UK Inf Rifle Semi Garand

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M1 "Garand"
Specifications
Type Semi-automatic Rifle
Caliber .30-06 cal
Feed System 8 Round en bloc Box Magazine
Muzzle Velocity 800m/s
Maximum Effective Range 500m

History

The M1 was introduced into Service in 1936 to replace the Springfield m1903. As semi-automatic rifle it truly was a game changer, now instead of working a bolt the infantry man could fire as quickly as he could physically pull the trigger. The M1 was the standard issue rifle to US force through WW2 until 1958. It could also be found the armouries of various allies across the globe. Britain received 38,000 M1 through lease-lend, almost all where issues to the Home Guard but some appear to have issued by commando units. General George S. Patton called it "the greatest implement of battle ever devised."

Game Play

The M1 appears in game during tier 3. It is the standard issue rifle to the US armed forces in the game. It also used to equip US combat engineers, a small amount are made available to British troops as well. The M1 is a hard hitting accurate rifle that is easy to aim and accurate at range. It is perfectly suited to the rifle battle you can find around FBs and on the edges of towns. It can also be useful in a CP if you are quick enough.






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