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MSPfc Doc DuFresne

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#1 10 years ago

A little while back I was surprised by a forum member who posed an innocent looking question about why something happened the way it did, and thus exposed a lack of knowledge about firearms. I have no idea how many people here may be lacking in pertinent knowledge concerning bullets, machine guns, etc., but since this a historically accurate mod concerned heavily with guns, I figured I would help whoever of you don't know something along these lines out. The website How Stuff Works has some easy to understand explanations along these lines, along with extremely useful animations(if a picture tells a thousand words, how many does an animation contain?). Sorry for posting links to another site, but they really explain it much better than I ever could, and since the explanations are already there...:

Revolvers: HowStuffWorks "How Revolvers Work" Machine Guns: HowStuffWorks "How Machine Guns Work" RPGs(and Panzerfausts): HowStuffWorks "How Rocket-Propelled Grenades Work" Bulletproof Glass: HowStuffWorks "How does "bulletproof" glass work?" Shotguns: HowStuffWorks "How Shotguns Work" Silencers: HowStuffWorks "How does a gun silencer work?" Landmines: HowStuffWorks "How Landmines Work" Grenades: HowStuffWorks "How Grenades Work" Napalm(flamethrowers and firebombings): HowStuffWorks "How Napalm Works" Camouflage: HowStuffWorks "How Military Camouflage Works" Various WW2 Planes: HowStuffWorks "World War II Planes Channel" Gas Masks: HowStuffWorks "How Gas Masks Work"

Not That I mean to advertise for them, but this is the only way I ever figured out how a grenade's mechanism works.




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#2 10 years ago

Good luck. I've tried many times explaining the difference between a "clip" and a "magazine" and nothing has changed. Which amazes me being that Fh2 is a historical accuracy mod...




Lobo

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#3 10 years ago

We know the diference between a "clip" and a "magazine" but we fail in purpose to see McGibs really worked up, it's really funny, he goes nuts




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#4 10 years ago

I wanna know how the Never-Emptying Magazine works. You know, those mags with endless rounds we see in movies. I particularly want to get my hands on the ones they used in Where Eagles Dare.




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#5 10 years ago

I want the Time traveling Bell Model 47, as well as the Flakvierling 38 that can apparently see and shoot through walls, as its placement at the bottom of a courtyard would indicate.




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#6 10 years ago
Lobo;4755131We know the diference between a "clip" and a "magazine" but we fail in purpose to see McGibs really worked up, it's really funny, he goes nuts

Yes Lobo I know some of us do. Most of us do... but there is always someone :mad:...




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#7 10 years ago
jumjum;4755155I wanna know how the Never-Emptying Magazine works. You know, those mags with endless rounds we see in movies. I particularly want to get my hands on the ones they used in Where Eagles Dare.

Ah yes, the Clint Eastwood dual wielding MP40 kit. Along with unlimited TNT, which has options for either a time fuse or a tripwire. In addition, there's no need for bandages anymore! You become too impossibly laggy to hit when you pick up this ultimate kit, and on the off chance a commander arty strike does get you, just wrap a bandage around your left hand and your body (now in two halves) works again. This kit is also particularly potent as it makes n0Obs who can't hear someone getting shot join the server, infuriating the General and making the skilled enemies leave.




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#8 10 years ago

Unfortunately I find How stuff works to usually be misleading, slightly wrong or not in depth enough. I used to Always go to them for answers but once I realized that they oversimplified things (Especially weapons) I went one a trilingual trek through the knowledge that is hidden from clear view.




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#9 10 years ago

How the M-1 Garand works. M-1 Feeding Animation

I found this site about six months ago but I forgot to bookmark it. After diligently searching through my self addressed emails I found the link. The site is in German. The two most notable ones are the MG42 type recoil operated, roller locking mechanism, and the CETME/G3/MP5 delayed roller mechanism. Often times people confuse the two. The barrel on the MG42 moves a short distance, the CETME/G3/MP5 has a fixed barrel.

Waffeninfo.net *** Verschlußsysteme

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The StG-44 and the SKS both utilized a tilting breech block design. Anyone insinuating that the AK borrowed anything else beyond the stamped construction and intermediate cartridge philosophy of the StG-44 would benefit from knowing the truth. The AK was based in part on the Garand and the Remington Model 8, with the rotating bolt of the former and the large external safety lever and fire control mechanism of the later.)

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Rotating bolt mechanism, as employed in more or less the same way on the M-1 Garand and the AK-47 rotboltani.gif




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#10 10 years ago
Sire_Apple;4755195Yes Lobo I know some of us do. Most of us do... but there is always someone :mad:...

A clip is how you attach your magazine to your belt! =p

*runs*