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Release Date: December 15, 2015 (Early Access) September 23, 2020 (Official Release)
Developer: Offworld Industries
Publisher: Offworld Industries
Series: Squad
Platforms: PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter

Squad is a PC exclusive tactical team-based first-person shooter video game set in the modern day, developed by Offworld Industries. The stated goal of Squad is to create a "tactical first person shooter built around teamwork and cooperation". It is a spiritual successor to the award-winning Project Reality modification for Battlefield 2, with many of the former mod creators forming Offworld Industries. Development of the game was announced in October 2014; the main game was developed from 2015 and finally released in 2020. It was originally available as a Steam Early Access title. The developers intend on continuing support and development of the game with additional factions, weapons, vehicles, and levels.

There are two historical set titles derived from Squad's "OWI Core" UE4 framework, the WWII-set Squad 44 (released in 2018, then known as Post Scriptum) and the WWI-set Beyond The Wire, released in Early Access in 2021.
The following weapons appear in the video game Squad:


Squad simulates engagements across many different theaters involving the US Army, Ground Forces of the Russian Federation, British Army, Canadian Army, Insurgents, and the Irregular Militia Forces (referred to as "Militia" for brevity). The official V1.0 release in 2020 introduced the Middle Eastern Alliance (MEA), a spiritual successor to PR's MEC, based on the Iranian and Turkish armed forces. The Australian Defence Force has also been brought into the game with the V2.15 update. The V3.0 update brought the United States Marine Corps into the mix, along with new amphibious gameplay elements. Update V4.0 has introduced the People's Liberation Army of China, and V5.0 has added PLA Navy Marine Corps and Russian VDV airborne sub-factions to Squad. In a match of Squad, players select their squads and their roles, with each role receiving a specific kit of weapons and equipment. Specialist kits may either have squad-level or team-wide role limitations, and may only be made available when the squad (and team) has reached a minimum size. The roles in Squad are:

  • Squad/Cell Leader, the head of the squad with the ability to place rally points, forward operating bases (FOBs) and deployables.
  • Rifleman/Fighter, who is equipped with a standard loadout for general purpose combat.
  • Automatic Rifleman, who is equipped with a light machine gun for providing direct fire support and suppression.
  • Machine Gunner, who is equipped with a medium machine gun to provide sustained medium to long range direct fire support and suppression.
  • Medic, who is capable of reviving and healing incapacitated/wounded teammates.
  • Lead Crewman, who is almost similar to the crewman below, but is also capable of deploying rally points, FOBs and deployables.
  • Crewman, who is given a stripped-down loadout for self-defense, and is capable of operating heavier vehicles.
  • Grenadier, who is capable of providing indirect fire support with launched grenades and marking targets with smoke grenades.
  • Light Anti Tank, who is equipped with rocket launchers to eliminate light vehicles and entrenched enemies.
  • Heavy Anti Tank, who is equipped with anti-tank rocket launchers to eliminate heavily armored vehicles.
  • Marksman, who is issued a marksman rifle equipped with a medium or high powered optic for medium to long range direct fire support.
  • Raider, who is equipped with a submachine gun and grenades for close quarter combat.
  • Sapper (formerly Scout), who is equipped with binoculars, mines, TNTs and IEDs for scouting enemy positions and explosives for setting up ambushes.
  • Combat Engineer, who is equipped with anti-tank mines and C4 for sabotage behind enemy lines.

Reserve ammunition is tracked in individual magazines, and reloading while partially empty will return the magazine to the player's inventory. The player's lower body is fully visible in first person by looking down. Most weapon-related actions in Squad are fully animated with full arm animations, such as reloading, zeroing, switching fire mode, etc, though currently weapons only have one idle state form. This results in the animated zeroing immediately moving back to the default zeroing form when not aiming down sights, and having the fire mode switch animation be largely for show; one animation will be used for all setting changes, and the selector will pop back to default setting after the end of the animation, returning the weapon to its idle state form, regardless of the actual setting in gameplay.

Zeroing in Squad closely simulates reality, with animated zeroing adjustments and ranging options that reflect the ranging options on the sights of the real weapons. Changing the zeroing (or ranging) is done via holding down the ranging button (default: X) and using the scroll wheel to change the range. Once the ranging button is released at the desired distance, the game will follow suit and adjust the weapon's sights to the selected range.

To better demonstrate the weapons, many screenshots on this page are taken while looking downwards using freelook, which rotates the first-person camera (i.e. the player character's head) without moving or rotating the player character's body.


Beretta M9A1

The Beretta M9A1 appears in Squad as the "M9A1 Beretta". It feeds from 15-round box magazines and was available to all US Army classes save for the squad leader, rifleman, grenadier, light anti-tank, heavy anti-tank and combat engineer. As of the V3.0 update, it is now only issued to the USMC and is no longer available to the Army.

While not visible in the current reload animations, the magazine markings read MAS CAL 9 PARA / FABRIQUE SOUS LICENSE BERETTA ("manufactured under a Beretta license"), making it a PAMAS G1 magazine (French copy of the Beretta 92FS).

Beretta M9A1 - 9x19mm
The Beretta M9A1 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the M9A1.

SIG-Sauer P320-M17

The SIG-Sauer P320-M17 (the commercial version of the M17 MHS) has replaced the P320 model that was masquerading as an M17 as of the v4.2 update. It is available to all US Army kits and feeds from 17-round box magazines.

The M17 also came with an animation overhaul; the character now performs the retention reload taught as part of the M17's manual-of-arms as opposed to the more conventional style seen on other pistols in the game.

SIG-Sauer P320-M17 - 9x19mm
Drawing the P320-M17 out at the Skorpo marina. It gets a safety animation per the MHS specs, as the prior P320 lacks this.
In addition, the US Army character models got an overhaul, including new operator gloves.
Aiming across the bay.
Performing the tacticool reload, an unusual sight in Squad. It reloads in this manner both with a round in the chamber and when empty. Note the "P320" on the front of the slide distinguishing it from the military model which says "M17" in this spot instead and lacks any "P320" lettering at all.
Mashing in the new mag.
The slide remains locked and also gets powerstroked back into battery.


The MP-443 Grach is the standard side-arm of the Russian Ground Forces. It is available to all classes except the rifleman, grenadier, light and heavy anti-tank, and feeds from 18-round box magazines. As with the M9A1, the marksman, crewman and lead crewman get an extra magazine each.

MP-443 Grach - 9x19mm
The MP-443 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the MP-443.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 appears in Squad under the British Designation of "L131A1 General Service Pistol". It is available to all classes except the rifleman, grenadier, light and heavy anti-tank, and feeds from 17-round box magazines. Like the M9A1 and MP-443 Grach, the marksman, crewman and lead crewman each get an extra magazine.

Glock 17 Gen 4, the variant adopted by the British Armed Forces - 9x19mm
Holding the L131A1.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the L131A1 - the barrel does not tilt upward even though it should.

Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 appears in Squad as the "TT33 Tokarev". It is available to the Insurgent and Militia cell/squad leaders, medics and marksmen, and feeds from 8-round box magazines. Like the PM, it comes with more magazines than the other pistols to compensate for its smaller magazine capacity. It packs the biggest punch of all the pistols in the game, owing to its calibre. It is textured with painted stars on both grips. The markings on the TT-33 erroneously claim a production year of 1938, despite being modeled after the post-1947 variant.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The Tokarev TT-33 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the TT-33 - note the painted star on the grips.
Releasing the slide.

Makarov PM

The Makarov PM appears in Squad as the "PM Makarov", following OWI's tradition of naming pistols backwards. It is available to all Insurgent and Militia classes except the cell/squad leader, medic, marksman, light and heavy anti-tank. Like the TT-33, it has twice the number of magazines as the other sidearms to compensate for the smaller magazine capacity.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Toggling the safety when equipping the pistol. In the alpha version of Squad (seen in this specific screenshot), the player character would turn the Makarov sideways when equipping it (this was also done while reloading). In the official release, the player character keeps the pistol level for both the equips and the reloads.
The Makarov PM in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the PM.
Releasing the slide.

Browning Hi-Power

The Inglis Hi-Power is available to all classes of the Canadian Army (except for the Combat Engineer) added in the Alpha 15.3 update. It appears as the "Hi-Power Pistol". An older model Browning Hi-Power with wood grips and a tangent rear sight appears as the standard sidearm of the MEA (Middle Eastern Alliance) faction added in the v1.0 update. The Australian Defence Force with the V2.15 update also uses the Hi-Power, this time the Mark III variant, under the "Hi-Power MK3" moniker.

Inglis Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Drawing the Inglis HP out in a rocky part of Goose Bay.
Far in the cold white north, a Canuck reveals his Hi-Power.
We don't even get three dots this time around. Lame.
Still, nice to have a Hi-Power regardless. Reloading is fairly typical. Remove old mag, show the kids at home the fresh new mag...
Before hitting the slide release. The Hi-Power reuses the M9A1's animations, even including a non-existent decocker safety for unequipping the gun.
FN P-35 - 9x19mm
Paying tribute to the sky, we are gifted with a lovely vintage Hi-Power.
Aiming down the sights, the big and chunky 1930's tangent sights. They can be rather optimistically dialed out to 500 meters.
Although as repayment for this new model...
We use the same default animations. A small price to pay.
Commercial Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
An Australian holds his Self Loading Pistol on a hostile water jug.
Aiming shows some newer illuminated sights, although its still a rather old sidearm given the ADF's much more modern primary weapons.
Reloading the Mark III with the game's standard pistol reload after putting some holes in the plastic jug.


V4.0's update introduces the QSZ-92 as the People's Liberation Army standard sidearm.

QSZ-92-5.8 - 5.8x21mm DAP92
A Chinese Squad Leader draws his QSZ-92 along the harbor.
The QSZ's sights.
It reloads in Squad's typical fashion. The cartridges along the magazine's window appear to be mere 2D textures.
Chambering the QSZ.

Sarsılmaz SAR-9

The Sarsılmaz SAR-9 (in-game named "SOR-9" likely due to copyright) pistol appears as sidearm for the Turkish Land Forces, introduced in Update 7.0.

SAR-9 - 9x19mm Parabellum
On guard next to a ACV-15 APC with the SAR-9 pistol.
The SAR-9's iron sights.
It reloads akin the M17 MHS.

Submachine Guns


The PPSh-41 is available exclusively to the Insurgent raider class, and feeds from either 35-round stick magazines or 71-round drum magazines. The player has access to 4 of the former and 2 of the latter, and may switch between them at his own discretion (using the scroll wheel).

Switching to the drum magazine will have the player character remove the 35-round stick, and insert the drum. If the previous magazine had been emptied prior, and the bolt is locked forward, the player character will pull it back after the switch, and the same applies to the converse. However, if you were to holster your PPSh-41 with stick magazines prior and draw it again by equipping the one with the drum magazine option, the character would already have done the switch magically beforehand.

PPSh-41 with stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPSh-41 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the PPSh-41.
Pulling the bolt back after inserting a fresh magazine.
PPSh-41 with drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPSh-41, with 71-round drum equipped, in first person.
Inserting a drum - As with the stick magazine, after the magazine insertion, the player checks that the magazine catch is secure.
Holstering the PPSh-41 - the player character releases the charging handle so that the bolt goes forward; most weapons have their safeties engaged/disengaged when the player draws or holsters them.

Sa vz. 61 Skorpion

The Sa vz. 61 Skorpion is made available for Insurgent and Militia crewmen, lead crewman and as an option for the Insurgent Light Anti-Tank in Alpha 13.

Sa vz. 61 Skorpion - .32 ACP
The draw animation for the Skorpion, doing the rare feat of actually using the gun's folding stock.
The Skorpion in all its tiny, adorable glory.
The sights, cramped but still fitted with a 2 position flip sight. The usability of that on a .32 ACP submachine gun is questionable but it's nice the option is there.
Actuating the fire selector - due to a scripting limitation, it pops back in place; this is the case for all fire selector animations in-game.
Having redecorated the nearby walls with 20 rounds of .32 ACP, it's time to reload by removing the old mag...
Then inserting a fresh one and thumbing the cocking knobs back and letting the bolt chamber a round.
When done, he folds the stock back up and puts it away.

