Author: QuickDagger
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Requirements: Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE 3), Community Base addons A3

Version: 0.8
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Dagger mod offers real life ballistics and reticles to Arma 3 players.

Date: 2017-11-27 20:30

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Dagger Scopes, Weapons, Ammunition and Gear


Dagger mod offers real life ballistics and reticles to Arma 3 players. It can be used on serious simulations of range estimation and bullet drop. Players can use real life balistics computers to play Arma 3 using Dagger ammo and rifles. The new gear introduces civilian hunting camo as well as fieldcraft painted camo patterns. Read the manuals for additional information.

If you are in Europe and use this mod in your unit, please PM me and let's play together :)

If you like my camouflages and want them in your game, real life project or mod, let's talk.
If you want my real life ballistics calculations in your game, real life project or mod, let's talk.

The bullet with the highest impact (hit, damage, etc) is not the best. The same for penetration. High penetration against soft targets means not all energy or damage capacity will be transfered to target because the bullet will transfix it. So, don't use AP rounds against soft targets. High damage, low penetration rounds (ie: frangible, HP, etc) against body armored soldiers will also have little effect, because bullets need to penetrate deep inside the targets in order to "transfer" damage.

Message to the users:
This mod focuses on simulation and functional representation of shooting instead of exterior empty beauty. Please, do not rate it poorly just because you haven't found the exterior 3D models of the scopes or rifles you want. The real power of Dagger mods relies in providing low cost trainning to civilian and military shooters, rather by providing accurate reticles instead of 3D models of scopes, real life ballistics instead of highest damage as possible, hand made field craft camouflage painting techniques instead of official army this or that pixelated camouflage and the use of non-standard magazines.

All the camouflages with the exception of the first one are my own creation and they are the result of years studying the subject. All the scopes' lines, dots, stadia lines, etc were built from scratch and were extensively calculated using real life engineering and ballistics knowledge, aquired from more than 10 years studying the subject. Nothing was copy pasted. Bullets hit the dots they are supposed to, considering you know which ammo type to choose and which climatic conditions to shoot.

Included rifles / calibers: 22 LR, 5.7 mm, 4.6 mm, .45 ACP, .220 Swift, .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .257 Roberts, .264 Win Mag / 6.5 mm, .270 Weatherby Mag, .277 / 6.8 SPC, 7.62x54R, .284 Rem Mag / 7mm, 30-06 Springfield, .308 / 7.62 NATO, .300 Win Mag, .300 Blackout, .303 Enfield / 7.7x56 Rimmed, 7.92x57 Mauser, .338 Lapua Magnum, .408 Cheytac, .50 BMG, .366 / 9.3x64 Brenneke.

Included scope's reticles: Broken scope, AN/PVS-7, Swarovski Aug 1.5x, Leupold Mark 4 1-3x14mm CQ/T, Carl Gustav MAAWS 3x scope, Aimpoint Compm4s 3x, Trijicon Acog TA33A-13 3x, Zeiss ZF 3x4°, Elcan C79, Elcan M145 (for 5.56x45), Elcan M145 (for 7.62x51), WWII Enfield No.4 3.5x, Trijicon Acog TA11J-308 (for 7.62x51), Trijicon Acog TA11MGO-M249 (for 5.56x45), AN/PVS-4 4x, S&B Zenith Short Dot 1.1-4x 24mm, Colt 4x duplex scope, EOTech 516 and 4X magnifier combo (SPF), Zeiss Hensoldt 4x24 M1 scope, POSP 4x, PSO 4x (7.62x54), PSO 4x (9x39mm), Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x 5.56 NATO, Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x 7.62 NATO, Sight Unit Small Arms, Trijicon Acog TA31RCO, XM8 4x sight, Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450, FLIR binocular, AN/PEQ-1 SOFLAM, M3 binoculars, 6x Duplex sight, UK 6x Maxikite, Trijicom Acog 6x TA648, VECTOR 21 (Nite), Leupold Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm (30mm) M2, AN/PVS-10 8x, Redfield USMC Vietnam Era Accu-Range 3-9x40 scope, Leatherwood ART II 3-9x, Generic 9x duplex scope, Swatscope SSVZ, Rapid RR-800-2 (10x42mm), Fictional Rapid 1000 scope, AN/PAS-13 (V3) 5-10 zoom, Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 3.5-10x40mm (30mm) M5, Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 3.5-10x40mm (30mm) M2 Illum, NF NXR 2.5-10x42 with MLR reticle, USMC Unertl MST-100 10x scope, Leupold Mk 4 LR/T M3 10×40mm, Zeiss 3-12x56 Diavari VM/V T* 30 mm, S&B M8541 3-12x USMC Scout Sniper Day Scope (SSDS), S&B 3-12x50 PM II/LP/MTC, Zeiss 3–12×56 SSG, NF Velocity 1000 3.5-15x56 NXS, Premier Heritage 3-15x50 Tactical, NF 3.5-15x50 F1 NXS MLR2.0, Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 16x40mm (30mm) M1, Leupold Mark 6 3-18x44mm M5B2 (34mm), S&B 3-20x50 PM II/LP/MTC/LT, S&B 5-25x56 PMII LP/MTC/LT H37, Leupold Mk4 LR/T 8.5-25x50mm (30mm) M1 Illum, S&B 5-25x56 PM II/LP/MTC/LT MSR, S&B 5-25x56 PM II/LP/MTC, NF ATACR 5-25x56, NF 8-32x56 NXS MIL-DOT, Generic spotting scope with 1 MIL stadia lines.

To install Dagger Scopes, Weapons, Ammunition and Gear you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Credits & Thanks:
Special Thanks:
Digao, ruthberg, dedmen, baermitumlaut, laid3ack, Zal and the other ACE members.

- Added more camos.
- Fixed scope heights.

- Added more rifle nets.
- Updated many bullet lengths, weights and BC's.
- Recalculated all muzzle velocities to match SAAMI standards. Now you can realisticaly compare performance of ammo. Many ammo manufactures were exagerating on their muzzle velocities, and many public domain sources were also providing muzzle velocities without informing the equivalent barrel lenghts, leaving too much gess work to modders.
- Penetration and damage values may have slightly changed as a reflex of the above changes.
- All ammo have exactly the same TOF - Time Of Flight as the Applied Ballistics software (from muzzle to the start of the transonic speed).
- Changed scope height + rail heigth = 2.6", so that bore heigth be exactly the same of ACE's range table.
- Muzzle velocities calculated from 16" to 30" barrels. So, every rifle in between will have proportional muzzle velocities. It means that:
1) Short barreled rifles will cause less damage, just like real life.
2) The mod is automatically compatible to any other ACE compatible mod. People just need to make those mod's weapons use this mod's magazines.

- Improved textures.
- Replacements by new camoes.
- Added backpacks.
- Added rfles.
- Added balaclavas.
- Added rifle camo nets.
- Ballistics review.
- Added rifle paint to magazines and cheek rest.
- Added new textures to the sniper ponchos.

- Reduced bullet dispersion due to overheating.
- No more asthmatic soldier.
- No more snipers with parkinson disease.
- Fixed the armor not protecting the abdomen.
- Increased vest carrying capacity.
- Increased overall damage values and penetration, now the .50 destroys APC's.
- Redistributed the rifles camoes, now only the hand painted camoes are present.
- Camo is also painted over boots and gloves.
- Added half ghillies or sniper ponchos and balaclavas.
- Improved many textures.

first release

- Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE 3)
- Community Base addons A3

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- BI forums

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