The M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is a Light Machine Gun produced by Heckler and Koch . It was designed as a support weapon variant of the HK 416 Assault Rifle, and is compatible with standard 5.56mm STANAG magazines. It is currently in USMC service alongside the M249 and M240.
|Unlocked at||Level 24|
|Unlock cost||60,000 (forever)|
|Damage||27 - 18|
|Damage multipliers||Headshot: 2.1|
|Reload time||4.1 sec|
|Rate of fire||675 rounds per minute|
The M27 IAR is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free.
|Unlocked at||• Default US Support weapon|
• 170,000 Support score for Russia
|Damage||25 - 18|
|Magazine size||45 + 1 rounds (without Extended Magazine) |
60 + 1 rounds (with Extended Magazine)
|Starting ammunition||138 + 46 rounds|
|Maximum ammunition||414 + 46 rounds (SP)|
230 + 46 rounds (MP)
|Reload time||1.9 seconds loaded|
2.5 seconds empty
|Rate of fire||750 RPM|
|First shot recoil multiplier||2.2x|
|Recoil descrease per second||13|
|Spread zoomed||Standing: 0.4 (static) 1.5 (moving) Crouching: 0.4 (static) 1.0 Prone: 0.2 (static) 1.0 (moving)|
|Spread unzoomed||Standing: 3.5 (static) 4.5 (moving) Crouching: 3.0 (static) 4.0 Prone: 2.5 (static) 4.0 (moving)|
|Spread increase per bullet||0.1|
|Spread decrease per second||15.0|
|Faction|| United States Marine Corps|
Russian Ground Forces (170,000 Support score)
|Source of statistics||http://symthic.com/?s=bf3Retrieved Sept. 21|
|Inventory slot||Main weapon|
Holographic (10 kills)
Laser Sight (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
M145 MGO (50 kills)
Flash Suppressor (60 kills)
Reflex (70 kills)
Suppressor (80 kills)
ACOG (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
Rifle Scope (125 kills)
PKA-S (150 kills)
PK-A (175 kills)
Kobra (200 kills)
PSO-1 (235 kills)
PKS-07 (270 kills)
Extended Magazine (300 kills)
Heavy Barrel (350 kills)
The M27 IAR is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3.
The M27 is the default light machine gun for the United States Marine Corps' Support kit, and is unlocked later for both factions at 170,000 Support score. Like the other LMGs, it comes pre-equipped with a bipod. The M27 functions almost exactly the same to the M416 (its assault rifle variation) sharing iron sights, reload animations with the M27 having larger barrel and magazine size, and a comparable overall appearance; it also shares the same fire rate, damage, and a similar recoil profile.
Unlike other light machineguns, the M27 has a smaller magazine size, at 45+1 rounds, and a much faster reload, faster than any light machine guns, as it is fed by box magazines rather than belts. The June 4, 2012 patch allowed the M27 to utilize the extended magazine and heavy barrel after obtaining 300 and 350 kills respectively.
- The 416 Carbine and M27 IAR are identical to each other, apart from the larger magazine and unusable Bipod attached to the latter.
- The M27 IAR also has a different reloading animation from the 416 Carbine. While the latter has the player pull the charging handle at the end, the former has the player hitting the bolt release instead.