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#1 13 years ago

I took a quick look in the search and found nothing. So the fh42 was one of the germans best weapons. It was semi auto and full auto. Unlike the fg42 you have now they also came with a 4 power scope. But the fg42 was only use by the german paratroppers. Just like the americans m3a1 greese gun was only given to the american airborne. So my real point to this is. Model a new fg42 with a scope. All the german paratropepr maps past 1944 should have then in as a pick up kit. As all the american airborne maps should have the greese gun past 1944. Like the invasion of france. Should has the greece gun and the fg42. Carentan should have fg42s and the m3. Most of the first battles in france were between the german paratroppers and the american airborne. The new bia eib is a great game. You fh devs need to buy it. They have a lot of good stuff in the game. Now you guys know i love the m1 garand rifle my fav gun. Bia eib has the best m1 garand model i have ever seen. Try to get it like that one in bia plz!




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#2 13 years ago

No, it wasn't. The FG42 had huge recoil, which limited the full auto fire just like it did for the M14's fully automatic setting.

The M3A1 was not only given to paratroopers, it was a full blown Thompson replacement, as it was faster and cheaper to make. Not to mention lighter and more reliable due to the simple stamped metal construction like the Sten, MP40, and PPs43.

No, it doesn't need the scope. They were not nearly accurate enough to actually snipe with. Furthermore, what Paratrooper maps in 1944? Most Fallschirmjaegers preferred MP40s and K98s to the FG42 anyways.




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#3 13 years ago

Plus only around 7,000 of both Mk.I and Mk.II were ever made. And by no means was it ever one of Germany's best weapons.




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#4 13 years ago

The Schmeisser, Sturmgewehr 44 I consider the best ones, the Machine Gewehr 42 also included.




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#5 13 years ago

Yeap, the STG44 would be the best infantry weapon the germans had.. imo.




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#6 13 years ago

Did the German army actually use any full size rifles, as the k98 are carbines? Also was the G43 any good in rl?




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#7 13 years ago

@ snotvod:

The K98 was a full service rifle. Although it is a carbine of the K98 used in WW1, it is a effectively a full length service rifle. World War 1 rifles were desgined for accuracy over massive distance, their barrels were very long which made them heavy and cumbersome to use. Therefore the K98 was shorterned to fit modern warfare.




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#8 13 years ago

The K98k is the short carbine version of the 1930's K98b carbine, itself based off the WW1 vintage K98a carbine, based off the G98 rifle.




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#9 13 years ago
NeumannThe Schmeisser, Sturmgewehr 44 I consider the best ones, the Machine Gewehr 42 also included.

This coming from the guy with a pic of a German soldier with a DP1928 in his sig ;)




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#10 13 years ago
snotvodDid the German army actually use any full size rifles, as the k98 are carbines? Also was the G43 any good in rl?

Most of the infantrymen that were given G43s eventually traded them in (read: stole) for Mauser K98s. So I guess they were not good enough. Knowing mid to late war German weapons, their unpopularity probably stemmed from reliability issues.