Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is a first-person shooter developed by EA Los Angeles and is the second entry to be set chiefly in the Pacific Theater of World War 2 after Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. The game is based on films like Pearl Harbour, The Thin Red Line and Gung Ho!. The player takes control of young Private Tom Conlin and follows him from Pearl Harbour, to the Makin Island raid, Guadalcanal Island and finally to Tarawa Island.
The following weapons appear in the video game Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault:
The M1911A1 is available to the player at several times during the game. It is also seen as one of the two primary weapons of the squad's Corpsman. In-game, the M1911A1 is customized with bright wooden grips.
Nambu Type 14
Japanese officers and corpsman carry Nambu Type 14s as their sidearm and it's usable to the player periodically. It comes with an 8-round magazine but with slower rate of fire and damage.
Smith & Wesson Model 1917 Revolver
Marine Raiders in the early part of the war sometimes carry M1917 revolvers as their sidearm; the player character uses one during the first few missions as well.
In Basic Training, the M1928A1 Thompson appears with a 50 round drum. In the Pearl Harbor mission, the Thompson has a 30 round stick even though 30 round magazines weren't available until 1942 when the M1/M1A1 Thompson came out, and later in the game, it comes with a 50 round drum magazine again.
The 1944 model of the Type 100 submachine gun is available for the Japanese faction. So the first appearance of the Type 100/44 in the Makin Raid (1942) and later on Guadalcanal Island (1942/43) missions are anachronistically. Thereafter, it will be available in small numbers during the rest of the campaign.
The Reising M55 (which appears in-game with a 20 round magazine) makes its first appearance on Makin, and is available off a dead marine on Tarawa.
Arisaka Type 38
The majority of Japanese troopers use Arisaka Type 38s as their primary weapon. Like the Garand, it is never seen without a bayonet. It fires 6.5×50mm rounds from a 5-round stripper-clip. The rear sights automatically fold out when aiming the rifle.
Arisaka Type 44
A few Japanese troops are seen with Type 44 Carbines in a few levels, most notably near the end of the Tarawa level. It's heavier than the Type 38 and is always equipped with an unfolded bayonet.
Arisaka Type 97
The only Japanese rifle without a bayonet, the Type 97 is used in the Lunga River mission to take out snipers hidden in the trees. The Type 97 sniper rifle was basically an Arisaka Type 38 fitted with a side-mounted sniper scope. The difference between the Type 97 and the Type 38 is that the Type 97 has a very sluggish rate of fire, a lighter stock, and a side-mounted telescopic scope. One of the unique features of the Type 97 that also appears in-game is that the 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka the rifle fires has no muzzle flash due to the small cartridge and the length of the barrel, making it difficult to do counter-sniping activity with a sniper using this weapon.
Note: In-game, it is called a Type 97 sniper rifle, but the model shows that it's actually a Type 99 sniper rifle based off of the Type 99 short rifle in 7.7x58mm, not the Type 38 long rifle in 6.5x50mmSR. This is indicated by the anti-aircraft fold out wings on the rear sight and the full-length stock, both of which the Type 38 and Type 97 did not have.
Boys MKI Anti-Tank Rifle
The Boys Antitank Rifle appears in one of the missions near Henderson Airfield and on Tarawa Island. Since it is an Anti-Tank Rifle it has very high damage but it always has to be set up.
The M1 Carbine is commonly used by Allied troops.
The M1 Garand is first seen in a shack in Henderson Airfield and it's available for use on Guadalcanal and Tarawa. It is never seen without a bayonet.
The M1903 Springfield is used in Basic Training without a scope, and with a scope appears as "Springfield M1903/A5". It is the primary weapon of Willy Gaines, the squad's sniper. Available in Tarawa, can be found in one of the LVTs.
Remington Model 11
The Remington Model 11 is available to be used by the player on Tarawa, and is a hidden weapon on Makin. (hint: look in the downed pilot's plane)
The Browning M1919A4 first appears in Basic Training, then in the Bloody Ridge level, and on a hilltop on Guadalcanal. You later get to use the aircraft version in a dual mount during the "Flyboys" mission.
A Browning M2 is seen on the USS West Virginia.
Browning M2HB Watercooled
The Browning M2HB Watercooled is used in a mission to blow up torpedoes approaching a submarine and later used to shoot down Zero fighters attacking a PBY Catalina.
The PT boat you go into during the Pearl Harbor mission has dual-mounted Lewis guns.
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
Gunnery Sergeant Frank Minoso uses an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle in all of the missions in which he appears with a screw-on compensator. It is also used by the player, and it is noted that Frank has scratched "Minoso" on the buttstock.
The M1941 Johnson machine gun is usable only on the last stage of "Bloody Ridge," and only if you have the Director's Edition of the game (the Johnson is special content unique to that version of the game). It appears as a starting loadout in some of the missions.
Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun
The machine guns seen mounted on Japanese bunkers throughout the game are Type 92s.
A mobile Type 92 (a Japanese version of the Lewis Gun) appears as a mobile machine gun that can be carried around by machine gun crews and the player and placed on a large, even space on the ground.
Near the middle of the Tarawa level, you get to use Type 96 Light Machine Guns fitted with bayonets.
Most of the Japanese tanks have hull-mounted Type 97s.
M6 Anti-Tank mine
The American M6 Anti-Tank mine is available in the multiplayer.
Mk. II frag grenade
You start with some Mk. II frag grenades, the standard-issued grenades of the U.S. military during World War II, in almost every mission. In the training level, the Mk. II training grenade appears.
Type 93 Landmine
The Type 93 Landmine is available in the multiplayer.
Type 97 Hand Grenade
The Type 97 hand grenade is the standard grenade of Japanese Soldiers.
1.1"/75 caliber gun
Various 1.1"/75 caliber guns are mounted on the USS West Virginia. Appears as "US Quadmount AA".
2cm FlaK 38
A German 2cm FlaK 38 AA gun can be seen on the multiplayer map "Wake Island" (maybe taken from Medal of Honor: Allied Assault). It could be also the Japanese Type 2 20mm AA machine cannon, that is based on the German FlaK 38.
Some Bofors 40mm AA guns are seen on Henderson Airfield.
M116 75mm Pack Howitzer
The M116 75mm Pack Howitzer can be seen and used by the player during the singleplayer champaign.
M2 Mortars make their first appearance in the training level and appear again during the "Bloody Ridge" attack.
Type 88 75 mm AA gun
Some Type 88 75 mm AA gun must be destroyed in the last chapter of the Tarawa campaign.
Type 96 15 cm Howitzer
Various Type 96 15 cm howitzers can be seen in the singleplayer campaign and multiplayer maps. A single Japanese Type 96 15cm howitzer can be used in the singleplayer mission on Guadalcanal.
Type 96 AT/AA Gun
Throughout the campaign, some Type 96 AT/AA Guns can be seen and used.
Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun
Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"s are armed with Type 97 Aircraft Machine Guns.
Type 98 AA/AT
A Japanese Type 98 AA/AT is seen on the "Bougainville" multiplayer map.
Type 99 Cannon
Type 99 cannons are also mounted on the "Zero"s.
Type 99 Mortar
Type 99 Mortars appear as the primary weapon for Japanese mortar teams.