AS Val

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The AS Val and VSS Vintorez are a pair of integrally suppressed weapons developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The two are mechanically identical, but feature different cosmetic parts and have different roles.



(1987 - Present)

Type: Assault Rifle (AS Val), Sniper Rifle (VSS Vintorez), Compact Assault Rifle (SR-3 Vikhr), Submachine Gun (SR-2 Veresk)

Caliber: 9x39mm (VSS Vintorez, AS Val, SR-3 Vikhr), 9x21mm (SR-2 Veresk)

Capacity: 10, 20 or 30 round Box Magazines

Fire Modes: Safe / Semi / Full-Auto

The AS Val rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

AS Val

AS Val - 9x39mm
AS Val with a PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm

The AS Val is an assault rifle. It is equipped with a folding stock, pistol grip, and generally uses 20-round magazines (also usable by the VSS Vintorez), and it uses a slightly different 9x39mm round. It can also use a PSO-1 scope like the VSS Vintorez.

Unlike most assault rifles, the AS Val is not designed to fire without its integral suppressor attached, and to that end its front sights are mounted on the end of the suppressor rather than on the end of the barrel as is the case for most assault rifles. The current version of the AS Val moves the front sight to the handguard to facilitate un-suppressed use.


Title Actor Character Note Date
War (Voyna) Aleksey Chadov Ivan with PSO-1 scope 2002
War (Voyna) Sergei Bodrov Captain Medvedev with PSO-1 scope 2002
Countdown (Lichnyy nomer) Russian special forces unscoped 2004
S.S.D. Special Forces 2008

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Chaser Val Silent Sniper with scope of the XM29 OICW semi-auto only 2003
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl VLA 2006
World in Conflict 2007
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky VLA 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
Battlefield 3 "AS VAL" 2011
Battlefield Play4Free "AS VAL" With optional EOTech red dot sight 2011
Ghost Recon Online AS Val 2011
Battlefield 4 "AS VAL" w/ various attachments Appears in Second Assault DLC, classified as PDW 2013
Survarium AS Val 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly With EOTech, Aimpoint, PSO-1 scopes, flashlight, laser and grip 2014
Contract Wars 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Escape from Tarkov AS VAL grip with buffer tube, 10,20 and 30-round magazine, side dovetail rail, Zenit RP-1, mount on barrel-suppressor for grips and flashlights 2016
Insurgency: Sandstorm AS Val Added in June 2020 "Nightfall" update 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare AS VAL With a variety of attachments Added in Season 6 update (September 2020) 2019

VSS Vintorez

VSS Vintorez with PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm
VSS Vintorez with PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm

The VSS Vintorez (Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya) is a sniper rifle. It features a wooden stock, a PSO-1 scope, and normally uses 10-round magazines to facilitate easier use of the weapon from a prone position, though it can use 20-round magazines.

In 2016, Molot announced a civilian version of the VSS, opening up a line to produce commercial 9x39mm ammunition and also offering a variant chambered in the more common 7.62x39mm.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Vladimir Mashkov Kiril Mazur 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Sergei Garmash Zima 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Prokhor's man 2006
S.S.D. Special Forces 2008


Title Actor Character Note Date
Brigada Vladimir Karpovich Ruslan 2002
Stormgate SPETZNAZ troopers 2006

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
America's Army With & without PSO-1 scope 2002
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Alliance of Valiant Arms "VSS" Full auto only 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl "Vintar BC" 2007
7.62 High Calibre 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots With tranquilizer ammo in multiplayer mode 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky "Vintar BC" 2008
ArmA II 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 "VSS Snaiperskaya Special" With PSO-1 scope and various other optics 2010
Army of Two: The 40th Day 2010
War Inc. Battlezone 2010
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
Battlefield Play4Free Full auto only 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012
Ghost Recon Online 2012
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier "VSS" AS Val stock 2012
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist "VSS" AS Val stock 2013
Survarium 2014
Contract Wars 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly With PSO-1 scope and flashlight 2014
Rainbow Six Siege unusable; seen on a pre-release concept 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Escape from Tarkov Special Sniper Rifle VSS Vintorez 10, 20, 30-round magazine, side dovetail mount, Zenit RP-1, mount on barrel-suppressor for grips and flashlights 2016
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 "Brezatelya" 2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds "VSS" PSO-1 scope, with various attachments 2017


