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AS Val

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The AS Val and VSS Vintorez are a pair of integrally suppressed weapons developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The two are mechanically identical, but feature different cosmetic parts and have different roles.


(1987 - Present)

Type: Assault Rifle (AS Val), Sniper Rifle (VSS Vintorez), Compact Assault Rifle (SR-3 Vikhr)

Caliber: 9x39mm

Capacity: 10, 20 or 30 round Box Magazines

Fire Modes: Safe / Semi / Full-Auto

The AS Val and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

AS Val

AS Val - 9x39mm
AS Val with a PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm

The AS Val is the assault rifle counterpart to the VSS Vintorez sniper rifle. It is equipped with a folding stock, pistol grip, and generally uses 20-round magazines (also usable by the VSS Vintorez), and it uses a slightly different 9x39mm round. It can also use a PSO-1 scope like the VSS Vintorez.

Unlike most assault rifles, the AS Val is not designed to fire without its integral suppressor attached, and to that end its front sights are mounted on the end of the suppressor rather than on the end of the barrel as is the case for most assault rifles. The current version of the AS Val moves the front sight to the handguard to facilitate un-suppressed use.


Title Actor Character Note Date
War (Voyna) Aleksey Chadov Ivan with PSO-1 scope 2002
War (Voyna) Sergei Bodrov Captain Medvedev with PSO-1 scope 2002
Countdown (Lichnyy nomer) Russian special forces unscoped 2004
S.S.D. Special Forces 2008

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Chaser Val Silent Sniper with scope of the XM29 OICW semi-auto only 2003
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl VLA 2006
Cross Fire 2007
World in Conflict 2007
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky VLA 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
Battlefield 3 "AS VAL" 2011
Battlefield Play4Free "AS VAL" With optional EOTech red dot sight 2011
Ghost Recon Online AS Val 2011
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier "VSS" 2012
Battlefield 4 "AS VAL" w/ various attachments Appears in Second Assault DLC, classified as PDW 2013
Warface AR-"GAR" B-3 mount and scope mount 2013
Survarium AS Val 2013
Payday 2 Valkyria added in Sokol Character Pack (2015) 2013
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly AS VAL With EOTech, Aimpoint, PSO-1 scopes, flashlight, laser and grip 2014
Contract Wars 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Escape from Tarkov AS VAL grip with buffer tube, 10,20 and 30-round magazine, side dovetail rail, Zenit RP-1, mount on barrel-suppressor for grips and flashlights 2016
Insurgency: Sandstorm AS Val Added in June 2020 "Nightfall" update 2018
Call to Arms 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare AS VAL With a variety of attachments Added in Season 6 update (September 2020) 2019
Far Cry 6 2021

VSS Vintorez

VSS Vintorez with PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm
VSS Vintorez with PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm
VSSM Vintorez - 9x39mm

The VSS Vintorez (Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya) is the sniper rifle counterpart to the AS Val assault rifle. It features a wooden stock, a PSO-1 scope, and normally uses 10-round magazines to facilitate easier use of the weapon from a prone position, though it can use 20-round magazines.

In 2016, Molot announced a civilian version of the VSS, opening up a line to produce commercial 9x39mm ammunition and also offering a variant chambered in the more common 7.62x39mm.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Vladimir Mashkov Kiril Mazur 2006
Sergei Garmash Zima
Prokhor's man
S.S.D. Special Forces 2008
Do Not Wake Me Up (Ne budi menya) Evgeniy Pavlov Sniper 2020


Title Actor Character Note Date
Brigada Vladimir Karpovich Ruslan 2002
Stormgate SPETZNAZ troopers 2006
Katran Maksim Averin Boris Grinevich 2020
King and Jester (Korol i Shut) SOBR (E05) 2023

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
America's Army With & without PSO-1 scope 2002
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Conflict: Global Terror 2005
Alliance of Valiant Arms "VSS" Full auto only 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl "Vintar BC" 2007
7.62 High Calibre 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots With tranquilizer ammo in multiplayer mode 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky "Vintar BC" 2008
ArmA II 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 "VSS Snaiperskaya Special" With PSO-1 scope and various other optics 2010
Army of Two: The 40th Day 2010
War Inc. Battlezone 2010
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
Battlefield Play4Free Full auto only 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012
Ghost Recon Online 2012
Warface "Garota" w/B-3 mounts 2013
Payday 2 Valkyria as a modified AS Val; added in Sokol Character Pack (2015) 2013
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist "VSS" AS Val stock 2013
Survarium 2013
Contract Wars 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly VSS Vintorez With PSO-1 scope and flashlight 2014
Rainbow Six Siege unusable; seen on a pre-release concept 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Escape from Tarkov Special Sniper Rifle VSS Vintorez 10, 20, 30-round magazine, side dovetail mount, Zenit RP-1, mount on barrel-suppressor for grips and flashlights 2016
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 "Brezatelya" 2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds "VSS" PSO-1 scope, with various attachments 2017
Vigor 2018
Call to Arms VSS Vintorez 2018
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 LSSR MYSH 2 VSSM 2021
Battlefield 2042 "BSV-M" Added in Season 1 (2022) 2021


Title Character Note Date
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Kurz Weber With night-vision scope 2002
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage Hotel Moscow soldier 2006

SR-3 Vikhr

SR-3 Vikhr - 9x39mm
SR-3M with 30 round magazine - 9x39mm
SR-3M with silencer- 9x39mm
SR-3M with foregrip folded, silencer, and PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm
SR-3MP Vikhr with red-dot sight, suppressor, and stock attached upside-down - 9x39mm

The SR-3 Vikhr (meaning "Whirlwind" in Russian), based on the AS Val, is an ultra-compact assault rifle with a 20-round magazine capacity developed for use by VIP protection teams and State Security operatives. Unlike its parent firearms, it cannot mount a suppressor, integral or otherwise.

A more recent variant, the SR-3M ("M" for "modernized") was developed as a more versatile alternative for Law Enforcement. Alongside new 30-round magazines, it features a folding foregrip attached to the handguard, the ability to mount a detachable suppressor similar to that of its parent firearm, a rear sight shifted further forward towards the rear of the handguard, and a redesigned folding stock based on that used by the Val. An even more recent SR-3MP differs only in a modified top cover with a Picatinny rail for optics, alongside two more rails on the left and right sides of the handguard and the ability to remove the stock from the rear of the weapon and mount it upside-down below the pistol grip, for easier aiming while using a bulletproof mask/helmet or night-vision goggles.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms SR-3M, with 30-round magazine Available in South Korean version only 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Cross Fire "SR-3M" w/20-rounded magazine 2007
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Splinter Cell: Conviction VIKHR w/ Aimpoint CompM2 scope, match grade ammo or better butt-stock appears incorrectly as an SMG 2010
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier SR-3M w/ full-length top rail and various accessories 2012
Survarium 2013
Contract Wars 2014
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades SR-3M 2016
Ghost Recon: Wildlands SR-3M w/ various accessories 2017

See Also

  • TsNIITochMash - A list of all firearms manufactured by TsNIITochMash.

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