Weapon Guide by Probester/I_Need_A_Life
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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Playstation 2
Weapons Guide

Authors:

Sam C./Probester/Josh K./Redcell/
Probeprobe407@Hotmail.com

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Table Of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. Firearms
-Sidearms
-Submachine Guns
-Assault Rifles
-Shotguns
-Sniper Rifles
-Heavy Weapons
3. Melee/ CQC Weapons
-Knives
-Blunt Weapons
4. Incap Weapons
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1. Introduction
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  This guide is intended to teach players on how to use weapons
to their advantages in TOS. These strategies apply to both
online and offlines games.

2.Firearms
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Sidearms
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92F
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Rank To Aquire-R1
Ammo-9mm
Fire Rate-4
Damage-4
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics: 5
Body-5
Head-4
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-144
Zoom- none
Description: Your basic pistol that you start with and get for free.
Extremely stable and moderatly powerful, a good choice for
the beginner on the first few missions.

Operation: Lock on and shooting till they fall. All ranges.

Comments: A reliable choice for an player at an stage, this little
gun is not to be underestimated. Dual Wield for extra power. This
also makes for an excellent source of extra 9mm bullets.

G-17
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Rank To Aquire-R2
Ammo-9mm
Fire Rate-4
Damage-3
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics:  4
Body-5
Head-4
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-144
Zoom- none
Description: Do not use this weapon, as it is weaker than the 92F, and
has the same stats otherwise.

Operation: Put it away, or use something else.

Comments: Just don't use this. At all.


Desert Express .50
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo-.50 Action Express
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics: 3
Body-4
Head-3
Clip Size-7
Total Capacity-35
Zoom- none
Description: A powerful handgun with knockback abilities.
Takes a while to lock on, but it's mostly 1 shot kill. Due to the
heavy recoil, crouch when firing.

Operation: Close and Medium Range. This is not the best choice
for a long range gunfight though.

Comments: If you have Dual Wield, drop one of your guns, since it will
reduce your accuracy because it is one hit kill, and the second bullet
will miss. Shares ammo with the M82 BFG sniper rifle.

Jerico-41
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo-9mm
Fire Rate-4
Damage-4
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics: 4
Body-4
Head-4
Clip Size-
Total Capacity-
Zoom- none
Description: A suprising good pistol that you can require at low rank, so
you can basically use this pistol as your sidearm for most missions
until you aquire a Desert pistol.

Operation: Lock on and wait till cursor goes green. Then, fire away,
as this pistol is very stable.

Comments: Dual Wielding these are quite useful, as 2 bullets from
this gun will kill an enemy, so what better way to do that then with
2 guns?

Mark 23
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- .45 
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-3
Lock-on Characteristics: 3
Body-3
Head-3
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-144
Zoom- none

Description: A powerful .45 pistol. Use this to replace your sidearm
until you aquire a Desert Handgun. A bulldozer if you use with dual
wield.

Operation: Crouch, Aim , Fire, Reload, Repeat. Simple
handgun to use. 

Comments: This thing is a mini cannon. Can blow away flak jackets like 
they were made of nothing. Unarmed units can be taken out easily with this.
The sound is a little dull though. 

93R
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- 9mm
Fire Rate-4
Damage-4
Range-3
Lock-on Characteristics: 3
Body-3
Head-3
Clip Size-13
Total Capacity-156
Zoom- none

Description: A burst fire handgun. 3 shot rounds.
Looks like a modified 9mm handgun.

Operation: Crouch, wait until reticle goes green. Fire 2 bursts, 
then re-adjust your aim again. Though you might think so,
this weapon actually sucks with manual aim.

Comments: Ugly, inefective, weak, and ammo waster.
Dual wield this if you want to destroy your accuracy rating. This
COULD have been a nice sidearm. Shame, really.

M1911 A1
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- .45
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics: 4
Body-4
Head-3
Clip Size-8
Total Capacity-40
Zoom- none

Description: A powerful automatic .45 pistol. 

Operation: Crouch, aim, and fire off 4 shots, before
readjusting your aim. Reload only when the clip is 
empty.

Comments: More powerful then the Mark 23. The only problem
is, that it has really low ammo capacity, so you shouldn't use
this as your main weapon. Instead, treat it like what it's supposed
to be, a sidearm.

CZ Mach-9
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- 9mm
Fire Rate-5
Damage-2
Range-3
Lock-on Characteristics: 3
Body-3
Head-3
Clip Size-32
Total Capacity-288
Zoom- none

Description: Automatic pistol boasting a 
large clip. 

