Forgotten Hope 2
Work In Progress
Forgotten Hope 2 is a modification for Battlefield 2. In the vein of Project Reality, it introduces new weapons, vehicles, factions and settings - in this case, the Second World War - as well as more realistic gameplay. It is the sequel to the 2003 Battlefield: 1942 modification, Forgotten Hope.
The following weapons appear in the video game Forgotten Hope 2:
The Colt M1911A1 is the main sidearm for the U.S. Army faction and a secondary sidearm for the British and Canadian factions. Unlike in Battlefield 2, where every class is issued a sidearm, only the Non-Commissioned Officers, Support Gunners, Sidearms and Antitank Infantry carry them in Forgotten Hope 2. Each faction are issued only three magazines, or eighteen rounds for the revolvers, and their short range and stopping power makes them only useful in desperate, close quarter situations. The weapon is merely referred to as the Colt M1911 in-game, dropping the A1 designation.
The Colt Military version of the M1917 Revolver is carried as a back-up weapon by U.S. Army Support Gunners. What appears to be a silver M1917 revolver also appears rarely in-game.
Webley Mk VI
The Webley Mk VI is the main sidearm for the Commonwealth faction (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) in-game.
Webley & Scott MkIII
The Webley & Scott MkIII flare pistol is issued to New Zealand LRDG Commandos in Operation Hyacinth. It fires a dull flare on a well-lit map and is no use against enemy soldiers, making it practically useless except as scenery. It is referred to as the No3 Mk1 Very.
The Browning Hi-Power, along with the Colt M1911A1, is carried by several classes of the British and Canadian factions. It is also used (although scarcely) by the German faction on occasion. A variant of the in-game Hi-Power, fitted with a stock, can be used by British classes on several maps.
The Tokarev TT-33 serves as the main sidearm of the Soviet and Finnish factions in-game.
The Walther P38 is the main sidearm for the German faction in-game.
The Sauer 38H is available in some maps as a sidearm for the German faction. Historically, the Sauer 38H was developed in Nazi Germany as a competitor for the Luger P08 and Walther P38, although the Sauer was mostly used by Police Officers whilst the Luger and Walther typically ended up amongst front-line troops.
The Beretta M1934 appears as the sidearm for the Italian faction. It is simply referred to as the Beretta 34 in-game.
The M1928 Thompson is used by Commonwealth factions in Greece, Crete and North Africa. It fires from both a 30-round stick and 50-round drum magazine, and can be selected to fire both at a semi and full automatic rate of fire. Out of all the submachine guns in the game, the Thompson's have the highest recoil.
The M1928A1 Thompson is used by the Commonwealth factions in Europe, as well as the US Army faction in North Africa. It fires from both the 30-round stick magazine and 50-round drum magazine, and at both semi and full automatic.
The M1A1 Thompson is used by the U.S. and Canadian faction. The British faction use it for the NCO class on some Normandy maps. It uses a 30-round stick magazine and, like the M1928, fires at both semi and full automatic.
M3 "Grease Gun"
Sten Mk II
The Sten Mk II is used by the British and Canadian factions in France.
Sten Mk IIS
The suppressed Sten Mk IIS is used by Royal Marine Commandos in Port en Bessin. It can be fired in semi or full automatic.
Sten Mk V
The Sten Mk V is used by British paratroopers. It can be fired in semi or fully automatic.
The PPSh-41 is the standard submachine gun of the Soviet faction. It can be fired in semi or fully automatic, and can be used with a 35-round stick magazine or a 71-round drum magazine.
The PPS-42 appears as a secondary submachine gun for the Soviet faction in Sammatus.
The PPS-43 appears as a secondary submachine gun for the Soviets.
The MP40 is used by the German faction. It was the standard submachine gun of Germany during World War 2.
Beretta Model 38A
The Beretta Model 38A is used by the Italian faction. Many were acquired by Nazi Germany and can be found on Normandy maps as an easter egg. It can be fired at both semi and full automatic.
