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The VLA Special Assault Rifle is an assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


The weapon is based on the Vintar noiseless sniper rifle, but it has a folding butt, can fire bursts and has a larger magazine. It was originally designed for special forces operating in conditions demanding noiseless and flameless fire.
- Inventory description

Overview

  • In-built, non-detachable, silencer.
  • Can be equipped with a scope resp. all Warsaw Pact scopes.
  • In v1.4005 and v1.4007 the option to attach a scope was removed.
  • Has a unique variant, the Sniper VLA, with the option to attach a scope (v1.4005) resp. a permanently attached scope (v1.4007)

Upgrades

Lost Alpha

Developer's Cut

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 1.png Polymer parts The once outlandish idea of substituting metal parts with polymer is now quite commonplace.
2000 RU

Reliability +15%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 2.png Rollback moderator Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
2800 RU

Recoil -15%

1D Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 3.png Self sealing barrel A special mechanism that seals the barrel when firing, maximizing internal pressure.
2800 RU

Bullet velocity +20%

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 4.png Speed loader A more convenient magazine loading mechanism, mobile parts allow for faster reloading.
3600 RU

Rate of fire +20% (+15% in v1.4007)

1F Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 5.png Stop drive A synthetic part installed behind the end of the step slide compresses it to increase accuracy.
3600 RU

Accuracy +25%

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 6.png Pneumatic compensator A pneumatic compensator offsets the recoil of automatic firing.
2200 RU

Recoil -10%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

2C Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 7.png Ergonomic butt A progressive butt, which takes into account the structural features of the human body.
2800 RU

Handling +20%

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 8.png Sliding counterbalance Installing a mobile component in the stock reduces recoil.
3700 RU

Handling +30%

2F Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 9.png Gas buffer recoil bolt group When firing, the propellant gas is discharged from the barrel into the cavity behind the slide, ensuring smooth rollback.
3700 RU

Recoil -20%

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 10.png Strong return spring Reinforced springs increase the muzzle velocity.
2000 RU

Bullet velocity +15%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 11.png Return mechanism protective coating A protective coating increases the reliability, and most importantly, further isolates the receiver from the environment.
2800 RU

Reliability +20%

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 12.png Balancing parts Polymer parts which rigidly fix spring trajectory, reducing the sway.
2800 RU

Accuracy +20%

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 13.png Lock gas amplification The lock's speed is amplified through the use of powder gases and a modified closing mechanism, significantly increasing the rate of fire.
3600 RU

Rate of fire +20% (+15% in v1.4007)

3F Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 14.png Lock sealing couplings Sealing couplings help increase the pressure in the barrel and the muzzle velocity.
3600 RU

Bullet velocity +30%

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 15.png Accelerated refire rate Despite its name, it replaces the regular bolt with an exposed bolt system: it should provide a higher rate of fire.
2200 RU

Rate of fire +10%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 16.png Slide protective coating A protective coating increases the tightness of the receiver box, which positively affects reliability.
2800 RU

Reliability +20%

4E Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 17.png Semi free roller locking system A roller locking system increases accuracy.
3600 RU

Accuracy +25%

4F Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 18.png Incident slide This slide slides along the stem, preventing the muzzle from climbing when firing.
3600 RU

Recoil -20%

5A Ui inGame2 upgrade SA Lavina 19.png Expanded magazine Change standard magazines for larger ones.
5600 (-v1.4005) / 3300 (v1.4007) RU

Mag. size +10


Notes

  • Does not need to be upgraded in order to equip the scope attachment.
  • The v1.4007 PRM Weapons Pack reintroduces the option to attach a scope.

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