Operation: Aim, crouch, fire short, automatic bursts. 
This will bring down a traget quickly, but will have trouble against
flak jackets.

Comments: A great pistol to have, if you want to have extra 9mm
ammo for other weapons. Not a bad weapon, but there are better ones.

Desert Eliminator .357
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- .357
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics: 4
Body-4
Head-3
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-144
Zoom- none

Description: AH! A pistol that has the power of
then M19, but the ammo capcity of a Mark 23.
A perfect mix. A great weapon.

Operation: Aim, and fire. Suprising low recoil for such
a big gun. 


Comments: A great pistol to have. Powerful, stable, and tons of ammo. You
can use only this, and still get through a stage. Looks damn cool too!
Duals are a little overkill, but you can easily drop one. 

PPK
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- 9mm 
Fire Rate-4
Damage-4
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics:4 
Body-4
Head-3
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-48
Zoom- none

Description: A sidearm best suited for use in stealth missions.
Powerful enough for a stealth mission. Has just enough ammo.

Operation: Go for a headshot if you can. If you can't, see the green,
and fire like mad!

Comments: Bond, James Bond. Stylish with Minsk. Dual-Wield
isn't required, but always safer.

Desert Sniper .44
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- .44
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics:4 
Body-4
Head-3
Clip Size-10
Total Capacity-50
Zoom- yes

Description: The only sniping pistol. Quite powerful too.
A desert pistol which has been fitted with a scope.

Operation: Go zoom in for headshots, but if you miss, chances
are that you'll hit them and kill them anyways. Auto aim
is the same as the .50 pistol.

Comments: I love how this gun can send enemies flying!.
Great for crowd control. The only problem is that, this gun
eats up ammo faster then i would have thought.

Mark 23 SD
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- .45
Fire Rate-2
Damage-4
Range-4
Lock-on Characteristics:4
Body-4
Head-4
Clip Size-12
Total Capacity-144
Zoom- no

Description: The ultimate stealth combat pistol.
Powerful, silent, stable. What more could someone want?


Operation: Crouch, fire, reload. decent sized clip. Reload after you
dispose of each enemy, unless there are multiple enemies, and you
can't reload.

Comments: This is the 2nd best pistol. I switch between this, and the 
Desert .357. You should use this to replace the PPK on stealth missions. 
Packs quite a punch. Very accurate. Can perform 1 hit kills. Dual-Wield 
is overkill.  I think that you should choose to drop a pistol before 
performing the mission. 

SP-57
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Rank To Aquire-
Ammo- 5.7
Fire Rate-2
Damage-5
Range-3
Lock-on Characteristics:3
Body-3
Head-3
Clip Size-20
Total Capacity-90
Zoom- no

Description: A 5-7 pistol aquired in the lower ranks. 

Operation: Crouch, fire,fire,fire.

Comments:  I would only use this for more ammo for the P90.
While it does have lots of ammo and is powerful, it is extremely slow.

Submachine Guns
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Assault Rifles
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AU300 H-BAR
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Rank To Acquire- DCO (T2)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 42
Total Capacity- 210
Zoom- 6.0 Fixed

Description- This is another modification of the AU300 rifles that has a 
heavier barrel for the light machine gun role. It has a flash suppressor 
that reduces recoil and rise during sustained firing and it has an 
attachment for a night vision scope. The AUG/HB fires from a 
closed bolt position making single shots extremely accurate.

Operation- Simply put, this is the mac-daddy of assault rifles. The 
AU300 H-BAR can easily aquire any target at any range and sustain 
the accuracy to put the target down in only a few shots. The fixed zoom 
makes for precision long-range shooting, while the superb lock-on 
characteristics make it ideal for close to long-range offfensive roles as 
either a main assault weapon or as a light area-saturation support role. 
That being said, the gun is not intended for defensive roles at any range.

AU300 Mod-R
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Advanced Combat Sharp Shooter (ACSS)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- 6.0 Fixed (Thermal)

Description- The benefit of the AU300 family is interchangeabillity. 
This rifle is basically an AU300 Mod-SMG with a longer barrel made 
to fit the standard 5.56 NATO round. This version is a standard infantry 
rifle of several international armies and fires in full auto.

Operation- The AU300 Mod-R is equipped with a Thermal scope 
that makes medium to long-range night combat easier, but can 
also confuse the operator if used at a close-range. The weapon 
is great for offensive roles in large, open areas, but fails to deliver 
in the defensive role, and in tighter areas.