The Suomi KP/-31 is used by the Finnish faction. It can be fired at both semi and fully automatic, and can fire from a 50 or 71-round magazine.
The M1903A1 Springfield rifle is the weapon for the U.S. Army Rangers Recon Class. It now also appears in the Tunisian campaign in the Recon and Engineer class. In some maps it can be fitted with a M1905 bayonet.
M1903A4 Springfield with Model 330 Weaver scope
The M1903A4 Springfield with Model 330 Weaver scope is the sniper rifle for the U.S. Army Faction. Unlike in Battlefield 2, where there is a default sniper class, sniper rifles in Forgotten Hope 2 function as an "Easter Egg", as they can be only picked up from odd locations in maps, such as the main base or recently captured spawn points.
The M1917 Enfield can occasionally be found as part of a U.S. Army Engineer Kit which can only be picked up as an "easter egg". This weapon substitutes demolitions for an ammunition box.
Unsurprisingly, the M1 Garand makes an appearance as the main service rifle of the U.S. Army Faction. Depending on the map it can be fitted with a sword or M7 bayonet and, on some maps, a rifle grenade launcher.
The M1 Carbine is primarily used by the U.S. Army Faction Engineer Class. It is animated with the buttstock twin magazine pouch. It is referred to as the .30Cal M1 Carbine.
The M1A1 Carbine appears in maps featuring the 101st Airborne Division. It is referred to as the .30Cal M1A1 Carbine.
The earliest model of the M1917 Enfield, the Pattern M1914, fitted with a telescopic sight, is used as a sniper rifle by Commonwealth forces in maps set in Greece, Crete and North Africa.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* is the main weapon of Commonwealth forces in Greece, Crete and North Africa. It can be fitted with a bayonet, and on some maps, a rifle grenade launcher. It is easily distinguished from the No.4 Mk.I* by it's stubbier shape, shorter muzzle and simplified, non-hooded iron sights.
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I
British and Canadian factions fighting in France use the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I. It can be fitted with a bayonet, and on some maps, a rifle grenade launcher. In contrast to the No.1 Mk.III*, it has an elongated sights and hooded, more accurate iron sights.
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T)
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) is used as a sniper rifle by British and Canadian forces in France.
Boys MK1 Anti-Tank Rifle
Commonwealth soldiers in Greece, Crete and North Africa use the Boys MK1 Anti-Tank Rifle. It needs to be deployed to fire.
The Mosin-Nagant M91/30 is the main weapon of the Soviet faction in-game. It can be fitted with a bayonet. A sniper variant fitted with a PU sight can be picked up as an "easter egg".
Mosin-Nagant M38 Carbine
The Mosin-Nagant M38 Carbine appears as a secondary weapon for the Soviets, especially used by engineers and NCOs. Unlike its full-size variant, it cannot be fitted with a bayonet.
Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine
The Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine appears as a secondary weapon for Soviet engineers and NCOs in maps set late in the war. It has a usable attached side-folding bayonet.
The Tokarev SVT-40 and its sniper variant only appear as pickup kits for the Soviet faction. The standard rifle can be fitted with a bayonet.
The PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle appears as a pickup kit for the Soviet faction. It is a one-shot rifle that needs to be deployed to fire.
The PTRS-41 is another pickup anti-tank rifle used by the Soviets. It also needs to be deployed to fire.
The Karabiner 98k is the main weapon of the German Army faction in-game. It can be fitted with a bayonet, and on some maps, a rifle grenade launcher. An interesting difference in models from maps set in North Africa and post D-Day Europe is the iron sights - the former maps feature the default V-shaped rear notch, whilst the latter have hooded front sights, making them more accurate. Two more models, respectively fitted with a 1.5x Zeiss ZF41 scope and a Zeiss ZF42 telescopic sight can be picked up as "easter eggs". The sniper rifle also has different front sights, depending on the map.
