A lot of movie fanatics will remember the “This is my rifle…” speech from Full Metal Jacket, and it’s true. A soldier is as good as the tools he has and Battlefield 3 will have plenty of weapons, vehicles and gear to compliment each particular soldier’s tastes. Don’t think there’s something for you? You may have to reexamine that stance after reading the very extensive list of confirmed Battlefield 3 weapons, equipment and vehicles below.

Gamescom 2011 brought us a lot of great new Battlefield 3 stuff, most notably, the first cooperative game footage and a great new multiplayer trailer featuring both jet and helicopter gameplay. While the gameplay side of the equation of BF3 looks great, the client side of things looks a little bleek. Battlefield 3 will be requiring PC gamers to run EA’s Origin service to play online and limiting Origin users to having one soldier (account) per game. Will that break each player’s gaming experience? Probably not, but it is one of those discouraging things and negative buzz we don’t like to see.

The Battlefield 3 soldier classes available to play have also been released and detailed, so it would be good to take a look at that list and see how each class will mesh with the equipment below.

Keep in mind that the list is VERY large, but it will list off every weapon, vehicle, equipment, and squad specialization (read: perks) for Battlefield 3. So with that in mind, take a look:

THE WEAPONS

Assault Rifles

  • M16A4
  • AK74M
  • M416
  • AN94
  • KH2002
  • AEK971
  • F2000
  • G3
  • ASVAL

Carbines

  • M4A1
  • AKS74u
  • SCAR H CQB
  • G36C
  • A-91
  • SG553LB

Light Machine Guns

  • M249
  • RPK-74M
  • M27 IAR
  • Pecheneg
  • M60
  • M240
  • Type88

Sniper Rifles

  • Mk11
  • SVD
  • SV98
  • M98B
  • M40A5
  • M82A3

Battle Rifles

  • M39
  • SKS

Submachineguns

  • P90
  • MP7
  • PDR
  • UMP-45
  • P90TR
  • PP2000

Shotguns

  • 870MCS
  • M1014
  • USAS-12
  • DAO-12
  • Saiga 20k

Rocket and Grenade Launchers

  • SMAW
  • RPG-7
  • Javelin
  • FIM-92 Stinger
  • SA-18 IGLA
  • M136 AT4

Pistols

  • M9
  • PYa MP443
  • G17
  • M1911
  • T44
  • MP412
  • G18
  • M93R

WEAPON ACCESSORIES

Optics

  • M145
  • RDS Reflex
  • Kobra
  • Holographic
  • PKA-S
  • ACOG
  • PSO-1
  • PK-A
  • IRNV
  • PKS-07
  • 8x Rifle Scope
  • 12x Ballistic

Ergonomics

  • Foregrip
  • Bipod

Performance

  • Heavy barrel
  • Suppressor
  • Tactical light
  • Laser sight
  • Flash suppressor
  • Straight pull bolt
  • Underslung weaponry
  • M320
  • 40mm grenades
  • Buckshot
  • Smoke grenade
  • M26 MASS
  • 12 guage
  • Flechettes
  • Frag round
  • Solid slugs

SOLDIER EQUIPMENT

  • Knife
  • M67 hand grenades
  • M18 smoke grenades
  • Medkit
  • Defibrillators
  • M15 Anti-Tank mine
  • Welding tool
  • EOD Bot
  • 60mm Mortar
  • Ammunition box
  • C4 explosives
  • M18 Claymore mines
  • UG sensors
  • Radio Beacon
  • SOFLAM
  • MAV Micro UAV

SOLDIER SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Sprint boost
  • Squad Sprint boost
  • Flak vest
  • Squad Flak vests
  • EOD EXPL vest
  • Squad EOD EXPL vest
  • Suppression reduction
  • Squad Suppression reduction
  • Marksman training
  • Squad Marksman training
  • Extra grenades
  • Squad extra grenades
  • Extra ammo
  • Squad Extra ammo

THE VEHICLES

Fast transport

  • Growler ITV
  • VDV Buggy

Armored transport

  • HMMWV
  • G3937 Vodnik

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

  • LAV-25
  • BMP-2M

Mobile Anti-Air

  • LAV-AD
  • 9K22 Tunguska-M

Main Battle Tanks

  • M1 Abrams
  • T-90

Scout helicopters

  • AH-6J Littlebird
  • Z-11 W

Transport helicopters

  • UH-1Y Venom
  • KA-60 Kasatka

Attack helicopters

  • AH-1Z Super Cobra
  • MI-28 Havoc

Fighter jets

  • F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • SU-35BM Flanker-E

Attack jets

  • A-10 Thunderbolt
  • SU-39

Naval transport

  • RHIB

Amphibious assault

  • AAV-7A1

VEHICLE SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Coaxial MG
  • Coaxial HMG
  • Canister shells
  • Guided Shells
  • Zoom optics
  • Thermal optics
  • IR Smoke
  • Reactive armor
  • Maintenance
  • Belt speed
  • Thermal Camo
  • Auto Loader
  • Proximity scan
  • CITV station
  • ATGM launcher
  • APFSDS-T shells
  • Guided rockets
  • Air Radar
  • Heatseekers
  • Laser painter
  • TV missile
  • IR Flares
  • Extinguisher
  • ECM jammer
  • Rocket guidance system
  • Below radar
  • Guided missile
  • Beam scanning

As you can see, there is a LOT of customization available to players for weapons, soldier build, and vehicles. Though, once the game comes out, the top ranked specializations and weapons will soon be discovered and everything else might just be discarded.

Battlefield 3 will have plenty of unlocks and ribbons to go along with the abundance of weapons, guaranteeing that many players will at least attempt to experience the vast array of inventory DICE will make available.

Battlefield 3 releases October 25, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Source: Joystiq

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