Sarsılmaz SAR 109T

The Sarsılmaz SAR 109T is used by the Lead Crewman, Lead Pilot, Crewman, Pilot and Jandarma (Gendermarie) classes of the Turkish Land Forces, having the distinction of being the first 9mm SMG in Squad after eight years.

Sarsılmaz SAR 109T - 9x19mm Parabellum
A Turkish Jandarma takes a merry gander with his SAR 109T submachine gun.
A view through the HNA holographic sight.
Reloading the SAR 109T.
The bolt catch is thumbed when empty.

Rifles and Carbines


As of the V4.5 update, the classic M16A2 is available to the Militia faction. It has Colt Scope and M203 variants.

Colt M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Drawing the M16A2 with a flick of the selector off safe.
A Militant loafs around with his M16.
Aiming with the classic A2 sight picture - due to a bug, the rear sight doesn't adjust properly as of V4.5.
It also has a distinct reload animation.
Smacking in a new mag...
...and the charging handle is yanked, unlike the burst fire M4 and more akin to the FAL.
The M16A2 with the Colt Scope.
Surprisingly, it has an illuminated reticle.


The USMC faction of the V3.0 update has the M16A4 rifle as standard for riflemen, squad leaders, Corpsmen, engineers, and AT kits. The USMC grenadier has an M16A4 equipped with a M203.

M16A4 detachable carry handle sight - 5.56x45mm
M16A4 with ACOG scope, RIS foregrip, Magpul MBUS rear sight, and AN/PEQ-15 IR designator - 5.56x45mm
A Marine with the basic pattern M16A4 near a cannon monument. All come equipped with AN/PEQ-16 ATPIALs and use older carry handle rear sights rather than the USMC standard KAC rear sights. Foregrips are available to a few roles.
The sights are largely identical to the A2 above, aside from the knobs for affixing to the A4's flat top.
The M16 has the same shared reload animation from the other AR variants.
About to smack the bolt release.
The SL M16A4 comes with an ACOG M150 scope and KAC vertical grip.
Looking through the ACOG scope.
The right side of the Grenadier M16, which also comes equipped with a M150 sight.


The M4A1 is available to the US Army squad leader and rifleman, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. The rifleman's M4A1 may either have an Aimpoint CompM4 (designated "M68 CCO") alone, or a carry handle rear sight and KAC foregrip. The squad leader's M4A1 on the other hand uses the M68 CCO with a KAC foregrip and is loaded with tracer rounds.

A quick glance at the lower receiver of the M4A1 when reloading (while using free-look) reveals a three-round burst selector and M4 Carbine markings, implying it shares the same models and textures with the latter rifle.

The Alpha of the V14 Update introduced a modified version of the M4 and M4A1 for the US Army, using MaTech 300m sights rather than the classic carry handle and adding PEQ-15 laser modules for both rifles. The LE stocks have also been changed to Crane/BCM B5 SOPMOD stocks.

Colt M4A1 with KAC railed handguard, as used by the US Army in the game - 5.56x45mm
The M4A1 in first-person.
Aiming down the sights - the M4-type sights use the ghost ring for zeroing 100m and 200m, and is flipped down to the peep sight when zeroing from 300m beyond, which is further raised, up to 600m zeroing.
Aiming with the over-sized M68 CCO.
Reloading the M4A1 - the rifleman first checks the chamber, in a very Project Reality-ish manner...
...switches magazines, revealing the M4 Carbine markings in the process...
...and finishes by slapping the bolt release - The bolt release juts out when a magazine is emptied.
Taking a knee with the post-Alpha 14 M4A1's basic infantry variant - note the model has been improved as well, the charging handle and top rail now have much better proportions.
The view through the MaTech rear and just over the PEQ box.


The M4 carbine in a few different configurations is used by the US Army and the Militia in Squad. All configurations use 30-round box magazines and have a six-position stock.

For the US Army, the M4 Carbine is available to all US Army classes save for the automatic rifleman, machine gunner and marksman, and comes with a KAC railed handguard. The US Army squad leader, rifleman and grenadier's M4 Carbines have Trijicon TA31RCOs (designated "M150 RCO") mounted. The squad leader's comes loaded with tracer rounds while the grenadier's comes with an additional M203A1 mounted. The combat engineer's has an M68 CCO mounted. The medic and light anti-tank may choose either the M150 RCO or M68 CCO. In the case of the medic, choosing the former means losing his M67 Frag Grenade and red M18 Smoke Grenades. For the light anti-tank, choosing former means losing both his M67s and one white M18. The lead crewman and crewman use stock rifles with carry handle iron sights. The heavy anti-tank may choose either the M68 CCO or carry handle iron sights (with a KAC foregrip), with the latter losing access to his M67.

For the Militia, their M4 is only available to Militia squad leader and rifleman, and comes with the older round handguard. The squad leader's M4 comes with an M68 mounted onto the rear sight (i.e. the carry handle), while the rifleman's M4 only has stock iron sights.

The USMC faction has M4 Carbines an an option for some roles such as the Heavy AT kit and vehicle crewman. It still uses the carry handle rear sight and has a PEQ equipped.

Colt M4 Carbine with a round handguard, as used by the Militia forces in the game - 5.56x45mm
Colt M4 Carbine with KAC railed handguard, as used by the US Army in the game - 5.56x45mm
The Militia's M4 Carbine in first person.
The M4 Carbine, with M68 CCO mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the M68 CCO.
The US Army's M4 Carbine, with a M150 RCO equipped, in first person.
Aiming with the M150 RCO - note the honeycomb pattern of the killflash as well as the blurred front sight.
Right side of a post-Alpha 14 US Army M4, showing the folded down rear sight and PEQ-15 mounted on the 3'o-clock rail.

Colt Canada C7A2

The Colt Canada C7A2 is available to the Canadian Army rifleman, light anti-tank and Combat Engineer classes. It originally came with a C79A2 mounted; later updates introduced iron sight and foregrip variants. AN/PEQ-2s have also been added to the front sight RIS section.

Colt Canada C7A2 with C79A2 optical sight - 5.56x45mm
A iron-sighted C7A2 out by the Manic-5 exit canal.
The C7 long rifle brought to shoulder.
Aiming with the new Colt Canada style rear sight, note the Maple Leaf.
At a lovely Newfoundland fishing dock, we find a C7A2 in its natural habitat.
The scope view of the C79A2. A straight line post with a few range estimation wings, and a teeny tiny green point for aiming. Very vintage.
After a bit of non-regulation fishing, the reload begins by dropping the mag...
Smacking in a fresh one...
About to clap the bolt release, animations shared by all the AR pattern rifles in-game. The Canadian C7/C8 rifles come in both original green and black and...

Colt Canada C8A3

The Colt Canada C8A3 is available to the Canadian Army squad leader, lead crewman, medic, crewman, and heavy anti-tank. The squad leader's C8A3 may either have a C79A2 optical sight, or a EOTech 552 (designated "ET552" or "ET"). The EOTech comes default with the medic and both crewman classes. Earlier versions of the game featured the C8A3 with the M203 for the Canadian Grenadier; however, this has been replaced with the C7A2 + M203 combo.

Colt Canada C8A3 with C79A2 optical sight and Thermold polymer magazine - 5.56x45mm
Desert tan! And here's the EOTech or "ET" variant of the C8.
Aiming the C8, showing the absolute cowitness for the EOTech and the front sight block.
Reloading the C8 reveals that while it uses the generic animations, it is actually modeled with a Colt Canada lower complete with a "Fabrique Au Canada" stamp on the lower And despite its desert get-up, its still got a green Cadex foregrip.
The rifle's identity secured, the bolt is slapped home.
A distinctly-ungloved Canadian crewman with the basic pattern C8A3.
Looking through the basic sights.


The L85A2 is available to all British Army classes except the crewman, lead crewman, marksman, automatic rifleman and machine gunner. It feeds from 30-round box magazines, and comes equipped with a Daniel Defense railed handguard. The rifleman's L85A2 may either have a Grip Pod or a Trijicon TA31-CH (simply named "ACOG") mounted, the medic's comes exclusively with a SUSAT, the grenadier's comes with an ACOG and a L123A2 UGL mounted. Finally, the squad leader's is loaded with tracer rounds, and may either have a Grip Pod alone or a Grip Pod and ACOG mounted simultaneously.

Note that the model of ACOG adopted by the British Army is actually the TA31F rather than the -CH variant, with an RMR mounted on top. The V2.0 update introduced another variant using an ELCAN 4x scope as the "L85A2 LDS." As of the V2.15 update, all the ACOG variants have been replaced with ELCAN scopes.

L85A2 Theatre Entry Standard (TES) - 5.56x45mm
The L85A2 in first person.
Aiming down the sights - this default rear sight is used at the default 100m zeroing. Zeroing the weapon to 200m will flip it down to the smaller aperture sight.
Reloading the L85A2 - The rifleman checks the empty chamber...
...switches magazines...
...presses the bolt release to chamber a round...
...and karate chops the charging handle as a forward assist.
The L85A2, with SUSAT mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the SUSAT.
Vaulting with the L85A2 - we now have a nice view of the SUSAT.
The L85A2, with TA31-CH mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the TA31-CH - note the different reticle that distinguishes it from the TA31RCO above.
The ELCAN-equipped L85 in the low ready stance.
The view through the ELCAN.


The L22A2 is available to the British Army crewman and lead crewman, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. The crewman's rifle uses the L85A2's carry handle sights, but the lead crewman's comes with a SUSAT mounted.

Note that the L22A2 was never designed to accept iron sights due to the impractically short sight radius, and is only ever issued with a SUSAT attached. In game, the front sight post and mounting base are simply pasted onto the weapon body.

L22A2 with a 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The L22A2 in first person.
Aiming down the sights - while the sight picture is largely the same, the front post is obviously far closer and larger here.
Reloading the L22A2 - it shares the same reload pattern as the L85A2 and the L86A2 below.
The L22A2, with SUSAT mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the SUSAT to reveal *gasp* a SUSAT reticle.


The EF88 was introduced as the standard assault rifle/carbine for the ADF with the V2.15 update. It has both normal and "EF88C" carbine variants, and comes in a wide latitude of configurations. It has folding BUIS in its most default configurations, and the "ET552" holographic sight for the rifle-length variant, and ELCan Specter scopes for both versions. Squad Leaders have usable Grippods that allow them to deploy the EF88 for added accuracy bonuses. It also has a usable fire selector for semi/full-auto functionality.

Thales F90/EF88 - 5.56x45mm
A fairly basic EF88C setup in Sumari.
The view through the KAC flip sights.
Looking at the EF88's right side, showing off the serialized bolt.
The Aussie inspects his magazine during the reload.
A rifle-length EF88 equipped with the holographic sight.
Aiming with the standard EOTech reticle.
Getting a look at the very nicely detailed locked back bolt and magazine follower after the EF88 runs dry.
Setting a new magazine...
...and pushing in the AUG A3 style bolt release tab.
The EF88 kitted out with a Specter scope and SL40.
The ELCan's scope view.

F88 Austeyr

The Chora RAAS v3 engagement includes somewhat more historic loadouts for the ADF - namely, all the EF-88 variants are replaced with classic F88 Austeyr rifles, complete with the classic A1 scopes. As with the EF-88, these have usable fire selectors, which is actually technically accurate for the F88 as the Australians outfitted it with a modified selector that can block the two-stage trigger's full travel without engaging the auto sear.

F88 Austeyr - 5.56x45mm
The groovy 70s F88 out on Chora.
Aiming at the sky with the iconic donut-within-crosshair reticule of the A1 scope.
Unlike the newer EF88 above, the Austeyr's bolt doesn't lock back when empty. Some older disruptive Auscam sleeves would complete the old school look.
Pulling up a new waffle mag.
Sliding it in with some clipping of the right sleeve.
And giving the F88's charging handle a yank to rechamber it.