AU300 Mod-SMG
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Rank To Acquire- F0 (01)
Ammo- 9mm
Fire Rate- IV
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- 6.0 Fixed

Description- This weapon uses the very efficient bull pup design 
which places the magazine in the stock of the rifle. This 
allows for a longer barrel to be placed into a shorter weapon. 
It has an integral optical sight and a forward grip, which both 
aid in aiming and accuracy. The long barrel and bull pup 
design makes this weapon easy to control and ensures a high hit probability.

Operation- Just like the name describes, this is an Assault Rifle that 
has been modified to mimic the effect of a Sub-machine gun. 
The weapon locks on to a target with relative ease and has a 
slower firing rate than most other Assault Rifles, which increases it's 
accuracy. While the weapon is more than capable of hitting a target 
accurately at a long range, the weapon is best suited for a medium 
defensive role. It should also be kept in mind that while the 9mm 
amunition the AU300 Mod-SMG uses is quite easy to find, it is 
also quite weak and will take three or more shots to eliminate the 
most weakest of enemies. The optical sight aids in hitting 
long-range targets, but the recol experienced while firing in 
full-auto can make it difficult to keep track of a target, 
especially one who is in motion.

C11
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Rank To Acquire- United Nations Peace Award Medal
Ammo- 4.7 Caseless
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 50
Total Capacity- 200
Zoom- 6.0, 8.0, 12.0 Fixed

Description- This weapon is a product of decades of research and is 
one of the most advanced weapons ever made. The main demand 
behind its development was the need for a rifle with a high hit rate. 
The C11 uses specially designed caseless ammo that consists of 
a ball round imbedded into a solid propellant. Because of this 
the C11 can fire a 3-round burst before the rifle has a chance to 
experience recoil. This ensured that the entire burst will hit their 
mark exactly where the user intended. The IPCA version of the 
C11 comes preset to 3-round burst, has an integral scope 
and has a 50-round magazine capacity.

Operation- The C11's rate of fire is astounding, as multiple pulls 
of the trigger will cause the entire 50-round magazine to 
empty in less than five seconds. While decently accurate 
at close-ranges, the gun is ineffective at a long-range 
unless the scope is used, and this is offset due to the 
3-round trigger group. This makes it a less-than-adequate 
choice for offensive roles. This does make it a perfect 
defensive weapon, but ammunition for the weapon is 
also very hard to come by, and since the C11 burns through 
ammunition so fast, it's not recommended for lengthy missions, 
and should be used as a light backup saturation weapon only.

C8 rifle
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Elite Combat Specialist (ECS2)
Ammo- 7.62 NATO
Fire Rate- III
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 50
Total Capacity- 250
Zoom- Telescopic Scope

Description- This is one of the most versatile weapons ever made. 
It has a heavy barrel so can be used for assault or double as a 
sniper rifle. It can fire semi-auto or 1-round burst and can accept a 
drum magazine. The heavy hitting 7.62mm caliber and reliable 
accuracy makes this weapon a formidable foe to any on the other 
side of it's barrel.

Operation- The C8 rifle is powerful enough to eliminate 
any soft target with a single shot, regardless of where they 
are hit, and a flak vest is easily destroyed in two to three shots. 
The lock-on characteristics boasted by the C8 rifle make it one 
of the easiest weapons to use, as it instantly acquires any target 
at even the longest of ranges, and has a very large magazine capacity. 
The accuracy of this weapon makes it great at close or long range 
combat in either an offensive or defensive role, and the scope 
makes it ideal for sniping roles, making this the most versatile 
weapon in the game. Take care not abuse the high ammo 
capacity however, because additional amunition for this 
weapon is extremely scarce.

China type 56
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Rank To Acquire- Republic of Korea Service Award Medal
Ammo- 7.62
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Short
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body-IV
Head- II
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 160
Zoom- N/A

Description- This is another obvious clone of the AK-47 with the main 
difference being a reduced rate of fire. This quality makes this rifle 
easier to control in full auto fire situations and also increases the 
damage dealt at close ranges. Most other AK models will blow 
through a close-range target, and while it causes a great deal of trauma, 
most of the bullet's energy is never delivered to the victim. 
The slower rate of fire gives the China 56 a higher close 
range incapacitation rate than its cousins.

Operation- This weapon packs some punch, but loses it's 
accuracy very quickly, forcing it into a defensive role. 
This weapon does not perform very well under the 
best of cercumstances, so it is advised that you use 
it against single enemies one at a time.

