Weapons in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Assault Rifles

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sees the return of several popular assault rifles from its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, including the M4A1, M16A4, ACR, FAMAS and SCAR.

Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)
Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) | Source

ACR 6.8

The Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle or 'ACR' is the most modern and up-to-date version of its Magpul variant, the Magpul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System. The weapon is gas-operated with an effective range of 300m, automatic by standard, with a semi-automatic variant available for the civilian end and selective fire versions available for Military use. Although the firearm is not currently in use by any Military force, the weapon is the next in line for possible replacement of the M4 Carbine weapon system currently in use by the U.S Military.

An Iraqi soldier holding the Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47)
An Iraqi soldier holding the Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47) | Source

AK-47

The Avtomat Kilashnikova (Russian) or AK-47, is an assault rifle of Soviet origin, made famous by it's vast availability and extremely low prices on the black market, it is one of the most highly smuggled and illegally traded of weapon systems world round and as such is a popular choice amongst most rebel factions and Militia groups, including insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A French infantry soldier with the Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne (FAMAS)
A French infantry soldier with the Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne (FAMAS) | Source

FAMAS

The Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne (French, for: Assault rifle of the St Étienne weapon factory) is a French assault rifle, currently in service under the French army, formerly known as the Armée de Terre. The weapon system currently has two variants, the F1 and G2, the G2, currently in service, was developed to be compliant with NATO weapon standards in the early 90's, built around the 5.56x45mm NATO round, the rifle has an effective killing range of up to 450m.

U.S Army infantry firing the G36
U.S Army infantry firing the G36 | Source

G36C

The G36C is one of several variants based around the German G36 weapon system Manufactured by German defense manufacturing company Heckler and Koch. The weapon system has seen action in multiple wars to date, including the Libyan conflict and both Iraq and Afghanistan. The firearm is gas operated and fed from a detachable 30-round box magazine, as most modern assault rifles. The rifle is notable for being used around the world by multiple, large organisations and armed forces including the armed forces of Germany, Finland, Lithuania , Latvia and the Philippines, the UK's SAS and the Brazilian Federal Police.

A U.S Marine firing the M16A4 equipped with an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight  and vertical foregrip
A U.S Marine firing the M16A4 equipped with an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight and vertical foregrip | Source

M16A4

The M16A4 more commonly known as the M16, is an american designed and manufactured firearm based on the AR-15 weapon system originally designed by Illinois based small arms company ArmaLite, the M16A4 is currently in service under certain divisions of the U.S Army and is currently the standard issue service rifle of the U.S Marine Corps. The weapon is gas-operated with both semi and fully-automatic firing modes and an effective range of up to 550m.

A U.S Army soldier firing the M4A1 with underslung M203 grenade launcher attachment
A U.S Army soldier firing the M4A1 with underslung M203 grenade launcher attachment | Source

M4A1

The M4A1, commonly known as the M4 or M4 Carbine is famous for being the standard issue assault rifle of the U.S Army and is based around an older version of the M16 assault rifles, they differ slightly, the most noticeable of differences being the shorter barrel and telescopic stock.

U.S Infantry in Afghanistan ready to engage with the MK14 EBR
U.S Infantry in Afghanistan ready to engage with the MK14 EBR | Source

MK 14

The Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle is a variant of the M14 rifle, a veteran of the Vietnam War. Designed specifically for military use and originally for use in parts of the U.S Navy, the rifle is a selective-fire weapon designed to fire the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. The weapon, designed to be adaptable to both designated marksman and close-quarter battle combat roles has an effective range of over 800m with optics and up to 500m without and is currently in service under the United States Navy SEALs and U.S Army.

U.S Army Rangers equipped with the SCAR-L
U.S Army Rangers equipped with the SCAR-L | Source

SCAR-L

Last but by no means least on our list of Weapons of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Assault Rifles is the SCAR-L assault rifle. The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle or SCAR is an assault rifle manufactured by FN Herstal, the manufacturers also responsible for the likes of the P90, F2000 and FAL, all of which originally having seen use in MW3's multi award-winning predecessor MW2. The SCAR-L was designed as a light weapon and is currently being used by a relatively small number of U.S Army personnel in the war in Afghanistan. The weapon fires the standard 5.56x45mm NATO round, has a rate of fire of over 600 rounds per minute and an effective range of up to 600m.

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