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The following weapons appear in the computer game Steel Beasts:
NOTE: This article reflects the latest commercially-available version of the game, Steel Beasts Professional Personal Edition.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun appears mounted on M1, M1A1, & M1A2 Abrams tanks, M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, and Humvees. On the the original and A1 versions of the Abrams, the M2HB is on a powered mount operated from the Commander's station inside the turret known as the Commander's Weapon Station, enabling the Tank Commander to aim and fire the .50 cal without having to expose himself to hostile fire. The other vehicles however use manually-operated M2HB's.
M240 Machine Gun
The M240 machine gun appears mounted on M1, M1A1, & M1A2 Abrams as a secondary machine gun to the heavier M2HB Browning with an M240D mounted at the Loader's hatch atop the turret and an M240C in a 'coaxial' mount parallel to the main 120mm gun, though only the latter of the two is useable as the player can only man the Gunner, Tank Commander, and Driver's stations in the Abrams. The M240C also appears as a coaxial weapon on M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and M60A3 Patton tanks. The M240D also serves as defensive armament on NPC UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
MG3A1 Machine Gun
the German-built Leopard 2 tanks in the game come equipped with MG3A1 machine guns as their equivalent to the M240's on the American Abrams. Just like the Abrams, only the Gunner's coaxial MG3A1 can actually be used.
Heckler & Koch G36V
The computer-controlled infantry can be seen carrying Heckler & Koch G36V rifles as their main weapons.
NSV Heavy Machine Gun
The NSV heavy machine gun appears mounted on the Commander's hatches of Soviet-made T-72 tanks in the game, while T-64, T-80, and T-90 tanks are equipped with the NSVT variant.
Soviet infantry in the game can be seen carrying AK-74 rifles as their weapons.
PKT Machine Gun
Nearly all Soviet-made vehicles in the game come equipped with a PKT machine gun, the vehicle-mounted version of the PK machine gun. It is typically employed as a coaxial weapon, though the MT-LB armored personnel carrier uses it as its' primary weapon in a small turret atop the hull.
KPVT Heavy Machine Gun
The BTR-80 armored personnel carrier and BRDM-2 scout vehicle in the game come equipped with a turret-mounted KPVT heavy machine gun, the vehicle-mounted version of the KPV heavy machine gun as thier primary armament.
The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile launcher appears mounted on several U.S. vehicles, including the M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, M901 Improved TOW Vehicle, and Humvees as well as the German Wiesel AWC. The M901 and Bradley have twin TOW launchers; the Bradley's mounted on the side of the turret that folds down against the turret when the vehicle is moving while the M901 has a large turret that folds down onto the top of the hull when the vehicle is on the move.
The MILAN appears in the game as the secondary armament on Marder IFV's, and has similar capabilities to the TOW mentioned above, though can only fire once before having to be reloaded, unlike the Bradley's twin launcher system.
The AT-3 Sagger appears in the game as the secondary armament on BMP-1 IFV's, serving as the counterpart to the TOW and MILAN on the American and German IFV's, the launcher mounted atop the 73mm main gun.
The AT-5 Spandrel appears in the game as the secondary armament on the BMP-2 & BMD-2 IFV's and the sole armament on the 9P148 anti-armor vehicle. The BMP-2 & BMD-2 mount a single launcher tube on the turret roof, while the 9P148 has a 5-tube launcher rack mounted on top of the vehicle.
M242 Bushmaster Chaingun
In addition to the TOW missiles mentioned above, the M2A2 Bradley IFV's are also armed with an M242 Bushmaster chaingun as their primary weapon, which can fire High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) or sabot ammo. Unlike the TOW launcher, the Bushmaster can be fired while the Bradley is on the move, using a computerized fire-control system to ensure accuracy regardless of vehicle or target movement.
The Shipunov 2A42 appears in the game as the primary armament of the BMP-2 and BMD-2 IFV's, and as secondary armament on the BMP-3 IFV, acting as the counter to the Bushmaster on the American Bradley and thus has the same capabilities, with the exception of a larger caliber and higher rate of fire.
The GIAT 30 appears in the game as the secondary armament on NPC Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters.
M230 Chain Gun
The M230 chain gun appears in the game as the secondary armament on NPC AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
The Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B appears in the game as the secondary armament on NPC Mi-24V Hind-E attack helicopters.
M85 Heavy Machine Gun
The M85 heavy machine gun appears in the game as the secondary armament of the M60A3 Patton tank, mounted in the Commander's cupola.
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
The DShK heavy machine gun appears in the game as the secondary armament of Soviet-made T-55 tanks, mounted at the Commander's hatch.
SGMT Machine Gun
The SGMT machine gun appears in the game as another secondary weapon on the T-55 tank, mounted coaxially next to the main gun.