The Gewehr 43 makes an appearance in maps set post D-Day. One model with a ZF4 scope can be picked up as an "easter egg".
The FG 42 is used by the German Fallschirmjäger in the Purple Heart Lane and Saint-Lô maps, and also appears as an "easter egg" on other maps. One model is fitted with a Zeiss ZF4 scope. It can be fired at both semi and full automatic.
The VK-98 (VK standing for Volkssturmkarabiner) appears as an "Easter egg" kit in the Seelow Heights map: the weapon in game is single shot. In real life, the VK-98 (aka VG-5) was a "last-ditch") rifle produced by Steyr for German militia use, early versions from surplus Kar 98 parts with later guns using simplified and crudely-made components. Most known examples do have a functioning magazine, either a normal Kar 98 receiver or later a "blind" magazine without an external floorplate. The idea the VK-98 was single-shot is described by various sources such as modernfirearms.net and Small Arms of the World by W.H.B. Smith, and appears to be based on generalising the traits of the VK-98 from uncommon examples that had no magazine.
The Sturmgewehr 44 first appears as an "easter egg" weapon in maps set in post D-Day France. In maps set during the Battle of the Bulge, the StG-44 appears as a spawnable weapon for the German faction, and in Seelow Heights it can be used without a limit. One model is fitted with a Zeiss ZF4 scope. It can be fired at both semi and full automatic.
The Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 appears as a pickup kit for the Germans in the Seelow Heights map. In reality, the VG 1-5 was designed for the Volkssturm and actually used during the defense of Germany from the Allied forces.
The PzB-39 is used by German and Italian soldiers in Greece, Crete and North Africa. It must be deployed to fire.
The Carcano M91 is the main rifle for the Italian faction. It can be fitted with a bayonet.
Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle
The Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle is also issued to the Italian faction. Like the Carcano 91, it can be fitted with a bayonet.
The M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" is the main rifle for the Finnish faction.
M30 Luftwaffe Drilling
The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling can be found in-game as an "easter egg". It fires two 12 Gauge shotgun rounds and a single 9.3x74mmR rifle round.
Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun"
The Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" can be picked up and used by the US faction as an "easter egg".
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle is the main weapon for the U.S. Faction Support Class. It can be fired from the hip, but a deployable bipod can also be used for more stabilized firing and accuracy. The player has to be prone to use the bipod. Amusingly, in the map Ramelle-Neuville, a reference to the climatic battle of Saving Private Ryan, the B.A.R used by PFC Reiben (Edward Burns) in the film has been modeled for the game, with the bipod removed and the ability to fire at both the default 450 rpm and the increased 600 rpm used by Reiben in the film.
The Browning M1919A6 is used by the 101st Airborne Faction in Belgium. It has to be deployed to fire. It can also be found in stationary machine gun nests.
The Bren Mk1 is the main weapon for the Commonwealth support gunner class. It can be deployed on a bipod for more stable fire and accuracy, and fired at semi or full automatic. It can also be used in a tripod anti-aircraft stand, and is mounted on the Daimler Dingo Mk 1 and the Universal Carrier.
A portable version of the Lewis Gun, which has to be deployed in the prone position to be fired, is used by the support class of a New Zealand LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) in North Africa, as well as an "easter egg" on other maps. It is also mounted in machine gun nests and bunkers and on Chevy 30WCT jeeps alongside the Vickers Mk1, and in the hull of LCA (Landing Craft, Assault) transports. The aircraft Lewis Gun is mounted in the tailgunner seat of the Hawker Hardy light bomber.
The Degtyaryov DP-28 is the main weapon of the Soviet and Finnish machine gunner classes. It can be fired from the hip or from a deployed position for more stability, and in semi-auto or full-auto.
The Degtyaryov DT appears as an "easter egg" machine gun for the Soviet and Finnish factions. It can be fired from the hip or from a deployed position, and in semi or fully automatic. It is also mounted on Soviet and Finnish vehicles.