Heckler & Koch HK416

Heckler & Koch M27 IAR

Introduced with the USMC as part of the V3.0 update, the Heckler & Koch M27 IAR is issued to the Marine automatic riflemen subclass and is available to squad leader roles. All versions are equipped with Harris bipods, and the automatic rifleman has the ACOG SDO scope.

Heckler & Koch M27 IAR - 5.56x45mm NATO
Heckler & Koch M27 IAR with bipod, vertical foregrip, and Trijicon SU-258/PVQ Squad Day Optic - 5.56x45mm NATO
On the flight deck of the USS Essex for some at-sea qualifications with the M27 IAR.
Aiming with the KAC BUIS.
Deploying the bipod legs atop a crate.
Reloading the deployed M27 IAR.
Chambering the IAR with a civilized thumbing-of-the-bolt release.
The right side of the ACOG-equipped IAR - it has the red illuminator band covered in blue 100-MPH tape, a neat detail. Oddly, none of the variants come with the vertical grip.
The reticle of the SU-258 SDO.

Heckler & Koch M38 SDMR

The M38 SDMR the primary rifle used by the USMC Marskman roles. It features a Leupold Mark 4 MR/T scope similar the M110 SASS and has a bipod, but lacks the KAC QDSS-NT4 suppressor. It also is locked to semi-auto despite being the same base 416 rifle as the M27 IAR.

Heckler & Koch M38 SDMR - 5.56x45mm NATO
Looking at the M38 SDMR while shipboard.
The view through the Leupold scope.
The right side of the SDMR.
Reloading the M38. Note that the selector is on the Auto position, despite being locked to semi-auto in game.


The AK-74 is available to the Militia rifleman, light anti-tank and grenadier, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. The Militia grenadier's AK-74 comes with a GP-25 mounted.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
The AK-74 in first person.
Aiming down the sights - the AK-74-type sights zero up to 1000m.
Reloading the AK-74 - The militant checks the new magazine...
...rocks the magazine in...
...and racks the charging handle with his dominant arm - this reload pattern is shared among all the 5.45mm AK rifles.
Engaging the safety.


The AKS-74 is available to the Militia heavy anti-tank, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. Like the AKMS, it was originally a random spawn for riflemen using the AK-74, in order to increase aesthetic variety in the arsenal of the irregular forces.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74 in first person - one may faintly make out the lack of a wooden stock.
Reloading the AKS-74 - the skeletal folding stock is particularly prominent in this frame.


The AKS-74N is available to the Militia squad leader and rifleman, as well as the Insurgent fighter. It feeds from 30-round box magazines, and comes with a 1P29 mounted. While the side-rail for mounting night-vision optics is not visible from any angle, there is no other way you would be able to mount such an optic other than with superglue.

AKS-74N with 1P29 - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74N, with 1P29 mounted, in first person.
Choosing to ignore the target right in front of him, the militant targets the one behind it, but of course aims a bit higher so that the photographer can capture the reticle perfectly on camera - the 1P29 zeroes up to 400m.
A RGF soldier with a scopeless AKS-74N with synthetic furniture in the alpha version of Squad. They no longer have this weapon as of full release.


The AK-74M is the available to all Russian Ground Forces classes except the lead crewman, crewman, marksman, automatic rifleman and machine gunner, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. While every applicable class has access to a stock rifle, the squad leader and rifleman's AK-74Ms may also have a 1P63 Obzor or a 1P78-1 Kashtan mounted, while the grenadier's has a GP-25 mounted. The squad leader's AK-74M is loaded with tracer rounds. Quite unlike the other AK rifles in the game, the player grips it by the magazine rather than the handguard, a trait shared with the RPK-74M.

Note that the 1P63 Obzor originated from a mod, and when it was officially added to the game, the pink tint on the lens was removed due to the lens shader affecting performance.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
The AK-74M in first person - note the grip of the left hand on the magazine.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the AK-74M - the polymer furniture, folding stock (indicated by the trunnion at the end of the receiver), smooth upper receiver and side-rail, all often neglected features in other titles, are all visible here.
The AK-74M, with 1P63 Obzor mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the 1P63 Obzor.
The AK-74M, with 1P78-1 Kashtan mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the 1P78-1 Kashtan.


The AKS-74U is available to the Militia and Russian Ground Forces crewmen and lead crewmen, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. 45-round RPK magazines are available to some roles.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74U in first person.
Aiming down the sights - the only two zeroing options are 100m and 400m.
A Militant reloading the Krinkov with a new 45-rounder in hand.
The new "Iraqi" empty reload animation.


The AKM is available to the Insurgent fighter and grenadier, as well as the Militia rifleman as a limited kit. It feeds from 30-round box magazines. The Insurgent grenadier's AKM comes with a GP-25 mounted.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
The AKM in first person, as the militant threatens yet another target.
Aiming down the sights - the AKM-type sights only zero up to 800m.
Reloading the AKM.
Pulling the charging handle.
As of V4.3, all the Militia and Insurgents reload their AKs in a tacticool style, and perform empty reloads "Iraqi" style.
The Cell Leader has also had access to a Molot drum magazine as of some updates.


The AKMS is available to the Insurgent crewman, lead crewman and fighter, and feeds from 30-round box magazines. As with the AKS-74, it was originally planned to be a random spawn for fighters using the AKM.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
The AKMS in first person - one can faintly make out the folding stock at the end of the receiver.
Vaulting with the AKMS - part of the folding stock is revealed.


As of the V5.0 Update, the VDV sub-faction of the Russian Armed Forces is equipped with the 2017/2018 spec Kalashnikov Concern AK-12. Airborne grunts get a bog standard version with no attachments, and other roles mix between vertical grips, 1P78 scopes, 1P87 Valday holographic sights, and it has grenadier versions with the GP-25.

AK-12, 2018 version - 5.45x39mm.
Drawing the AK-12 with a disengagement of the safety, careful to not overset it past the semi-auto setting...
A VDV trooper holding the AK-12 while doing his level best to keep his BTR-D from getting stolen.
Iron sights of the AK-12. These dial out to 800m.
And the sight picture of the 1P87.
The AK-12 reloads the same way as AK-74 rifles.
Strong-arming the bolt on an AK-12 equipped with the Kashtan scope and vertical grip.

AS Val

Also part of V5.0, the VDV has a Scout role that is unusually issued with the AS Val, including an OKP-7 reflex sight.

AS Val - 9x39mm
The AS Val draws just like the AKs, with the safety notched off.
A professional VDV soldier with the AS Val at the hip.
Aiming with the OKP's distinct green reticle. While it's an iconic pairing, the OKP-7's open design is fairly exposed to the elements and not considered very hardy.
Removing an empty magazine.
Bringing out a new one, giving a clear view of the cartridges.
And setting it in.
With the Val, the operator underhands the bolt akin to the Insurgents and Irregular forces.

PM md. 63

The PM.md.63 (AIM) is available to the Insurgent cell leader and feeds from 30-round box magazines.

PM md. 63 - 7.62x39mm
The PM md. 63 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the PM md. 63 - with the "donkey dong" foregrip in the way, the insurgent inserts the magazine at an angle...
...and pulls the charging handle with the strong hand.


The AMD-65 is available to the Insurgent medic, and feeds from 30-round box magazines.

AMD-65 with wood furniture - 7.62x39mm
The AMD-65 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the AMD-65 - it has a similar animation to the md. 63.


The SKS is available to the Insurgent and Militia scouts and cell/squad leaders, as well as the Insurgent light and heavy anti-tank. It feeds from a 10-round internal magazine loaded by stripper clips and, bizarrely, can be reloaded mid-clip. The SKS also features a usable bayonet. The squad leaders and scouts' rifles come with a PU mounted, but there is no cut-out on the stock that indicates the presence of the PU mounting bracket.

Note that to reload an SKS partially, one needs to hold the bolt open while doing so as the bolt only locks back on an empty magazine. An easier alternative would be to first empty the magazine by releasing the floor plate first, before pulling the bolt back to lock it open. The way it works in game was apparently a deliberate decision for balance purposes. Additionally, a point worth noting is that the SKS in Squad can hold an extra round in the chamber when reloading mid-clip, despite a single round being ejected when the bolt is first pulled back.

Finally, while it looks like the player character is topping off the partially-filled magazine with a clip, in game, it is programmed to be switching of magazines rather than topping off. Topping off a SKS with 5 rounds in its magazine with a stripper clip holding 5 rounds will only leave you with a rifle with 5 rounds in the magazine again. This was changed in the V2.0 update; the partial reload animation now shows the user manually holding the bolt back with his left hand and loading single rounds into the magazine in a much more mechanically correct way - though the +1 in the chamber still incorrectly occurs.

SKS - 7.62x39mm
The player character turns off the safety, as he prepares to assert his dominance over a group of targets.
The SKS in first person.
Getting a sight picture on a metal delinquent that need punishing - the SKS sights zero up to 1000m.
Reloading the SKS mid-clip - note that the magazine was already full.
Loading a stripper clip - on an empty reload, the bolt automatically locks back, and the player character empties the stripper clip into the magazine.
Removing a partly-used stripper clip - no matter how many rounds you fire beforehand, the player character will always load 4 rounds into the magazine. The partly-used clip will be retained, and will always come back later on as a fully loaded clip, despite holding the same number of rounds from earlier.
The SKS, with PU mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the PU.
Reloading the SKS to get a nice view of the PU - note that the PU seems to be pasted onto the receiver; in the real SKS, the stock has to be partially cut to make room for the scope mount.
The V2.0 new non-empty reload animation with individual rounds - which would probably be extremely uncomfortable for the Insurgent's left fingers.
The bolt does stick open though, so the user pops it forward underhanded.
Unfolding the sword-style bayonet.
The SKS in melee-mode.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30

Added in V2.0, the classic Mosin Nagant M91/30 enters the arsenals of the Insurgents in three specific variants. The classic full-length M91/30 appears as an optional kit for the Fighter class. It reloads from empty with a five-round stripper clip and can be topped off with loose rounds, although as with the V2.0 SKS reload revision, this allows for an incorrect +1 in the chamber which is not possible with Mosin rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifle - 7.62x54mmR
Taking a trip to the short range with an old classic, the M91/30.
Looking down the sights reveals the classic rear notch and globe of the M91/30.
And firing the Mosin removes that entirely. And this is just on the full-length "Nugget". It only gets punchier from here.
And the reload, crack open the bolt.
Stuff in five rounds of 7.62x54R, praise the /k/ube and continue on.

Mosin-Nagant M38 Carbine

The shorter Mosin Nagant Model 1938 Carbine appears as the new main arm of the Sapper class.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The 91/30's tinier little brother gets taken out for a spin.
The sights look similar, albeit obviously closer together.
But everything else operates the same. A nice touch with the Mosins in Squad is the lack of a "hold open" once the gun is empty. The character will just cycle the gun straight to empty without a second thought.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle

Along side the other Mosin variants, the Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifle fitted with a PU scope is added to the Insurgents' new Sniper class.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 sniper variant with Russian PU scope and down-turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mmR
And the one we've all been waiting for. Time to show off the Mosin's draw animation, and like Project Reality, this game remembers the Mosin's safety notch.
The 91/30 with a PU in all its glory. It's not Stalingrad, but it'll do.
Looking down the scope reveals a similar view to RS2 and the earlier mentioned SKS, a high set of a post and wing. Vintage in comparison to the other faction's more modern snipers but...
Still just as effective in the right hands.
After 5 shots at long-ish range, the M91/30 gets fed its regular diet of 7.62x54R spoon fed into the magazine.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

The Heckler & Koch G3A3 is available to the Insurgent fighter as a limited kit, feeding from 20 round magazines and being equipped with slim line handguards. The G3A3 is also the standard issue rifle of the MEA, who have both the standard iron sight only version as well as the option for a Hensoldt ZF-1 scope or a Zeiss Z-Point red dot. There's also the option for a G3A3 equipped with an HK79 grenade launcher for the MEA Grenadier.