Comments- This weapon performs best when fired from the First-person view 
mode, as the accuracy is maintained and the extreme firepower will 
shread a target in an instant. 

China type 67
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Rank To Acquire- Commendation: Lian Xing
Ammo- Type 64 rimless 7.62
Fire Rate- IV
Damage- III
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 12
Total Capacity- 60
Zoom- N/A

Description- This is an improved version of the Type 64. 
It fires a special subsonic 7.62mm round called the Type 64.

Operation- The China type 67 operates more like a pistol 
than anything, but has the maneuverability of a submachine gun. 
It locks on any target quite fast, but lacks the power or ammunition 
to make this a very decent weapon for either offensive or 
defensive roles. Use this weapon at your own discretion.

FAL
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Expert Combat Specialist (ECS1)
Ammo- 7.62 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- IV
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 192
Zoom- N/A

Description- This heavy hitting weapon is one of the most recognizable 
rifles in the world. Second only to the AK-47 in terms of units produced, 
this firearm has been adopted by over 70 armies and can easily 
be modified to user specifications. The FAL is a light weapon 
and therefore difficult to control in full auto firing mode. 
Most users fire single shots, which greatly improves accuracy. 
This version is set to fire full auto, but sustained fire is not recommended.

Operation- The FAL has great range and lock-on characteristics 
that make it a great choice for long-range offensive combat, 
but takes too long to bring to bear on a target any closer than 
a few metres, making it a poor choice ofr close-range combat, 
and defensive roles.

Comments- It is stronmgly recommended that you fire this 
weapon in short bursts, rather than in sustained full automatic fire.

FA-MAS
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Advanced Combat Specialist (ACS)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- IV
Head- III
Clip Size- 25
Total Capacity- 125
Zoom- N/A

Description- The FA-MAS is the standard French Army infantry rifle 
and employs the very efficient bull pup design with the magazine 
inserted into the stock. This greatly improves accoracy for semi auto fire. 
The FA-MAS loses this improved accuracy during sustained full auto firing.

Operation- The FA-MAS is a good choice for offensivle taking 
down groups of single targets from a close to medium-range. 
It's power and accuracy make it a decent choice for 
close-quarter combat, but doesn't perform as well in a defensive 
role although it can handle under both situations.

G 33E
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Intermediat Combat Specialist (ICS) 
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- IV
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- IV
Head- III
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 120
Zoom- N/A

Description- The 33E is a full auto version of the G3 rifle chambered for the 
5.56 NATO round. It has less recoil and is more accurate than the G3, 
but is less deadly due to the smaller cartridge size.

Operation- This weapon is very basic, offering a decent accuracy 
and damage rating. The G 33E can operate in either a medium-range 
offensive or defensive role, but doesn't tip the scales on either side, 
making it perfect for beginners, but is quickly outdone by most other 
weapons in the IPCA arsenal.

G 53
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Rank To Acquire- Commendation: Teresa Lipan
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- V
Range- Short to Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- N/A

Description- This is an extremely small and compact rifle. It is often 
considered a submachine gun but packs the punch of an assault 
rifle because it's chambered for the 5.56 NATO standard rifle round. 
Often mistaken for a submachine gun due to its short length, 
this weapon can be stored in the thigh holster to make room on 
the back for additional rfiles or gear.

Operation- Because of the incredible performance of this 
weapon in all aspects, the G 53 is easily adaptable to both 
offensive and defensive roles at any range.

M16 A1
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Rank To Acquire- IO1 (O2)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- III
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body-IV
Head-III
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 120
Zoom- N/A

Description- This is a greatly improved model over its predecessor, 
although it still has a high failure rate when  used in extreme 
environmental conditions. It is controllable and accurate during semi 
auto fire and has been the main infantry weapon of the US and other 
countries for several decades. Comparisons are often made 
between the M16 and the Russian AK-47. While the AK has better 
stopping power and functions reliably in extreme environments, 
it cannot stand up to the M16's precision accuracy at long ranges.

Operation- The M16 A1's semi-automatic trigger group makes 
this weapon very controllable if the user knows how to operate 
it properly. If not, it could get them killed. The weapon will take no 
more than a few shots to put down an armoured target, and takes 
less than a second to aquire a long-range target, however the 
operator must stay still in order to maintain this accuracy. 
This weapon serves well as a medium-range offensive weapon, 
or as a long-range defensive weapon.

