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snotvod

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#11 12 years ago

In the beginning of the BAR's active life (1918), the soldiers who had to use them were drilled to fire one shot every time the left foot hits the ground.




UH60BHPilot

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#12 12 years ago

Lol, so what are you saying? It should be coded to fire only when the gun bearer's left foot hits the ground?




snotvod

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#13 12 years ago

Exactly

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mach1muscle351

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#14 12 years ago
Hawk_345yes firering for the hip is inacurate, and anyway, the bar and bren were suport weapons made to be set on the ground and used like a heavy machinegun to provide covering fire to adavancing infantry or to hold offf attackers.

they werent MADE to be set on the ground and used like a heavy machine gun. They were made to have versitility Browning Automatic Rifle. They were most affective when well supported, but this goes along with all weapons with bipods. Your surface area to the enemy is immensly reduced and your bipod has your weapon supported. The .30 cal was ment to be fired from the ground like a heavy machine gun. Im not saying that it should be easy to use while standing because that can mess up the balance. But dont try to change the facts.




Fuzzy Bunny

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#15 12 years ago

Um, the BAR was designed as a squad support weapon, not as a rifle, despite what the name suggests. As such, it was designed to be fired in any way that worked, primarily from the bipod.

You're mistaking the design criterion of "marching weapon", meaning it was supposed to be taken along by squads of infantry moving between enemy positions more easily than machine guns of the time, for "firing on the move." The thing weighed almost 20 pounds when loaded; that's not a rifle you fire lightly and accurately while moving.

While firing on the move with the BAR 1918 is more plausible than with any other squad light auto weapon in FH2, it really was primarily used as a LMG.




Suckysniper

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#16 12 years ago

well think about it... there have been weapons designed for a way to shoot it... the Single Action Army was designed to be fired at hip level, the thompson was even designed after a broom (trench warfare {sweeping the trenches with a machine gun}). and if this little cup thing is put into the game, then when not in iron sight mode, just make the crosshairs split up slower




snotvod

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#17 12 years ago
FuzzyBunnyUm, the BAR was designed as a squad support weapon, not as a rifle, despite what the name suggests. As such, it was designed to be fired in any way that worked, primarily from the bipod. You're mistaking the design criterion of "marching weapon", meaning it was supposed to be taken along by squads of infantry moving between enemy positions more easily than machine guns of the time, for "firing on the move." The thing weighed almost 20 pounds when loaded; that's not a rifle you fire lightly and accurately while moving. While firing on the move with the BAR 1918 is more plausible than with any other squad light auto weapon in FH2, it really was primarily used as a LMG.

IIRC the first version of a BAR with a bipod was taken in service in the us army in 1938 or so. So thats 1938-1918= 20 years that this weapon was used without bipod. It was mainly used to give infantry squads more firepower. Dunno if that means the same as squad support weapon, but i guess not ;)




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#18 12 years ago

the BAR was designed in WWI as a squad support weapon so the person with it could walk through the muddy no-mans-land and fire as he was tudging through it




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