Rather bizarrely, the G3A3 also serves as the MEA's Automatic Rifle. Known as the "G3A3 + Drum Mag", this version uses the wide handguards and equips a bipod as well as X-Product 50 round drum mags, fittingly loaded with tracers as part of this battle rifle's transformation into a lightweight support weapon.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with "slimline" handguard - 7.62x51mm
The G3A3 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the G3A3 - the fighter pulls the charging handle back to lock it...
...inserts a fresh magazine after the obligatory magazine check...
...and ends it with the classic HK slap.
Out to the killhouse, we go with the MEA's special Z-Point variant of the G3A3.
Working on some room clearing, we get a good look of the Z-Point dot.
But the reload?
Exactly the same, and just as satisfying.
G3A3ZF with Hensoldt 4x24 optical sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
The other neat variant of the G3A3 added was the ZF-1 equipped version. A vintage magnified option for sure, but fun nonetheless.
A look down the glass of the ZF-1, very clear for 60's vintage glass isn't it?
Heckler & Koch G3A3 with wide handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
And the most weird version of the G3 added in V1.0, and that's saying something with the HK-51 was included. The G3 "LMG".
The neat feature to this gun is the fitted bipod.
Well that and it being loaded with tracers.
It does get its own neat reload with a slightly less violent tug of the charging handle...
And a swap of the drums. But no slap for you. You'll get enough of that with the rest of these reloads.

Heckler & Koch G3A4

Originally added in the game as an optional rifle kit for the Insurgent Cell Leader, the Heckler & Koch G3A4 returns with the addition of the MEA as the standard issue rifle for MEA Squad Leaders. It comes in the same three variants of the other MEA G3s, iron sight only/Zeiss Z-Point or ZF-1 scope but with the SL standard of running tracer rounds.

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The G3A4 in the field. The only noticeable difference is the wide "tropical" handguard.
Beyond the collapsing stock, it's all effectively the same rifle.
Including the ever so satisfying SLAP.

Heckler & Koch G3KA4

The carbine of the MEA, the short Heckler & Koch G3KA4 appears with the group's Light Anti-Tank and Combat Engineer classes, with the same options of optical/digital or iron sights.

Heckler & Koch G3KA4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Out in somewhere that's not the normal desert range, we get the KA4. Can you tell the barrel is shorter?
I mean it's exactly what you'd expect.
It works...
Exactly as you'd expect. Slap included.

Heckler & Koch G3SG/1

MEA Marksman are issued the Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 as a sniper rifle. It is limited to semi-automatic fire only.

Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Back in the guard tower, we see the G3/SG1. The slightly sleeker of the many G3 variants.
Looking down the scope, we get a very simple reticle. A cross hair with a central red dot.
And that reticle is a very nice inclusion all things considered.
The reload is what you'd expect. But...
What about the bipod reload?


The last of the G3s on offer for the MEA, the shortie HK51 appears as the compact carbine of the MEA. Given its short length, it only comes with iron sights or the Z-Point, and only for the Pilot, Lead Crewman and Heavy Anti-Tank Classes.

HK51 - 7.62x51mm
After so many flavors of G3. We get to the one you want to see. The TINY one.
The sights, just a little too close for comfort.
And if you want, you can flick it to full auto, mag dump all 20 rounds and rattle your fillings loose.
And the rest is...
Exactly what you expect.

StG 58

The StG 58 is available to the Militia squad leader and medic, as well as the Insurgent fighter as a limited kit. It feeds from 20-round box magazines and is recognisable by the ribbed stamped metal handguard and its unique combination muzzle device, although it lacks the bipods.

StG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The FN FAL in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the FN FAL - the insurgent inspects the chamber...
...rocks a fresh magazine in... - note the iconic muzzle device.
...and ends it by pulling the charging handle when he could have easily gone for the bolt release.


QBZ-95-1 rifles are the standard service rifle for the PLA with the V4.0 Update, and the PLA Navy Marine Corps in V5.0.

QBZ-95-1 - 5.8x42mm
Flicking the safety off the QBZ-95-1 rifle during a stroll through the red house neighborhood.
Inspecting the QBZ-95-1. It's held with an almost C-clamp style grip.
The QBZ's fairly straightforward ghost-ring-and-hooded sights.
Rocking in another 5.8mm waffled mag while empty - the bolt is locked back.
Releasing the charging handle to send it and the bolt along their way.
A PLA soldier with the holo-sighted QBZ under a stormy Pacific night.
Aiming upon the heavens with the backwards not-EOTech.


The QBZ-95B-1 carbine is issued to China's HAT, Engineer, and vehicle crew kits.

QBZ-95B-1 - 5.8x42mm
Right side of the QBZ-95B-1 carbine.
Inspecting the magazine and its 5.8x42mm rounds.


The MKEK MPT-76 rifle is used by the Turkish Land Forces by the Squad Leaders, Medic, Grenadier, Light Anti-Tank, Combat Engineers and Recruits classes.

MKEK MPT-76 - 7.62x51mm NATO
On patrol in Iraq with the MPT-76 battle rifle.
Aiming - the iron sights dial from 100 - 500 meters.
A MPT-76 with the A940 scope.
A look through the A940 upon the evening sky.
The MPT-76 has a hi-speed modern retention reload animation.
Chambering the rifle on the empty reload.

Light Machine Guns

Light machine guns are usable by the automatic rifleman classes, medium machine guns are usable by the machine gunner class. All machine guns are loaded with tracer rounds.

The automatic rifleman has access to two different kits, with the more powerful kit being unlocked later than the other when enough people join the squad. Additionally, the more powerful kit is considered a Fire Support Role, while the less powerful is considered a Squad Role. As such, taking the more powerful automatic rifleman kit comes at the cost of using up one of a maximum of three fire support roles.

Light and medium machine guns are lowered fairly quickly when undeployed due to their weight, with medium machine guns being lowered immediately upon equipping. Their iron sights are still usable, but it is strongly encouraged that their bipods be deployed on a surface first.

M249 SAW

The M249 SAW is featured in Squad disguised as the "Minimi," for the Milita. It is one of two light machine guns available to the Militia automatic rifleman, and is unlocked later than the RPK-74.

An RFI updated M249 is included with the USMC faction with the V3.0 update. It uses the Trijicon SDO scope.

M249 SAW - 5.56x45mm NATO
The M249 SAW in first person - note the rail-less feed cover and missing heatshield.
Deploying bipods - note the long barrel and the distinct handguard that gives it away.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the M249 SAW - the militant automatic rifleman first racks the charging handle before reloading...
...flips the feed tray up and down for a chamber inspection...
...loads a new 200-round ammo box...
...loads a new belt onto the feed tray...
...and closes the feed cover when done.
A Marine SAW gunner inspects the right side of his M249 in Iraq.
The M249, deployed.
Looking through the scope, akin to the same ACOG used on the M27 IAR.

M249 Paratrooper

The M249 Paratrooper appears in Squad as the "M249 PIP". It is available to the US Army automatic rifleman, and feeds from 100-round cloth ammo bags. Aside its distinctive short barrel, it comes with the heat shield, railed handguard and telescoping buttstock of the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI). The PIP in its in-game designation likely comes from the M249 Product Improvement Program, the contents of which are are commonly confused with those of the RFI. The automatic rifleman has a choice between the M68 CCO and M145 MGO, the latter unlocking later than the former and having no M67s.

M249 Paratrooper - 5.56x45mm NATO
The M249 Paratrooper in first person.
Deploying the M249 Paratrooper - note the different railed handguard and short barrel.
Aiming with the M68 CCO.
Reloading the M249 Paratrooper - note the smaller 100-round cloth ammo bag
The M249 Paratrooper, with M145 MGO mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the M145 MGO.


The L110A2, an FN Minimi Para variant with an L85-style dovetail rail, appears in Squad as the "L110A2 Minimi". It is available to the British Army automatic rifleman, and feeds from 100-round cloth ammo bags similar to those of the M249 Paratrooper. The automatic rifleman has the choice between iron sights or a SUSAT optic.

At release, the in-game L110A2 is in fact a basic FN Minimi Para with Picatinny rails and original rear sight instead of the L110's unique rear sight. These issues have been fixed in an update, and the in-game L110A2 now more closely resembles the proper British military variant.

Actual L110A2, for comparison - 5.56x45mm NATO
Standing next to an Estonian petrol station with the update L110A2 LMG.
Looking through the iron sights.
The right side of the updated SUSAT variant - it shares rollmarks with the American M249.
FN Minimi Para - 5.56x45mm NATO
The original L110A2, or an FN Minimi Para, in first person.
Deploying the Minimi Para - note the exposed short barrel and original Minimi handguards.
Aiming down the original incorrect iron sights - it shares the same sights as the M249 SAW. The default sights are zeroed at 200 meters (note the number 2 markings). Changing the zeroing adjusts the knob, increasing the zeroing in increments of 200 meters, up to 1200 meters. The M249 SAW zeroes in the same way.
Reloading the Minimi Para - it shares the same reload pattern as the M249 SAW and M249 Paratrooper.
The Minimi Para, with SUSAT mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the SUSAT - the SUSAT zeroes from 100m to 600m in 100m increments.


The C9A2 light machine gun is available to the Canadian Army automatic rifleman. It comes with an C79A2 optical sight mounted.

C9A2 light machine gun with C79A2 optical sight - 5.56x45mm
At a local construction sight, we find the rarely seen Minimi variant, the C9A2. Note the correct C77 marked ammo box underneath.
Aiming down the tube reveals the same basic set-up as the earlier C7. Same post, same point, same hazy front sight that's out of focus.
And like the other FN Minimi variants, the same reload. Open top cover, check the feed tray...
Swap box, fit and feed belt, slap down top cover, continue forward.
Right side of the C9, showing that it has a different receiver texture. Note the classic Diemaco green CAR stock and AN/PEQ-2 designator.

FN Minimi F89

As part of the V2.15 update, the FN Minimi is issued to the ADF Automatic Rifleman as the F89 Minimi. It mounts the EOTech 552 holographic sight.

FN Minimi Standard - 5.56x45mm NATO
An Aussie looks over his F89 LMG. It appears to also have US rollmarks, and the 552 sight is cleverly marked as an "EchoTech."
Aiming through said "EchoTech."
Opening up the F89's top cover on a reload.
Inspecting the chamber.
Replacing the belt box.


The L86A2 LSW is unique in that it is available to the British Army marksman rather than the automatic rifleman, accurately portraying its usage as an interim marksman rifle. It feeds from 30-round box magazines, and comes with a SUSAT mounted. It unlocks earlier than the other British Army marksman option, the L129A1.

L86A2 LSW - 5.56x45mm NATO
The L86A2 LSW in first person.
Aiming with the SUSAT - sorry to disappoint if you were somehow expecting a different reticle.
Reloading the L86A2 - the animation is similar to that of the L85A2.


The RPK is available to the Insurgent automatic rifleman, and feeds from either 40-round box magazines or 75-round drum magazines. The former replaces the RPK-74 from the Insurgent arsenal, and unlocks earlier than the latter.

RPK with cleaning rod removed, folded bipod and 40-round magazine - 7.62x39mm
The RPK in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the RPK while deployed - the insurgent automatic rifleman switches magazines...
...and pulls the charging handle.
Reloading the RPK while undeployed - the animation is similar to that of the AKM.
RPK with 75-round drum - 7.62x39mm
The RPK, with a 75-round drum, in first person.
Reloading the RPK while deployed.
Reloading the RPK undeployed - the Insurgent automatic rifleman wrestles with the weight of the drum and RPK, and eventually finishes by yanking the charging handle back while still gripping the drum magazine.


The RPK-74 is one of two light machine guns available to the Militia automatic rifleman, the other being the M249 SAW. It feeds from 45-round box magazines, and unlocks earlier than the latter.

RPK-74 with 45-round magazine - 5.45x39mm
The RPK-74 in first person.
"CURSE THE SUN" he screams, as he (somewhat pointlessly) threatens it with his RPK-74.
Reloading the RPK-74 while deployed.
Reloading the RPK-74 while undeployed.


The RPK-74M is available to the Russian Ground Forces automatic rifleman, and feeds from 45-round polymer box magazines, unlike the bakelite ones used by the RPK-74. The automatic rifleman may choose between iron sights or a 1P78-2 Kashtan, the latter unlocking later than the former. Like the AK-74M above, the player character holds the weapon by the magazine rather than by the handguard.