ZB26 Machine Gun
The ZB26 Machine Gun is carried by German soldiers in several Normandy maps. This is historically accurate, as the Wehrmacht was so impressed by the Czech machine gun they adopted it under the designation of MG26(t). It fires in either semi or full-automatic and can be deployed on a bipod.
The MG34 is carried by German Machine Gunners in the North African, Greece and Crete maps. Afterwards, it can be used mounted on the Lafette tripod with a 1.5x optical sight and in machine gun nests and bunkers. The Lafette is both in fixed positions and can be picked up as a deployable "easter egg". The MG34 is mounted on the front of the Sd.Kfz. 250/3 halftrack and the front and back of the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. C "Hanomag" halftrack, and coaxially on the SdKfz 222 armored car. The MG34 is also pintle-mounted on the SdKfz 231 armored car and the Panzer II Ausf. C and Ausf. F, Panzer III Ausf. J (early), Ausf. J (late), Ausf. L and Ausf. N, Panzer IV Ausf. F, Ausf. F2 and Ausf. H, Panther Ausf. A and Ausf. G and Tiger Ausf. E (early), Ausf. E (late) and Tiger II Ausf. B tanks and the Jagdpanther V and and on the turret of the Jagdpanzer 38(t), StuG 40 Ausf. G (early) and Ausf. G (late) and Stug IV assault guns.
The MG42 is used by German soldiers in France and Belgium. It has to be deployed to fire. It can be seen mounted in machine gun nests and bunkers, on the Lafette tripod with a 1.5x optical sight, and on the front and back of the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. D "Hanomag" halftrack, in the turret of the SdKfz 234/2 "Puma" armored car and on the turret of the Panther Ausf. A and Ausf. G tanks. The Lafette is both in fixed positions and can be picked up as a deployable "easter egg".
Breda Modello 30
The Breda Modello 30 is carried by Italian Machine Gunners. It has to be deployed to fire, and can operate in semi or full automatic: this is incorrect, the real gun is auto only.
The Lahti-Saloranta M/26 is found as an "easter egg" weapon for the Finnish faction. It can be fired from the hip or from a deployed position, and can operate in semi or fully automatic.
Emplaced Machine Guns
The Browning M1917 can be used by US forces as an "easter egg", deployed by throwing down the portable tripod. It is mounted on the Willys MB Jeep, the M3A1 Scout Car, the M3A1 Halftrack and the turret of the M3A1 Stuart.
The Browning M1919A4 can be picked up from US bases and depots as an "easter egg". It is deployed by throwing down the portable tripod, which sets up the gun in prone position on an M2 tripod. The M1919A4 is also mounted the turret of the M3 Stuart II, and M5A1 Stuart light tanks, and pintle-mounted in the the turret of the M3 Grant Mk 1 and M3 Lee, the hull of the Stuart "Recce" and the M8 Greyhound Armored Car, and coaxially on the M3A1 Stuart, M24 Chafee, the M4A1/M4A3 Sherman and the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, as well as the British M3 Stuart II, Sherman II, Sherman V and Sherman VC "Firefly".
The Browning M2HB is turret-mounted on the Willys MB Jeep, Stuart "Recce", M3A1 and M5A1 Halftrack, M8 Greyhound, Sherman V, the M4A3, M4A3(76)W, M4A3(105) Shermans, the M4A3E2(75) and M4A3E2(76) Sherman Jumbo tanks and the Archilles IIC, M10, M18 Hellcat and M36 Jackson tank destroyers. The M51 Quad Mounted System is also mounted at US bases and on the M16 MGMC (a Halftrack fitted with the M51). The maps set during the Tunisian campaign feature the M33 dual-50 anti-aircraft mount and the M13 MGMC (a Halftrack fitted with a M33). Several maps feature the M2HB on a stand in defensive positions.
