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The Kobra sight is an optic in Battlefield 3. It is identical in function to its American counterpart, the Reflex (RDS), but it has 3 intersecting red lines, pointing downwards, to the left, and to the right.
It is unlocked as the first optical attachment for many weapons originating from Russia and many other weapons, except sniper rifles, where 12x Ballistic is always the first to be unlocked. It is also unlocked for American and European weapons, such as M16A3, SCAR-H and M98B, relatively late, at approximately 200 kills.
The Kobra is ideal for close quarters combat due to its quick aiming speed and clear sight picture. Many players prefer it over the Reflex due to its frame being much less bulky and hence being less intrusive on the player's peripheral vision, and for its unique reticle not blocking out the center of the player's target, hence making it clear to see exactly where it's aimed. Choosing one over the other is simply a matter of personal preference.
|Available on||Assault Rifles|
|Unlocked at||10 kills (RU ARs, RU Carbines, RU PDWs)|
20 kills (RU Shotguns)
50 kills (RU DMRs)
60 kills (RU Sniper Rifles)
80 kills (RU LMGs)
Battlepacks (All US and CN weapons)
|Source of statistics||Battlelog (unlocks)|
The Kobra [RDS] serves as the Russian equivalent of the American Reflex and Chinese Coyote red dot sights. It is the default red dot sight for Russian and Eastern European weapons such as the CZ-805 and CZ-3A1, being unlocked for all other weapons through Battlepacks.
The Kobra [RDS] is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield Hardline. As with other Red Dot Sights, it increases the aim zoom by 1x, with the sights reticule changing based on the equipped weapon such as the FN FAL. The sight is available to use on most weapons.
- In the Alpha version of Battlefield 3, the Kobra's reticle was a red dot, much like its American counterpart.
- The Kobra reticle's size can vary for different weapons.