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MR.X`

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#1 15 years ago

A few weapons that could be added for the Soviets.

PPs 43 Caliber: 7.62x25mm Tokarev Rate of Fire: ~700 RPM Magazine capacity: 35 rounds Effective Range: 200 meters

Designed in 1942, the PPs43s main mission was to provide an automatic weapon to speciality units. The Red Army would equip their tankers, paratroopers, and recon units with this weapon due to the fact that the PPSh41 was too large and heavy for the job. About 500,000 units were shipped into service by 1943 to all types of soldiers. By the end of the war, this weapons was being sold to pro-Soviet nations throughout the world.

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PPD-34 Caliber: 7.62x25mm Tokarev Rate of Fire: 900 RPM Magazine Capacity: 25 round box, and 71 round drum for later PPD 38s and PPD 40s. This firearm was designed by Fedor Degtyarov in 1934, based off of more popular German designs. This weapon was made in small numbers, however, and mostly used by either forces on the Finnish front, NKVD officers, or rear guard. This would be a great weapons to use of early war maps were ever introduced. PPD 40 ppd1.jpg

RPD44 A late war machine gun, it would replace the DP1928 on many maps. Not many served in WW2, but enough to warrent its placement in FH. It fired from a belt fed drum magazine like most modern machineguns. It can be said to be the ancestor of all modern machineguns. It had a high rate of fire and was moderatly accurate, but no match for an MG42.

Just for those of you who are whining about the PPSh41 still, here is a little bit for you to read: "The main advantage of the PPSch-41 was bigger effective range (when compared to both Allies and Axis submachineguns of that era). It also was accurate enough and reliable. The main drawbacks were: heavy weight, lenght (too big for trench combat or for mobile operations) and the fact that the gun was sometimes prone (especially when weared enough) to unintended fire when dropped."




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#2 15 years ago

Would that RPD44 be the RPD from BFV? Love that gun (well, before 1.2 came out anyway)




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#3 15 years ago

One and the same. Also featured in Rainbow Six 3.




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#4 15 years ago

the RPD was not used untill the 1950's.




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#5 15 years ago

No... Maybe you are thinking of the PK or later RPDs, but the "44" in RPD44 means it entered service in 1944.

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#6 15 years ago

No, it means it was developed.




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#7 15 years ago
'[11PzG USMA2010'] RPD44 A late war machine gun, it would replace the DP1928 on many maps. Not many served in WW2, but enough to warrent its placement in FH. It fired from a belt fed drum magazine like most modern machineguns. It can be said to be the ancestor of all modern machineguns. It had a high rate of fire and was moderatly accurate, but no match for an MG42.

how can you say that, when you even state that it was no match for the MG42, which is still in use today (MG3)? :)




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#8 15 years ago
MihailNo, it means it was developed.

ak47 was developed in 46, MP43 was under development in 42.

G98 was accepted in 1898, MG42 was accepted in 1942, and so on, and so on. it was developed before the year in the name. it did perhaps not enter service in numbers in the year named, but it was accepted according to specifications, and production could start.




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#9 15 years ago

FG42 entered service in 1944.....

Anyway, according to my sources the RPD was developed 1944, but entered regular service only just in 1953. I guess this is based mainly on logistics, since the RPD fires the same 7.63x39 the AK uses, while most WWII weapons use different ammo.




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#10 15 years ago

Major HartmannFG42 entered service in 1944.....

Anyway, according to my sources the RPD was developed 1944, but entered regular service only just in 1953. I guess this is based mainly on logistics, since the RPD fires the same 7.63x39 the AK uses, while most WWII weapons use different ammo.

but it was accepted in 42, right? production was just postponed.

it was in development since what.... mid/late-thirties?