Browning M2 Aircraft
The Browning M2 Aircraft is mounted on the Curtiss P-40E "Kittyhawk", the North American P51D "Mustang" and the Republic P47D "Thunderbolt", and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX.
Besa Machine Gun
The Besa Machine Gun is pintle-mounted on the Cruiser Mk IVA, Matilda Mk II, Valentine Mk II, Churchill Mk IV, Crusader Mk I and III and Cromwell IV tanks.
Browning Mk II
The Browning Mk II, the British copy of the AN/M2, is mounted on the Hawker Hurricane Mk I and Mk II D, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb and the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter Mk. IC.
The Hispano-Suiza HS.404 is mounted on the Hawker Hurricane Mk I and Mk II C, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb and Mk IX, the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter Mk. IC and the Hawker Typhoon Mk I B.
The Vickers Mk1 is used by Commonwealth forces in-game. It can be picked up and deployed into a stationary weapon via tripod, found mounted in machine gun nests or on Chevy 30WCT jeeps and the Universal Carrier.
Vickers .50 Machine Gun
The Vickers .50 Machine Gun is mounted on the Vickers Light Tank Mk VI B.
The Vickers K can be seen dual-mounted on Willys MB jeeps used by the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) in North Africa.
MG FF Cannon
The MG FF Cannon is mounted on the German Messerschmitt BF 109E-7 fighter.
The MG15, fitted with 75-round double drum magazines, is mounted in German bunkers as a light antiaircraft weapon, and on the tailgunner seat of the Junkers Ju-87B-2 "Stuka".
The MG17 is mounted on the Messerschmitt BF 109F-4 and 109F-7 fighter planes and the Junkers Ju-87B-2 and Ju-87D-1 "Stuka".
The MG81 is mounted on the tailgunner seat of the Junkers Ju-87D-1 "Stuka".
MG131 Machine Gun
The MG131 Machine Gun is mounted on the German Focke Wulf FW 190A-8 fighter.
MG 151/20 Cannon
The MG 151/20 Cannon is mounted on the Messerschmitt BF 109F-4 and German Focke Wulf FW 190A-8 fighter planes.
The ZB-53 is mounted on the Marder III tank destroyer under the designation of MG37(t).
Breda Modello 37
The Breda Modello 37 can be seen tripod mounted in-game. It is also bipod-mounted in Italian machine gun nests, and on the Camionetta 42 "Sahariana" scoutcar.
Breda Modello 38
The Breda Modello 38 is mounted coaxially on the Carro Armato L6/40 light tank and Fiat M11/39 and Carro Armato M13/40 medium tanks used by the Italian faction.
Breda-SAFAT Machine Gun
The Breda-SAFAT Machine Gun is mounted on the Italian Macchi C.200 Saetta and Macchi C.202 Folgore fighters.
M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher
The M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher can be mounted on the M1 Garand. It fires both an M9A1 Rifle Grenade and a Mk 2 Hand Grenade on an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter. Note that Forgotten Hope 2 actually depicts the correct procedure for using a rifle grenade: loading a dummy round in the chamber before firing.
The M1 Bazooka is used by the US faction in the Tunisian campaign.
The M1A1 Bazooka replaces the M1 for the maps set in Normandy.
The M9 Bazooka is used by the US faction for the maps set in Belgium.
The PIAT is used by the British and Canadian factions in Normandy.
The M1 Mortar is used by the American faction, firing both HE and Smoke rounds. It can be found in fixed emplacements. An "easter egg" mortar can be carried and deployed on the battlefield for better range.
Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar
The Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar is used by the Commonwealth factions, firing both HE and Smoke rounds. It can be found in fix emplacements or deployed on the battlefield.
Granatwerfer 34 Mortar
The Granatwerfer 34 Mortar is used by the German faction, firing both HE and Smoke rounds. It can be found in fix emplacements or deployed on the battlefield to improve range.