Battlefield: 1943

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Battlefield: 1943 (2009)


The following weapons were used in the videogame Battlefield: 1943:

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Overview

There are three classes in Battlefield: 1943: Rifleman, Infantry, and Scout. Weapon selection is very limited in 1943, with each class having only one set loadout and no alternate options, and the equivalent weapons of both teams being statistically identical.

Rifleman uses battle rifles, and have access to 3 rifle grenades, 2 hand grenades, and also a mounted bayonet. Infantry use submachine guns, and have access to an anti-tank rocket launcher as a secondary weapon, a wrench to repair friendly vehicles, and 2 hand grenades. Scout uses sniper rifles, and have access to a secondary pistol, dynamite bundles, and a melee weapon.

Hanguns

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is the sidearm of the American Scout. It is incorrectly portrayed as firing from an uncocked hammer, which stays uncocked even if first round has been fired or if the gun's slide has been pulled back while reloading.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
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Nambu Type 14 Pistol

The Nambu Type 14 Pistol is the sidearm of the Japanese Scout.

Early Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
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Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

The M1928 Thompson is the standard weapon for the American Infantry. It has a 30 round magazine.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
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Type 100

The Type 100 submachine gun is the standard weapon for the Japanese Infantry.

Type 100 - 8x22mm Nambu.
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Battle Rifles

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the standard weapon for the American Rifleman.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
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Type 5 Rifle (M1 Garand mock-up)

An M1 Garand modified to stand-in for the rare Japanese Type 5 Rifle copy of the Garand is the standard weapon for the Japanese Rifleman. It is clearly a modified version of the M1 Garand model, featuring the clip latch and M1 Garand-styled rear sight that the real Type 5 lacks. The differences between the models include modified iron sights, thicker wood furniture (especially around the trigger), different wood texture, and a Japanese Chrysanthemum Seal added to the receiver.

Being a remodeled weapon copy, its animations are completely identical to the M1 Garand, meaning uses the M1 Garand 8-round en-bloc clip instead of stripper clips it uses in real life.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Type 5 Garand Copy - 7.7x58mm
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Sniper Rifles

M1903 Springfield

The M1903 Springfield is the standard weapon for the American Scout.

M1903A1 Springfield sniper rifle fitted with a 7.8x Unertl scope - .30-06
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Karabiner 98

Due to budget and time restraints on EA's part, they could not model the Arisaka and instead gave the Japanese Scout Class Scoped Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k Sniper - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Launchers

M18 Recoilless Rifle

The M18 Recoilless Rifle is the secondary weapon for the Infantry classes.

M18 Recoilless Rifle - 57mm
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Grenades & Explosives

Mk 2 hand grenade

The Mk 2 hand grenade is the standard hand grenade of the USMC in the game. Usable by the Infantry and Rifleman classes. They both carry 2.

Mk2 Hand grenade

Type 97 Hand Grenade

Type 97 hand grenade is the standard hand grenade is the of the IJN in the game. Usable by the Infantry and Rifleman classes. They both carry 2.

Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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Dynamite

Dynamite bundles are usable by Scouts.

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Rifle Grenades

Rifle grenades are usable by Riflemen.

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Emplaced Weapons

40mm Bofors AA Gun

Bofors 40mm AA guns are useable by the player.

Bofors AA gun in a Boffin mounting - 40mm
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Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4 is found as the emplaced machine gun of both factions.

Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
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See Also

Battlefield Franchise
Main series Battlefield: 1942 (2002)  •  Battlefield: Vietnam (2004)  •  Battlefield 2 (2005)  •  Battlefield 3 (2011)  •  Battlefield 4 (2013)  •  Battlefield 1 (2016)  •  Battlefield V (2018)
Bad Company Series Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)  •  Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
Spin-Offs Battlefield: 1943 (2009)  •  Battlefield Hardline (2014)
Free-to-Play Spin-Offs Battlefield Heroes (2009)  •  Battlefield Play4Free (2011)
Third-Party Modifications Battlefield: 1918 (2003)  •  Forgotten Hope (2003)  •  Desert Combat (2003)  •  Forgotten Hope 2 (2005)  •  Project Reality (2005)  •  FinnWars (2006)  •  Project Reality: Falklands (2012)  •  Project Reality: Vietnam (2012)  •  Project Reality: Normandy (2013)



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