M16 A2
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Rank To Acquire- IS2 (C3)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- III
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- 2.0 Fixed

Description- This is an improved M16 A1 with a heavier barrel, 
built in flash suppressor, and is set to fire full auto and in 3-round bursts.
The A2 is the current service model of the US military and it gave 
soldiers fighting in the second Gulf War the advantage over the AK-47 
because they could dig in outside the effective range of the enemy 
and pick them off with little fear of being hit by the inaccurate 
Iraqi weapons. 

Operation- The M16 A2's lock-on characteristics are quite similar to those of 
the M4. The main difference is that the gun's accuracy is lower, 
allowing it to perform at a better overall range. This gun should 
not be compared to the M16 A1 however, due to the automatic 
trigger group. The M16 A2 performs best at medium to 
long-range offensive roles, but handles poorly in a defensive role.

M4 carbine
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Rank To Acquire- IS1 (C2)
Ammo-5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- IV
Damage- V
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- IV
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 120
Zoom- N/A

Description- The M4 is a carbine version of the M16A2. The M4 is better 
suited to close quarters and urban combat than the M16 due to it's 
shorter size. It is easy to maneuver through tight spaces and is 
easier to aquire close range targets. This particular model 
has the stock fully collapsed and can fire full auto.

Operation- The M4 carbine is basically a smaller, more compact version 
of the M4. The main difference between the two from a performance 
stand-point is the fact that the carbine version's accuracy is much lower, 
while the targeting system allows for a faster capture rate, making 
this weapon better suited for close-range defensive role.

M4
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Rank To Acquire- IOC1 (C5)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics- 
Body-V
Head-III
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- Telescopic Scope

Description- This is a shorter barreled version of the M16A2 and 
is fit with a sliding stock. This particular model has the stock fully 
extended and is set to full auto. Unfortunately, due to the 
shorter size of the weapon, the flash suppressor ahs been 
replaced with a rise compensator to handle the extra recoil 
of a lighter weapon.

Operation-The M4 is a raw assault weapon. The lock-on characteristics of 
this weapon make engaging multiple targets a breeze, and the scope makes 
for easy long-range shooting. However, this makes the gun lose efficiency 
gun at closer ranges, and should only be used for long-range offensive combat.  

SSG 550
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Rank To Acquire- IAS1 (08)
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- III
Head- II
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 120
Zoom- N/A

Description- The 550 is the official Swiss Army rifle and comes equipped 
with a folding stock, additional storage space for extra clips, 
and is set to automatic fire.

Operation- This weapon is powerful enough to make it useful as a support 
or defensive weapon, but its poor lock-on characteristics make this a 
poor choice for offensive roles. 

Stava M70 B1
------------------------
Rank To Acquire- DCO (C6)
Ammo-7.62
Fire Rate- V 
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- III
Head- III
Clip Size- 32
Total Capacity- 160
Zoom- N/A

Description- Further proof that the powerful and deadly AK-47 rifle has 
earned the reputation of the most manufactured and widely 
distributed rifle in history, the M70 is more or less a direct 
imitation of the classic AK. Manufactured throughout the Balkans, 
the M70 has only a few subtle differences that set it apart, 
such as a slightly lower firing rate and a rise compensator to 
help control muzzle climb.

Operation- The Stava M70 B1 lacks both power and accuracy, but the 
slower rate of fire help balance this weapon out. Make no mistake 
that hitting your target will be pure luck if the operator is moving while 
firing, so this weapon needs to be in the hands of a stationary agent. 
While completely useless in an offensive role, this weapon does 
prove itself to be a decent defensive weapon at close-range, 
but anything further than a few metres will be hard to hit unless 
fired at in first-person view. In the hands in a novice, this weapon 
can easily get you killed, but an experienced agent can make 
this a very useful weapon.

Comments- To properly operate this weapon, it is recommended 
that you fire from a stationary position at a stationary target in 
3-round bursts. If operated in this manner, the Stava M70 
B1 is a very good defensive weapon.

Shotguns
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Sniper rifles
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ACR
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Expert Combat Sharp Shooter (ECSS1)
Ammo- 5.56 Flechette
Fire Rate- II
Damage- V
Clip Size- 15
Total Capacity- 90
Zoom- 6.0, 8.0, 12.0 Fixed
 
Description- The Advanced Combat Rifle looks similar to the Au300 series and 
serves in an anti-material role. It fires a small fin-stabilized 
Steel-Tungsten  alloy flechette at an extreme velocity with a relatively 
flat trajectory, making this the most acurate and destructive 
light firearm in the world.