RPK-74M with 45-round magazine - 5.45x39mm
The RPK-74M in first person - note the grip of the left hand on the magazine.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the RPK-74M while undeployed.
The RPK-74M, with a 1P78-2 Kashtan mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the 1P78-2 Kashtan - it was never explicitly stated that it was the 1P78-2 variant (in fact it's likely the same 3D model as the 1P78-1 used on the AK-74M), but it can be inferred since it is calibrated for the RPK-74M after all.


Added in V2.0, the RPD light machine gun appears as a replacement for the RPK in the Fire Support role Automatic Rifleman class.

RPD - 7.62x39mm
The RPD in-game. Like the heavier machine guns, it's carried at a low ready-ish position.
Aiming down the sights, adjustable all the way to 1000 meters.
After dumping 100 rounds of 7.62x39 with reckless abandon, reloading begins by cracking open the top cover and running the bolt.
Before swapping the drums. A nice touch, the tab that holds the drums in place is actuated when the drum is swapped.
With the drums swapped, the belt is finally fed into the gun.


The QJB-95-1 is issued to regular PLA Automatic Riflemen kits.

QJB-95-1 - 5.8x42mm
A Chinese Automatic Rifleman with the YMA-scoped QJB-95-1 out in the not-Gobi desert.
The YMA's reticle.
Inspecting the 75-round drum mag.
Locking one in on the reload. Note that it manages to lock the bolt back.
Charging the QJB-95.
The QJB-95-1 deployed on a HESCO sand crate.


In addition, the QJY-88 is used by the PLA's Machinegunner role.

QJY-88 with scope, ammo box, and tripod - 5.8x42mm
A Chinese support gunner with the QJY-88 held in the low ready.
Deploying the MG upon a wood crate.
The view through the offset optic.
Changing out the QJY's 200-round belt boxes.
Snaking in a new belt.
Then right-handing the top cover down.
Working the RPD-like charging handle; here it is pressed back up at the end.

Medium Machine Guns


The M240B is available to the US Army machine gunner, and feeds from 50-round cloth ammo bags that erroneously hold 75 rounds, although that could possibly be a balance consideration. It comes with an M145 MGO mounted.

M240B - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M240B in first person.
Aiming with the M145 MGO.
Reloading the M240B - the gunner racks the charging handle, then lifts the feed cover and feed tray for a quick inspection...
...attaches a new enchanted ammo bag with extra capacity...
...closes the tray and loads the new belt on top...
...and closes the feed cover at last.


The V3.0 update introduced the M240G for the Marines. It is issued to the USMC machine gunner kit, and is mounted on most of the Marines' vehicles. It mounts a Trijicon TA11H-308 Machine Gun Optic.

USMC M240G - 7.62x51mm NATO
The 240 Golf deployed up on a railroad depot.
Contrasting the SDO reticle against the overcast skies.
Idling reveals the right side of the M240G.
Reloads are identical to the other MAG variants.


The FN MAG 58 appears in Squad posing as the British L7A2 GPMG and as the Canadian C6 GPMG (appearing originally as the "C6A2," now as the "C6 FLEX"). It is available to the British and Canadian machine gunners, and feeds from enchanted cloth ammo bags, similar to the M240B above. It also has a railed feed cover similar to that of the M240B, which the actual L7A2 or C6 does not have. Rather, the actual L7A2 has a distinct bracket screwed to the left side of the receiver for mounting optics. It also has a unique and distinctly-shaped carry handle. It also appears for the Aussies as the Mag58 and normally is only found on the Defence Force's vehicles, though it appears as a replacement for the Maximi on the Chora RAAS v3 map alongside the classic F88 Austeyr.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Actual L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun, for comparison. - 7.62x51mm NATO
The FN MAG 58 in first person - note the carry handle; the one on the L7A2 has a different shape.
Aiming down the sights, zeroed at 100m by default - zeroing up to 800 meters adjusts the slide and raises the tangent rear sight, and zeroing beyond 800m flips up the rear sight and uses the alternate rear sights, which is raised when the zeroing continues to go up, up to 1800m.
Reloading the FN MAG 58 - the animation is similar to that of the M240B, just without the optic on top.
Closing the feed cover - note the railed feed cover and the exposed barrel.
Taking a closer look at the left side of the receiver with free look - note the absence of the mounting bracket, a distinct feature of the L7A2 GPMG. While it is detachable, doing so would leave 4 noticeable screw holes.
Hoisting up the C6 FLEX GPMG out around the "HASCO" defenses at the Basra airfield. Note the CADPAT green belt sack.
The C6 set up on the wall, sharing pretty much every bit of the L7's model.
Including the same sights, plus the flip up ones.
Pulling the bolt back after discharging out the whole belt.
And the same animation of opening the top cover...
And seating the belt.
A C6 FLEX atop the loader's hatch on the Canadian Leopard 2A6M. The stock should actually be polymer black-colored as part of the FLEX upgrade program.
A deployed ADF MAG 58. The rear sight is set to 900m and has the rear leaf deployed.
Aiming with the long-distance sight. It can dial out to 1800 meters.
Right side of the FN MAG.


The MKEK PMT-76 machine gun is issued to the fire support level Machine Gunner class of the Turkish Land Forces. It comes with the A940 4x optic.

MKEK PMT-76 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Behind a PMT-76 deployed upon a rock.

FN Maximi

The ADF-designated Maximi is the 7.62 variant of the FN Minimi Mk3 is the MMG/GPMG normally issued to the ADF Machine Gunner kit.

Mk 48 Mod 0 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Getting a look at the right side of the Maximi along the highway to Al-Basrah.
And the Maximi as held from at the low-ready. It lacks the STANAG magwell.
Popping open the bipod and setting the MG on a jersey barrier.
Aiming with the ELCan skyward.
Locking the bolt back at the beginning of an empty reload.
Reloading the Maximi.
The reload as seen undeployed, which gives a good view of the forend setup and vertical grip.


The PKM is available to the Insurgents and Militia machine gunners, and feeds from 100-round ammo boxes with non-disintegrating links. The PKM in game seems to be built from a mix of both polymer and wooden furniture. The Militia gets a PKM with a 1P29 scope affixed on the same side-swinging mount as the PKP as of the V4.5 update.

PKM - 7.62x54mmR
Drawing the PKM - as with the other medium machine guns, the weapon is lowered immediately upon drawing. Also note the ammo belt dangling off of the left side; the 7.62x54mmR ammo belts are non-disintegrating, and the firing animations in Squad correctly animate it as such (though animations that interact with the belt, such as reloads, always show it at a very short length to simplify the animation).
Aiming down the sights - using the slider, the sights zero up to 1500m.
Reloading the PKM - the Insurgent gunner opens the feed cover...
...flips the feed tray up and down...
...tilts the PKM to the right to load a new 100-round box...
...loads the new belt onto the feed tray...
...and pulls the charging handle after closing the feed cover.
An Irregular tracksuit gunner with the scoped PKMN.

PKP Pecheneg

The PKP Pecheneg is available to the Russian Ground Forces machine gunner, and feeds from 100-round ammo boxes with non-disintegrating links, similar to the PKM above. It comes with a 1P78 Kashtan mounted, but in reality the 1P78 Kashtans are calibrated for 5.45x39mm and 7.62x39mm rifles and machine guns. A better and more likely scenario would be a 1P77 scope, designed to be mounted on the PKMN and PKP Pecheneg. The VDV sub-faction uses PKPs without the scope, iron sights only.

PKP Pecheneg - 7.62x54mmR
Drawing the PKP Pecheneg - note the markings on the feed cover, which are similar to those of the PKM, and the in-game designation for "- 1p78" where it should be "+ 1P78".
Aiming with the 1P78 Kashtan - I'd be impressed if you still expected anything different.
Reloading the PKP Pecheneg - the gunner flips the scope down and opens the feed cover...
...loads a new box after inspecting the feed tray...
...closes the feed cover after loading a new belt, giving a good view of the handle on the barrel...
...pulls the charging handle...
...and flips the scope back up.
A VDV gunner with his PKP out on a Skorpo ditch. Ain't got no scope for it.


Added in V1.0 with the MEA, the MG3 appears as the faction's GPMG of choice. It's used by the Machine Gunner class, fitted with a ELCAN scope and it's also fitted to a variety of the faction's vehicles. An iron sighted infantry version is usable with the Turkish Army's squad-level Automatic Rifleman role.

MG3 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Alongside this heavy ordnance, comes a very potent bit of heavy ordnance. The MG3.
The sight down the mounted ELCAN scope, revealing a vintage reticle. But you know this because what you want with a videogame MG3...
After 100 rounds of bees fired mostly into the sky, the reload starts with a charge of the handle and an opening of the top cover.
And a replaced box, new belt and a slapping down of said top cover.
Getting behind the MG3 mounted on the MEA Simir jeep - the gunner racks the charging handle.
The mounted MG3 ready to rip.
Aiming with this version's iron sights. These were once distinct to the MEA vehicles only, but as of Update V7.0, the irons can now be used by Turkish autoriflemen. They dial from 100 - 1200m.
Loading in a new 7.62 NATO belt.

Sniper Rifles


The M110 SASS is available to the US Army marksman, and feeds from 20-round box magazines. It comes with a Leupold Mk 4 scope mounted. Usable bipods were added to the M110 (and the L129A1 below) in Alpha 14, and the M110 received a AN/PEQ-15 device mounted on the three-o'clock rail position.

M110 SASS with Leupold Mk4 scope - 7.62x51mm
The M110 SASS in first person.
Aiming with the Leupold Mk 4.
As with the M4A1, the marksman checks the chamber before reloading. An interesting added procedure is the rifle is safed during the reload.
Inserting a new magazine - note the KAC logo and the protruding bolt catch, indicating that the bolt is locked open.
Hitting the bolt release to chamber a round.
The post Update 14 M110 SASS with its full kit.
Deploying the bipod.

L129A1 Sharpshooter

The L129A1 Sharpshooter is one of two weapons available to the British Army marksman, the other being the L86A2 LSW. It feeds from 20-round box magazines, and comes with a Trijicon TA648-RMR-UKS mounted (minus the RMR). It unlocks later than the latter.

L129A1 Sharpshooter - 7.62x51mm NATO
The L129A1 in first person.
Aiming with the TA648-RMR-UKS.
As with the M110 SASS, the marksman checks the chamber before reloading - note the Magpul PMAG magazine.
Inserting a new magazine - note both the LMT logo and the protruding bolt catch, the latter indicating that the bolt is locked open.
Hitting the bolt release to chamber a round.
The updated L129A1 with a Harris bipod.

C14 Timberwolf

The C14 Timberwolf is available to the Canadian Army sniper, and feeds from 5-round box magazines. It comes with a Schmidt & Bender PMII scope mounted and has a deployable bipod.

PGW C14 Timberwolf with Harris bipod - .338 Lapua Magnum
The equip/unequip animations of the C14 involve flicking its safety lever.
Perched upon a rock with Squad's first proper bolt action sniper rifle.
Aiming with the C14's scope, a standard mil-dot with a red center dot. In earlier versions of the game, the muzzle brake was incorrectly visible through the scope; this has been fixed.
Deploying the Harris bipod.
Reloading the C14 by swapping the 5 rounder mag.
Before opening and closing the bolt to feed a fresh round.

Heckler & Koch HK417

Introduced with the V2.15 update, the Heckler & Koch HK417 is issued to the Australian sharpshooter. It is fitted with the same Trijicon TA648-308 scope as the UK's L129A1, and has a vertical grip and usable Harris bipod. The magwell has "F 417" inscribed on it despite the in-game menu name being "HK417," and the ADF officially refers to it by the commercial HK name without the "F" prefix.

Heckler & Koch HK417 with 16" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
Setting up on a balcony with the HK417.
Holding the 417 at the hip.
Aiming the ACOG at a wall to give the reticle something clean to contrast against.
Upon empty, the marksman checks the HK417's empty chamber.
Loading in a new 20-round magazine.
And giving the bolt release a civilized tap.
Extending the Harris bipod.


