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Arisaka

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#31 14 years ago

also - development started in 1934/35 to find a new type of rifle that would replace the K98 as standard infantry weapon.

the requirements Haenel got in 1938 to develop the new rifle was: -Reliability in severe cold and desert conditions Simple mechanism Weight no greater than the standard infantry rifle Length, shorter than the infanry rifle Trajectory comparative to the rifle to approximately 600m Accurate semiautomatic fire to 400m Effective short burst fire to 400m Moderate rate of automatic fire (350-450) Controlled fire in full-automatic mode Provisions for mounting a grenade launcher

Another quote, same source: the Sturmgewehr 44, the original "Assault Rifle" was the first weapon with this classifictaion to see comba use. The German Army considered the StG 44 to be a complete success wherever it was employed.

-The German Assault Rifle 1935-1944, Peter R. Senich

Ingame it does not have the accuracy it should have - comparative accuracy up to 600m, in fact it is not very usefull at all at 200m, where an ordinary rifle is a sure kill. Comparative trajectory also means comparative power (how else to get the same trajectory, if the bullet is the same?)




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#32 14 years ago
GocadThe MP43/StG44 could be seen as an offshoot of the FG42, because it was realized that the 8x57mm IS was too powerful to be used in a selective-fire rifle. Thus a new rifle cartridge (the 7.92x33mm) was developed.

Plans for an infantry weapon firing an intermediate cartridge were well under way long before the design of the FG-42. The FG-42 was a specilist paratrooper rifle that was ordered as a private contract to by the Luftwaffe, the German army had NO involvement in the FG-42 design. However it was suggested that the FG-42 be chambered in the 7.92x33 round, but the Luftwaffe rejected the idea.




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#33 14 years ago
basPlans for an infantry weapon firing an intermediate cartridge were well under way long before the design of the FG-42. The FG-42 was a specilist paratrooper rifle that was ordered as a private contract to by the Luftwaffe, the German army had NO involvement in the FG-42 design. However it was suggested that the FG-42 be chambered in the 7.92x33 round, but the Luftwaffe rejected the idea.

Perhaps...but my point remains, the FG42 proved that the 8x57mm was not a good choice for an assault rifle. The reason why the sticked to the that round was on the one hand that the armed forces are usually ruled by traditionalists and second, that some thought that it would be logistic nightmare to have two different rounds in use within the infantry group.