Character Film Title Note Date
Kurz Weber Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu With night-vision scope 2002
Hotel Moscow soldier Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 2006

SR-3 Vikhr

SR-3 Vikhr - 9x39mm
SR-3M with 30 round magazine - 9x39mm
SR-3M with silencer- 9x39mm
SR-3M with foregrip folded, silencer, and PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm

The SR-3 Vikhr (meaning "Whirlwind" in Russian), based on the AS Val, is an ultra-compact assault rifle with a 20-round magazine capacity developed for use by VIP protection teams and State Security operatives. Unlike its parent firearms, it cannot mount a suppressor, integral or otherwise.

A more recent variant, the SR-3M ("M" for "modernized") was developed as a more versatile alternative for Law Enforcement. Alongside new 30-round magazines, it features a folding foregrip attached to the handguard, the ability to mount a detachable suppressor similar to that of its parent firearm, a rear sight shifted further forward towards the rear of the handguard, and a redesigned folding stock based on that used by the Val. An even more recent SR-3MP differs only in a modified top cover with a Picatinny rail for optics, alongside two more rails on the left and right sides of the handguard and the ability to remove the stock from the rear of the weapon and mount it upside-down below the pistol grip, for easier aiming while using a bulletproof mask/helmet or night-vision goggles.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms SR-3M, with 30-round magazine Available in South Korean version only 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Splinter Cell: Conviction VIKHR w/ Aimpoint CompM2 scope, match grade ammo or better butt-stock appears incorrectly as an SMG 2010
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier SR-3M w/ full-length top rail and various accessories 2012
Survarium 2014
Contract Wars 2014
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades SR-3M 2016
Ghost Recon: Wildlands SR-3M w/ various accessories 2017

SR-2 Veresk

SR-2 - 9x21mm
SR-2M - 9x21mm

Derived from the SR-1 Vector pistol, the SR-2 Veresk Personal Defence Weapon fires the proprietary 9x21mm SP-10 round designed to penetrate most body armour (despite the similarity in size, it is not identical to the 9x21 IMI round). It is gas operated, and its mechanism is similar to the SR-3 compact Assault Rifle. Both the SR-2 and the SR-2M (M for Modernized) can use 20- to 30-round magazines and feature a folding buttstock. The SR-2M however allows for red dot sights to be mounted, as well as possessing a folding vertical foregrip near the muzzle.

SR-2MP - 9x21mm. An improved version of the SR-2M Veresk with Picatinny rails on the receiver cover, forend. It is also now possible to install a silencer and stock of a modified shape.

Translation notes: "SR-2" stands for "Spetsialnaya Razrabotka 2" in Russian, which means Special Development 2 in English. "Veresk," the weapon's codename, is the Russian word for the "Heather" plant. Other weapons with the SR designation includes the SR-3 Vikhr seen above and the SR-1 Vektor.


Game Title Actor Character Notation Date
Resident Evil: Damnation Guards SR-2M w/ reflex sight 2012

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield w/ reflex sight 2003
Rainbow Six: Vegas w/ optional suppressor cut weapon 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms SR-2M, with EOTech red dot sight or M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2007
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 w/ optional suppressor cut weapon 2008
Splinter Cell: Conviction SR-2M w/ foregrip removed SR-2M 2010
War Inc. Battlezone 2010
Battlefield 4 "SR-2" w/ various attachments Introduced in Naval Strike DLC 2013
Survarium SR-2M 2014
Contract Wars 2015
Payday 2 Heather Submachine Gun various attachments Added with Hardcore Henry Packs DLC, incorrectly holds 32 rounds and has a ROF of 750 rpm instead of 900 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End RKL-155 Added in Lost Legacy 2016

See Also

  • TsNIITochMash - A list of all firearms manufactured by TsNIITochMash.

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