The Soviet PSO-1 (Pritsel Snaipersky Optichesky, "Optical Sniper Sight") telescopic sight was, at the time of its introduction (around 1964), the most technically advanced telescopic sight ever designed for a mass-production designated marksman or sniper rifle.
The PSO-1 telescopic sight is manufactured in Russia by the Novosibirsk instrument-making factory (NPZ Optics State Plant) and is issued with the Russian military SVD sniper rifle.
|Unlocked at||level 7|
|Unlock cost||399 (one day)|
|Special feature(s)||Zoom magnifies 1,95x|
The PSO-1 SVD and PSO-1 Simonov are available weapon attachments that both provide 1.95x zoom magnification. This scope offers lower magnification than the standard sniper scope, but does provide peripheral vision.
The PSO-1 is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield 3 that provides 4× (346%) magnification. Unlike the sniper's default PKS-07 scope, the player will not suffer from scope glint. It cannot be mounted to PDWs, besides the AS VAL, due to complications with the amount of space available on most PDW attachment rails, but it can be mounted to all other types of primary weapons in game.
The PSO-1 features a stadiametric rangefinder in the lower-left side of the reticle, but it is not accurate in-game.
|Unlocked at||10 kills (RU DMRs)|
30 kills (RU Sniper Rifles)
In multiplayer, the PSO-1 is unlocked for Russian primary weapons through progression and is unlocked through Battlepacks for all other primary weapons. It is the first optic unlocked for Russian DMRs, requiring only ten kills.