Operation- The ACR's scope allows for rapid zero-and-zoom capabilities 
making it very fast in identifying and capturing a target, and the rapid semi 
automatic fire rate make putting down a hostle, or multiple hostles 
very quick and easy. The weapon is also powerful enough to put 
down a soft target in one to two shots. The only offset is the fact that 
the 5.56 Flechette ammunition is exclusive to this gun, making 
it near impossible to aquire more if needed.

Dragunov
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Intermediate Combat Sharp Shooter (ICSS)
Ammo- 7.62
Fire Rate- II
Damage- V
Clip Size- 6
Total Capacity- 36
Zoom- 12.0 Telescopic

Description- This rifle is based on the Kalashnikov and is chambered for 
the 7.62mm Russian certridge. The western world first learned of this 
weapon in Vietnam when Russian Spetznaz ran several covert 
operations in the region. This is one of the most accurate and 
reliable sniper rifles in the world. It usually comes equipped 
with the PSO-1 scope, but can accept other Russian optics as well.

Operation- The Dragunov is powerful enough to take out most 
enemies in two to three shots regardless of where they are hit, 
but the slow zooming action of its scope, and the slow fire rate 
makes it difficult to effectivly hit a target who is aware of the 
shooter's presence. The ammunition carried is small, and 
also hard to come by, making this a limited-use rifle unless 
7.62 ammunition is readily available.

DSC-1
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Rank To Acquire- President's Official Liberty Award Medal
Ammo- 7.62 NATO
Fire Rate- II
Damage- V
Clip Size- 8
Total Capacity- 40 
Zoom- 12.0 Telescopic
 
Description- This is considered one of the best long range rifles. 
The DSC-1 uses the same roller-locked delayed blowback 
system as most other rifles from this maker, but the components 
are of much better quality. It has a heavy and long barrel and 
uses four-groove polygon system which reduces bullet friction. 
This, combined with the long and heavy barrel, allows 
the bullet to reach higher velocities and have a much farther 
effective range. It has a very comfortable pistol grip, adjustable 
cheek rest and a hair trigger.

Operation- This rifle's scope operates quite quickly, and the 
bullet is powerful enough to take out a soft target in a single hit. 
The recoil experienced after firing is quite high, so firing multiple 
rounds accurately is difficult. For this reason, the DSC-1 is better 
suited for taking out single targets, or multiple stationary targets.

FAL SG-1
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Rank To Acquire- Homeland Security Citation Medal
Ammo- 7.62 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- V
Clip Size- 30
Total Capacity- 150
Zoom- 12.0 Telescopic
 
Description- This is a modified FAL assault rifle with a heavier 
barrel for extra stability in a sniping role. It's set to single fire only, 
but can fire several rounds a second. It's only limited by how 
fast the firer can pull the trigger. The FAL SG has quite an 
intimidating sound when fired and is also very effective in an 
assault rifle role.

Operation- This is the ideal choice for taking out groups 
of multiple targets from a distance. The incredibly fast fire 
rate is among the highest of any of the IPCA's sniper rifles, 
and is decently powerful, making it the cream of the crop when 
it comes to offensive sniper rifles. The scope is a little more 
difficult to manage than the rest of the sniper rifles, 
especially when engaging multiple hostles, 
so novices should avoid using this rifle.

Galil SG-1
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Rank To Acquire- Mossad Friend to Peace Medal
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- III
Damage-  V
Clip Size- 8
Total Capacity- 48
Zoom- 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 12.0 Fixed
 
Description- The barrel of this weapon is heavier than most and 
has a strong bipod to support it. The Galil is so accurate that 
it can put all of its shots into a 4-inch circle at 300 meters. 
It has a muzzle break to reduce recoil and the break 
can be removed to equip a silencer in its place. 
Its trigger system can be adjusted for various 
pull-off pressures and the stock has a 
shoulder pad cheek rest for greater accuracy.

Operation- The Galil SG-1's scope operates much like 
the ACR's, though at a much slower rate. The gun is 
powerful enough to take down a soft target in a few 
shots, and the abundance of 5.56 NATO ammunition 
makes the utilization of the fast fire rate an asset 
in the role of defensive sniping.

M82 BFG
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Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Elite Combat Sharp Shooter (ECSS2)
Ammo- .50 Browning
Fire Rate- I
Damage- V
Clip Size- 8
Total Capacity- 48
Zoom- 12.0 Telescopic
 
Description- Also known as the 'Light Fifty", this weapon is semi-automatic 
equipped with a muzzle break that reduces recoil by 65%. 
The .50 caliber bullet is close to 3 inches long and is one of the 
most powerful rounds available.

