PP-91

Why?

Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov PM (PDW: 9x19mm)

Magazine capacity: 20 or 30 rounds (PDW: 15 or 30)

Rate of fire: 800rpm

The PP-91 has 5 more rounds than the PDW’s small clip, and the same amount as its large clip. In all other aspects, one could consider it almost the same as the PDW in terms of game mechanics, except that it uses the Makarov PM magazines.

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 —–LIGHT MACHINE GUNS —–


M240 – Kalashnikov PKM

Why?

Caliber: 7.62x54R (M240: 7.62x51mm)

Length: 1,160 mm (M240: 1,263 mm)

Feed: Belt; 100, 200 or 250 rounds (M240: 100)

Rate of Fire: 650rpm (M240: 750rpm)

The PKM is a very comparable machinegun to the M240 in game terms. It has a slightly lesser RoF, but could make up for it with a larger belt size and/or larger rounds.

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M249 – Kalashnikov RPK-74

Why?

Caliber: 5.45x39mm (M249: 5.56x45mm NATO)

Length: 1060 mm (M249: 1,039 mm)

Feeding: 30rd AK mags, 45rd RPK mags, 100rd plastic RPK drum mags (M249: 30rd STANAG Mag, 30rd STANAG SD Mag, 200rd M249 Belt)

Rate of fire: 600rpm (M249: 800rpm)

The M249 is able to be used with STANAG mags. The RPK-74 is able to use 30-round AK-74 mags, as well as its own 45 round mags and its uncommon 100 round plastic drum mags.

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MK 48 – Degtyarov RPD

Why?

Caliber: 7.62x39mm (MK 48: 7.62x51mm)

Length: 1037 mm (MK 48: 1,000 mm)

Feed: Belt, 100 rounds (MK 48: 100 rounds)

Rate of fire: 650rpm (MK 48: 710rpm)

Now, the biggest problem with this counterpart is the lack of a scope. RPDs are NOT commonly fitted with any kind of scope. It’s possible, and sure, CoD did it, but it’s not a common modification, which I’m sure RPD fans would know. For the sake of a counterpart, however, we’ll assume that the RPD comes with a PSO-1/PK-AS/Kobra sight or something similar.

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—–SHOTGUNS:—–

 

M1014 – Saiga 12

Why? Semi-automatic (Same as M1014)

Gauge: 12 Ga (Same as M1014)

Length: 820 mm (M1014: 885 mm)

Magazine capacity: 8 (Same as M1014)

The Saiga 12 seems to fit the bill of the M1014 quite optimally in gameplay terms.

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Remington 870 – Molot Bekas 12M

Why?

Gauge:12 Ga (Same as Remington 870)

Length: 1067 mm (Remington 870: Within 946 mm to 1,280mm)

Ammunition capacity: 6 rounds (Remington 870: 8 rounds)

The BekasM does not have a flashlight attachment, but this can be fixed with a little bit of tape and a spare flashlight, which in my opinion would add to the charm of the weapon. It has two shells less than the Remington.

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—–SUBMACHINE GUNS:—–

 

MP5A5 / MP5SD6 – PP2000

Why?

Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum/ 9x19mm Subsonic (Same as MP5A5 and MP5SD6)

Rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute (MP5A5: 800rpm, MP5SD6: 700rpm)

Magazine capacity: 30 rounds (Same as MP5A5 and MP5SD6)

Silencer capability: Yes The PP2000 would shoot at a slower rate than both the MP5 and the silenced variant, but would have a Red Dot Sight to compensate.

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—–ASSAULT RIFLES—–

 

Lee Enfield – Mosin Nagant

Why?

This is why.

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M4A1 and its variants – AN-94 Akaban

Why?