The SVD is available to the Insurgents and Militia marksman classes, and feeds from 10-round box magazines. It comes with a PSO-1 mounted, and its backup iron sights are unusable. It comes with more spare magazines than the M110 SASS and L129A1 to compensate for its smaller magazine capacity.

SVD - 7.62x54mmR
The SVD in first person.
Aiming with the PSO-1 - the PSO-1 zeroes up to 1km.
Reloading the SVD - note the bolt accurately locking back on an empty magazine.
Releasing the bolt to chamber a round.


The Russian Ground Forces marksman uses a modern Kalashnikov Concern SVDM. The SVDM features a usable bipod and uses the 1P88 scope.

SVDM - 7.62x54mm R
Freelooking at the new SVDM.
The view through the 8x 1P88 scope - the reticle lines were thickened with the V2.0 update.
Reloading in the same manner as its older predecessor.
Pinky-pulling the charging handle to send the bolt into battery.
Deploying the SVDM's bipod.
The SVDM on the ground, in idle.
Magazine swaps a redone with the left hand, AK-like, while deployed.
The deployed rechamber animation.


The V5.0 Update includes the SV-98 as the issued sniper rifle to the VDV sub-faction, the second modern bolt action sniper in Squad since the Canadian C-14 Timberwolf. It uses a 1P69 scope, and loads with 10-round magazines of 7.62x45mmR.

SV-98 with 1P69 scope, carry handle, suppressor, and mirage band - 7.62x54mmR
Uneasy at the local dock, a VDV sharpshooter flicks the safety off his SV-98M...
..and brings it to shoulder.
The red reticle of the 1P69 scope contrasting against the wooden dock boards.
Working the SV-98's bolt, with the spent cartridge visible.
On empty, the sniper turns the bolt back, and withdraws the empty magazine.
He pulls up the new one for a quick glance, just make sure he's not shoving something else from his vest into the magwell.
And deliberately actuates the SV-98's distinct button mag catch on the front of the magazine.
Lounging atop some crates with the SV-98 deployed.


As part of the V4.0 Update, the Chinese Marksman kit uses the QBU-88 semiautomatic sniper rifle.

QBU-88 - 5.8x42mm
A PLA marksman pulls up his QBU-88. As this never had a -1 variation, the safety is still located back ahead of the magazine and is flicked off with the right hand.
On the lookout for waterfowl at the marsh with the QBU. Here, the China-Clamp grip is visible.
Getting a high-contrast view of the QBU's scope against the sky.
Reloading the short ten-round mag. Here, the special 5.8 loading is visible.
And it rechambers with an underhand tug, tacticool style.
Extending the bipod.


The MKEK KNT-76 rifle is used by the Turkish Land Forces by the Marksman class.

MKEK KNT-76 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The MKEK KNT-76 in-game.
The view through the KESKIN scope. It can zero from 100 to 800m.
Tacticool reload, as with its infantry version.
Right side of the KNT-76, as seen when it's shot dry.
Safing the KNT upon unequipping it.

Grenade Launchers

Grenade Launchers are available to the grenadier class. They all have arming distances to mirror those in real life.

All grenade launchers come with 10 high explosive rounds and 2 white, red and blue smoke marker rounds each.


The GP-25 Kostyor is the available to the Russian Ground Forces, Insurgent and Militia grenadiers, and is mounted to their AK-74M, AKM and AK-74 respectively. Like its real life counterpart, the grenadier's primary weapon is also issued with a recoil pad mounted to the stock, which can be seen using freelook, and is also present on the inventory icon. It has the option to choose between VOG-25 frag rounds, or red, blue and white smoke rounds. Upon equipping the GP-25, the player sets his primary weapon to safe and loads a round into his launcher. When switching back to his rifle, he tilts the barrel down and catches the falling round before turning off the safety on his rifle.

GP-25 - 40mm
The GP-25, mounted to a AK-74, in first person.
The GP-25, mounted to an AKM, in first person.
The GP-25, mounted to an AK-74M, in first person.
Aiming down the sights - the GP-25 sights by default zero at 50m, and can be adjusted to 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, and 500m in direct fire mode. It can also switch to indirect fire (high fire) mode by scrolling beyond the 500m zeroing, in which case the two distances available are 200m and 300m.
Loading a VOG-25 frag grenade.
Loading a white smoke grenade...
...a blue smoke grenade...
...and a red smoke grenade. - The real Russian 40mm caseless grenades generally only produce white smoke, and most of them, like the GDM-40, GD-40, or the GRD-40, look very different from the VOG-25.
A Militia grenadier with an AKM with GP-25 in the alpha version of Squad. Note the rubber butt-pad.


The M203A2 is available to US Army and USMC Grenadiers as well as (erroneously) Canadian grenadiers, mounted on the M4 Carbine and the C7A2 respectively. It is able to fire M433 HEDP rounds or, similar to the GP-25, red, blue and white smoke rounds. Upon selecting the M203A2, the player flips the leaf sight up and loads a round, and when switching back to his rifle, he empties the launcher of any shells and flips the sight down.

Note that there are no blue smoke rounds for the M203 in reality; there are only M713 red, M714 white, M715 greens, and M716 yellow smoke rounds.

M4 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher - 40mm
The M203A2, mounted on the M4 Carbine, in first person view.
Aiming with the leaf sight.
Loading a M433 HEDP round.
Loading a M714 Ground Marker round.
An M203A2 slung under the C7A2 rifle, a unique setup with the original upper handguard still retained. The Canadian mount places the M203 lower than the typical underslung launcher barrel clamp.
Using the Canadian M203.
Aiming through its distinct sight - it adjusts from 50m to 300m, here set at 100 to make the front post a bit more visible.

L123A2 UGL

The Heckler & Koch AG-SA80 appears in game under the better-known British designation "L123A2", and is available to the British Army grenadier, mounted to his L85A2. Like the M203A1, it can fire M433 HEDP rounds or red, blue and white smoke rounds.

L85A2 fitted with underslung L123A2 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm, 40x46mm
The L123A2, mounted on the L85A2, in first person view.
Aiming with the leaf sight.
Loading a M433 HEDP round.
Once more, same as before - loading in white smoke round...
...a blue smoke round....
...and a red smoke round.

Heckler & Koch HK79

MEA Grenadiers use G3 battle rifles with underslung Heckler & Koch HK79 40mm launchers.

Heckler & Koch HK79 40mm mounted on Heckler & Koch HK33A2 5.56x45mm
High in the guard tower, sits the G3 with the underslug HK79 bloop tube.
Aiming down the side mounted sights, adjustable for all ranges.
Including that one.
Cracking open the tube to remove the spent round.
And popping in a new shell.

Thales SL40

The ADF's Grenadier is issued with the EF88 + SL40 grenade launcher. It is paired with a Trijicon RMR for its sighting system.

Thales F90MBR with SL40 - 5.56x45mm and 40x46mm
Flicking the safety off when switching to the SL40.
The SL40 in use.
Aiming with the RMR sight.
Reloading the SL40 - removing the spent casing.
And in with a new one.

Energa Rifle Grenade

Update 4.3 introduced the Energa Rifle Grenade for some Irregular Militia kits outfitted with the Stg 58 FAL. Their LAT is issued AT warheads, while the Ambusher gets fragmentation rounds.

Energa Rifle Grenade. This particular version is US M29 training.
The Stg 58 with its Energa-launching apparatus.
Its equip animation starts with ejecting the chambered round, which appears to be fired or a blank already.
Then the operator drops a blank into the chamber. It chambers once the user lets go of the charging handle, though this would cause a live round from the magazine to jam into the blank round in reality.
The sight is unfolded, then the Energa round is loaded.
Aiming the rifle grenade - it has 40,60, and 80m zeroes.
Reloading after firing the first round. When unequipping, the character just racks the charging handle, then removes the grenade and folds the leaf sight.


For the PLA, the QLG-10A caseless grenade launcher is used in conjunction with the QBZ-95-1 for their Grenadier kits.

QBZ-95-1 with QLG-10A grenade launcher - 5.8x42mm / 35mm
The QBZ-95-1 with the YMA scope and QLG-10 active.
Aiming at about 100m. It dials from 50 to 400 meters.
Loading a caseless round into the QLG.


The AK-40GL, which is a licensed copy of the M203 grenade launcher, is issued to the Grenadier class of the Turkish Land Forces as a secondary.

M203 grenade launcher, for comparison - 40x46mm. .
Pulling up the AK-40GL's sights when switching it on.
The teeny tiny sight picture. These dial from 50 to 450m.
The AK-40GL's reload.
Sliding in another shell.


The AK-40MGL is issued to the Grenadier class of the Turkish Land Forces as a secondary. It is designated the "MKE MGL", likely to avoid confusion with the AK-40GL.

AK-40MGL - 40x46mm. .
A Turkish Grenadier pulls up his AK-40MGL, disengaging the safety.
The MGL at the hip.
Aiming with the reflex sight. This zeroes from 50-400 meters.
It can only reload upon empty or if changing out ammo types. Here, the user shakes out six spent HE casings.
He then twists it over his shoulder...
..and then sets in each round at a time.

Rocket Launchers

Rocket launchers are available for the anti-tank classes. They are single-shot weapons that are primarily for taking down vehicles, and have backblast modelled. Care must be taken to avoid accidentally hurting or flat out incapacitating friendlies behind the user when firing. Like grenade launchers, all rocket launchers have arming distances for gameplay purposes, regardless of whether the weapon has them in real life or not.

Carl Gustaf M2

The Carl Gustaf M2 appears in Squad as the "Carl Gustav M2 + No78Mk1". It is available to the Canadian Army heavy anti-tank class and comes with 2 high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads and a single tandem charge warhead. It is also used by the Australian HAT kit.

Carl Gustaf M2 - 84x246mm R
Equipping the M2 starts similar to its brother the MAAWS by loading in the first round - here, an antipersonnel shell.
About to pull the blast nozzle/breech/Venturi cone closed.
The M2 Gustav in all its vintage glory.
That vintage look extends to the very basic scope in comparison to the M3 below.
Loading a tandem antitank warhead.
And, finally, the HEAT shell.

Carl Gustaf M3

The Carl Gustaf M3 appears in Squad under the US Army designation "M3 MAAWS", available to the US heavy anti-tank class. It comes with 2 HEAT warheads (although the AT tandem is another choice) plus 2 smoke rounds.

Carl Gustaf M3 - 84x246mm R
Equipping the MAAWS starts with loading the launcher, in this case, with the 84mm HEDP round.
Bringing the M3 to shoulder.
Aiming the MAAWS skyward to get a clear look at the reticle. The chevron in the center is for 100 meters, with a mix of drop compensators below it.
About to put in a smoke shell.
Lastly, the tandem warhead similar to the Canadian one seen above.
Locking the breech in place.


The M72A7 LAW is available to the US Army and British Army light and heavy anti-tank as a disposable launcher. The light anti-tank carries only one launcher instead of two as of the current build, but may be equipped with a M67 or L109A1 respectively to make up for the reduced firepower. Bizarrely, the heavy anti-tank use them as a secondary launcher to their AT4-CS launchers.

Note that the British Army does not use M72A7s, but rather the further upgraded M72A9 variant (though the two variants are visually very similar), designated as the "L72A9 Light Anti-Structure Munition (LASM)". As its designation implies, its warhead is designed to be used for bunker-busting rather than for anti-tank applications. Additionally, this launcher is an interim launcher to make up for the shortfall of L2A1 ASMs. The LAW is also issued to the Canadian and Australian forces and is also used by Turkish Land Forces, under the designation of "HAR-66 LAW" which is a Turkish copy made by MKEK.

M72A7 LAW with rocket - 66mm
The M72A7 LAW in first person.
Deploying the M72 LAW.
Aiming down the sights. The sights can be zeroed up to 400m.

Mk 153 SMAW

The Mk 153 SMAW is issued to the USMC HAT class. It has both HEAT and AP warheads, and as with Project Reality, the spotting rifle is also usable.