Operation- The M82 BFG has the longest range of all of the IPCA's rifles,
capable of hitting a target far outside of their own weapon's 
effective range, and perhaps that of the operator's team-mates. 
The sheer power of the weapon is demonstrated by it's 
ability to tear through multiple hostiles and kill most 
armoured targets with a single shot. Care should be 
taken with this weapon to ensure that your target is 
hit with the first shot due to the very slow firing rate. 

SR-15
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Rank To Acquire- Commendation: Gary Stoneman
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- II
Damage- V
Clip Size- 1
Total Capacity- 2
Zoom-
 
Description- This rifle belongs to IPCA IOC Stoneman and is 
the earliest modle of an M16-type weapon produced. 
Stone cracked the scope 15 years back and never 
bothered to repair it; he feels it gives the rifle character. 
Upon handing his rifle over to a new Field Agent, 
he removed the clip and gave the rookie a single bullet, 
saying: 'A professional needs only one bullet to do a job. 
You need two? Get a new line of work.'

Operation- The SR-15 is accurate enough, but with the limitation 
on ammunition, the operator is forced to feed the rifle from 
a seperate weapon, requiring reloading after each shot. 
While this greatly improves the accuracy of the weapon and 
the user, it's only useful when engaging single targets 
when they are unaware of the shooter's presence. 
What's more is that the rifle is not guaranteed to kill 
all soft targets in the single shot that is given, and 
thus the SR-15 should not be used by anyone other 
than professional Elite Combat Sharp Shooters. 
The only real advantage this weapon offers is a 
slightly larger window, allowing for a wider field of vision.

VSS-DU
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Rank To Acquire- Special Agency Rating Stealth Operations Expert (SASOE)
Ammo- 9x39 DU
Fire Rate- III
Damage- V
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 96
Zoom- 8.0, 12.0 Telescopic (Nightvision)
 
Description- The VSS fires a very heavy 9mm bullet infused with 
depleted uranium. This model is equipped with an intergral 
silencer that has the additional ability to hide the muzzle flash. 
It's also equipped with a 3rd generation NV scope 
makiing this rifle the best firearm suited to a covert sniping role.

Operation- This rifle, armed with an NVG scope, is the only 
choice for night-time covert sniping. The rifle's rate of fire 
is fast, and the bullet is powerful enough to take out most 
soft targets with a single shot. The scope operates 
very quickly, but the operator will be forced to operate 
within an 8.0-to-12.0 zoom level.

VSS-Special
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Rank To Acquire- Special Agency Rating Stealth Operations Expert (SASOE)
Ammo- 9x39 DU
Fire Rate- III
Damage- V
Clip Size- 24
Total Capacity- 96
Zoom- 8.0, 12.0 Telescopic
 
Description- The western world first heard of this weapon in 
1994 and is in line to replace the Dragunov as the standard 
sniping rifle of the Russian Federation. The VSS fires a 
special Russian made 9mm bullet and the entire barrel of 
the weapon serves as a silencer. Wquipped with a high 
power scope, this rifle is highly suited for sniping.

Operation- This rifle is the best choice for covert sniping. 
The rifle's rate of fire is fast, and the bullet is powerful 
enough to take out most soft targets with a single shot. 
The scope operates very quickly, but the operator will 
be forced to operate within an 8.0-to-12.0 zoom level.

Heavy Weapons
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M-249 SAW
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Weapon Type- Light Machine Gun
Rank To Acquire- Agency Medal of Valor
Ammo- 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- III
Range-Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- IV
Head- IV
Clip Size- 200
Total Capacity- 600
Zoom- 4.0 Fixed

Description- This machinegun was adopted by the US military in the 
early 1990s and comes equipped with a 200-round box. 
The most significant difference between this and the 
M60 is the ammo size. It may pack less of a punch, 
but has greater accuracy and distance over the M60.

Operation- This is mainly a defensive asset that serves 
well in providing heavy and sustained fire over large 
groups of hostiles. The lock-on characteristics are 
decent enough to use against a small group of hostles, 
but the gun operates much better in First-person view.

