The M145 Machine Gun Optic (MGO), a variant of the C79 optical scope used widely by the Canadian Forces, is a small arms scope manufactured by ELCAN Optical Technologies with 3.4x28 magnification. It was developed for the Canadian army and adopted by the US army. It is commonly mounted on M240 and M249 machine guns.
|M145 Elcan Sight|
2.16x zoom magnification
It can also virtually turn any weapon with a large damage output at long ranges, such as the G53 or L85A2, into a sniper rifle. In the case of the L85, it is more effective than the VSS at close range and more effective than any bolt action rifle at long ranges.
The M145 is ideal for people wanting to pitch a tent and pick off spawn points.
"Originally developed for the Canadian Army the M145 is commonly mounted on the M240 and M249 with a 3.4x zoom. A Ballistic reticle helps with longer range engagements."
150 Kills (US Assault Rifles)
0.333 seconds (raise and lower)
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The M145 MGO is a 3.4x zoom sight, equivalent to that of the Russian PK-A sight. It can be mounted to any primary weapon in the game. Compared to the ACOG, the M145 has one main advantage over its 4x counterpart - the sight's reticle is much less obtrusive than the ACOG, with thinner crosshairs and auxiliary features, so using the M145 is much easier in combat in light areas or where the target is at medium to long ranges, as the target isn't as obscured by the reticle. However, the bulky nature of the sight, as well as its lower magnification, means that the sight can be harder to use in close combat and at longer ranges. Overall, however, once unlocked this sight is useful for most weapons that it is available for - although excess recoil on LMGs mean that unless steadied, it's not a very good sight for aimed engagements.
The M145 in Battlefield 4 has a few differences from the one in Battlefield 3, with the first being that the center of the scope's reticle is marked in red. Another difference is that the scope takes up less space on the screen when it is aimed in and the marks along the bottom vertical line that shows distance.
The M145 model in Battlefield 4 is identical to that of it in Medal of Honor: Warfighter, as DICE had co-produced it.