M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

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M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle"
Type automatic Rifle
Caliber .30-06 cal
Feed System 20-round detachable box magazine
Muzzle Velocity 860 m/s
Maximum Effective Range 1,372m


In 1917 designer John Browning saw the need for a lighter machine gun capable of keeping up with assaulting infantry. The result of his work was the Browning automatic rifle (BAR). The BAR was only officially adopted in US service in the late 1930s. It also had significant overseas sales. Belgium and Poland both produced copies. This meant that the BAR saw action right from the beginning of the Second World War. The BAR gave good service during the war and continued in US service until the late 50s early 60s.

Game Play

The BAR is available from tier 3 when the US forces enter the game. The BAR is quite divisive in the allied player base. Allies either love it or hate it. It can be wildly inaccurate at close ranges when the bipod is comes with is not deployed. It is very effective when it has the bipod deployed, highly accurate with a high rate of fire. Perfect for cutting an AB and a route to a CP. However since it only has a 20 round magazine it uses up lots of ammo quickly.

The one real advantage the BAR has is that it loaded with AP ammo. These means that it can pierce the armour of the 232 armoured car and the Panzer2c at close range. Use this to you advantage it comes in handy to clear a camped spawn depot of mobile spawn.

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