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Accuracy International Arctic WarfareM - Psg 90

The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a family of bolt-action sniper rifles designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. The AWM variant (Arctic Warfare Magnum) appears in the video game 007: Nightfire (2002).

Details

The rifle was introduced in the 1980s and has proved popular as a civilian, police and military rifle. Arctic Warfare rifles are generally fitted with a Schmidt & Bender PM II[1] telescopic sight with fixed power of magnification or with variable magnification. Variable telescopic sights can be used if the operator wants more flexibility to shoot at varying ranges, or when a wide field of view is required. Accuracy International actively promotes fitting the German made Schmidt & Bender PM II/MILITARY MK II product line as sighting components on their rifles, which is rare for a rifle manufacturer. However, the German and Russian Armies preferred a telescopic sight made by Zeiss[2] over Accuracy International's preference.

Video-game appearances

Nightfire

Winter Covert Sniper Rifle (Nightfire) 1

The "Winter Covert Sniper Rifle", as seen in Nightfire (2002).

The AWM variant (Arctic Warfare Magnum) appears in the video game 007: Nightfire (2002). Based on the AW rifle, the AWM is chambered for longer, more powerful magnum cartridges: specifically the .300 Winchester Magnum. It was the first AW variant featuring a folding stock and has been adopted since its first introduction in the German Army in 1998 by several armies.

In-game, the AWM is listed as the "Winter Tactical Sniper Rifle" and the "Winter Covert Sniper Rifle", the latter being white and fitted with a silencer while the former is green and can be loaded with armor-piercing .300 Winchester Magnum rounds. On the ground has a bolt the right way, but in your hands it has a left bolt handle.[3]

Specifications

  • Production: 1982 - Present
  • Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Caliber: .243 Win, 7.62x51mm NATO, .300 Win Mag, .338 Lapua Mag, .50 BMG
  • Weight: 13.4 lbs (6.1 kg) - 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg)
  • Length: 40 in (101.6 cm) - 48.5 in (123.2 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16 in (40.6 cm) - 27 in (68.6 cm)
  • Capacity: 5 or 10-round box
  • Fire Modes: Bolt Action

Images

References

  1. Schmidt & Bender PM II
  2. Zeiss: Telescopic sights for hand-held weapons
  3. (2002) Nightfire: Instruction Booklet. Electronic Arts, p.15. 

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