History Channel: Battle for the Pacific, The

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The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific
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Release Date: November 30, 2007
Developer: FUN Labs, Cauldron HQ
Publisher: Activision Value
Platforms: PC
Playstation 2
Playstation 3
XBOX 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter

The History Channel - Battle For The Pacific is set in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The campaign ranges from Guadalcanal to the Philippines to Iwo Jima. It's the sequel to the 2006 The History Channel: Civil War - A Nation Divided and History Channel Civil War: Secret Missions

There is also a PS2/Wii versions by different developers with different weapons and levels.

The following weapons appear in the video game The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific:



Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is your main sidearm through the game and on some levels is equipped with a suppressor, but it is very hard to see that.

M1911A1 - 45 ACP
Player holding M1911A1.
Out of ammo.
Player reloads M1911A1.
Player equipping the Silenced Colt (Wii version).
Player holding the Silenced Colt (Wii version).
Player aiming the Silenced Colt (Wii version).
Player reloading the Silenced Colt (Wii version).

Nambu Type 14

Nambu Type 14 pistols are seen in Japanese officers' holsters, but they never use it in the 360/PS3/PC versions, however they do use them in the PS2/Wii version.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1A1

The M1A1 Thompson is standard submachinegun of U.S Marine. This was the best weapon you could get at the time. Several U.S Marines also uses this gun.

M1A1 Thompson - 45 ACP
Player holding Thompson.
Player fires the Thompson.
Player reloads the Thompson.

Type 100

The 1944 model of the Type 100 submachine gun is used by the Japanese in the game. The gun is modeled with a straight magazine instead of an accurate curved one. It was first seen at Guadalcanal and used by the Japanese on many other levels.

Type 100 submachine gun with magazine removed - 8x22mm Nambu
Player holding his captured Type 100.
Player fires a Type 100.
Player reloads a Type 100.


Arisaka Type 38/Type 99

The Arisaka Type 38 was the rifle used by the Japanese on many levels. It is a simple easy to use the rifle and surprisingly, you never see it with a bayonet. While called in the game a Type 38, it is modeled off of the Type 99, other than the receiver markings which is modeled off of a Type 38. For some reason, it is common for video games to call it by the wrong type of to take parts of one gun and put it onto the other.

Arisaka Type 38 - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Arisaka Type 99 - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
Player holding the Arisaka.
Player chambers the Arisaka.
Player aims the Arisaka.
Player reloads the Arisaka.

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the weapon you start out with at Corregidor. This was the main rifle in the US Marine Corps.

M1 Garand . 30-06
Player holding an M1 Garand
Player follows his partner. M1 Garand is seen in his hands.
Player fires an M1 Garand at Japanese soldiers.
Player reloads a M1 Garand.

Springfield M1903

The M1903 Springfield is used as a sniper rifle on the Rescue mission to take out the Japanese snipers, but it is very hard to see that.

M1903A4 Springfield sniper variant . 30-06 with M84 scope


Winchester M1897 "Trench Gun"

The Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" Shotgun is first given to you at Guadalcanal. It is a very powerful short range weapon that will take out any enemy with a few shots.

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 Gauge
Winchester Model 1897 on a ground
Player pumps the shotgun.
Player aims the shotgun.
Player reloads the shotgun.
As the shotgun is being thrown to the ground suring a weapon switch you can see that it has a spare shell carrier installed on the stock.

Machine Guns

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle can be also used by the player. Especially in the last missions like Iwo Jima.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06

Nambu Type 96

The Type 96 light machine gun is used by the Japanese as a portable and mounted weapon.

Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Type 96 LMG on sandbags.


Mk 2 Hand Grenade

The Mk 2 hand grenade was the main grenade used by the U.S Marines, you can kill 1-6 Japanese soldiers with this grenade. You will use 20 grenades in the whole game.

Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Player throws the grenade.

Emplaced Weapons

Browning M1919A6

The Browning M1919A6 can be seen as a usable emplaced weapon.

Browning M1919A6 . 30-06
Browning M1919A6 on sandbags.
Player takes the Browning M1919A6.
Player prepare to fires Browning M1919A6.

Browning M2

The Browning M2 is mainly mounted on the patrol & PT boats and is mounted in several places on Corregidor. It can also be mounted in the Wake Island level.

Browning M2HBs in M45 Quadmount mounted on M51 Multiple Machine Gun Carriage - . 50 BMG
Browning M2 is straight ahead.
Player looking at Browning M2.
Player fires Browning M2 at a Japanese Zero.

Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun

Several Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Guns can be seen and destroyed through the campaign

Type 1 anti-tank gun at the US Army Museum in Honolulu - 47x285mm R

Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun

Japanese Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Guns can be seen in twin mountings in several missions. Its unusable for the player.

Type 96 twin AA mounting - 25x163mm
Type 96 AA Gun is straight ahead.
Type 96 AA Gun is seen on the right.
Type 96 AA Gun is seen on the left.

Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun

Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"s are armed with Type 97 Aircraft Machine Guns.

Type 97 aircraft machine gun - 7.7x56mm R

Type 99 Cannon

Type 99 cannons are also mounted on the "Zero"s.

Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB

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