Mk 153 Mod 0 SMAW - 83mm
Equipping the SMAW in the amphib's well deck - the rear half/warhead is loaded.
And the safety is flicked off.
The Mk 153 SMAW shouldered.
Sighting in the scope against the sea inside the well deck.
Firing the spotting rifle while onshore.
Reloading the six-shot magazine...
...and the charging handle is pulled on empty reloads.

Saab Bofors Dynamics AT4-CS

The Saab Bofors Dynamics AT4-CS is available to the US Army light anti-tank class and British Army heavy anti-tank class under their respective designations, the "M136 AT4-CS" and "ILAW AT4-CS".

At the same time, it is worth noting that "ILAW" is an incomplete designation; the proper designation is "L2A1 Interim Light Anti-tank Weapon (ILAW)". As its name suggests, it is an interim solution to make up for the shortfall of NLAWs as the British Army replaces its obsolete LAW 80 launchers.

Saab Bofors Dynamics AT4 - 84mm
Deploying the AT4-CS - the player deploys the front sight by pushing the lid open...
...then flips up the rear sight...
...and turns off the safety.
The AT4-CS in first person.
Aiming down the sights - the sights zero up to 500m, turning the knob in the process.

Saab Bofors Dynamics MBT-LAW

The V2.0 update introduced the NLAW as a replacement for the ILAW AT4-CS for the British Army. It features a Predicted-Line-Of-Sight (PLOS) mode that allows the user to track moving targets and fire a guided projectile.

MBT LAW - 150mm
Equipping the NLAW - the UK HAT operator flips out the scope...
...and disengages the safety.
The NLAW in idle.
A clear view through the scope.
Showing off the locking feature with a derelict M1A2.
Flipping the sight down while putting away the NLAW.


The RPG-7V2 is available to the Russian Ground Forces, Insurgent and Militia light and heavy anti-tanks. The Russian Ground Forces and Militia anti-tank classes are each armed with 2 OG-7V fragmentation warheads and a single PG-7VM high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, with the heavy anti-tank having an additional PG-7VR tandem charge warhead. The Insurgent anti-tank classes has an extra OG-7V warhead to compensate for their weaker primary rifle. When switching between warheads, the player character removes the previous warhead before loading the warhead of choice.

Additionally, the Russian Ground Forces anti-tank's RPG-7V2 also comes equipped with a PGO-7 (likely the V3 variant), which is regrettably plagued with incorrect or missing markings. It also does not come with the UP-7V sighting device designed to be used in tandem with it, despite the combination of the two being the defining features of the RPG-7V2 over the older variants. Finally, production of the PG-7VM had long ceased since the 70s, and it would be unlikely to see such warheads in the Russian arsenal. Rather, they would have been replaced by the PG-7VL instead. It is also used by Turkish Land Forces.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The RPG-7V2 in first person.
Aiming down the sights - the sights can be zeroed up to 500m, raising the rear sight in the process.
Loading a PG-7VM warhead...
...an OG-7V warhead...
...and a PG-7VR warhead.
In a nice display of weapons knowledge, the player character cocks the launcher after each reload.
The RPG-7V2, with PGO-7V mounted, in first person.
Aiming with the PGO-7V - note the incorrect, extra and missing markings throughout the sight picture.


The RPG-26 Aglen is available to the Russian Ground Forces light anti-tank as a disposable launcher. As with the M72A7 LAW, the light anti-tank now only has one disposable launcher instead of two, but instead he is now equipped with a RGD-5.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Deploying the RPG-26 - the anti-tank soldier flips up the front sight...
...and the rear sight...
...and pulls out the safety pin.
The RPG-26 in first person.
Aiming the RPG-26.


Introduced with the V2.0 update, the RPG-28 is a new option for the Russian Army HAT kit. It fires a large 125mm projectile with a flat trajectory, and can be zeroed out to 500m.

RPG-28 - 125mm
Pulling out the safety pin on the RPG-28, just like the RPG-26 above.
Idling with the RPG-26.
Looking through the optical sight.
Slinging back the tube in its unequip animation.


The RPG-29 Vampir is available to the Insurgent heavy anti-tank, and grants the user access to 2 PG-29V tandem charge warheads. Compared to the other loadout featuring the RPG-7V2, the extra tandem charge warhead provides extra firepower against armored vehicles at the cost of versatility since the former does not have fragmentation warheads.

RPG-29 launcher - 105mm
Deploying the RPG-29 - the anti-tank soldier flips up the front sight...
...and the rear sight...
...and loads a PG-29V warhead - the loading sequence of the deploying animation is the same as the reloading animation.
The RPG-29 in first person.
Aiming the RPG-29.


The PLA's standard LAT launcher is the DJZ-08, a single-shot disposable 80mm recoilless launcher. It fires a high-explosive warhead.

DZJ-08 (inert sample) with munition - 80mm
Drawing the DJZ-08 along the test range. The pistol grip is unfolded...
...and then the scope is deployed.
The DJZ-08 shouldered.
ADS view of the DJZ's scope.


Added with the PLA in the V4.0 Update, the PF-98 is used by the Chinese HAT role. It comes with an anti-armor and a high explosive round.

PF-98 120mm tripod-mounted with rockets (battalion version)
Drawing the PF-98 - loading an HE warhead.
And the AP round, with its long tandem charge.
The system is then switched on...
...and ready to go.
The view through the PF-98's scope system.

Frag Grenades

M67 Frag Grenade

The M67 is the standard fragmentation grenade for the US Army, and is available to all classes except for the lead crewman, crewman, grenadier, combat engineer and machine gunner. Canadian Army forces use it as the under the C13 Grenade designation. Is also used by Turkish Land Forces.

M67 frag grenade
The M67 in first person.
Pulling the pin on the M67.

RGD-5 Frag Grenade

The RGD-5 is the standard fragmentation grenade for the Russian Ground Forces and Militia, and is available to the squad leader, medic, rifleman, automatic rifleman and marksman. The Militia's RGD-5 is brown whereas the Russians' RGD-5 is green.

RGD-5 frag grenade
The RGD-5 in first person.
Pulling the pin on the RGD-5 before throwing.
The RGD-5 in the hands of a Russian conscript who is unsure of whether the seed in his hands is suitable for planting among the crops before him.

L109A1 Frag Grenade

The L109A1 is the standard fragmentation grenade for the British Army, and is available to the squad leader, rifleman, automatic rifleman, marksman and light anti-tank.

L109A1 frag grenade
The L109A1 in first person.
Pulling the pin on the L109A1 before throwing.

F1 Grenade

The Australian F1 Grenade is issued to the ADF faction as its standard fragmentation grenade with the V2.15 update.

Australian F1 hand grenade (inert)
The F1 grenade drawn.
Pulling the pin.

F-1 Frag Grenade

The F-1 is the standard fragmentation grenade for the Insurgents, and is available to the squad leader, medic, rifleman, automatic rifleman, raider and marksman. The F-1 portrayed in game is the post-war variant with yellow paint.

F-1 frag grenade
The F-1 in first person.
Pulling out the F-1's pin.

Type 86P Frag Grenade

China's standard hand grenade is the Type 86P.

Cradling a Type 86P grenade.
About to toss it into a hapless Baltic house.

Smoke Grenades

M18 Smoke Grenade

The M18 is the standard smoke grenade for the US Army, and is available to all classes save the grenadier, coming in white, red, or blue. All classes who can use it have access to the white smoke variant, but red smoke is only available to the medic and squad leader, with blue being exclusive to the latter. Note that real M18s are not available in white or blue, and a better alternative for white smoke would be the AN/M8 or M83 smoke grenade. Is also used by Turkish Land Forces.

A red M18 smoke grenade
The M18 in first person.
Pulling the pin on the M18 prior to throwing.
Of note are the smoke's interesting visual effects - the smoke billows out in one direction, and is also blocked by obstacles such as the mud wall here.
Holding a white M18, as the player character enjoys a moment of patriotic fervor.

DSF-121 Smoke Grenade

The PLA's DSF-161 smoke grenade appears to be a clone of the M18.

Holding a DSF-161.

RDG-2 Smoke Grenade

The RDG-2 is the smoke grenade of choice for the Russian Ground Forces, Insurgents and Militia. All classes except the grenadier has access to the white smoke variant. However, only the Russian medic and squad leader have access to orange, the latter having exclusive access to purple; only the Insurgent medic and squad leader have access to yellow, the latter having exclusive access to black; and only the Militia medic and squad leader have access to green, the latter having exclusive access to yellow. It is worth noting that Russian RGD-2s only come in white or black, the latter being for training purposes.

RDG-2 smoke grenade
The RDG-2 in first person.
Preparing to throw the RDG-2 - the player character pulls off the cap on one end...
...pulls off the cap on the other end...
...and ignites the grenade.
The smoke's visual effects for the RDG-2 - the smoke billows out from both ends of the grenade.

L132A1 Smoke Grenade

The L132A1 is the white smoke grenade of choice for the British Army, and is available to all classes save for the grenadier.

L132A1 smoke grenade
The L132A1 in first person.
Preparing to throw the L132A1.

L152A1 Smoke Grenade

The L152A1 is available to the British Army squad leader and medic in two colours. Both classes have access to orange smoke, but yellow is exclusive to the former. Despite their in-game designation, L152A1 refers to the green smoke variant in real life; orange and yellow smoke variants are designated L153A1 and L155A1 respectively.

The L152A1 markings are similar to those in real life, but lack the colour indication and serial number. In addition, the coloured Cs are the bottom are in red, green and blue individually, but in the actual grenades the Cs are coloured the same as the grenade's smoke.

L152A1 smoke grenade
The L152A1 in first person - the yellow body, while not not awfully visible here, can be clearly seen if one were to use freelook.
Preparing to throw the L132A1.
A good look at the markings on the grenade body.

Other Grenades & Munitions

AN/M14 Incendiary Grenade

The AN/M14 appears in Squad simply as "ANM14 Incendiary Grenade" and is only available to the US Army, British Army and Russian Ground Forces squad leader on the Insurgency game mode, where they must hunt down and destroy Insurgent weapon caches.

AN/M14 incendiary grenade
The AN/M14 in first person,
Pulling the pin on the AN/M14,
Destroying a weapon cache with the AN/M14, and watching the spectacular visual display of flames and sparks - sadly, the blast radius of the resulting explosion is so great it usually kills the player character, making it difficult to get a complete image of it.

Improvised Explosive Device

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is available to the Insurgent and Militia scouts, and appears to be a mortar-based explosive device. It is remotely detonated by phone and has an impressive explosion.

The IED in first person.
Priming the IED before deployment.
A deployed IED when buried fully with a shovel - this is a two-way street, seeing as the IED can also be dug up by anyone with a shovel.
Making the deadliest phone call - the phone makes a short ringtone.
Initial stage of detonation (and grief for your foes)
Second stage - note the brilliant ray of light bursting through the cloud.
Third stage - note the fragment that had landed next to the player character at the bottom left of the screenshot, kicking up a dust cloud.
Fourth stage
Final stage - grieving is a long process, that has to be handled with love, care, counseling, and heavy medication.

M15 Anti-Tank Mine

The M15 Anti-Tank Mine was added to the game in Update 13, available for the NATO and Australian Combat Engineers.

M15 Anti-Tank mine
The M15 mine in the hands of a USMC sapper.
Deploying the mine.

TM-62M Anti-tank Mine

The TM-62M appears in game simply as "TM-62", and is available to the Insurgent and Militia scouts.

TM-62M anti-tank mine
The TM-62M in first person.
Setting up the mine - the scout attaches the pressure fuze, the metal base indicating that the mine is the TM-62M variant...
...screws it in place...
...and arms the mine.
An sloppily dumped TM-62M on the left, and a properly-buried buried TM-62M on the right.

Type 72 Anti-tank Mine

The Type 72 anti-tank is used by the PLA with the V4.0 Update.

The Type 72 mine in hand.
Deploying it in the sand.


Mortars are deployable weapons requiring setup by a squad.


The M252 is available to the US Army as an emplacement.

M252 - 81mm
The M252 as a deployable.
The M252 in first person.
Aiming the M252 - the developers were nice enough to add a range guide.

