Here is some interesting info on this guni discovered while playing the Meuse River mod: http://www.yotor.com/wiki/en/fg/FG42.htm That sucker sure is loud to fire -apparently it shot a big gout of flame as well.
"All FG42 rifles were also equipped with high-powered rifle scopes" Well that's something the devs would never accept
Why would they put a scope on something with this description: "a large ball of flame was produced on each shot, so it would not serve well as any sort of a sniper rifle." Ah well, you could ask the same about the Japs with their model 96.
Interesting info. I disagree with the author's statement that the FG-42 was the progenitor of the American M-60, apparently based on the fact both had a pistol grip (!). The 60 was a direct descendant of the MG-42 ( except not nearly as well-designed or -engineered). On a sidenote. Not to offend, but Cpt Butterpants, your handle just creeps me out. It's just so....wrong. Of course, this comes from a guy whose username sounds like a favorite stuffed toy. Still....
snotvodAh well, you could ask the same about the Japs with their model 96.
But it has pink tracer rounds! Just for that everyone should like it. No but actually it was a decent weapon in real life, and i really like it in FH. Very accurate and amazingly powerful for the small bullet size.
D-Fens"All FG42 rifles were also equipped with high-powered rifle scopes" Well that's something the devs would never accept
No... Not all had scopes, and the scopes were not high powered.
What exactly makes a scope high powered? Isn't it abit stupid to say "High Powered scope" when really it's just higher magnification. And "High Power" scopes wouldn't be good since you can't really adjust magnification in the middle of the battlefield without re-aligning your weapon. a 100x scope isn't feasable on a battlefield. Often scopes aren't even feasable at all.
The trigger/grip combo on that second pic USMA posted looks like it'd be a bit difficult to hold...
It doesnt look difficult to hold on all of the examples? I always thought it looked like a terribly ackward weapon, which must have a nasty tendency to lean to the left.
USMA2010It doesnt look difficult to hold on all of the examples? I always thought it looked like a terribly ackward weapon, which must have a nasty tendency to lean to the left.
Absolutely. I've always thought the side-mount mag meant the gun was overweighted a couple of pounds to the left. Imagine actually aiming on. You'd have to bend and raise your wrist, and either your elbow or shoulder would have to come up. And then you'd have to keep it from spinning left in your hands becasue of the overbalance of the mag. Of course the FG-42 was "well-received" by fsmjg-ers: their only choice for a personal weapon at the time was the K-98 (bolt-action), or the MP-40 (short range and underpowered). FG-42 gave them a completely different option.