M1918A2 Automatic Rifle

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M1918A2 Automatic Rifle
WPN 45.png
Type Machine Gun
Faction Us.png United States
Statistics
Damage 37.4
Damage Far 22
Rate of Fire 480 rpm
Near Range 65 m
Far Range 450 m
Upward Recoil 0.82°
Rightward Recoil -0.047°
Recoil Variance 0.1°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 20
Reload Time 4.1 s
Specifications
Class Restriction Infantry
Equipment Points Points 7.png
Credits Cost 117,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost 1,400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required Infantry Assault Infantry Assault
Requirement United States- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

The M1918 Automatic rifle is an American light machine gun used by the infantry. It uses an easily exchangeable magazine and has a high rate of fire. It is best used from a prone position.

History

The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (or BAR) is an American light machine gun introduced to boost the firepower of advancing infantry in World War I. It was designed by John Browning, and is chambered for the powerful .30-06 Springfield round. The weapon was introduced very late to World War I, but arrived in time to make a significant effect on the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, one of the final full frontal assaults to take place in the war.

The weapon found itself in the hands of American, British, and Canadian forces yet again in World War II, this time as the M1918A2. A bipod was added, the cooling systems were optimized, the handguard was shortened to make the weapon more compact. A fire rate select switch was added, allowing an operator to toggle between different fully automatic rates, and a carry handle was added to the front of the weapon. Over the course of the war, over 229,000 M1918A2s were produced. Due to the proliferation of German automatic weapons, the M1918 was so desired by US units that suppliers could not make them quickly enough to meet demand.

Gameplay

The BAR is a very strong defensive weapon, combining high rate of fire with good damage, and can mow down large squads of enemies in seconds. Its long length, low hipfire accuracy, and inability to fire while jogging makes the BAR an awkward choice in close quarter combat. Burst fire is advised at longer ranges. It is identical to the Browning M1919 in damage, but reloads quicker and fires fewer rounds between reloads. Modding options for the M1918 are severely limited, like the MG34. The only down side of the BAR is the 20 round magazine, but overall the rifle is potent weapon is the hands of any intermediate or professional.

M1918 BAR Stats.png

Pros

  • Powerful: Shoveling out .30-06’s is enough to knock any enemy down. Think of it as a fully automatic M1 Garand.
  • Covering Fire: The BAR has a distinctive sound and a quick rate of fire. Just slow enough to keep the enemy’s heads down and keep them there until your friendlies can get in behind them.
  • Accuracy: This rifle has no match at mid-range. Try to fire in small bursts or single shots at longer ranges.
  • Selective Fire You can decide whether full automatic for close range or semi automatic for longer ranges.
  • Distinctive sound The M1918A2 Automatic Rifle actually has the same sound effect as the Karabiner 98 Kurz, so using semi-auto fire and shooting single shots while playing against the Germans may fool them.

Cons

  • Equipment Points: A heavy weapon with heavy rounds means many equipment points to be surrendered to this weapon.
  • Close Combat: The length of the barrel can become a fallback when navigating in close quarters. The Rifle has a tendency to wave around if not stationary for a few seconds.
  • Small Ammo Capacity: Despite the damage of the weapon, keep your eye on how much ammunition is left in your clip. The BAR has a magazine with 20 rounds in it. It is recommended to reload the weapon whenever the chance is available.
  • Relatively low rate of fire: it will get outperformed by SMG's in close combat.

Tips

  • You can walk or crouch to hipfire while moving. Very useful when approaching corners or inside buildings.
  • Your accuracy increases substantially if you crouch or go prone.
  • Always fire from cover, and be mindful of enemy positions. Your gunfire and tracers make you a prime target for snipers.
  • Coordinate with teammates! This machine gun shines on the battlefield when supported by friendly units.
  • This weapon functions better in defensive roles or as fire support for offensive units.
  • Use suppression, or covering fire. Spraying at enemies in defensive positions will force them into hiding, allowing your allies to move up.
  • It is advisable to carry anti-personnel mines or frag grenades to help defend your position.
  • Carrying a pistol can save your life while you are reloading your M1918A2 BAR.

Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: M1918 Automatic Rifle
SP M1918.png M1918 Automatic Rifle Specialist
Using the M1918 Automatic Rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Black Hornet
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Heavy Bolt
Match, M72
Heavy Spring
Chrome Lined Barrel
Field Adjusted Sights
Lightened Spring
Bertie Clay MkIII (h)


Modifications[edit | edit source]

3-Hit Accuracy Build
Part Modification
Ammunition Match M72
Trigger Field Trigger Job
Barrel None
Internal Lightened Spring
Sight Field Adjusted Sight
Other Equipment Pistol/Knife as sidearm
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build will allow you to 3-hit Kill Heavy Set Gold to the Torso at 600rpm. Bear in mind that this build will run you out of ammo very quickly.
Comments:
  • A very good build is: M1918 with 1 pouch, M1917 with 0 pouches and H3. Hoarder badge gives 3 extra mags for 1918 AND 2 extra mags for 1917!

Pros:

  • High Damage - 3 Hit Kill Heavy Set Gold
  • Very accurate (the most accurate LMG in the game)

Cons:

  • High RPM and low mag size. A sidearm is recommended.
  • Hard to control when firing rapidly.
Automatic Rifle build
Part Modification
Ammunition M72, Match
Trigger None
Barrel Chrome Lined or None
Internal None
Sight Field Adjusted Sight
Other Equipment Pistol/Melee weapon is recommended.
Recommended Badge Dead Eye Gold
Description
This build attempts to balance the M1918's accuracy, three hit kill abilities and automatic/burst-firing at ranges of up to 20-30 meters.
Comments:
  • It is possible to swap Dead Eye Gold for other badges, but I recomment Dead Eye because it will ensure a faster reset of sights when firing in short bursts or semi-atomatically, which will be your primary way of dealing damage at longer distances. Since you will mostly be competing with 2-shot-kill rifles at those range, potentially even ones that are equipped with scopes which the M1918 cannot equip, this badge will give you a much needed advantage.

Pros:

  • High Damage - 3 Hit Kill Heavy Set Gold
  • Very accurate (the most accurate LMG in the game)

Cons:

  • Somewhat difficult to control while firing automatically.
  • Somewhat low magazine size.

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