-M79-
Weapon Type- Grenade Launcher
Rank To Acquire- Agency Rating Elite Tactical Explosives Expert (ETXS2)
Ammo- 40mm Grenade Cartridge
Fire Rate- N/A
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 1
Total Capacity- 15
Zoom- N/A

Description- This weapon fires a variety of 40mm cartridges, 
but the most commonly used one is the M79 Fragmentation 
Grenade Cartridge. This grenade is filled with Composition-B 
and has a kill radius of 5 meters, but can substantially wound 
and incapacitate out to 15 meters. The M-79 is a 
break-open weapon that fires from the shoulder and 
requires reloading after each round fired.

Operation- The M79 fires grenade rounds in a straight line towards its target. 
The round will destroy large groups of armoured enemies with ease, and 
the straight path of trajectory makes it very easy to handle. While it boasts 
some pretty impressive lock-on characteristics, the round will often miss 
a moving target, potentially harming or killing nearby civilians or team-mates.
For this reason, it is advised that you fire only at stationary targets 
unless you are aiming in  First-person view. Remember not to 
fire at a target to close to your agent or you may cause harm or 
even death to yourself and/or others in your vicinity. Be weary 
of the small ammunition capacity as well.

MGL
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Weapon Type- Multiple Grenade Launcher
Rank To Acquire- Special Agency Rating Elite Military Tactics Expert (SAMTE)
Ammo- 40mm Grenade Cartridge
Fire Rate- II
Damage- V
Range- Short
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- I
Head- II
Clip Size- 5
Total Capacity- 65
Zoom- N/A

Description- This weapon is a revolver system that accepts the same 
40mm explosive grenade cartridges as the M-79. They cylinder 
can hold 5 cartridges and it cycles to the next round after the current one is 
fired.

Operation- This grenade launcher differs from the the M79 in 
one main aspect: it has a very short range with low trajectory, 
with the round landing only a few meters away from your agent 
when fired straight ahead. While this may cause the MGL to 
be a difficult weapon to use in the hands of a novice, 
an expert can utilize the arc of the grenade to drop rounds 
behind enemy cover from a safe location or target specific 
areas on the map with no fear of hitting unwanted obstacles 
that the M79 would otherwise encounter. Extreme caution 
should be taken while using this weapon, as a single 
poorly-targeted shot can easily kill or wound you, 
a team-mate, nearby civilians, or mission-critical characters.

TH3 Blaster
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Weapon Type- Flame Thrower
Rank To Acquire- The Golden Cross of Russia Medal
Ammo- N/A
Fire Rate- ---
Damage- V
Range- Long
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- V
Head- V
Clip Size- 20
Total Capacity- 60
Zoom- N/A

Description- This is an experimental Chechen firearm 
that operates similarly to common paint ball guns. 
It has an air compressor that launches a thermite 
ball at a velocity of 300 feet a second. Upon contact 
with the air the thermite is converted to molten iron 
and burns at over 4000 degrees fahrenheit. If the 
projectile travels about 100 feet or impacts with a 
hard surface, it burts and ignites everything within an 8 foot radius.

Operation- The TH3 Blaster is an alternate option for 
taking out multiple enemies in a group, or armoured targets. 
The weapon operates similarly to the M79, but instead 
of exploding, the round ignites anyone within the blast radius. 
The round is limited in how far it will travel however; 
the round will burst upon reaching a distance of 
100 feet regardless of whether it hits anything or not. 
The rounds also frequenty miss moving targets, 
so keep these points in mind when employing 
this weapon, less you accidentally ignite yourself, 
a team-mate, or nearby civilians.

US M60 E3
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Weapon Type- Light Machine Gun
Rank To Acquire- Medal of Distiction
Ammo- 7.62 NATO
Fire Rate- V
Damage- IV
Range- Medium
Lock-on Characteristics:
Body- IV
Head- II
Clip Size- 200
Total Capacity- 600
Zoom- 4.0 Fixed

Description- This is an improved M60 that has a forward 
grip that helps stabilize the weapon during sustained firing. 
This weapon has been the US Army's general-purpose 
machine gun since the early 60's and it used the same 
feed systemas the German WWII MG42. 
The M60 maintains its accuracy during sustained 
fire due to better barrel design that vents the heat away 
more efficiently. This model comes fit with a 200-round 
belt that is stored in an ammo box attached to the feed system.

Operation- The M60 is the best heavy defensive weapon 
around. The lock-on time takes about a second to acquire 
a target, but can maintain it even while firing. The spread 
of the rounds makes this more ideal for engaging a group of 
targets, but performs well against single targets as well. 
This gun, like other defensive weapons, is operated best 
in First-person view mode.

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3. Melee/ CQC Weapons
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Knives
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