Firing Modes: Single, 2 round burst, Full. (M4A1 and variants: Single, Full)

Caliber: 5.45×39 mm (M4A1 and most variants: 5.56x45mm/5.56x45mm SD)

Magazine capacity: 30rd AK (M4A1 and variants: 30rd STANAG/30rd STANAG SD)

Rates of Fire: 1800rpm in 2 round burst mode, 600rpm in full auto. (M4A1 and variants: 700 rpm) 40mm Grenade Launcher Attachment

The AN-94 Akaban has been officially adopted as a replacement for the AK-74 series by the Russian Military, but due to economics issues, is only used by special forces at the moment.

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M16A2 – Korobov TKB-517

Why?

Firing Modes: Single, Full

Caliber: 7.62x39mm (M16A2: 5.56x45mm)

Magazine capacity: 30rd AKM (M16A2: 30rd STANAG)

Oddly enough, through field testing, the TKB-517 was proven to be a more reliable, more accurate assault rifle than the AK series. However, it was a new and unfamiliar design, and thus the Soviet military preferred the AK series.

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M16A4 ACOG – Vepr AR

Why?

Firing Modes: Single, 3 round burst, Full.

Caliber: 5.45x39mm (M16A4: 5.56x45mm)

Rate of fire: 600-650rpm (M16A4 ACOG: 700 rpm)

Magazine capacity: 30rd AK (M16A4: 30rd STANAG)

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M16A2 M204 – OTs-14 Groza

Why?

Firing Modes: Single, Full.

Caliber: 7.62x39mm (M16A2: 5.56x45mm)

Magazine capacity: 30rd AKM (M16A2: 30rd STANAG)

Rate of fire: 700 rounds per minute (Same as M16A2) Built-in 40mm Grenade Launcher.

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—–SNIPER RIFLES—–

 

BAF AS50 – OSV-96 Anti-Materiel Rifle

Why?

Caliber: 12.7x108mm (AS50: 12.7x99mm)

Operation: Rotary bolt action (AS50: Semi-auto)

Length: 1746 mm when unfolded.

Feed Mechanism: 5 rounds detachable box magazine (AS50: 10rd Mags)

Optics: PSO-1 Scope In my replacement ideas, this is the only Anti-Materiel rifle. I mean, come on, dafuq do we need TWO different anti-materiel rifles for? And both semi-auto? Hurr.

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Barrett M107 -ORSIS T-5000

Why?

Caliber: 7.62x51mm (M107: 12.7x99mm, which isn’t even realistic)

Operation: Rotary bolt action (M107: Semi-auto)

Magazine capacity: 5 or 10 rounds (Same as M107)

Optics: DH 5-20�56 Scope

As stated before, two Anti-Materiel Rifles is a bit overkill imo, so I’ve put this as a counterpart. It’s still a very very strong sniper rifle, capable of killing in a single shot.

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DMR – Lobaev SVL

Why?

Caliber(s): varies upon customer’s specification

Operation: bolt action

Barrel: varies upon customer’s specification

Weight: varies upon customer’s specification

Length: varies upon customer’s specification

Optics: varies upon customer’s specification

Feed Mechanism: 5rnd magazine

The Lobaev SVL is a very interesting weapon, as each one is made to customer specifications. This means that the Developers could essentially give it whatever stats they like.

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M14 AIM – OTs-48k Sniper Rifle

Why?

Caliber(s): 7.62x54R (M14: 7.62mm NATO)

Operation: Rotary bolt action (M14: Semi-auto)

Feed Mechanism: 5rnd magazine (M14: 20rd DMR Mag)

Optics: PKS-07U scope Image: http://world.guns.ru…n103/ots48k.jpg

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M24 -SV-98

Why?

Calibers: 7.62x54R or 7.62mm NATO (M24: 7.62mm NATO)

Operation: Bolt action

Feed Mechanism: 10rnd magazine

Optics: PKS-07 Scope

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—–ROCKET LAUNCHER—–

 

M136 – RPG-7

Why?

The RPG-7 is an iconic rocket launcher throughout the world. Russian-made, it makes a lot more sense to be in Chernarus than the M136 in my opinion. Image: http://upload.wikime…-7_detached.jpg

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Thanks for reading.

Dreganius

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