2B14 Podnos

The 2B14 Podnos is available to the Russian Ground Forces as an emplacement.

2B14 Podnos - 82mm
The 2B14 Podnos as a deployable.
The 2B14 Podnos in first person.
Aiming the 2B14 Podnos.


The BM-37 appears in game as the "M1937" and is available to the Insurgent and Militia forces as an emplacement.

BM-37 - 82mm
The BM-37 as a deployable.
The BM-37 in first person.
Aiming the BM-37 - it shares the same reticle and range guide as the other mortars.


The PP-87 is the light mortar used by the PLA faction.

The PP-87 on Jensen's Range.
Manning the mortar.

Heavy Machine Guns

Heavy Machine Guns in Squad are either deployable weapons requiring setup, or vehicle-mounted weapons.

Browning M2A1

The Browning M2A1 is available to the US Army as both an emplacement and a vehicle-mounted weapon. Like the DShKM and NSV, its high-caliber rounds are capable of incapacitating hostiles instantly. On tripods it may either come alone or built within a machine gun bunker, while on vehicles, it may either be mounted in a Gunner Protection Kit (GPK) on a MAT-V or as a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) on a MAT-V or M1126 Stryker ICV. In its tripod configuration, it comes with a mock-up of the TA648MGO-M2 mounted, but with a red reticle instead of the actual green one.

Browning M2A2 / M2 QCB (Quick Change Barrel) with ammo belt on M3 tripod - .50 BMG - this is more or less the same as the US military's M2A1, but lacks the slotted flash hider.
The M2A1 mounted on an M3 tripod, as a deployable.
The M2A1 in a machine gun bunker.
The M2A1 in first person.
Aiming with what seems to be a TA648MGO-M2.
The M2A1 as mounted on MAT-Vs - the one on the left is in a GPK, the other is a CROWS variant.
The M2A1 in a GPK, in first person - when performing an empty reload on a MAT-V mounted M2A1, the player reaches out and flings the empty box out of the turret.
Aiming down the sights atop a MAT-V.
The M2A1 CROWS mounted on a M1126 Stryker ICV.
Aiming with the CROWS.
Reloading the M2A1.


The NSV is available to the Russian Ground Forces as an emplacement, mounted on tripods. It may or may not come with a bunker, with the bunker costing more construction points.

Note that the NSV has been slated for replacement by the Kord, but as of now it is still issued to units, so its appearance in Squad is not anachronistic.

NSV machine gun - 12.7x108mm
The NSV as a deployable.
The NSV in a machine gun bunker.
The NSV in first person.
Aiming down the sights - unlike the infantry-carried small arms, heavy machine gun sights cannot be zeroed yet.
Reloading the NSV.


The DShKM is available to Militia and Insurgent forces as both an emplacement and a vehicle-mounted weapon. It may come with or without shields to protect its gunner.

DShKM machine gun - 12.7x108mm
A DShKM mounted on a tripod.
A DShKM, with shield mounted on a tripod, at the same time showing off its right side. Note the ammo belt; like the PKM/PKP, the ammo belt is correctly animated as non-disintegrating, but the depleted belt doesn't go on for long and disappears after a short length.
From right to left - an Militia technical with a DShKM, and its Insurgent counterpart.
From right to left - an Insurgent technical with a shielded DShKM, and its Militia counterpart.
An Insurgent technical, fitted with improvised armor, with a shielded DShKM.
The DShKM in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the DShKM.


The standard HMG introduced for China is the QJZ-89, available both as an emplacement and on numerous PLA vehicles. A scoped version is unique as an emplaced variant.

QJZ-89 - 12.7×108mm
Observing both emplaced QJZ-89 variants.
The ejection port cover is flicked up when getting behind the QJZ-89.
The vanilla QJZ HMG in first person.
Focusing on the sights.
The view through the scoped QJZ.
Reloading the HMG - the top cover is flicked up, and the belt box is pulled off at the same time.
Loading in a new 12.7mm belt.

Missile Launchers

Anti-tank missile launchers are currently available in Squad as deployables. Some vehicles are also equipped with missiles.

9M133 Kornet

The 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missile was added to the game in Alpha 12. It is only available to the Russian Ground Forces.

9K135 Kornet missile launcher system with 9M133 Kornet missile - 152mm
The prebiuilt 9M133 on Jensen's Range.
It is operated from a crouched position.
The view through the Kornet's scope, zoomed in on a target.
Yeet-ing the empty tube over the sandbags after firing a missile.
Setting in a new tube.
Locking it in place.


The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile was added to the game in Alpha 11. It is only available to U.S. Army and the British Army. The M2A3 Bradley IFV is also equipped with 2 TOW missiles.

BGM-71 TOW mounted on M220 launcher with daysight tracker, AN/TAS-4A night sight and FCS with inserted battery module - 152mm
The M220 + BGM-71 TOW system on the test range.
Behind the TOW launcher.
Looking through the FCS on its lowest zoom level.
Unlocking the TOW's latch system on its reload.
Shouldering in another missile tube.

HJ-8 Red Arrow

With the V4.0 update, the HJ-8 is the PLA's antitank guided missile emplacement.

HJ-8 - 120mm
The HJ-8 Red Arrow turret.
Flicking the on switch when manning it. It is actually built unloaded; the initial animation shows the gunner loading the missile.
The HJ-8's scope system.
Locking in a new missile tube. The spent tube is automatically discarded upon firing.

Other Mounted Weapons

This section covers all the rest of the emplacements or vehicle-mounted weapons, with mortars and HMGs covered in the above sections.


US Army M1A2 Abrams and M2A3 Bradleys, and the USMC M1A1, LAV-25, and AAVP-7A1 have M240C coaxial machine guns. Similar FN MAG GPMG/C6 FLEX variants are used on British, Canadian, and Australian armor.

M240C - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A closeup of the M240C on the woodland variant of the M1A2.
Another view of all of the Abrams' armaments in general, showing the RWS M2A1 and loader's M240 turret.


The M240H, the US Army Aviation designation for the M240D, is mounted in both of the of gunners' windows of the UH-60M "Grouse" Blackhawk utility helicopter and the Marine's UH-1Y. It is also used in the RAF SA 330 Puma HC2 transport helicopter that is part of the V2.0 update. The ADF's UH-60 uses the same M240H, and their MRH90 (NH90) has a spade-gripped MAG 58. The Canadian CH-146 also has a spade gripped MAG/C6.

M240D - 7.62x51mm NATO
The UH-60M's M240H.
Behind the spade-gripped 240.
Aiming is done with the front sight + tracer fire.
The M240H's reload. The charging handle is pulled when first entering the position, and at the start of empty reloads.
One of the two MAG 58s on the NH90.

M242 Bushmaster chaingun

M242 Bushmaster chainguns are used on the American M2A3 Bradleys, Canadian LAV III 6.0, and the Coyote, ADF ASLAV-25 and USMC LAV-25 armored fighting vehicles.

M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun (Current Model) - 25x137mm
Mk 38 Mod 2- 25x137mm
The Bushmaster atop the LAV III 6.0.
The USS Essex model includes an unusable Mk 38 Bushmaster cannon.

Mk 19 Grenade Launcher

The AAVP7A1 amphibious transport is available for the USMC faction and has a Mk 19 grenade launcher alongside a Browning M2 mounted in its turret.

Mk 19 grenade launcher on vehicle mount - 40x53mm
An AAVP7A1 on the Pacific training island terrain.
Manning the Amtrack's turret.
The zoomed-in reticle reveals the different details for the .50cal and 40mm calibers.

General Electric M61 Vulcan

The USS Essex included as part of the V3.0 content has unused M61 Vulcan CIWS turrets. The CAF, ADF, and USMC commanders can also call for a Hydra rocket strike launched from legacy F/A-18 Hornets.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
The front mounted CIWS turret on the Essex's island.


The PKT can be found on multiple vehicles, mostly as coaxial machine guns. It can be found on the turret of the Insurgent MT-LB, and found as a coaxial machine gun on the BRDM-2, BTR-80, BTR-82A, MT-LBM (6MA), MT-LBM (6MB) and MT-LB with a mounted ZU-23-2.

PKT - 7.62x54mmR
The PKT mounted on an Insurgent MT-LB - Insurgent vehicles tend to have tan paint jobs for desert camouflage.
Aiming the PKT.


The NSVT can be found mounted on MT-LBMs belonging to the Russian Ground Forces and Militia.

Note that MT-LBMs do not exist in this configuration, and the only variant of the MT-LB to sport a NSVT turret would be the MT-LBVM, which is identifiable by its wider tracks and mudguards.

NSVT mounted on a T-84 - 12.7x108mm
From right to left - a Russian MT-LBM with a mounted NSVT, its Militia counterpart, and a Russian version with desert camouflage - Militia vehicles have camouflage paint jobs, while Russian vehicles have flat green paint, and tan for desert maps.
A closer look at the NSVT.
Aiming the NSVT.


The KPVT can be found mounted on the turrets of the BRDM-2, BTR-80 and MT-LBM (6MA), and fires BZT armor-piercing incendiary tracer (API-T) rounds. The turret also has a visible PKT coaxial machine gun and 81mm smoke grenade launchers.

KPVT - 14.5x114mm
The KPVT mounted on a Russian Ground Forces MT-LBM (6MA) - note the coaxial PKT to its left and the 6 smoke grenade launchers.
The KPVT mounted on a Militia BTR-80.
The KPVT mounted on an Insurgent BRDM-2.
Aiming the KPVT.


The 2A72 autocannon can be found mounted on the turrets of the BTR-82A and MT-LBM (6MB), and fires either 3UBR6 armor-piercing ballistic cap tracer (APBC-T) rounds or 3UOR6 high explosive tracer (HE-T) fragmentation rounds. Like the KPVT above, its turret comes with a PKT coaxial machine gun and 81mm smoke grenade launchers.

The 2A72 mounted on a Russian Ground Forces BTR-82A - again, note the PKT to its left and the 6 smoke grenade launchers.
The 2A72 mounted on a Militia MT-LBM (6MB) - this variant of the MT-LBM is particularly rare and it's unlikely for a ragtag team of militants to get their hands on it.
Aiming the 2A72.


The SPG-9 Kopye is available to Insurgents and Militia forces as both an emplacement and a vehicle-mounted weapon. It may fire either OG-9V high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) rounds or PG-9V high-explosve anti-tank fin-stabilizing (HEAT-FS) rounds, and must be reloaded after every shot.

SPG-9 - 73mm
The SPG-9 as a deployable.
The SPG-9 in first person.
Aiming down the sights.
SPG-9 recoilless rifle jeep mount - 73mm
An Insurgent technical with a mounted SPG-9 (right) and its Militia counterpart (left).


The UB-32 rocket pod, usually seen on Soviet jets and helicopters, is here mounted on pickup trucks as improvised mobile artillery platforms for the Insurgents and Militia. This is a fairly common modification that has been observed on recently built technicals, primarily in Syria. It holds 32 rockets and is inaccurate, best used for raining down widespread explosive ordnance from a hilltop.

On the right, a Militia technical with a mounted UB-32 rocket pod, and on the left, its Insurgent counterpart


The ZU-23-2 is available to Insurgents and Militia forces either as an emplacement or a vehicle-mounted weapon. It fires OFZT high-explosive incendiary tracer (HEI-T) fragmentation rounds, and feeds from 2 50-round boxes. Both the Militia and Insurgents have access to a MT-LB with a mounted ZU-23-2, but only the Insurgents have access to a Ural 375D with a mounted ZU-23-2.

While the ZU-23-2 is primarily an anti-aircraft cannon, its current use in Squad is for destroying infantry with rapid volumes of HE fire.

ZU-23-2 - 23x152mm
Front view of the ZU-23-2...
...and a view from behind.
The ZU-23-2 in first person.
A ZU-23-2 turret mounted on an Insurgent Ural 375D.
A closer look at the truck-mounted ZU-23-2 turret.
An Insurgent MT-LB with a ZU-23-2 turret (right) and its Militia counterpart (left) - note the PKT turrets mounted at the front.

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