FR Inf Rifle Semi MAS40

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FSE MAS Mle 1940
Specifications
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Caliber 7.5×54mm French
Feed System 5-round internal clip
Muzzle Velocity
Maximum Effective Range

History

The MAS 36 was intended to be nothing but a stop-gap for the French army as they worked their way towards producing a semi-automatic rifle. The prototype result was the MAS40. The MAS40 was extremely reliable, and could sustain nearly twice the rate of fire of the contemporary MAS36. However very few were produced before the fall of France and it did not see widespread use. Despite this the MAS40 was proven to be a good design and evolved into the MAS49 which became the standard issue rifle of the French army until the 1970s.


Gameplay

The MAS40 is available from tier 0 in very limited numbers to begin with. Numbers increase as the tiers progress. The MAS40 is an accurate weapon, with a high rate of fire, it is perfectly suited to rifle battles around FB or in the approaches to town. It does have one major drawback. Its magazine capacity is only 5 rounds and with its high rate of fire it burns through quickly. You should be aware of how many rounds you have left particularly in later tiers when facing German semi-automatic rifles, remember their magazine capacity is double that of your rifle.


See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1 Garand · M1A1 Thompson · M3A1 Grease Gun · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · LG 50 mm mortar · M1911 Colt · M9 Bazooka

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · sten Mk II · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · 2 inch mortar · Webley Pistol · PIAT

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · Fusil MAS mle 1940 · Fusil mle 1886 M93 "Lebel · MAS.38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · LG 50 mm mortar · Pistolet mle 1935S · M9 Bazooka

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k· Gewehr 43 · Gewehr 41 · FG42 · STG44 · MP-40 · MP34 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Granatwerfer 36 · Luger P08 · Panzerschreck 54

Italian Weapons

Beretta Model 38 · Carcano Modello 1891

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge