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Forgotten Hope 2 (2007)

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. Like its predecessor, Forgotten Hope 2 focuses on portraying many different battles of World War II as accurately as possible, paying special attention to the scale of the maps, the belligerent units and the weapons they used historically.

The following weapons appear in the video game Forgotten Hope 2:

Sidearms

Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is the main sidearm for the US Army faction. It also appears in the hands of the Free French, British and Canadian factions, being a standard sidearm for specialised British units, such as the Commandos or the Paratroopers. Unlike in Battlefield 2, where every class is issued a sidearm, only the non-commissioned officers, support gunners, snipers, pilots, commando units, tank crews and anti-tank infantry carry them in Forgotten Hope 2. Each faction is only issued three magazines, or eighteen rounds in the case of the revolvers, and their short range and stopping power makes them only useful in desperate, close quarter situations.

World War II-issued Colt M1911A1 pistol - .45 ACP
An officially released render of the Colt M1911A1, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
The player character draws his M1911A1 and cocks the hammer.
Holding a standard issue Colt M1911A1.
The player character looks at the factory markings on his pistol during one of the idle animations.
Aiming the Colt M1911A1.
Reloading the Colt M1911A1. The player character swaps magazines and presses the slide release.

Colt M1917

The Colt version of the M1917 Revolver is carried as a back-up weapon by US Army support gunners. One of its idle animations has the player character roll the sidearm on his trigger finger, fan the hammer and blow on the barrel in a Wild West-esque way. A chrome-plated version of this weapon used to be featured in the mod, but it was removed at some point during development.

Colt M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP. Note the unsupported ejector rod - common of Colt revolvers of the period, as well as the Colt-style cylinder release latch.
An officially released render of the Colt M1917, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Colt M1917 revolver.
Inspecting a Colt M1917 revolver during one of the idle animations. Note the unsupported ejector rod, which identifies this as a Colt-produced revolver.
Aiming a Colt M1917 revolver.
Reloading an M1917 revolver with two half-moon clips after ejecting all the spent rounds.

Browning Hi-Power

The Browning Hi-Power is available in two different variants: The first one, the original production FN P-35 with adjustable sights, added in the v2.64 Compagnons update, can be used by Finnish machine gunners, and it's set to be the standard issue pistol of the upcoming Belgian Army. The version with a detachable stock is also available: this variant was originally used by Royal Marine commandos in-game, but it was replaced by the Colt M1911A1 in the 2.57 update. Nonetheless, these stocked Hi-Powers have found their place in the hands of Finnish pilots in-game, who actually received and put to good use a fair amount of them during the Continuation War in real life. The second one, the post-German invasion simplified version, is commonly found in rear-echelon German pickup kits on the Western front, such as mounted MG and mortar carriers and anti-tank soldiers. It is also issued to some spawnable machinegunner kits.

FN P-35 - 9x19mm
A classic Belgian-made commercial Browning Hi-Power in 9x19mm. During World War II, the Germans occupied the Belgian firearms factories and continued to produce this gun with Waffenamt stamps.
An officially released render of the Browning HP, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
The player character draws his Browning HP and cocks the hammer.
Holding a Browning Hi-Power.
A German mortar carrier looks at the markings on his captured Browning HP.
Aiming the Browning Hi-Power.
Reloading the Browning HP by swapping magazines and pressing the slide release.
An example of a pre-war FN P35 with its adjustable sights and an attached holster-stock - 9x19mm
A Finnish pilot draws his stocked P35 and cocks the hammer.
Holding a stocked P35.
Aiming the stocked P35 with two hands.
Reloading the stocked P35 by swapping magazines and pressing the slide release.

Webley Mk VI

The Webley Mk VI is the main sidearm for the Commonwealth faction (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) in-game. It is also issued to Free French forces in North Africa and Polish Forces in the West fighting in France.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
An officially released render of the Webley Mk VI, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Webley Mk VI revolver.
Inspecting a Webley Mk VI revolver.
Aiming a Webley Mk VI revolver.
Reloading a Webley Mk VI revolver. All the not-actually-spent rounds automatically eject upon opening the cylinder, and a six-round speedloader is then inserted.

Webley & Scott No. 3 Mk I

The Webley & Scott No. 3 Mk I flare pistol can be found and used in pick-up kits for the New Zealander LRDG commandos on Operation Hyacinth, and it bizarrely appears in pick-up recon kits for the Italians in the 32-player night layer of Keren. It fires a dull flare on a well-lit map and is of no use against enemy soldiers, making it practically useless except as scenery. It is referred to as the No3 Mk1 Very.

Webley & Scott No. 3 Mk I - 1 inch
Holding a Webley No. 3 Mk I flare gun. Note that the hammer is never cocked.
"Aiming" a Webley No. 3 Mk I flare gun.
Inserting a fresh new flare into a Webley No. 3 Mk I whilst a flare is seen illuminating the horizon.

MAS Mle 1892

The Mle 1892 revolver is one of three service pistols used by the French Army, mostly issued to snipers and non-commissioned officers. In fact, one of the NCO kits in La Horgne consists of just a Mle 1892 as its main weapon. Free French and Vichy forces in North Africa are also issued this revolver.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
An officially released render of the MAS Mle 1892, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a MAS Mle 1892 revolver.
Inspecting a MAS Mle 1892 revolver.
Aiming a MAS Mle 1892 revolver.
Reloading a MAS Mle 1892 revolver by first opening up the loading gate and swinging the cylinder out...
...ejecting all the rounds and inserting new ones individually...
...and finally swinging the cylinder back shut and closing the loading gate.

Ruby

The Spanish Ruby appears as the most common of the three service pistols issued to the French Army. This one is used by machine gunners, tank crews and anti-tank soldiers. It is also used by Free French and Vichy forces in North Africa.

Gabilondo Ruby - .32 ACP
An officially released render of the Ruby pistol, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Ruby pistol.
Inspecting a Ruby pistol.
Inspecting the underside of a Ruby pistol. Although faint, the letters "GU" can be noticed, making this a Gabilondo y Urresti-built version.
Aiming a Ruby pistol.
Reloading a Ruby pistol, first by changing magazines...
...and then by racking the slide.

SACM Mle 1935A

The SACM M1935A is the least common French service pistol, exclusively issued to mortar carriers and NCOs in Flavion. This is historically accurate, as the SACM M1935A only started being issued in late 1939, and not a lot of pistols reached the front lines. However, it is also used scarcely by Free French forces in 1944.

French SACM M1935A Pistol - 7.65 MAS/7.65 x 22mm Longue
An officially released render of the SACM M1935A pistol, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a SACM M1935A.
Inspecting a SACM M1935A.
Aiming a SACM M1935A.
Reloading a SACM M1935A.

Nagant M1895

The Nagant M1895 is issued to Soviet and Polish Armed Forces in the East non-commissioned officers, tankers and DT machine gunners. One version with a BraMit suppressor is issued to a commando/partisan pick-up kit with a PPS-43 and a satchel charge found in the map Studienka.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a wartime-issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used beginning in the 1930s.
An officially released render of the Nagant M1895, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Nagant M1895 revolver.
Inspecting a Nagant M1895 revolver during an idle animation. Note the WW2-era angular front sight.
Aiming a Nagant M1895 revolver.
Reloading a Nagant M1895 revolver. The player character first unlocks the ejector rod and positions it in place...
...he then opens the loading gate, ejects and inserts 7 rounds of 7.62x38mmR one at a time...
...and finishes by closing the loading gate and locking the ejector rod back in place.
An officially released render of the suppressed Nagant M1895, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Inspecting a Nagant M1895 with a BraMit suppressor.

Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 serves as the main sidearm of the Soviet and Polish Armed Forces in the East factions in-game. It is worth noting that the Polish Armed Forces in the East were under Soviet command and used Soviet weaponry.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An officially released render of the Tokarev TT-33, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Tokarev TT-33.
Aiming a Tokarev TT-33.
Reloading a Tokarev TT-33 by swapping magazines and pressing the slide release.

Luger P08

The Luger P08 is extensively used by Wehrmacht machine gunners and tank crews in maps set in the early war. However, by 1943 it becomes largely supplemented by the Walther P38 and is very rarely ever seen. It is also used by the Finnish military in some pick-up kits under the designation Parabellum M/23.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Luger P08, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Luger P08.
Inspecting a Luger P08.
Aiming a Luger P08.
Reloading a Luger P08, first by swapping magazines...
...and then by giving the toggle lock a hard tug. Note that the toggle lock is now correctly locked back, as opposed to pre-v2.6 versions of the mod.

Walther P38

The Walther P38 is the main sidearm used by the German faction in-game beginning in 1943, the Luger being slightly more common in early war maps.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Walther P38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Cocking the hammer on a Walther P38 in a similar fashion to the Colt M1911A1. This animation was added in v2.6, since before that the P38 was always inaccurately uncocked.
Holding a Walther P38.
Inspecting a Walther P38.
Aiming a Walther P38.
Reloading a Walther P38. The player character correctly uses the heel magazine release to remove the empty magazine.

Sauer 38H

The Sauer 38H is available as a sidearm for the German faction in some maps, especially those featuring the Fallschirmjäger. 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. However, the Luftwaffe eventually took over production of the pistol, so it did see widespread use amongst its paratrooper corps.

Sauer 38H - .32 ACP
An officially released render of the Sauer 38H, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Sauer 38H.
Inspecting a Sauer 38H.
Chamber-checking a Sauer 38H during one of its idle animations.
Aiming a Sauer 38H.
Reloading a Sauer 38H.

Leuchtpistole 34

The Leuchtpistole 34 is used by the Italians in Operation Hyacinth. It basically acts as the Axis counterpart to the Webley & Scott flare gun.

Leuchtpistole - 26.65mm
An officially released render of the Leuchtpistole 34, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Leuchtpistole 34. Note that the hammer is never cocked.
"Aiming" a Leuchtpistole 34.
Inserting a new flare into a Leuchtpistole 34.

Beretta M1934

The Beretta M1934 appears as the sidearm for the Italian faction. It is simply referred to as the Beretta 34 in-game.

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
Drawing a Beretta M1934 and cocking the hammer in a similar fashion to the M1911A1 and the Browning HP.
Holding a Beretta M1934.
Inspecting the markings on a Beretta M1934 pistol. The slide features the year of production in both Arabic numerals in the Gregorian calendar (1941) and Roman numerals in the Era Fascista calendar (XVL, which is not a valid number).
Aiming a Beretta M1934.
Reloading a Beretta M1934. The reloading procedure begins with the slide locked open, and involves using the heel magazine release to remove the empty magazine, at which point the slide will slam shut automatically.
Then, the player character inserts a fresh magazine and racks the slide to chamber a round.

Lahti L-35

The Lahti L-35 appears as Finland's service pistol.

Finnish-manufactured Lahti L-35 pistol - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Lahti L-35, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lahti L-35.
Inspecting a Lahti L-35.
Aiming a Lahti L-35.
Reloading a Lahti L-35. The player character first removes the empty magazine, inserts a new one...
...and racks the bolt to chamber a round.

Wz. 35 Vis

The Polish Wz. 35 Vis is only used by the German Army in some exclusive pick-up kits, such as anti-tank soldiers, mortar carriers, machinegunners or snipers, on the Eastern front. It is correctly designated FB Pistole 645(p) in-game.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm - Right side
An officially released render of the Vis wz. 35, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Vis wz. 35.
Inspecting a Vis wz. 35.
Aiming a Vis wz. 35.
Reloading a Vis wz. 35.

Submachine Guns

M1921 Thompson

The M1921 Thompson appears as a rare pickup kit for the Vichy French forces on the map "Medjez El Bab", designated PM Thompson Mle 1921.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
An officially released render of the M1921 Thompson, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1921 Thompson. Although it's barely noticeable from a first person perspective, this model lacks the Cutts compensator found on later models.
Aiming an M1921 Thompson.
Reloading an M1921 Thompson. Firstly, the player character locks the bolt back (which wouldn't be necessary, since the Thompson already features an automatic bolt hold open)...
...and then he changes his empty 20-round magazine for a new one.

M1928 Thompson

The M1928 Thompson is used by the Commonwealth and Free French factions in Greece, Crete and North Africa. Assault units are issued it with a 50-round drum magazine, whilst non-commissioned officers and other commando pick-up kits use 20-round stick magazines. It can fire in either semi or full-automatic mode. Out of all the submachine guns in the game, the Thompsons have the highest recoil.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
An officially released render of the M1928 Thompson, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1928 Thompson.
Aiming an M1928 Thompson.
Reloading an M1928 Thompson. Firstly, the player character locks the bolt back (which wouldn't be necessary, since the Thompson already features an automatic bolt hold open)...
...and then he changes his empty 20-round magazine for a new one.
Holding an M1928 Thompson equipped with a 50-round drum magazine.
Reloading an M1928 Thompson equipped with a 50-round drum magazine.

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is used by the British military in Tunisia and more rarely in Europe, as well as by the US Army in North Africa. There is also an incredibly rare M1928A1 Thompson kit for the Soviet marines at Motovskiy Bay who, according to official unit documents, had exactly 3 Thompsons at the time the battle took place, May 1942. It fires from both a 30-round stick magazine and a 50-round drum magazine, and in semi or full-automatic.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP. This specimen has the sling swivel relocated to the top of the stock, a modification often made to Thompsons in British service.
An officially released render of the M1928A1 Thompson, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1928A1 Thompson.
Aiming an M1928A1 Thompson.
Reloading an M1928A1 Thompson. The reloading procedure is identical to that of its non-foregripped brethren - unnecessarily lock the bolt back...
...and swap 30-round magazines.
M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Holding an M1928A1 Thompson with a 50-round drum magazine.
Reloading an M1928A1 Thompson with a 50-round drum magazine.

M1A1 Thompson

The M1A1 Thompson is primarily used by the US, Canadian and Free French factions, but British NCOs on the map Operation Goodwood are also issued it, uniquely. It feeds from a 30-round stick magazine. Like the M1928, it fires in both semi and full-automatic.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An officially released render of the M1A1 Thompson, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1A1 Thompson.
Aiming an M1A1 Thompson.
Reloading an M1A1 Thompson. The player character swaps magazines...
...and locks the bolt back which, again, wouldn't be necessary in a real Thompson.

M3 "Grease Gun"

On some maps beginning in July 1944, the M3 "Grease Gun" replaces the M1A1 Thompson as the weapon of choice for the US assault kit.

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later M3A1 model would remove the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead use a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
An officially released render of the M3 "Grease Gun", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Drawing an M3 "Grease Gun" - the player character opens up the ejection port and extends the collapsible stock.
Holding an M3 "Grease Gun".
Aiming an M3 "Grease Gun".
Reloading an M3 "Grease Gun". The player character first cocks the crank lever to open the bolt...
...and then swaps magazines.

Sten Mk II

The Sten Mk II is used by the British and Canadian factions in France. Most Stens in this game are Canadian-made, as noted by the skeleton stock and the markings on the magazine well. However, v2.63 added the original British Sten Mk II with the tubular stock, exclusively used by British NCOs in Anctoville, British assault kits on Medjez El Bab and available in pick-up sapper kits on the map Operation Goodwood. Unfortunately, this latter variant retains the Canadian markings.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the British-made Sten Mk II (middle), Canadian-made Sten Mk II (bottom) and Sten Mk IIS (top), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Sten Mk II by the magazine - while not advisable, it was common practice among soldiers at the time.
Inspecting the left side of a Sten Mk II.
Inspecting the right side of a Sten Mk II. Note the open bolt.
Inspecting the markings on a Sten Mk II, which state that this specific model was manufactured in 1943 at the Long Branch Arsenal in Ontario, Canada.
Aiming a Sten Mk II.
Reloading a Sten Mk II. The reloading procedure in this case involves locking the charging handle up into the safety notch...
...swapping magazines...
...and unlocking the charging handle.

Sten Mk IIS

The suppressed Sten Mk IIS is issued to Royal Marine commandos in Port-en-Bessin, but it can also be found as an "Easter egg" kit in Gold Beach and Villers-Bocage as a reference to them. It can overheat over prolongued periods of fully-automatic fire. Like the unsupressed Sten, it features the typically Canadian skeleton stock and Long Branch markings.

Sten Mk IIS - 9x19mm
Holding a Sten Mk IIS by its magazine and completely forsaking the convenient cloth wrapping around the suppressor.
Inspecting a Sten Mk IIS.
Aiming a Sten Mk IIS.
Reloading a Sten Mk IIS. The reloading procedure is the same as the Sten Mk II - lock the bolt back, change magazines, and release the bolt.

Sten Mk V

The Sten Mk V is used by British paratroopers in Pegasus Bridge. It can be fired in semi or full-automatic.

Sten Mk V - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Sten Mk V, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Sten Mk V.
Inspecting the left side of a Sten Mk V.
Inspecting the markings on a Sten Mk V. The year of production has been accurately changed to 1944, but the place of production remains the Long Branch Arsenal.
Aiming a Sten Mk V.
Reloading a Sten Mk V the same way as the other two Stens.

MAS-38

The MAS-38 was added in the v2.6 update as an incredibly rare weapon for the French. It appears near a static Lorraine 38L in both Flavion and Stonne. This is historically accurate, as the MAS-38 was still very much in testing phase when the Germans invaded and few were made before France fell. Some of the units who did use it in real life it were Lorraine 38L drivers. Additionally, the Germans have access to few captured MAS-38s on a couple of maps, aptly designated Maschinenpistole 722(f).

MAS-38 - 7.65x20mm Longue
An officially released render of the MAS-38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Deploying a MAS-38 by locking the bolt back.
Holding a MAS-38.
Inspecting the buttstock of a MAS-38, which includes the serial number.
Inspecting a MAS-38.
Aiming a MAS-38.
Reloading a MAS-38, first by cycling the bolt forward and back...
...and then changing magazines.

PPD-34

As of v2.6, the Degtyaryov PPD-34 only appears as a rare pick-up kit on Motovskiy Bay. According to official documents of the 12th Naval Infantry Brigade, they were all armed with PPD-34s and PPD-40s in 1942, which is when the skirmish took place in real life. It appears with a 25-round stick magazine.

PPD-34 with 25-round magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An officially released render of the PPD-34, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a PPD-34.
Inspecting the left side of a PPD-34.
Inspecting the right side of a PPD-34.
Aiming a PPD-34.
Reloading a PPD-34. The player character first changes magazines...
...and then locks the bolt back.

PPD-34/38 (early)

The early Degtyaryov PPD-34/38 is only used by Soviet marine assault units at Motovskiy Bay. It appears with a 73-round magazine, but is otherwise identical to the earlier PPD-34.

Early Degtyaryov PPD-34/38 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Holding an early PPD-34/38.
Inspecting an early PPD-34/38.
Reloading an early PPD-34/38.

PPD-34/38 (late)

The Degtyaryov PPD-34/38 was added in the v2.6 update as a very rare pick-up weapon exclusive to the map Operation Mars. It always appears with a 73-round magazine, which is incorrect - late PPD-34/38s used a 71-round drum magazine that tilted forward.

Degtyaryov PPD-34/38 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. This is a late version, produced in 1940 before the introduction of the PPD-40.
An officially released render of the PPD-34/38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a PPD-34/38 on a pretty barren map.
Inspecting the left side of a PPD-34/38.
Inspecting the right side of a PPD-34/38.
Aiming a PPD-34/38.
Reloading a PPD-34/38. The player character first changes magazines...
...and then locks the bolt back.

PPD-40

As of v2.6, the PPD-40 is only used by Soviet NCOs on the maps Motovskiy Bay and Operation Mars. One interesting pick-up assault kit can be found on Operation Mars, which includes a PPD-40 and a Finnish puukko knife. It is always fitted with a 71-round drum magazine.

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An officially released render of the PPD-40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a PPD-40.
Inspecting the left side of a PPD-40.
Inspecting the right side of a PPD-40.
Aiming a PPD-40.
Reloading a PPD-40. Like with its predecessor, the player character first swaps magazines...
...and then locks the bolt open.

PPSh-41

The PPSh-41 is the standard submachine gun of the Soviet and Polish in the East factions. 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. Unlike every other submachine gun in the mod, the PPSh-41 usually appears as an unlimited weapon, owing to the massive amount of examples that were made and how widely it was issued in real life. The Germans can also use captured examples in rare pick-up kits, designated Maschinenpistole 717(r).

PPSh-41 with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An officially released render of the PPSh-41, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a PPSh-41.
Inspecting a PPSh-41.
Inspecting the chamber on a PPSh-41.
Aiming a PPSh-41.
Reloading a PPSh-41 with a 71-round drum magazine.
Locking the bolt back on a PPSh-41.
PPSh-41 with 35-round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Holding a PPSh-41 with a 35-round stick magazine.
Inspecting a PPSh-41 with a 35-round stick magazine.
Reloading a PPSh-41 with a 35-round stick magazine.

PPS-42

The PPS-42 appears as the main submachine gun of Soviet assault units in the Karelian theatre of war.

Soviet PPS-42, early version of PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An officially released render of the PPS-42, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Deploying a PPS-42 by unfolding its top-folding stock.
Holding a PPS-42.
Inspecting a PPS-42.
Aiming a PPS-42.
Reloading a PPS-42 by first swapping magazines...
...and then locking the bolt open.

PPS-43

The PPS-43 appears as a secondary submachine gun for the Soviet and Polish in the East factions, mainly used by engineers and anti-tank soldiers.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
An officially released render of the PPS-43, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Deploying a PPS-43 by unfolding its top-folding stock.
Holding a PPS-43.
Inspecting a PPS-43.
Inspecting the markings on a PPS-43.
Aiming a PPS-43.
Reloading a PPS-43 by first swapping magazines...
...and then locking the bolt open.

Haenel MP28/II

As of v2.6, the Haenel MP28/II is exclusively issued to assault units of the German 7th Panzer Division in Flavion (1940), with a 32-round magazine. A version with a 20-round magazine was added in v2.64 Compagnons in a rare pick-up crewman kit on La Horgne.

Haenel MP28/II - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the MP28/II, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an MP28/II with a 32-round magazine.
Inspecting the markings on an MP28/II.
Inspecting the left side of an MP28/II.
Inspecting the right side of an MP28/II. Note the open bolt.
Aiming an MP28/II.
Reloading an MP28/II. The procedure is very similar to the Sten - lock the bolt back into the safety notch...
...change magazines...
...and release the bolt.
Holding an MP28/II with a 20-round magazine.

Steyr MP34

The Steyr MP34 is very rarely used by the Wehrmacht, only by reserve and static units during the Normandy landings, specifically at Gold Beach and Pointe du Hoc.

Steyr-Solothurn S1-100 - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Steyr MP34, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an MP34 by its magazine.
Aiming an MP34; the sights are not properly aligned.
Reloading an MP34 by first swapping magazines...
...and then locking the bolt open.

MP38

The MP38 is used by German assault units and some NCOs in pre-1943 maps.

MP38 - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the MP38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Drawing an MP38 by deploying its underfolding stock.
Holding an MP38.
Inspecting an MP38. Note the fluted receiver, the hook-shaped charging handle and the hole in the magazine well.
Aiming an MP38.
Reloading an MP38. The player character first locks the charging handle up into the safety notch...
...he then swaps magazines...
...and releases the charging handle.

MP40

The MP40 is, rather unsurprisingly, the mainstay submachine gun of the German faction. However, it is much less common in early war maps, being mostly substituted by the MP38. The in-game model always appears with the knob-shaped charging handle commonly attributed to the MP40; however, this charging handle design was only developed in July 1942, with early MP40s having the MP38's hook-shaped handle. Therefore, this specific MP40 model would be slightly anachronistic for some maps.

MP40 with brown bakelite lower receiver - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the MP40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Drawing an MP40 by deploying its underfolding stock.
Holding an MP40.
Inspecting an MP40.
Aiming an MP40.
Reloading an MP40. The player character first locks the charging handle up into the safety notch...
...he then swaps magazines...
...and releases the charging handle.

Beretta M38A

The Beretta M38A appears in two variants in Forgotten Hope 2. The first one, the early version, added in v2.6 and incorrectly referred to as Beretta Modello 38 in-game, features a large compensator and a folding bayonet. It is only issued to Italian African Police (PAI) units on the map Operation Hyacinth, but it can be found as a rare pick-up kit on other maps, namely Giarabub, Keren or Tunis. It can be found with a 10-round (only in "Polizia" kits, which have this submachine gun and a pair of binoculars, and PAI assault kits), 20-round (rare pick-up assault kits in Giarabub and Tunis) or 40-round magazine (PAI NCOs in Hyacinth). Meanwhile, the later Beretta M38A has a four-groove compensator and no bayonet. Both appear as the Italian Army's standard submachine gun. Interestingly, even though the Beretta M38/42 replaced most Wehrmacht-issued Beretta M38As in the v2.64 Compagnons update, the map Purple Heart Lane still features one pick-up M38A for the Germans, designated Maschinenpistole 739(i), which was actually the German designation for the Beretta M38/44. It is unknown if this is a placeholder or an oversight.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the early (bottom) and later (top) Beretta M38As, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a later production Beretta M38A model.
Inspecting a Beretta M38A. Note the two triggers and the properly aligned magazine, both of which were missing before the v2.6 update.
Aiming a Beretta M38A.
Reloading a Beretta M38A.
Pulling the charging handle to open the bolt.
Early Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm. Note the folding bayonet and the large compensator.
Inspecting an early Beretta M38A. The folding bayonet and 10-round magazine are clearly visible.
Reloading an early Beretta M38A with a 10-round magazine.
Unfolding the bayonet on an early Beretta M38A. Note the large compensator, which would be replaced in later models.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Beretta M38/42

The Beretta M38/42 appears as the Maschinenpistole 738(i) in the hands of German soldiers in maps on the Eastern Front as well as Normandy. It is mostly found in pick-up kits, but it is directly issued to German assault units on La Hardt Forest, since one of the infantry units involved in La Hardt was massively equipped with it in real life. In reality, the Germans famously loved the Beretta M38A, using it heavily in combat and adopting later variants of it such as the M38/42.

Beretta Model 38/42 (aka MAB 38A42) - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Wehrmacht-wielded Beretta M38/42, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Beretta M38/42.
Inspecting a Beretta M38/42.
Aiming a Beretta M38/42.
Reloading a Beretta M38/42.
Pulling the charging handle to open the bolt.

Suomi KP/-31

The Suomi KP/-31 is the main submachine gun used by Finland. The basic variant (used by assault units) only appears with a 71-round drum magazine.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Suomi KP/-31 (top), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Suomi KP/-31.
Inspecting a Suomi KP/-31.
Aiming a Suomi KP/-31.
Reloading a Suomi KP/-31. The player character first swaps drum magazines...
...and then pulls the cocking handle to open the bolt.

Suomi KP/-31 SJR

The Suomi KP/-31 SJR (a variant of the standard KP/-31 with an added compensator made during the war and actually rejected by Lahti himself) is only issued to Finnish NCOs with a 71-round drum magazine, but it also appears in scarce assault pick-up kits with a 50-round "coffin" magazine. The "coffin" magazine was withdrawn from service in 1943 because it was considered too unreliable, hence why it's so rare in Forgotten Hope 2.

Suomi KP/-31 SJR - 9x19mm
An officially released render of the Suomi KP/-31 SJR, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Suomi KP/-31 SJR with a 50-round "coffin" magazine.
Inspecting a Suomi KP/-31 SJR with a 71-round drum magazine. Note the compensator at the end of the barrel.
Inspecting a Suomi KP/-31 SJR with a 50-round "coffin" magazine.
Reloading a Suomi KP/-31 SJR with a 50-round "coffin" magazine.

Rifles

M1903A1 Springfield

The M1903A1 Springfield rifle is used by US Army engineers and recon units in Sidi Bou Zid. Furthermore, Ranger recon units are issued it during the Normandy landings at Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. This is historically accurate - US Rangers are known to have chosen the M1903A1 Springfield over other weapons in their inventory for certain missions. A unique grenadier kit with an M1903A1 and two different types of rifle grenades can be used in Pointe du Hoc. It can be fitted with an M1905 sword bayonet.

M1903A1 Springfield - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the M1903A1 Springfield, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1903A1 Springfield.
Inspecting an M1903A1 Springfield during an idle animation.
Aiming an M1903A1 Springfield.
Reloading an M1903A1 Springfield with a 5-round stripper clip.
Fixing an M1905 bayonet onto an M1903A1 Springfield.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

M1903A3 Springfield

The M1903A3 Springfield is part of the American and Free French pick-up ammunition kit found in most maps in the game, and a unique grenadier kit with an M1903A3 can be picked up in Hürtgen Forest and Omaha Beach and spawned with in the 16p layer of Operation Cobra. It can be fitted with an M1905 sword bayonet regardless of the map.

An M1903A3 rifle manufactured by Remington Arms for use during World War II. Note the C-type pistol-grip stock - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the M1903A3 Springfield, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1903A3 Springfield.
Inspecting an M1903A3 Springfield during an idle animation.
Aiming an M1903A3 Springfield through its aperture sight.
Reloading an M1903A3 Springfield with a 5-round stripper clip.
Fixing an M1905 bayonet onto an M1903A3 Springfield.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

M1903A4 Springfield

The M1903A4 Springfield with a Model 330 Weaver scope is the sniper rifle used by the US Army and 1944-era Free French factions. Unlike in Battlefield 2, where there is a default sniper class, sniper rifles in Forgotten Hope 2 function as "Easter eggs," as they can be only picked up from odd locations in maps, such as the main base or recently captured spawn points.

M1903A4 Springfield sniper variant with Model 330 Weaver scope - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the M1903A4 Springfield, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1903A4 Springfield.
Inspecting an M1903A4 Springfield during an idle animation.
Inspecting and adjusting the Springfield's Weaver 330 scope during a different idle animation.
Aiming through the Weaver 330 scope mounted on an M1903A4 Springfield.
Reloading an M1903A4 Springfield individually with five loose rounds.

M1917 Enfield

The M1917 Enfield appears in game as the standard issue rifle of the Free French military, used primarily on 1944~ maps. It also appears as a pick-up weapon on Sidi Bou Zid for the US Army, either in an engineer, an ammunition or a recon kit.

M1917 Enfield - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the M1917 Enfield, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1917 Enfield.
Inspecting an M1917 Enfield.
Aiming an M1917 Enfield.
Reloading an M1917 Enfield with first a 5-round stripper clip...
...and then a loose round to top off the magazine.
Fixing an M1917 bayonet onto an M1917 Enfield.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Pattern 1914 Enfield No. 3 Mk I* (T)

The earliest model of the M1917 Enfield, the Pattern 1914 Enfield, fitted with an Aldis 1918 scope, appears as the Commonwealth's sniper rifle for maps set in Greece, Crete and North Africa. Captured examples are also used by the Italians as their main sniper rifle.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield sniper variant fitted with telescopic sight - .303 British
An officially released render of the Pattern 1914 Enfield No. 3 Mk I* (T), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a scoped Pattern 1914 Enfield.
Inspecting a scoped Pattern 1914 Enfield.
Inspecting the P14's scope, which helps identify it as an Aldis 1918.
Aiming down the Aldis 1918 scope on a P14 Enfield.
Loading five individual .303 rounds into a scoped P14 Enfield.

M1 Garand

Unsurprisingly, the M1 Garand makes an appearance as the main service rifle of the US Army faction. Depending on the map it can be fitted with an M1905 sword bayonet or an M1 bayonet and, on most if not all maps, an M7 rifle grenade launcher.

M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the M1 Garand, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1 Garand.
Inspecting an M1 Garand.
Inspecting the markings on an M1 Garand.
Aiming an M1 Garand. As in every WW2 game ever, the rear sight is wider than it should be for gameplay reasons.
After hearing it ping, a US GI reloads his M1 Garand by inserting an 8-round en-bloc clip.
Fixing an M1 bayonet onto an M1 Garand.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

M1 carbine

The M1 carbine is primarily used by US Army and Free French engineers, NCOs and mortar carriers (and anti-tank soldiers in co-op mode). It is modelled with the buttstock twin magazine pouch. Interestingly enough, the Free French have access to rifleman pick-up kits with the M1 carbine and hand grenades on La Hardt Forest, since the French preferred to use the M1 carbine as a regular semi-automatic rifle.

World War II-era M1 carbine, with dark walnut stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock.
An officially released render of the M1 (bottom) and M1A1 (top) carbines, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1 carbine.
Inspecting an M1 carbine.
Aiming an M1 carbine.
Reloading an M1 carbine by first swapping magazines...
...and finally racking the bolt to chamber a round.

M1A1 carbine

The M1A1 carbine appears in maps featuring the 101st Airborne Division. It also appears in the map Pegasus as an "Easter egg" pick-up kit for the British paratroopers, who did use it in limited numbers.

M1A1 Carbine with original 'L' style rear sights and side-folding stock, often referred to as the 'Paratrooper' carbine - .30 Carbine
Drawing an M1A1 carbine by unfolding the stock.
Holding an M1A1 carbine.
Inspecting an M1A1 carbine.
Aiming an M1A1 carbine.
Reloading an M1A1 carbine by first swapping magazines...
...and finally racking the bolt to chamber a round.

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 is also used by Free French forces in North Africa. It can be fitted with a Pattern 1907 bayonet and a cup grenade discharger on all maps. It is easily distinguished from the No. 4 Mk I by its stubbier shape, shorter muzzle, and tangent rear sight.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
An officially released render of the SMLE No. 1 Mk III*, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.
Inspecting a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.
Aiming a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.
Reloading a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* by inserting two 5-round stripper clips.
Fixing a Pattern 1907 bayonet onto a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

British, Canadian and Polish forces fighting in France (and British paratroopers on Medjez El Bab) use the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I. It can be fitted with a spike bayonet, but, unlike the SMLE, it cannot mount a grenade launcher. In contrast to the No. 1 Mk III*, it has an aperture rear sight.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I with spike bayonet - .303 British
An officially released render of the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I.
Inspecting a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I.
Aiming a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I.
Reloading a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I by inserting two 5-round stripper clips.
Fixing a spike bayonet onto a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

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.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) - .303 British
An officially released render of the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T).
Aiming a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T).
Reloading a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) by individually inserting 10 .303 British rounds.

Boys Mk I

Commonwealth soldiers in Greece, Crete and North Africa use the Boys Mk I anti-tank rifle as their primary anti-tank weapon, which must be deployed to fire. It also appears in the map Stonne as a rare pick-up weapon for the French, who actually used it in real life.

Boys Mk I anti-tank rifle - .55 Boys
An officially released render of the Boys Mk I, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed Boys AT rifle.
Aiming a deployed Boys AT rifle.
Reloading a deployed Boys AT rifle. The reloading procedure involves opening the bolt, changing magazines and closing the bolt, chambering a round.

Lebel Mle 1886-M93

The dated Lebel Mle 1886-M93 is still part of the French military's inventory in 1940, as it was in real life. Nevertheless, it's not a very common weapon, being only issued to grenadiers in Stonne and appearing in pick-up ammunition kits. Interestingly, the German ammunition kits featured in the maps Lébisey, Operation Goodwood and Pegasus all have Lebels, designated Gewehr 301(f).

Lebel Model 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel
An officially released render of the Lebel Mle 1886-M93, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lebel Mle 1886-M93.
Inspecting a Lebel Mle 1886-M93.
Aiming a Lebel Mle 1886-M93.
Reloading a Lebel Mle 1886-M93. The reloading procedure involves opening the bolt, lowering the elevator, inserting as many rounds as needed in the tube magazine...
...and closing the bolt and giving it a hard tug back to trigger the elevator.
Fixing a Mle 1886-15 bayonet onto a Lebel.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Lebel Mle 1886-M93 with APX Mle 1921

The main sniper rifle used by French forces is the Lebel, fitted with an APX Mle 1921 scope.

Lebel Model 1886 Rifle fitted with APX Mle 1921 sniper scope
Holding a scoped Lebel Mle 1886-M93.
Inspecting the APX Mle 1921 scope fitted on a Lebel.
Aiming down the APX Mle 1921 scope fitted on a Lebel.

Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16

The Berthier Mle 1892/M16 carbine appears as the main service rifle of the French Spahi brigade in La Horgne, and also acts as a secondary rifle for the French in Stonne, used by engineers and NCOs.

Berthier Model 1916 Carabine - 8x50mm R
An officially released render of the Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16.
Inspecting a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16.
Aiming a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16.
Reloading a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16 by inserting a 5-round en-bloc clip.
Fixing a Mle 1892 bayonet onto a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16

The Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16 is used by the French and Free French in La Horgne, Gazala, Medjez El Bab and Stonne, being issued to different classes depending on the map.

Berthier Mle 1907-16 Rifle - 8x50mm R
An officially released render of the Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16.
Inspecting a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16.
Aiming a Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16.
Reloading a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16 by inserting a 5-round en-bloc clip.
Fixing a Mle 1892 bayonet onto a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16 with APX Mle 1921

The scoped Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16 is exclusively issued to the Spahis in La Horgne.

Holding a scoped Berthier Mle 1907/15-M16.
Inspecting the APX Mle 1921 scope fitted on a Berthier M16.
Aiming down the APX Mle 1921 scope fitted on a Berthier M16.

Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34

The Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34 - a 7.5x54 mm conversion of the Berthier made prior to the MAS-36 - is only used by the French 1ère DCR in Flavion, the unit which has all the latest equipment in-game.

Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34 - 7.5x54 mm
An officially released render of the Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34.
Inspecting a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34.
Aiming a Berthier Mle 1892/M34.
Reloading a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34 by correctly inserting a 5-round stripper clip instead of the classic Berthier en-bloc clip.
Fixing a Mle 1892 bayonet onto a Berthier Mle 1907/15-M34.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

MAS-36

The MAS-36, originally intended to be the successor to the Lebel and the Berthier, is accurately depicted as being far from that, being exclusively used by the 1ère DCR in Flavion and more rarely by the 6ème GRDI in Stonne as a service rifle. Additionally, it appears as a rare pick-up weapon for the Spahis in La Horgne and is rarely used by Free French forces in North Africa.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
An officially released render of the MAS-36, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a MAS-36.
Inspecting a MAS-36.
Aiming a MAS-36.
Reloading a MAS-36 by inserting a 5-round stripper clip.
Fixing the underslung bayonet onto a MAS-36.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894

The Krag-Jørgensen has been confirmed as un upcoming weapon for the Norwegian military.

Norwegian Krag Model 1894 - 6.5x55mm SE
An officially released render of the Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894 with Voigtländer scope

The scoped Krag-Jørgensen M/1894 fitted with a Voigtländer 4x scope has been confirmed as un upcoming sniper rifle for the Norwegian military.

Scoped Norwegian Krag Model 1894 at the Forsvarsmuseet - 6.5x55mm SE

Mosin-Nagant M91/30

The Mosin-Nagant M91/30 is the main weapon of the Soviet and Polish in the East factions in-game. It can be fitted with a bayonet. Interestingly, the game features two different Mosin models - one with the WW2-era round receiver, which is the main model used; and one with an hexagonal receiver indicative of an early pre-1936 production rifle, used by the Soviet marines at Motovskiy Bay and in some pick-up ammunition kits. A unique hexagonal receiver variant equipped with a BraMit suppressor part of a "partisan" kit can be picked up in Studienka.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
An officially released render of the Mosin-Nagant M91/30, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a round-receiver Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
Inspecting a Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
Inspecting the markings on a Mosin-Nagant M91/30, which make this a 1939-produced rifle.
Aiming a Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
Reloading a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a 5-round stripper clip. Note the player character making use of the lifting-the-first-round technique.
Fixing a bayonet onto a Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.
Holding a hex-receiver Mosin-Nagant M91/30. This used to be the only Mosin model featured in the mod until the 2.56 update.
An officially released render of the BraMit suppressor for the Mosin-Nagant M91/30, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Inspecting a hex-receiver Mosin-Nagant M91/30 fitted with a BraMit suppressor.
Reloading a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 fitted with a BraMit suppressor. Note the use of subsonic ammo.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with PU scope

The scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 serves as the Soviet, Polish and Finnish factions' sniper rifle, fitted with a PU scope. A unique variant with a hexagonal receiver equipped with a BraMit suppressor can be picked up at Motovskiy Bay. It is worth nothing that the PU-equipped Mosin is totally anachronistic for the Motovskiy Bay map and slightly so for Operation Mars, as those are set in May and November 1942 respectively, and the PU was only introduced for the M91/30 during the summer of 1942. The PE and PEM scopes were much more common back then, although the use of the PU in Operation Mars is not completely incorrect. On a handful of maps, the scoped Mosin-Nagant can be loaded with explosive "PZ" rounds - the Germans and Soviets both developed exploding ammunition to be used in aircraft machine guns with spotting intent, but these rounds were at some point repurposed by sharpshooters of both nations fighting on the Eastern front. The scoped Mosin-Nagant also appears in a unique pick-up sniper kit for the Germans. This is plausible, since German snipers reportedly preferred using captured Mosin-Nagants over their own Kar 98s due to their accuracy.

Full-length, Mosin-Nagant M91/30 sniper rifle with Russian PU 3.5x sniper scope (this example is one of the repurposed SVT-40 scopes, 91/30 PU scopes had consistent tube diameter as the mount rings were shorter) and downturned bolt handle - 7.62x54mmR.
Holding a scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
Inspecting the PU scope on a Mosin-Nagant M91/30, seemingly made in 1941. Note that this is anachronistic - 91/30 PU scopes only started being manufactured in mid-1942, and this is clearly not a repurposed SVT-40 scope, since the tube diameter is the same throughout.
Aiming down the Mosin-Nagant's PU scope.
Reloading a scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with five individual rounds.
Inspecting a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 fitted with a PU scope and a BraMit suppressor.

Mosin-Nagant M38

The Mosin-Nagant M38 carbine appears as a secondary weapon for the Soviets, especially used by engineers and NCOs. It is the main rifle used by the Soviet 6th Guards Cavalry Division featured in the map Studienka. Unlike its full-size variant, it cannot be fitted with a bayonet.

Mosin-Nagant M38 carbine - 7.62x54mm R
An officially released render of the Mosin-Nagant M38 (right) and M44 (left) carbines, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Mosin-Nagant M38.
Inspecting a Mosin-Nagant M38.
Inspecting the markings on a Mosin-Nagant M38, which make this a 1939-produced rifle.
Aiming a Mosin-Nagant M38.
Reloading a Mosin-Nagant M38 with a 5-round stripper clip.

Mosin-Nagant M44

The Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine appears as the only Mosin variant used by the Soviets in Seelow Heights, fully replacing the M91/30 and M38 variants. It has a usable side-folding bayonet.

Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Holding a Mosin-Nagant M44.
Inspecting a Mosin-Nagant M44.
Inspecting the markings on a Mosin-Nagant M38. Fortunately, the devs actually took the time to change the date of production on this particular model to 1944.
Aiming a Mosin-Nagant M44.
Reloading a Mosin-Nagant M44 with a 5-round stripper clip.
Unfolding the Mosin-Nagant M44's side-folding bayonet.
Attacking with the unfolded bayonet.

Mosin-Nagant M/39 "Ukko-Pekka"

The M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" is the service rifle of the Finnish faction. The M/39 had already become established as Finland's only service rifle by mid-1944, which is when the Finnish maps take place in-game.

Finnish M/39 rifle - 7.62x53mm R
An officially released render of the M/39 "Ukko-Pekka", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M/39 "Ukko-Pekka".
Inspecting an M/39 "Ukko-Pekka".
Aiming an M/39 "Ukko-Pekka".
Reloading an M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" with a 5-round stripper clip.

Tokarev SVT-40

The Tokarev SVT-40 appears as the Soviet and Polish in the East factions' main semi-automatic rifle. Its real-life evolution is properly depicted in-game - in 1942 it usually appears as a spawnable and unlimited weapon for everyone, by 1943 it becomes a limited weapon, and by 1944 it can only be found as an "Easter egg" pick-up weapon. Interestingly, the Germans at Motovskiy Bay and in Operation Mars (both set in 1942) can use the SVT-40 - the Wehrmacht did issue a large quantity of SVT-40s before they developed their own domestic semi-automatic rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
An officially released render of the SVT-40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an SVT-40.
Inspecting an SVT-40.
Aiming an SVT-40.
Reloading an SVT-40. The player character first swaps magazines...
...and then racks a bolt which should have been already locked back.
Fixing a bayonet onto an SVT-40.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Tokarev SVT-40 with PU scope

The SVT-40 with a PU scope can be found as an "Easter egg" pick-up sniper kit for the Soviets and Eastern Poles.

Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle with PU sniper scope - 7.62x54mmR
Holding a scoped SVT-40.
Aiming down the PU scope on an SVT-40.

Tokarev AVT-40

The fully-automatic AVT-40 is mostly found as a rare pick-up weapon for the Soviets. Interestingly enough, it is directly issued to Polish 1st Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division NCOs on Lenino and the Soviet 45th Guards Rifle Division on Tali. The weapon can actually overheat and it has a very long cooldown timeout, so as to simulate the real weapon's frequent jams. Like its semi-automatic variant, it can be fitted with a bayonet.

An officially released render of the AVT-40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an AVT-40.
Inspecting an AVT-40. It has lighter-coloured wood than the SVT-40 in order to differentiate between the two at first glance.
Aiming an AVT-40.
Reloading an AVT-40. The player character first swaps magazines...
...and then racks a bolt which should have been already locked back.
Fixing a bayonet onto an AVT-40.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

PTRD-41

The PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle mostly appears as a pick-up kit for the Soviet and Polish factions, but it can be spawned with in Operation Mars. It is a single-shot rifle that needs to be deployed to fire.

PTRD-41 - 14.5x114mm
An officially released render of the PTRD-41, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed PTRD-41.
Aiming a deployed PTRD-41.
Reloading a deployed PTRD-41. The bolt does not automatically open as a result of the rifle's recoil in-game.

PTRS-41

The PTRS-41 is another pick-up anti-tank rifle used by the Soviets, but rarer than the PTRD-41. It also needs to be deployed to fire.

PTRS-41 - 14.5x114mm
An officially released render of the PTRS-41, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed PTRS-41.
Aiming a deployed PTRS-41.
Reloading a deployed PTRS-41. The bolt doesn't automatically lock back on the last shot.

Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14

The Greek version of the Mannlicher-Schoenauer was added in v2.6 as an extremely rare pick-up weapon only found on the maps Invasion of Crete and Mount Olympus. The pick-up kit includes petrol bombs, which leads to believe that it's a reference to the Greek/Cretan resistance, since the invasion of Crete was the first time the Wehrmacht faced mass resistance from a civilian population.

Greek Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14 - 6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schönauer
An officially released render of the Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14.
Inspecting a Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14.
Aiming a Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14.
Reloading a Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14 with a 5-round stripper clip.
Fixing an M1903 bayonet onto a Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

FN Mauser Mle 1935

The FN Mauser Mle 1935 has been confirmed as un upcoming weapon for the Belgian military.

Belgian Mauser Model 1935 - 7.65x53mm
An officially released render of the Mauser Mle 1935, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

FN Mauser Mle 1935 with Goertz scope

The scoped FN Mauser Mle 1935 fitted with a Goertz scope has been confirmed as un upcoming sniper rifle for the Belgian military.

An officially released render of the scoped Mauser Mle 1935, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is the main weapon of the Wehrmacht faction in-game. It can be fitted with an S84/98 III bayonet and, on most maps, a rifle grenade launcher. An interesting difference in models from maps set in early war to maps set in late war is the iron sights - the former models feature pre-war unhooded front sights, whilst the latter ones have wartime hooded front sights, making them more accurate. The unhooded models have lighter-coloured wood in order to make both models distinguishable from one another at first glance. Interestingly, the map Operation Mars (set in late 1942) features both Kar 98k models.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the Karabiner 98k, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Karabiner 98k.
Inspecting a Karabiner 98k.
Aiming a Karabiner 98k with hooded sights.
Reloading a Karabiner 98k with a 5-round stripper clip.
Fixing an S84/98 III bayonet onto a Karabiner 98k.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.
Holding a Karabiner 98k with unhooded sights.

Karabiner 98k with ZF41

The Karabiner 98k can be rarely found fitted with a Zeiss ZF41 1.5x scope as a pick-up kit, mostly in maps set during or after Operation Overlord, but it also appears in some earlier maps, such as Operation Mars and Medjez El Bab. For some odd reason, a bayonet cannot be fitted onto this specific variant.

Karabiner 98k with Zeiss ZF41 1.5x scope and hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Holding a Karabiner 98k with a ZF41 scope.
Inspecting a Karabiner 98k with a ZF41 scope.
Aiming down the ZF41 scope on a Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k with ZF39

The Karabiner 98k with a Zeiss ZF39 4x scope was added in v2.6 to replace the mostly anachronistic LSR-mounted "dow" scope. It otherwise performs identical, and the unhooded-hooded front sight change is still enforced. Some Karabiner 98k sharpshooter rifles on some Eastern front maps can be loaded with explosive "B-Patrone" rounds, originally intended for aircraft machine guns but later repurposed by German snipers.

Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser (different scope, but same mount as in-game)
An officially released render of the scoped Karabiner 98k, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a scoped Karabiner 98k with an unhooded front sight.
Inspecting a scoped Kar 98k.
Aiming down the ZF39 scope on a Kar 98k.
Reloading a scoped Kar 98k by inserting one round at a time.

Karabiner 98k with "dow" scope

Until v2.6, all Kar 98k sniper rifles used to be fitted with "dow" centre-focus scopes. "dow" was the Nazi manufacturing code for the Czech Optikotechna factory, where the scope portrayed in-game was manufactured. Furthermore, the particular way the scope is mounted onto the rifle is known as a "Long Side Rail," which didn't become all that common until late 1944, so it was seen in an anachronistic setting most of the time. With the addition of the more accurate ZF39-equipped K98k in v2.6, the LSR K98k is now only found in a handful of maps, namely Arad, Brest, Hürtgen Forest, St. Vith and Meuse River. Being a late-war sniper rifle, it is only seen with a hooded front sight.

Karabiner 98k with "dow" scope and hooded front sight - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Holding a Karabiner 98k with a "dow" scope.
Inspecting a Karabiner 98k with a "dow" scope.
Aiming down the "dow" scope on a Karabiner 98k.

Gewehr 33/40(t)

The Gewehr 33/40(t) appears in pre-1943 maps featuring the Gebirgsjäger (German mountain troops). In real life, the Gewehr 33/40(t) was based on the Czech vz. 33. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, production of these carbines continued until 1942, and they were issued to German soldiers operating in harsh mountainous terrain. Production of the Gewehr 33/40 was ceased in 1942 and converted to produce standard-issue Karabiner 98k rifles.

Gewehr 33/40 (bottom) - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the Gewehr 33/40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Gewehr 33/40 in the mountains of Crete.
Inspecting a Gewehr 33/40.
Aiming a Gewehr 33/40.
Reloading a Gewehr 33/40 with a 5-round stripper clip.

Steyr VK-98

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.

Steyr VK-98 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the VK-98, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a VK-98.
Looking down the VK-98's crude sights.
Single-loading a VK-98.

Gewehr 41(W)

The successful Walther version of the Gewehr 41 appears in the game as a relatively uncommon weapon for German riflemen in the European theatre of war, especially prior to the full-scale adoption of the Gewehr 43, but it also has a unique appearance on Medjez El Bab. Depending on the map, it can be either spawnable or a pick-up kit. Since v2.64 Compagnons, a bayonet can be fitted on it.

Gewehr 41 (Walther design) - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the Gewehr 41(W), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Gewehr 41(W).
Inspecting a Gewehr 41(W).
Aiming a Gewehr 41(W).
Reloading a Gewehr 41(W). The player character first locks the bolt back, inserts two 5-round stripper clips...
...and then presses the bolt release to close the bolt and chamber a round.
Fixing an S84/98 III bayonet onto a Gewehr 41(W).
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Gewehr 43

The Gewehr 43 makes an appearance in maps set post-1943. It is normally issued to NCOs, riflemen and recon units.

Gewehr 43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the Gewehr 43, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Gewehr 43.
Inspecting a Gewehr 43.
Aiming a Gewehr 43.
Reloading a Gewehr 43. The player character swaps magazines...
...and then racks the bolt - which should have been locked back - to chamber a round.

Gewehr 43 with ZF4

The Gewehr 43 can be found with a ZF4 scope as a pick-up sniper kit for the Germans.

Gewehr 43 with ZF4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Holding a Gewehr 43 with a ZF4 scope attached.
Looking down the Gewehr 43's ZF4 scope.

FG 42

The late-pattern 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. It can be deployed and fired at both semi and full automatic, but the game does not make a distinction between closed bolt (for semi-auto) and open bolt (for full-auto).

FG 42 second model - 7.92x57mm Mauser‎
An officially released render of the FG 42, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an FG 42.
Inspecting an FG 42.
Aiming an FG 42.
Reloading an FG 42. The player character swaps magazines...
...and then racks the bolt to chamber a round. The game always treats the FG 42 as a closed-bolt weapon.
Holding a deployed FG 42.
Reloading a deployed FG 42. The player character swaps magazines...
...and then racks the bolt to chamber a round.

FG 42 with ZFG42

The scoped FG 42 is found as a rare pick-up kit in both Purple Heart Lane and Saint-Lô.

FG 42 second model with bipod and ZFG42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Holding a scoped FG 42.
Looking down the ZFG42 scope on a late-pattern FG 42.

Sturmgewehr 44

The Sturmgewehr 44 first appears as an "Easter egg" weapon in maps set in post D-Day France. Beginning in July 1944 and especially on 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. It can be fired in both semi and full-automatic.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
An officially released render of the Sturmgewehr 44, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Sturmgewehr 44.
Inspecting a Sturmgewehr 44. The markings on the receiver state that this is actually an MP44.
Aiming a Sturmgewehr 44.
Reloading a Sturmgewehr 44. The player character swaps magazines...
...and then racks the bolt to chamber a round.

Sturmgewehr 44 with ZF4

The scoped StG 44 is one of the rarest weapons in the game, only found on the maps Bastogne, Villers-Bocage and Vossenack in either a sniper or a commando kit.

Sturmgewehr 44 with Zeiss ZF4 scope - 7.92x33mm
Holding a scoped Sturmgewehr 44.
Looking down the ZF4 scope on an StG 44.

Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr MP 507

The Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr MP 507 appears as a pickup kit for the Germans in the Seelow Heights map. In reality, the Volkssturmgewehr was designed for the Volkssturm and actually used during the defense of Germany from Allied forces.

Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr MP 507 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
An officially released render of the Volkssturmgewehr, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Volkssturmgewehr.
Inspecting a Volkssturmgewehr.
Aiming a Volkssturmgewehr.
Reloading a Volkssturmgewehr. The player character swaps magazines...
...and then racks the bolt to chamber a round.

Panzerbüchse 39

The Panzerbüchse 39 is used by German soldiers in the Mediterranean theatre of war and Operation Mars. It must be deployed to fire.

PzB-39 anti-tank rifle with spare ammunition box attached to the gun - 7.92×94 mm
An officially released render of the Panzerbüchse 39, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed Panzerbüchse 39.
Aiming a deployed Panzerbüchse 39.
Reloading a deployed Panzerbüchse 39. The spare ammunition box has a seemingly infinite amount of 7.92x94mm rounds.

Carcano M91

The Carcano M91 is the main rifle for Italian riflemen. It can be fitted with a bayonet.

Carcano M91 - 6.5mm
An officially released render of the Carcano M91 (top) and M91/38 (bottom), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Carcano M91.
Inspecting the markings on a Carcano M91 during an idle animation. Unlike most other weapons in-game, the Carcanos' markings on the receiver feature the model's artist from the original Forgotten Hope mod.
Aiming a Carcano M91.
Reloading a Carcano M91 with a 6-round en-bloc clip. Due to engine limitations, the spent clip falls off when the reloading sequence has started instead of after the last round has been chambered.
Fixing a bayonet onto a Carcano M91.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Carcano M91/38

The Carcano M91/38 is also issued to the Italian faction, used by recon units, engineers and NCOs. Like the full-length Carcano 91, it can be fitted with a bayonet.

Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle for infantry, engineers and artillery troops - 6.5mm
Holding a Carcano M91/38.
Inspecting the markings on a Carcano M91/38 during an idle animation.
Aiming a Carcano M91/38.
Reloading a Carcano M91/38 with a 6-round en-bloc clip. Due to engine limitations, the spent clip falls off when the reloading sequence has started instead of after the last round has been chambered.
Fixing a bayonet onto a Carcano M91/38.
Attacking with the fixed bayonet.

Wz. 35 Ur

The Wz. 35 Ur was added in v2.6 as Germany's only anti-tank rifle in 1940 France, referred to as Panzerbüchse 35(p). Depending on the map, it can be spawned with or found as a pick-up kit. It also appears in the Team Deathmatch layer of Mount Olympus, and in El Alamein as an "Easter egg" kit for the Italians, who bought approximately 800 examples from Germany, accurately designated Fucile Controcarro 35(P).

Wz. 35 Ur - 8x107mm DS
An officially released render of the Wz. 35 Ur, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Deploying the bipod of a Wz. 35 Ur.
Holding a deployed Wz. 35 Ur.
Aiming a deployed Wz. 35 Ur.
Reloading a deployed Wz. 35 Ur. The procedure involves opening the bolt, changing magazines and closing the bolt.
Reloading an undeployed Wz. 35 Ur.

Shotguns

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun"

The Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" is used by the US Army. Unlike most World War II-era FPS, shotguns are rare in Forgotten Hope 2, as they were in real life. The United States mostly employed them on the Pacific theatre. Thus, the Winchester M12 appears as a rare pick-up kit exclusive to some maps, such as Pointe du Hoc.

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" with heat shield and bayonet lug - 12 Gauge
An officially released render of the Winchester M12 "Trench Gun", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Winchester M12 "Trench Gun".
Chamber-checking the shotgun during an idle animation.
Aiming; as with the real weapon, you get a front bead sight, and nothing else.
Loading in a shell...
...and pumping the forend to chamber it.

M30 Luftwaffe Drilling

The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling appears as a very rare "Easter egg" pick-up weapon for German pilots. As of v2.64, it only appears on the maps Arad, Hürtgen Forest, Vossenack (twice), and Sidi Rezegh.

M30 Luftwaffe Drilling - 12 Gauge, 9.3x74mmR
An officially released render of the M30 Luftwaffe Drilling, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M30 Luftwaffe Drilling.
Aiming an M30 Luftwaffe Drilling.
Aiming an M30 Luftwaffe Drilling in rifle mode.
Loading two 12 gauge shells into an M30 Luftwaffe Drilling.
Loading a single 9.3x74mmR round into an M30 Luftwaffe Drilling.

Machine Guns

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle is the main weapon for the US faction support class, but it also appears in pick-up kits for the 1944~ era Free French. It can be either fired from the hip or deployed while prone for more stabilized firing and accuracy. At any rate, since v2.63, it can be set to either 450 rpm or 600 rpm regardless of whether it's deployed or not (before v2.63, 450 rpm was tied to hip-firing and 600 rpm to deployed firing). Amusingly, in the map Ramelle-Neuville, a reference to the climactic battle of Saving Private Ryan, the bipod-less BAR used by PFC Reiben (Edward Burns) in the film has been modelled for the game. This version of the BAR also appears in Brest and the 16p layer of Hürtgen Forest.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
An officially released render of the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.
Inspecting the left side of an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.
Inspecting the right side of an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle. Note the incorrectly closed bolt.
Aiming an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.
Reloading an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle. The player character changes magazines and then pulls the charging handle.
Holding a deployed M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.
Reloading a deployed M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle. The procedure followed is the same as when undeployed.
Holding an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle with no bipod.

FN Mle 1930

The FN Mle 1930, a licenced Belgian version of the M1918 BAR, has been confirmed as an upcoming weapon for the Belgian military.

FN Model D - 7.65x53mm. The Model D was a development of the Mle 1930, which added, among other things, a quick-detachable barrel.
An officially released render of the FN Mle 1930, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

Browning M1919A6

The Browning M1919A6 is only used by the US Army in maps set during the Battle of the Bulge. It has to be deployed to fire. It can also be found in stationary machine gun nests. It anachronistically has the conical muzzle booster of the post-war model.

M1919A6, post-WWII manufacture with conical muzzle booster - .30-06 Springfield
An officially released render of the Browning M1919A6, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed Browning M1919A6.
Aiming a deployed Browning M1919A6.
Reloading a deployed Browning M1919A6. The player character opens up the top cover, loads in another 250-round belt, closes the cover and racks the charging handle with an underhand technique.

ZB Vz. 26

The ZB-26 is carried by German soldiers in some Normandy maps, especially in those set in early to mid June. This is historically accurate, as the Wehrmacht were 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 its bipod.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
An officially released render of the ZB-26 machine gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a ZB-26 machine gun.
Aiming a ZB-26 machine gun.
Reloading a ZB-26 machine gun by changing magazines and pulling the charging handle.
Holding a deployed ZB-26 machine gun.
Reloading a deployed ZB-26 machine gun. The procedure followed is the same as when undeployed.

Bren Mk I(M)

The Inglis-made Bren Mk I(M) is the main weapon for the Commonwealth support gunner class in maps set in the Mediterranean theatre of war. It can be deployed for more stable fire and accuracy, and fired in semi or full-automatic. It also appears mounted in a tripod anti-aircraft stand, and on the Daimler Dingo Mk I and the Universal Carrier. It can be identified as a Canadian Mk I(M) due to its lack of a back grip and metal shoulder strap on the stock and dovetail mount on the left side of the receiver, made specifically to simplify costs after the 1940 Dunkirk incident. Since the British aren't featured in any map set before 1941, the Bren Mk I(M) is not anachronistic. Despite being produced by Canada, Canadian Bren guns were supplied to both the Canadian and the British militaries beginning in 1938, and about 60% of all Bren guns were Canadian by the end of the war, so it's not inaccurate for the British (or even ANZAC forces, since Lithgow started producing the simplified version in 1940) to use it. The Bren also appears as an extremely rare pick-up weapon for the Germans on La Hardt Forest, designated Maschinengewehr 138(e).

Bren Mk1 (M) - .303 British. Simplified version with no grip or butt strap on the stock and with dovetail mount on the left side of the receiver deleted, and a slightly different flash hider
An officially released render of the Bren Mk I(M), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Bren Mk I(M).
Aiming a Bren Mk I(M) through its rotary drum sight.
Reloading a Bren Mk I(M) by first changing magazines...
...and then pulling the charging handle.
Holding a deployed Bren Mk I(M).
Reloading a deployed Bren Mk I(M).
A Bren Mk I mounted on a Universal Carrier.

Bren Mk II

The Bren Mk II is used by British, Canadian and Polish support gunners fighting in France, and is commonly mounted on vehicles such as the Dingo and Universal Carrier. It is also used by British paratroopers on Medjez El Bab.

Bren Mk II - .303 British. Even more simplified wartime production variant: note the lack of the Mk I's expensive stainless steel flash hider, differently-shaped carry handle, non-adjustable bipod legs, and the simplified ladder rear sight without the adjustment drum of the Mk I. The Mk II also has a distinctive lightening hole drilled in the middle of the magazine release catch, though this Mk2 part could end up on other variants as a replacement.
An officially released render of the Bren Mk II, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Bren Mk II on the French countryside.
Aiming a Bren Mk II through its simpler ladder sight.
Reloading a Bren Mk II by first changing magazines...
...and then pulling the charging handle.
Holding a deployed Bren Mk II.
Reloading a deployed Bren Mk II.
A Bren Mk II mounted on a Universal Carrier.

Lewis Mk I

The Mk I version of the Lewis Gun, which has to be deployed in the prone position to be fired, is used by the Commonwealth in the very early game, especially by the LRDG, but by the British and Australians as an "Easter egg" kit as well. It is also mounted in machine gun nests and bunkers and on Chevy 30WCT jeeps alongside the Vickers Mk I, and in the hull of LCA (Landing Craft, Assault) transports.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
An officially released render of the Lewis Mk I, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed Lewis Mk I.
Aiming a deployed Lewis Mk I.
Reloading a deployed Lewis Mk I. This Australian soldier replaces magazines, but never pulls the charging handle.

MAC Mle 1924-M29

The FM 24/29 is the sole light machine gun used by the 1940 French military and one of the machine guns used by post-1940 Free French forces. It can be deployed or fired from the hip. It also appears mounted in defensive positions and in anti-aircraft mounts.

FM 24/29 - 7.5x54mm
An officially released render of the FM 24/29, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an FM 24/29.
Inspecting an FM 24/29.
Aiming an FM 24/29.
Reloading an FM 24/29, first by pulling the bolt back...
...and then by changing magazines.
Deploying an FM 24/29 by swinging out its side-mounted bipod.
Holding a deployed FM 24/29.
Reloading a deployed FM 24/29. The procedure is the same as when handheld.
Manning an FM 24/29 in a fixed anti-aircraft mount.
Aiming an FM 24/29 in a fixed anti-aircraft mount.

Madsen M/22

The Madsen M/22 has been confirmed as an upcoming weapon for the Norwegian military.

Portuguese Madsen machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Norwegian Madsen guns were chambered in 6.5×55 Krag.
An officially released render of the Madsen M/22, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

Degtyaryov DP-28

The Degtyaryov DP-28 is the main weapon of the Soviet, Finnish (as the M/27 'Emma') and Polish in the East machine gunner classes. It can be fired from the hip or from a deployed position for more stability in full-auto. Captured examples are used by the Germans as emplaced weapons in Operation Mars, under the designation Maschinengewehr 120(r).

Degtyaryov DP-28 - 7.62x54mmR
An officially released render of the Degtyaryov DP-28, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Degtyaryov DP-28.
Aiming a Degtyaryov DP-28.
Reloading a Degtyaryov DP-28. The player character presses the magazine release, replaces the spent pan magazine for a new one...
...and then pulls the charging handle. The game incorrectly treats the DP-28 as a closed bolt weapon.
Holding a deployed Degtyaryov DP-28.
Reloading a deployed Degtyaryov DP-28. The procedure followed is the same as when undeployed.

Degtyaryov DT

The Degtyaryov DT in its infantry version appears as an "Easter egg" machine gun for the Soviet and Finnish (as the Tankki-Emma) factions. It can be fired from the hip or from a deployed position for more stability in full-auto. It is also mounted on fixed defensive positions and on most, if not all, Soviet armoured vehicles.

Degtyaryov DT - 7.62x54mmR. The DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as a light machine gun. In such configuration it was favored by paratroopers.
An officially released render of the Degtyaryov DT, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Degtyaryov DT.
Aiming a Degtyaryov DT.
Reloading a Degtyaryov DT. The player character changes magazines and never pulls the charging handle.
Holding a deployed Degtyaryov DT.
Reloading a deployed Degtyaryov DT. The procedure followed is the same as when undeployed.
A DT machine gun mounted on a lend-lease Universal Carrier.
A DTM machine gun mounted on the hull of a T-34-85 tank.

MG 34

The MG 34 is carried by German machine gunners in maps set roughly before 1944. It can also be seen mounted on a 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 MG 34 also appears mounted on most early-war German half-tracks and many light vehicles, as well as dual-mounted on an anti-aircraft Zwillingsockel 36 mount.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. With Gurttrommel 34 - 50 round belt drum magazine.
An officially released render of the MG 34 (top) and the MG 34/41 (bottom), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed MG 34.
Aiming a deployed MG 34.
Reloading a deployed MG 34. The reloading procedure involves replacing the spent drum for a new one, passing the belt through the top cover and then pulling the charging handle.
An MG 34 mounted on a Sd.Kfz. 250/3 halftrack.
An MG 34 mounted on a Lafette tripod.
Looking down the 1.5x optical sight of a Lafette-mounted MG 34.
Two MG 34s mounted on an anti-aircraft ZW36 mount.

MG 34/41

The MG 34/41 (a lighter and shorter variant of the MG 34 with a rate of fire of 1200 rounds per minute of which only a few thousand examples were produced) appears in a rare pick-up kit for the Fallschirmjägers on Medjez El Bab.

MG 34/41 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Holding a deployed MG 34/41.
Aiming a deployed MG 34/41.
Reloading a deployed MG 34/41 in the same manner as the regular MG 34.

MG42

The MG42 is used by German machine gunners from 1944 onwards. 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" half-track, 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". Although not inaccurate, since the MG42 was first used by the Afrika Korps, the Lafette MG42 also appears as a pick-up kit on Medjez El Bab (set in November 1942), but it anachronistically has the vertical charging handle introduced in early-mid 1943 instead of the original slab-sided charging handle.

MG42 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the MG42, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed MG42.
Aiming a deployed MG42.
Reloading a deployed MG42. The reloading procedure involves opening the top cover, placing a new 250-round belt...
...closing the top cover and pulling the charging handle.
An MG42 mounted on a Sd.Kfz. 251/1 halftrack.
An MG42 mounted on a Lafette tripod.
Looking down the 1.5x optical sight of a Lafette-mounted MG42.
An MG42 mounted on the turret of a Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma".

Breda Modello 30

The Breda Modello 30 is carried by Italian machine gunners. It has to be deployed to fire, and can only fire in full-auto. It used to have two firemodes, but it has been since v2.56 fixed. It is accurately depicted as the worst machine gun in the entire game - it is heavy and cumbersome (can't be fired from the hip), it only has a 20-round capacity, and it takes a whopping 10 seconds to be reloaded due to its impractical fixed magazine.

Breda Modello 30 - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
An officially released render of the Breda Modello 30, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployed Breda Modello 30.
Aiming a deployed Breda Modello 30.
Reloading a deployed Breda Modello 30. This Italian soldier locks the charging handle back, opens up the magazine, inserts a 20-round stripper clip, closes it and releases the bolt.

Lahti-Saloranta M/26

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 full-automatic. Its rare appearance in-game is indicative of what happened in real life - it used to be Finland's standard light machine gun, but over the course of time Finnish machine gunners found they preferred the DP-28 machine gun. All in all, there were more DP-28s than LS/26s in service by mid-1944.

Lahti-Saloranta M/26 - 7.62x53mmR
An officially released render of the Lahti-Saloranta M/26, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Lahti-Saloranta M/26.
Inspecting the right side of a Lahti-Saloranta M/26 gives us a great view of its open bolt and a magazine loaded with twenty 7.62x53mmR rounds.
Aiming a Lahti-Saloranta M/26.
Reloading a Lahti-Saloranta M/26. The player character pulls the charging handle on top of the weapon, and then replaces magazines.
Holding a deployed Lahti-Saloranta M/26.
Reloading a deployed Lahti-Saloranta M/26. The procedure followed is the same as when undeployed.

Emplaced Machine Guns

Browning M1917A1

The Browning M1917 can be used by US forces as an "Easter egg", deployed by throwing down the portable tripod. It is mounted on some Willys MB jeeps, the M3A1 scout car and the M3 half-track.

Browning M1917 - .30-06
An officially released render of the Browning M1917A1, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable Browning M1917A1.
Manning a deployed M1917A1 on a tripod.
Aiming a deployed M1917A1 on a tripod.

Browning M1919A4

The Browning M1919A4 can be picked up from US and Free French bases and depots as an "Easter egg" or found as a stationary weapon. It is deployed by throwing down the portable tripod, which sets up the gun in a prone position on an M2 tripod. The M1919A4 is also mounted coaxially on most American armoured vehicles.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
An officially released render of the Browning M1919A4, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a deployed M1919A4 on an M2 tripod.
Aiming a deployed M1919A4 on an M2 tripod.
A Browning M1919A4 pintle-mounted on the hull of an M4A3 Sherman tank.

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB appears turret-mounted on the Stuart "Recce", M3A1 and M5A1 half-tracks, 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 tank destroyers. The M51 Quad Mounted System is also mounted at US bases and on the M16 MGMC (a half-track fitted with the M51). The maps set during the Tunisian campaign feature the M33 dual-50 anti-aircraft mount and the M13 MGMC (a half-track fitted with a M33). Several maps feature the M2HB on a stand in defensive positions.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
An officially released render of the Browning M2HB, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning an M2HB mounted on an M3A1 half-track.
Aiming an M2HB mounted on an M3A1 half-track.
Browning M2HB's in M51 Quad Mounted System - .50 BMG
An officially released render of the M51 anti-aircraft mount, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Two M2 machine guns on an M33 anti-aircraft mount.
Four M2 machine guns on an M51 anti-aircraft mount.

Browning .50 AN/M2

The Browning .50 AN/M2 is mounted on the P-40E "Kittyhawk", the P-51D Mustang, the P-47D Thunderbolt and the Spitfire Mk IX.

Browning M2 Aircraft - .50 BMG
Three aircraft M2s mounted on the wing of a P-47D Thunderbolt.

Browning .303 Mk II*

The Browning .303 Mk II*, a British copy of the AN/M2 chambered in .303 British, is mounted on the Hawker Hurricane, the Spitfire Mk VB and the Type 156 Beaufighter.

Browning .303 Mk II* - .303 British
Two Browning Mk IIs mounted on the wing of a Spitfire Mk VB.

Lewis Mk II

The aircraft Lewis Mk II with a 97-round pan magazine is mounted in the tailgunner seat of the Hawker Hardy light bomber.

Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun with 47-round magazine - .303 British
A Lewis Mk II with a 97-round magazine mounted on a Hawker Hardy.

Vickers Mk I

The Vickers Mk I is used by Commonwealth forces in-game. It can be picked up and deployed into a stationary weapon via a tripod, found mounted in machine gun nests or on Chevy 30WCT jeeps, Universal Carriers, Vickers Mk VIB light tanks and Hawker Hardy planes.

Vickers Mk I - .303 British
An officially released render of the Vickers Mk I, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable Vickers Mk I machine gun.
Manning a deployed Vickers Mk I.
Aiming a deployed Vickers Mk I.

Vickers K

The Vickers K can be seen dual-mounted on Willys MB jeeps used by the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) in North Africa.

Vickers K - .303 British
An officially released render of the dual-mounted Vickers K, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Aiming dual Vickers K machine guns mounted on an LRDG Willys jeep.

Vickers .50

The Vickers .50 machine gun is mounted on the Vickers Mk VIB light tank.

Vickers .50 machine gun - Essentially the Mk1 but chambered in .50 caliber. Mounted on Armored Vehicles and used as Navy AA until supplemented by the Besa and Oerlikon 20mm Cannon - 12.7x81mm
A Vickers .50 mounted on the turret of a Mk VIB light tank.

Hotchkiss Mle 1914

The Hotchkiss M1914 is the French Army's main medium machine gun. It can be seen fixed in defensive positions or can appear as a deployable pick-up weapon, like other medium and heavy machine guns. One captured example is used by the Wehrmacht on the map Operation Mars, seen under the designation Maschinengewehr 257(f).

Hotchkiss M1914 with tripod - 8x50mmR Lebel / 7.92x57mm Mauser / 11mm Gras
An officially released render of the Hotchkiss Mle 1914, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a fixed Hotchkiss Mle 1914.
Aiming a fixed Hotchkiss Mle 1914.

Reibel Machine Gun

The Reibel Machine Gun appears mounted in the turret of all French tanks. It's the main armament of the Renault FT M31 on La Horgne, which mostly appears as a static object, but also as a very rare, "Easter egg" functional vehicle.

Reibel Mle. 31 in left-feeding configuration - 7.5x54mm French
A Reibel machine gun mounted on a captured SOMUA S35 tank.

MAC 1934

The MAC 1934 appears mounted on the French Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, which only appears on the map Stonne.

Mitrailleuse MAC 34 - 7.5x54mm French
A MAC 1934 mounted on the wing of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.406.

Maxim M1910

The Maxim M1910 is the main stationary machine gun used by Soviet, Polish and Finnish forces. Unlike other tripod-mounted machine guns, it cannot be deployed manually. It also appears quad-mounted as a ZPU anti-aircraft gun, mounted on the back of Studebaker US6 trucks used by the Polish on Lenino.

Maxim M1910 with "Sokolov" wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
An officially released render of the Maxim M1910, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a mounted Maxim M1910.
Aiming a mounted Maxim M1910.
An officially released render of the Maxim ZPU mount, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning four Maxim M1910s in a ZPU mount.

DShK

The original DShK is seen mounted on the turret of Soviet ISU-152 self-propelled guns.

World War II-era DShK machine gun on "Sokolov" wheel mount - 12.7x108mm
Manning a turret-mounted DShK.
Aiming a turret-mounted DShK.

ShKAS

The ShKAS is mounted on Soviet and Polish Polikarpov Po-2 and Il-2 "Sturmovik" light bombers.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A ShKAS machine gun mounted on the wing of an Il-2 "Sturmovik".

Berezin UBT

The Berezin UBT is mounted on the rear turret of the Il-2 "Sturmovik" light bomber.

Berezin UBT, a turret version of UB with spade grips - 12.7x108mm
A Berezin UBT rear-mounted on an Il-2 "Sturmovik".
Aiming a Berezin UBT rear-mounted on an Il-2 "Sturmovik".

MG13

The MG13 machine gun appears as the main armament of the Panzer I tank, in a dual-mount configuration.

MG 13 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two MG13s mounted on a Panzer I.

MG15

The MG15, fitted with 75-round double drum magazines, is mounted in German bunkers as a light anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapon, and on the tailgunner seat of the Ju 87B-2 "Stuka".

MG15 machine gun with 50-round drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Manning an MG15 mounted on an anti-aircraft bunker.
Aiming an MG15 mounted on an anti-aircraft bunker.
Manning an MG15 mounted on the tailgunner seat of a Ju 87B-2 "Stuka".

MG17

The MG17 is mounted on Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter planes and Junkers Ju 87 "Stukas".

MG17 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two MG17s mounted on a Bf 109E-7.

MG 34 Panzerlauf

The MG 34 Panzerlauf (the tank-mounted version of the MG 34) is mounted on virtually all German armoured vehicles as a coaxial and/or turret machine gun.

MG 34 Panzerlauf - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG 34 mounted on the hull of a Panzer IV.

MG 81Z

The dual MG 81Z is seen mounted on an anti-aircraft stand in the Mareth Line map, and also seen mounted on the tailgunner seat of the Ju 87D "Stuka".

MG 81Z - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An officially released render of the MG 81Z, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a twin-mount MG 81Z on an anti-aircraft stand.
Aiming a twin-mount MG 81Z on an anti-aircraft stand.
Manning an MG 81Z mounted on the tailgunner seat of a Ju 87D "Stuka".

ZB-53/Besa

The ZB-53 is coaxially and hull-mounted on the Czech-turned-German Panzer 38(t) and hull-mounted on the Marder III tank destroyer under the designation of MG37(t). Its British-made variant, the Besa, appears pintle and coaxially-mounted on most British-made armoured vehicles.

ZB-53 machine gun on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A ZB-53 mounted on the hull of a Marder III.
A Besa machine gun pintle-mounted on a Crusader Mk I tank.

MG131

The MG131 machine gun is mounted on the German Fw 190A-8 fighter plane.

MG131 Machine Gun - 13x64mm B
A pair of MG131 machine guns mounted on a Fw 190A-8.

Breda Modello 37

The Breda Modello 37 can be seen tripod mounted in-game, and can be deployed via an "Easter egg" tripod kit. It is also bipod-mounted in Italian machine gun nests, and on the Camionetta 42 "Sahariana" scout car.

Breda Modello 37 - 8x59mm RB Breda
Holding a deployable Breda Modello 37 machine gun.
Manning a deployed Breda Modello 37 machine gun.
Aiming a deployed Breda Modello 37 machine gun.

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 38 tank mounted machine gun - 8x59mm RB Breda
Dual Breda Modello 38 machine guns mounted on the hull of a Carro Armato M13/40.

Breda-SAFAT

The Breda-SAFAT machine gun is mounted on the Italian Macchi C.200 "Saetta" and Macchi C.202 "Folgore" fighters.

Breda-SAFAT machine gun - 12.7x81mmSR
A pair of Breda-SAFAT machine guns mounted on a C.200 "Saetta".

Launchers

M1 Rifle Grenade Launcher

The M1 Rifle Grenade Launcher can be mounted on the M1903A1 and A3 Springfields used by US engineers and grenadiers. Depending on the map, it can fire either anti-tank or Mk 2 hand grenades. Note that Forgotten Hope 2 actually depicts the correct procedure for using a rifle grenade: loading a blank round in the chamber before firing.

M1 Rifle Grenade Launcher
Attaching an M1 grenade launcher onto an M1903A3 Springfield.
Loading a blank round into the chamber.
Attaching a Mk 2 hand grenade fitted on an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter. The launcher is now ready to fire. The reloading procedure is virtually the same on all rifle grenade launchers - load a blank, attach a grenade.

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher

The M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher can be mounted on the M1 Garand. Depending on the map, it can fire Mk 2 hand grenades on an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter or M9A1 anti-tank grenades, although the latter are much rarer. The game accurately depicts the rifle losing its semi-auto functionality with the launcher attached, with the player character cycling the bolt after every shot both to load a blank and to cock it.

M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher
Mk 2 Hand Grenade fitted on an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter.
Attaching an M7 grenade launcher onto an M1 Garand.
Loading a blank round into the chamber.
Attaching a Mk 2 hand grenade fitted on an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter.

Lee-Enfield cup grenade discharger

The Lee-Enfield cup grenade discharger can be mounted on the Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*. It only fires anti-tank grenades.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* with No. 1 Mk I Cup Discharger attached
Attaching a cup grenade discharger onto a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.
Loading a blank round into the chamber.
Loading a grenade into the launcher.

Viven-Bessières rifle grenade launcher

The Viven-Bessières Rifle Grenade Launcher appears in-game as the French grenade launcher of choice, referred to as Tromblon VB. Depending on the map and the belligerent unit, it can be fitted onto every French service rifle - on the MAS-36, the Lebel or the Berthier M16.

Lebel Mle 1886 rifle with Tromblon VB
Attaching the Viven-Bessières rifle grenade launcher onto a Lebel Mle 1886-M93.
Loading a grenade into the launcher. Unlike every other grenade launcher in the game, the VB is fired with live ammunition.

Gewehrgranatengerät

The Gewehrgranatengerät can be mounted onto the Karabiner 98k on most maps. Depending on the map, it can be loaded with a Gewehr-Sprenggranate (standard anti-personnel grenade) or a Gross Gewehr-Panzergranate (shaped charge anti-armor grenade).

Karabiner 98k with a Gewehrgranatengerät attached
Attaching a Gewehrgranatengerät onto a Karabiner 98k.
Loading a blank round into the chamber.
Loading a Gewehr-Sprenggranate into the launcher.

Gewehr-Granatpatrone 40

The Gewehr-Granatpatrone 40 was added in v2.64 Compagnons and appears as the Fallschirmjägers' main grenade launcher in maps set before 1943, such as Crete and Medjez El Bab.

Gewehr-Granatpatrone 40 mounted on Kar98k rifle
Attaching a GGP/40 onto a Karabiner 98k.
Loading a blank round into the chamber.
Attaching a Granatpatrone 40 to the launcher.

M1 "Bazooka"

The M1 "Bazooka" is used by the US faction in the Tunisian campaign, and the US-equipped Free French faction on La Hardt Forest.

M1 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
Holding an M1 "Bazooka".
Aiming an M1 "Bazooka".
Reloading an M1 "Bazooka".

M1A1 "Bazooka"

The M1A1 "Bazooka" replaces the M1 for the maps set in Normandy.

M1A1 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
An officially released render of the M1A1 "Bazooka", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M1A1 "Bazooka".
Inspecting an M1A1 "Bazooka".
Aiming an M1A1 "Bazooka".
Reloading an M1A1 "Bazooka". Note that, while not necessary on the older M1 launcher, models from the M1A1 onwards have rockets that need to be manually connected to the launcher's electrical system. This is not depicted in-game.

M9A1 "Bazooka"

The M9A1 "Bazooka" is used by the US faction on most maps set during the Battle of the Bulge.

M9 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
An officially released render of the M9A1 "Bazooka", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M9A1 "Bazooka".
Inspecting an M9A1 "Bazooka".
Aiming through the M9A1 "Bazooka"'s optical sight.
Reloading an M9A1 "Bazooka". Like the M1A1, the rocket is not connected to the launcher's electrical system.

M1A1 Flamethrower

The M1A1 Flamethrower is only found as a pick-up kit for the US faction in a handful of maps, namely Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Brest, Operation Cobra, Operation Lüttich and Vossenack. It fires a continuous stream of flame that will hurt anyone who gets in its way. However, it will overheat very quickly.

M1A1 Flamethrower
An officially released render of the M1A1 flamethrower, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Deploying an M1A1 Flamethrower by turning the hydrogen valve.
An American soldier stands on a very deserted Omaha Beach with his M1A1 Flamethrower at the ready.
"Aiming" an M1A1 Flamethrower.

PIAT

The PIAT is used by the British and Canadian factions in Normandy.

PIAT with loaded bomb - 3.25 inch
An officially released render of the PIAT, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a PIAT.
This clueless British soldier inspects the front sight on his PIAT just to fold it later.
Aiming. Not only there is no front sight, but the mortar itself has disappeared.
Reloading a PIAT.

Faustpatrone

As of v2.6, the Faustpatrone or Panzerfaust 30 klein is only available to the Germans on the map Lenino. It is a very light close-range disposable launcher.

Panzerfaust Klein or Faustpatrone - 33mm with 95mm warhead
An officially released render of the Faustpatrone, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
The player character removes the safety pin and lifts the sight on a Faustpatrone.
Holding a Faustpatrone.
Aiming a Faustpatrone.

Panzerfaust 30

The Panzerfaust 30 is, going off by the numbers, the most common anti-tank weapon used by the German faction. It has the same range as the Faustpatrone, but it is a little more powerful owing to its larger size and warhead. The Finnish also use Panzerfäuste bought from Germany, and the Soviets start using them in their 1945 offensives, as seen on the map Seelow Heights, and as recommended by Georgiy Zhukov himself in real life.

Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
The player character removes the safety pin and lifts the sight on a Panzerfaust 30.
Holding a Panzerfaust 30.
Aiming a Panzerfaust 30.

Panzerfaust 60/100

The Panzerfaust 60 is also used by the German faction as an anti-tank weapon, but it is much less common than the Panzerfaust 30, being only found in maps set beginning in mid-to-late 1944. Meanwhile, the Panzerfaust 100 is even rarer, found only as a pick-up kit in maps set beginning in late 1944. As can be deduced, both of them are more powerful and have more range than their previous iterations.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
An officially released render of the Panzerfaust 60 (right) and 100 (left), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
The player character removes the safety pin and lifts the sight on a Panzerfaust 60.
Holding a Panzerfaust 60.
Aiming a Panzerfaust 60 through the 80-meter sight.
Holding a Panzerfaust 100. The Panzerfaust 100 is painted dark green in-game to differentiate it easily from the Panzerfaust 60.

RPzB 54 "Panzerschreck"

The RPzB 54 "Panzerschreck" is seen in many maps as a pick-up weapon for the Germans and Finnish, who actually received many of them from Germany in 1944.

RPzB 54 "Panzerschreck" rocket launcher - 88mm
An officially released render of the Panzerschreck, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Panzerschreck.
One of the idle animations has the player character rub the glass on the launcher's shield.
Trying to get a sight picture on a shielded Panzerschreck.
Reloading a Panzerschreck. As with the American Bazookas, the rocket is not connected to the launcher's electrical system.

Luftfaust

The Luftfaust, also known as the Fliegerfaust B, is an unguided anti-aircraft launcher only found as a pick-up kit for the Germans in Seelow Heights. Little is known about the Luftfaust, but it is acknowledged that around 80 launchers were trialed by a unit in Saarbrücken, and there is a photograph of three discarded Luftfaust launchers lying in the rubble of the Hotel Adlon during the 1945 Battle of Berlin. So, its use at the Seelow Heights is not too farfetched.

Replica Luftfaust (aka Fliegerfaust B) with 9-rocket clip - 20mm. The front of the weapon is on the right.
An officially released render of the Luftfaust, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Luftfaust.
The player character twists the carrying handle/sight during one of the idle animations.
Aiming a Luftfaust.
Reloading a Luftfaust. The rear of the launcher is unlatched, the spent clip is removed, a new 9-rocket clip is inserted and the launcher is then latched.

Emplaced Launchers

M1 Mortar

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.

M1 Mortar - 81mm
An officially released render of the M1 Mortar, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable M1 Mortar.
Gazing at a deployed M1 Mortar.

37 mm AT Gun M3

The 37 mm AT Gun M3 is the only fixed anti-tank gun used by the US Army faction in Sidi Bou Zid. It also appears as the main gun of the M3 Stuart light tank and the M8 and Staghound armored cars, and as a turret-mounted gun for the M3 Lee.

M3 AT Gun - 37mm
An officially released render of the M3 AT gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning an M3 AT gun.
Aiming an M3 AT gun.

76mm M5 AT Gun

The 76mm M5 AT Gun is used by the US Army on some maps in Europe, namely Ramelle-Neuville, Operation Lüttich, Bastogne and Eppeldorf.

M5 AT Gun - 76mm
An officially released render of the M5 AT gun (right), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning an M5 AT gun.
Aiming an M5 AT gun.

3-inch M1918

The 3-inch gun M1918, in its M7 variant, appears as the main armament of the M10 "Wolverine".

A 3-inch M1918 mounted on an M10 tank destroyer.

75mm M2

The 75mm M2-M6 cannon appears as the main armament of several American vehicles: the M4A1, M4A2, M4A3 and M4A3E2 Shermans, the M3 Lee (in its M3 variant), and the M24 "Chaffee" (in its M6 variant).

A 75mm M3 mounted on an M4A3 medium tank.

76mm M1

The 76mm M1 cannon appears as the main armament of the M4A1(76), M4A3(76) and M4A3E2(76) Shermans, as well as the M18 "Hellcat" tank destroyer.

A 76mm M1 mounted on an M18 tank destroyer.

90mm M3

The 90mm M3 gun appears as the main armament of the M36 and M36B1 "Jackson" tank destroyers.

A 90mm M3 mounted on an M36 tank destroyer.

105mm M2A1 Howitzer

The 105mm M2A1 is the main howitzer used by the US Army faction, regardless of the theatre of war, and also by the Free French on La Hardt Forest. It also appears mounted on the T19 HMC used by the US Army in Sidi Bou Zid, the M7 "Priest", which appears in Saint-Lô and Vossenack, and the M4A3(105) Sherman, featured in Operation Cobra.

M2A1 Howitzer - 105mm
An officially released render of the M2A1 howitzer (left), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
An M2A1 howitzer in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming an M2A1 howitzer.
An M2A1 howitzer mounted on an M7 "Priest".

T34 Calliope

The map Meuse River features a unique Willys MB jeep fitted with a T34 Calliope multiple rocket launcher. Although the Calliope was designed for the M4 Sherman tank, a 7th Army Ordnance officer modified at least one Willys MB jeep so it could fire rockets in real life. This rocket launcher saw limited service towards the end of the war, beginning in the Battle of the Bulge.

A T34 Calliope mounted on a Willys MB jeep.

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 fixed emplacements or deployed on the battlefield.

Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar Mk II - 3.20 in
An officially released render of the ML 3-inch mortar, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable ML 3-inch mortar.
A deployed ML 3-inch mortar.

Bofors 40mm

The Bofors 40mm is used by the US Army, Commonwealth, Soviet and Finnish factions as a fixed anti-air gun. It can also appear mounted on the AEC Mk I "Deacon".

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
Manning a Bofors 40mm AA gun.

Oerlikon 20mm

The Oerlikon 20mm Cannon, in its Polsten version, appears dual-mounted on the turret of the Centaur AA Mk II tank used by the Canadian Army.

20 mm Polsten - 20x110mmRB. This is a simpler variant of the original model. It has half as many pieces as the original.
Dual Polsten 20mm guns mounted on a Centaur AA Mk II.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder

The Ordnance QF 2-pounder appears as one of the main anti-tank guns used by the Commonwealth factions in the Mediterranean theatre of war. It also appears mounted on the Daimler Mk I armoured car, and the Cruiser Mk IV, Crusader Mk I, Matilda Mk II, Valentine Mk II tanks.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder - 1.57 in
Manning a QF 2-pounder gun.
Aiming a QF 2-pounder gun.
A QF 2-pounder gun mounted on a Crusader Mk I.

Ordnance QF 6-pounder

The Ordnance QF 6-pounder appears in Forgotten Hope 2 in two different versions - the Mk II is used by the Commonwealth factions in several North African maps, whilst the Mk IV, fitted with a muzzle brake, is used by the Commonwealth, the US Army (under the "57mm M1" designation) and the 1944-era Free French as their main anti-tank gun on the Western front. The 6-pounder also appears as the main armament of the Crusader Mk III and Churchill Mk III tanks.

Ordnance QF 6-pounder Mk IV - 2.24 in
An officially released render of the QF 6-pounder Mk IV, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a QF 6-pounder gun.
Aiming a QF 6-pounder gun.
A QF 6-pounder gun mounted on a Churchill Mk III.

Ordnance QF 75 mm

The Ordnance QF 75 mm gun appears as the main armament of the Cromwell Mk IV, Churchill Mk IV(75) and Churchill Crocodile tanks.

A QF 75 mm howitzer mounted on a Cromwell Mk IV.

Ordnance QF 17-pounder

The Ordnance QF 17-pounder appears mounted on the Sherman Firefly medium tank and the Achilles tank destroyer.

Ordnance QF 17-pounder - 76.2x583mm R
A QF 17-pounder mounted on a Sherman Firefly.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder

The Ordnance QF 25-pounder is the Commonwealth's main howitzer. It appears in two versions - the Mk II, used in the Mediterranean theatre of war, and the Mk IV, fitted with a muzzle brake and used on the Western front. It also appears as the main armament of the Bishop howitzer used by the British.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Mk IV - 3.45 in
An officially released render of the QF 25-pounder Mk IV, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A QF 25-pounder howitzer in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a QF 25-pounder howitzer.
A QF 25-pounder howitzer mounted on a Bishop.

Ordnance QF 95 mm

The Ordnance QF 95 mm howitzer appears as the main armament of the Cromwell Mk VI and Centaur Mk IV tanks.

A QF 95 mm howitzer mounted on a Cromwell Mk VI.

290mm Petard

The 290mm Petard spigot mortar appears as the main armament of the Churchill AVRE tank.

A 290mm Petard mortar mounted on a Churchill AVRE.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404

The Hispano-Suiza HS.404 is mounted on the Hawker Hurricane Mk IIC, the Spitfire, the Type 156 Beaufighter, the Hawker Typhoon and the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 - 20mm
A Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon mounted on the wing of a Spitfire Mk VB.

Vickers S

The Vickers S cannon is mounted on the Hawker Hurricane Mk IID.

Vickers S - 40x158R
A Vickers S cannon mounted on the wing of a Hawker Hurricane Mk IID.

Brandt Mle 27/31

The Brandt Mle 27/31 appears as the main mortar of the French faction. It can be found in fixed emplacements or can be picked up and deployed as an "Easter egg" kit.

Mortier de 81 mm Mle 27/31
An officially released render of the Brandt Mle 27/31, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable Brandt Mle 27/31.
A deployed Brandt Mle 27/31 in Forgotten Hope 2.

Hotchkiss 25 mm Mle 1934

The 25 mm Hotchkiss Anti-Tank Gun Mle 1934 appears as France's only emplaced anti-tank gun in 1940. It also appears as the main armament of the AMD Panhard 35 armored car.

Hotchkiss 25 mm Mle 1934 - 25×193.5mm R
An officially released render of the 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-tank gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-tank gun.
Aiming a 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-tank gun.
A 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-tank gun mounted on a Panhard 35.

37 mm Puteaux SA 1918

The 37 mm Puteaux SA 1918 appears as the main armament of the French Hotchkiss H-35 and Renault FT light tanks.

A 37 mm Puteaux 1918 mounted on a Hotchkiss H-35.

47 mm SA 35

The 47 mm SA 35 appears as the main armament of the Somua S35 medium tank and turret-mounted on the Char B1 bis heavy tank.

A 47 mm SA 35 mounted on a Panzer 35-S 739(f).

25 mm Hotchkiss Anti-Aircraft Gun Mle 1939

The 25 mm Hotchkiss Anti-Aircraft Gun Mle 1939 appears as France's only emplaced anti-aircraft gun in 1940.

25 mm Hotchkiss Anti-Aircraft Gun Mle 1939 - 25x163 mm
An officially released render of the 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft gun.
Aiming a 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft gun.

75mm Mle 1897

The late 19th-century Canon de 75 Mle 1897, in its modernized M38 variant, is France's main and only howitzer in the current version of the game. However, the original Mle 1897 was added in v2.64 Compagnons, but it is currently only used by the Germans on La Hardt Forest as second-line artillery (designated FK 231(f)). Its M1897A4 variant is also seen mounted on US Army M3 Gun Motor Carriages (GMC) in Sidi Bou Zid, and will be featured as an anti-tank emplacement for Free French forces fighting in Africa, with a cut-down shield.

Canon de 75 Mle 1897, standard WW1-era French howitzer
An officially released render of the original M1897, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A Mle 1897 M38 howitzer in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a Mle 1897 M38 howitzer.
A captured FK 231(f) Forgotten Hope 2.
Manning an M1897A4 gun mounted on an M3 GMC.
Aiming an M1897A4 gun mounted on an M3 GMC.

75 mm ABS SA 35

The 75 mm ABS SA 53 howitzer appears hull-mounted on the French Char B1 bis heavy tank.

A 75 mm SA 35 mounted on a Char B1 bis.

PM-37 Mortar

The PM-37 Mortar appears as the main mortar of the Soviet and Polish factions. It can be found in fixed emplacements or can be picked up and deployed as an "Easter egg" kit.

Soviet PM-37 Mortar, early model - 82mm
An officially released render of the PM-37 mortar, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable PM-37 mortar.
A deployed PM-37 mortar in Forgotten Hope 2.

PM-43 Mortar

The 120mm PM-43 Mortar only appears as a fixed mortar for the Soviets on the map Ogledow. Unlike the BM-37, it cannot be manually deployed.

Soviet PM-43 Mortar - 120mm
An officially released render of the PM-43 mortar, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A deployed PM-43 mortar in Forgotten Hope 2.

45mm M1932 (19-K) AT Gun

The 45mm M1932 (19-K) AT Gun appears in its tank-mounted 20-K model as the main armament of the T-26 and T-70 light tanks and the upcoming BT-7 cruiser tank.

A 45mm M1932 (20-K) mounted on a captured Finnish T-26.

45mm M1937 (53-K) AT Gun

The 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) is one of several anti-tank guns used by the Soviets, namely at Motovskiy Bay and Tali, and also by the Finns, as the 45 PstK/37.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm
An officially released render of the 45mm M1937 (53-K) AT gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 45mm M1937 (53-K) AT gun.
Aiming a 45mm M1937 (53-K) AT gun.

45 mm M1942 (M-42) AT Gun

The 45 mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42) is used by the Soviets in Ogledow and the Polish in Lenino.

M1942 (M-42) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm
An officially released render of the 45 mm M1942 (M-42) AT gun, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 45 mm M1942 (M-42) AT gun.
Aiming a 45 mm M1942 (M-42) AT gun.

57 mm anti-tank gun M1941 (ZiS-2)

The 57 mm anti-tank gun M1941 (ZiS-2) is used by the Soviets on Dukla Pass and Ogledow.

M1941 (ZiS-2) AT Gun - 57mm
An officially released render of the ZiS-2, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 57mm M1941 (ZiS-2) gun.
Aiming a 57mm M1941 (ZiS-2) gun.

76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

The 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) is the most common anti-tank weapon fielded by the Soviets. The Germans use captured ZiS-3s on the map Arad. It also appears as the main armament of the SU-76M and upcoming SU-76 tank destroyers.

M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun - 76mm
An officially released render of the ZiS-3, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 76mm M1942 (ZiS-3) gun.
Aiming a 76mm M1942 (ZiS-3) gun.
A 76 mm M1942 (ZiS-3) mounted on a SU-76M.

76 mm tank gun M1940 F-34

The 76 mm M1940 F-34 is the main armament of the early T-34 tanks. A modified version, the ZiS-5, appears mounted on the KV-1 and KV-1S tanks.

A 76 mm F-34 mounted on a T-34.

85 mm air defense gun M1939 (52-K)

The 85 mm air defense gun M1939 (52-K) appears as the main armament of the T-34-85 tank.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85x629mm R
An 85 mm M1919 (52-K) mounted on a T-34-85.

122 mm field gun M1931/37 (A-19)

The 122 mm field gun M1931/37 (A-19) appears as the main armament of the ISU-122 assault gun and the IS-2 heavy tank.

122 mm field gun M1931/37 (A-19) - 122x785 mm R
A 122 mm M1931 (A-19) mounted on a IS-2.

122mm M1938 (M-30) Howitzer

The 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) is the main howitzer used by the Soviet and Polish factions in-game. The Finnish also use M-30s, captured from the Red Army (41 in total in real life, mostly captured in 1941).

M1938 (M-30) Howitzer - 122mm
An officially released render of the M1938 (M-30) howitzer, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
An M1938 (M-30) howitzer in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming an M1938 (M-30) howitzer.

152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20)

The 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20) appears as the main armament of the SU-152 and ISU-152 assault guns.

A 152 mm M1937 (ML-20) mounted on a ISU-152.

152 mm howitzer M1938 (M-10)

The 152 mm howitzer M1938 (M-10) has been confirmed as the main armament of the upcoming KV-2 assault gun.

ShVAK-20

The ShVAK-20 is mounted on the Soviet Lavochkin La-5FN fighter plane and the T-60 light tank.

ShVAK-20 Autocannon - 20x99mmR
Two ShVAK-20s mounted on a La-5FN fighter.

VYa-23

The VYa-23 is the main weapon of the Soviet Il-2 "Sturmovik" light bomber.

Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 - 23x152mmB
A VYa-23 autocannon mounted on the wing of a Il-2 "Sturmovik".

BM-13 "Katyusha"

The BM-13 "Katyusha" can be seen mounted on Studebaker US6 trucks, which are used by the Soviet and Polish militaries in-game as their standard self-propelled artillery.

A Studebaker US6 truck with a mounted BM-13 "Katyusha" rocket launcher.

Granatwerfer 34

The Granatwerfer 34 Mortar is used by the German and Italian factions, firing both HE and smoke rounds. It can be found in fixed emplacements or deployed on the battlefield to improve range.

Granatwerfer 34 Mortar - 81.4mm
An officially released render of the Granatwerfer 34, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a deployable Granatwerfer 34 mortar.
A deployed Granatwerfer 34 mortar in Forgotten Hope 2.

2cm Flak 38

The 2cm FlaK 38 is the main anti-air weapon used by the Wehrmacht faction in maps set in the Mediterranean theatre of war as well as Lenino. It is mostly seen as a fixed emplacement, but it can be seen mounted on the bed of the Opel Blitz truck and on a Sd.Ah 51 trailer that can be moved around on certain maps set on the Western front, such as Ramelle-Neuville.

German FlaK 38 in single mounting - 20x138mm B
An officially released render of the Flak 38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a fixed Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun.
Aiming a fixed Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun.

2cm Flakvierling 38

The Flakvierling 38, essentially an anti-aircraft gun composed of four Flak 38 guns, appears on most vehicle-oriented maps in the game, even some in North Africa, beginning in mid-1942. As well as in a fixed turret, it appears mounted on the Sd. Kfz. 7/1 half-track and the Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind".

Flakvierling 38 - 20x138mm B
An officially released render of the Flakvierling 38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a fixed Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun.
Aiming a fixed Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun.
A Flakvierling 38 mounted on a Flakpanzer IV.

2 cm KwK 30

The 2cm KwK 30, the vehicle-mounted version of the Flak 30, serves as the main armament of the Panzer II tank, and the Sd. Kfz. 222 and 231 recon vehicles.

Kampfwagenkanone 30 mounted on an Sd.Kfz. 222 - 20x138mmB
A 2 cm KwK 30 mounted on a Sd. Kfz. 222.

3.7 cm ÚV vz. 38

The Czech ÚV vz. 38, known in German service as the KwK 38(t), appears as the main armament of the Panzer 38(t) tank.

A 3.7 cm KwK 38(t) mounted on a Panzer 38(t).

4.7 cm KPÚV vz. 38

The Czech 4.7 cm KPÚV vz. 38, known in German service as the 4.7 cm PaK (t), appears as the main armament of the Panzerjäger I tank destroyer, added in v2.64 Compagnons.

4.7 cm KPÚV vz. 38 / 4.7 cm PaK (t) - 47×405 mm R
A 4.7 cm PaK (t) mounted on a Panzerjäger 1.

8.8 cm KwK 36

The 8.8 cm KwK 36 appears as the main armament of the Panzer VI "Tiger" heavy tanks.

An 8.8 cm KwK 36 mounted on a Panzer VI Ausf. E "Tiger".

7.5 cm KwK 37

The 7.5 cm KwK 37 appears as the main armament of the Panzer III Ausf. N and Panzer IV Ausf. D-F medium tanks.

A 7.5 cm KwK 37 mounted on a Panzer III Ausf. N.

5 cm KwK 38

The 5 cm KwK 38 appears as the main armament of the early-war Panzer III Ausf. J medium tank.

A 5 cm KwK 38 mounted on a Panzer III Ausf. J.

5 cm KwK 39

The 5 cm KwK 39 appears as the main armament of the Panzer III Ausf. J-M medium tanks and the Sd. Kfz. 134/2 "Puma", but it can be seen and used as a fixed independent cannon during the Normandy landings, namely at Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge and Port-en-Bessin.

5cm KwK 39 in a fixed anti-tank gun configuration - 50x420mmR
Manning a 5cm KwK 39.
Aiming a 5cm KwK 39.
A 5 cm KwK 39 mounted on a Sd. Kfz. 134/2 "Puma".

7.5 cm KwK 42

The 7.5 cm KwK 42 appears as the main armament of the German Panther medium tank and the Panzer IV/70 tank destroyer.

A 7.5 cm KwK 42 mounted on a Panther Ausf. G.

Solothurn S-18/1000

The Solothurn S-18 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle is only ever seen mounted on the turret of the Italian AS.42 "Sahariana" scout car found on the Mareth Line map. It fires the same HE rounds fired by other 20mm platforms such as the Flak 38 or the Panzer II. It incorrectly holds 20 rounds in a magazine instead of the proper 10.

Solothurn S-18/1000 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle - 20x138mmB (Solothurn Long)
Manning a Solothurn S-18/1000 mounted on an AS.42 "Sahariana" jeep.
Aiming a Solothurn S-18/1000 mounted on an AS.42 "Sahariana" jeep.

3.7cm Pak 35/36

The 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 is used by the Germans in generally very early-war maps (roughly 1940-1941), either as a fixed mount, a wheeled mount, or mounted on the Sd.Kfz. 251/10 half-track. It can also be used during the landings at Omaha and Gold Beach and on Operation Mars, albeit fitted with a Stielgranate 41 shaped charge. Additionally, it is used by the Finnish faction. Its tank-mounted variant, the 3.7 cm KwK 36, appears as the main armament of the Panzer III Ausf. E-F tanks.

3.7 cm Pak 35/36 anti-tank gun - 37×249 mm R
An officially released render of the Pak 36, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 3.7cm Pak 36.
Aiming a 3.7cm Pak 36.
Manning a 3.7cm Pak 36 mounted on a Sd.Kfz. 251/10 half-track.
A 3.7 cm KwK 36 mounted on a Panzer III Ausf. F.

5cm Pak 38

The 5 cm Pak 38 appears as one of the more common German anti-tank cannons, featured in a wide variety of maps and theatres.

5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun - 50x419mm R
An officially released render of the Pak 38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 5cm Pak 38.
Aiming a 5cm Pak 38.

7.5 cm Pak 39

The 7.5 cm Pak 39 appears as the main armament of the Jagdpanzer 38(t) and Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyers.

A 7.5 cm Pak 39 mounted on a Jagdpanzer IV.

7.5cm Pak 40

The 7.5 cm Pak 40 is by far the most common anti-tank cannon employed by the German and Finnish factions, appearing in virtually every single map after 1943. It also appears mounted on the Marder I and Marder III Ausf. M tank destroyers. Its tank-mounted variant, the KwK 40, appears as the main armament of the Panzer IV Ausf. F2-H tanks. Its assault gun variant, the StuK 40, appears as the main armament of the StuG III and IV tank destroyers.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
An officially released render of the Pak 40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 7.5cm Pak 40.
Aiming a 7.5cm Pak 40.
A 7.5 cm KwK 40 mounted on a Panzer IV Ausf. H.

8.8 cm Pak 43

The 8.8 cm Pak 43 appears as the main armament of the Panzerjäger Tiger(P) "Elefant" tank destroyer. Its tank-mounted variant, the KwK 43, appears as the main armament of the Panzer VI Ausf B. "Tiger II" heavy tank and the Jagdpanther tank destroyer.

8.8 cm Pak 43/41 anti-tank gun on Rheinmetall split trail carriage - 88x822mm R
An 8.8 cm KwK 43 mounted on a Panzer VI Ausf. B "Tiger II".

7.5 cm Pak 97/38

The 7.5 cm Pak 97/38, essentially a French 75mm modèle 1897 mounted on a Pak 38 carriage, appears as a rare anti-tank gun for German and Finnish forces, and will also be used by the upcoming Italian Army in Russia.

7.5 cm Pak 97/38 anti-tank gun - 75x350mm R
An officially released render of the Pak 97/38, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a 7.5 cm Pak 97/38.
Aiming a 7.5 cm Pak 97/38.

7.62 cm Pak 36(r)

The Pak 36(r), a German adaptation of the Soviet 76 mm divisional gun M1936 (F-22), appears as the main armament of the Marder III tank destroyer.

76 mm divisional gun M1936 (F-22) - 76.2x385 mm R
A 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) mounted on a Marder III.

8.8cm Flak 18

The 8.8cm Flak 18 is probably the most ubiquitous German fixed cannon in the game, featured in a vast array of maps. It is notable for functioning both as an anti-aircraft and an anti-tank weapon. To fulfill its anti-aircraft purpose, it can fire time-fused HE shells.

Flak 18 anti-aircraft gun on a FlaK 36 cruciform mount at the British Imperial War Museum - 88mm
An officially released render of the Flak 18, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning an 8.8cm Flak 18.
Aiming an 8.8cm Flak 18.

10.5cm leFH 18

The 10.5 cm leichte FeldHaubitze 18 is the main howitzer used by the German faction. It also appears as the main armament of the StuH 42 assault gun and the Sd. Kfz. 124 "Wespe" self-propelled howitzer.

Leichte Feldhaubitze 18 - 105mm
An officially released render of the leFH 18, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A 10.5cm leFH 18 in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a 10.5cm leFH 18.
A 10.5cm leFH 18 mounted on a Sd. Kfz. 124 "Wespe".

15 cm sIG 33

Added in v2.6, the immensely powerful 15 cm sIG 33 only appears in the map Stonne for the German faction.

15-cm-schweres Infanteriegeschütz (sIG) 33
An officially released render of the sIG 33, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A 15cm sIG 33 in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a 15cm sIG 33.

15 cm StuH 43/1

The StuH 43/1 appears as the main armament of the Sturmpanzer IV assault gun.

A 15cm StuH 43/1 mounted on a Sturmpanzer IV.

Canon de 155mm GPF

Four French Canons de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) appear as props on Pointe du Hoc. They cannot be manned, and they act as objectives for the US Rangers to destroy upon capturing all objectives. They also appear as props on the map Stonne.

Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) - 155mm
An officially released render of the Canon de 155mm GPF, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A Canon de 155mm GPF in Forgotten Hope 2.

Nebelwerfer 41

The 15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 appears as the main rocket artillery launcher used by the German faction on several maps.

15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 multiple rocket launcher
An officially released render of the Nebelwerfer 41, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A 15cm Nebelwerfer 41 in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a 15cm Nebelwerfer 41.

28/32cm Schweres Wurfgerät 40

The Schweres Wurfgerät 40 is a relatively rare rocket artillery launcher used by the Germans. As fixed artillery, it is very rare, being only found on Ogledow and Vossenack. However, it sees more use mounted upon other vehicles, such as Sd.Kfz. 251/1 II "Stuka zu Fuß" half-tracks or captured Renault UE armoured vehicles.

An officially released render of the Schweres Wurfgerät 40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A 28/32cm Schweres Wurfgerät 40 in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a 28/32cm Schweres Wurfgerät 40.
28/32cm Schweres Wurfgerät 40 launchers side-mounted on a Sd.Kfz. 251/1 II half-track.

MG FF cannon

The MG FF cannon is mounted on the German Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 fighter.

MG FF cannon - 20 x 80mm
An MG FF cannon mounted on the wing of a Bf 109E-7 fighter.

MG 151/20 cannon

The MG 151 cannon is mounted on the German Bf 109F-4, Bf 109G-2 and Fw 190A-8 fighter planes.

MG 151/20 cannon - 20x82mm
An MG 151/20 cannon mounted on the wing of a Fw 190A-8 fighter.

3.7cm Bordkanone

The Bordkanone 3,7 appears mounted under the wings of the Ju 87G-1 "Stuka" bomber found on the map Lenino.

Bordkanone 3,7 - 37mm
Two Bordkanonen 3,7 mounted under the wings of a Ju 87G-1 "Stuka".

Breda Modello 35

The Breda Modello 35 appears as Italy's main anti-aircraft cannon, either fixed or mounted on Fiat 626 trucks. It is also the main armament of the Carro Armato L6/40. Seemingly captured models are also used by the British on some North African maps, and can appear mounted on Chevy 30WCT trucks. Interestingly enough, it is also used by the Germans on Gold Beach; this is accurate, as the Germans got a hold of a good number of these weapons after the Italian armistice of September 1943.

Breda Modello 35 - 20mm
An officially released render of the Breda Modello 35, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a Breda Modello 35.
Aiming a Breda Modello 35.
A Breda Modello 35 mounted on a Carro Armato L6/40.

Cannone da 37/40

The Cannone da 37/40 appears mounted on the Fiat M11/39 in a hull configuration.

A Cannone da 37/40 mounted on a Fiat M11/39.

Cannone da 47/32

The Cannone da 47/32 M35 appears as Italy's only anti-tank cannon. It is also the main armament of the Carro Armato M13/40 and Semovente da 47/32 armoured vehicles.

Cannone da 47/32 M35 - 47mm
An officially released render of the Cannone da 47/32, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Manning a Cannone da 47/32.
Aiming a Cannone da 47/32.
A Cannone da 47/32 mounted on a Carro Armato M13/40.

Cannone da 105/28

The Cannone da 105/28 acts as Italy's howitzer.

Cannone da 105/28 - 105mm
An officially released render of the Cannone da 105/28, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
A Cannone da 105/28 in Forgotten Hope 2.
Aiming a Cannone da 105/28.

Obice da 75/18 modello 34

The Obice da 75/18 modello 34 appears as the main armament of the Semovente da 75/18 assault gun.

An Obice da 75/18 mounted on a Semovente da 75/18.

Hand Grenades

Mk 2 hand grenade

The Mk 2 hand grenade "Pineapple" appears in-game as the US Army and 1944-era Free French forces' main fragmentation hand grenade. One very interesting thing of note is that the US Army in Sidi Bou Zid is actually issued fully yellow Mk 2 grenades; this is accurate - Mk 2 grenades started being painted green after 1943.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II). This example has a WW2-era fuze design as can be seen from the front of the spoon curling over rather than under the hinge at the front: this was changed postwar because the older hinge would sometimes allow the spoon to be pushed far enough forward to release the striker while still attached to the grenade.
An officially released render of the Mk 2 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Mk 2 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on a Mk 2 hand grenade.
Holding a yellow Mk 2 hand grenade in Tunisia.

MK3A1 offensive hand grenade

The MK3 offensive hand grenade is rarely used by the US Army assault kit as an offensive hand grenade.

MK3A2 offensive hand grenade. Prior MK3 variants (MK3 and MK3A1) had metal top and bottom caps and a waterproofed laminated paper body, while the MK3A2 is made of, of all things, asphalt-impregnated fiberboard.
An officially released render of the MK3A1 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a MK3A1 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on a MK3A1 hand grenade.

AN/M8 HC smoke grenade

The AN/M8 HC smoke grenade appears as the main smoke grenade for the US Army and 1944-era Free French forces, mostly used by recon units and NCOs.

AN/M8 HC smoke grenade
An officially released render of the M8 smoke grenade (top-left), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M8 smoke grenade.
Pulling the pin on an M8 smoke grenade.

AN/M14 incendiary grenade

The AN/M14 incendiary grenade is only issued to US Army Ranger engineers landing at Pointe du Hoc. They are used to destroy the 155cm GPF cannons found inland.

AN/M14 incendiary grenade. This is a pre-1987 example with the old color scheme (gray body with purple markings), modern examples have a red body with black markings.
An officially released render of the M14 incendiary grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an M14 incendiary grenade.
Pulling the pin on an M14 incendiary grenade.

Mills Bomb

The No. 36M "Mills" grenade appears as the Commonwealth factions' (United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada) main fragmentation hand grenade. It is also more rarely used by Free French forces in North Africa.

No. 36M Mk. I "Mills Bomb"
Holding a No. 36M "Mills" grenade.
Pulling the pin on a No. 36M "Mills" grenade.

No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade

The No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade is used by the British and Canadian factions in Normandy, mostly by the latter. It has a smaller blast radius than the Mills Bomb, and explodes on impact.

No. 69 Mk I High-Explosive hand grenade
An officially released render of the No. 69 grenade (left), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a No. 69 grenade.
Unscrewing the cap on a No. 69 grenade, arming it.

No. 73 Grenade

The No. 73 Grenade is very rarely seen as a usable anti-tank grenade in pick-up Commonwealth anti-tank and commando kits in the Mediterranean theatre of war. It has a very short throw distance, but it creates a massive explosion when it hits its target.

No. 73 MK. 1 Anti-Tank hand grenade "Thermos/Flask"
An officially released render of the No. 73 grenade (left), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a No. 73 "Thermos" grenade.
Unscrewing the cap on a No. 73 "Thermos" grenade, arming it.

No. 74 ST Grenade

The No. 74 ST Grenade appears as the main anti-tank grenade of the Commonwealth and Free French factions in the Mediterranean theatre of war, being issued to all anti-tank soldiers. It gets stuck on any surface when thrown.

No. 74 MK. 1 Anti-Tank Grenade S.T. "Sticky Bomb"
An officially released render of the No. 74 grenade (right), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a No. 74 sticky grenade.
Pulling the pin on a No. 74 sticky grenade after removing its protective outer case.

Mk-II No. 75 Hawkins Grenade/Mine

The No. 75 "Hawkins" grenade appears as a very rare anti-tank grenade. It is mostly found in uniquely scarce anti-tank kits from both Britain and the US Army. Only on the Mareth Line map is the No. 75 "Hawkins" actually issued to the anti-tank kit. In-game, it functions both as an anti-tank grenade and an anti-tank mine - one can throw it at the ground and any vehicle that drives over it will be destroyed, but it can also be thrown directly at a vehicle to destroy it straight away.

Mk-II No. 75 Hawkins Grenade/Mine
An officially released render of the Hawkins grenade (right), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a No. 75 "Hawkins" grenade.

No. 77 Smoke Grenade

The No. 77 Smoke Grenade is the main smoke grenade used by all Commonwealth factions, regardless of the theatre of war. It's also used by the Polish Army in the West. Mimicking its real-life characteristics, it doubles as a smoke grenade and a white phosphorus grenade, damaging anyone caught in its impact radius.

No. 77, W.P. MK. 1 Incendiary Smoke hand grenade
An officially released render of the No. 77 grenade (right), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a No. 77 white phosphorus grenade.
Unscrewing the cap on a No. 77 white phosphorus grenade, arming it.

F1 hand grenade

The F1 hand grenade with a Mle 1916 "Billant" fuse is used by French grenadiers in Stonne and La Horgne.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle. 1916 Billant fuse
An officially released render of the F1 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an F1 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on an F1 hand grenade.

OF-15 hand grenade

The OF-15 hand grenade is used by French riflemen in Stonne and La Horgne.

OF1 hand grenade
An officially released render of the OF1 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an OF1 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on an OF1 hand grenade.

OF 37 hand grenade

The OF 37 hand grenade with a Mle 1935 fuse is exclusively used by French riflemen in the map Flavion.

OF 37 hand grenade with Mle 1935 fuze
An officially released render of the OF 37 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an OF 37 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on an OF 37 hand grenade.

DF 37 hand grenade

The DF 37 hand grenade with a Mle 1935 fuse is exclusively used by French grenadiers in the map Flavion.

DF 37/46 hand grenade with Mle 1935 fuse
An officially released render of the DF 37 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a DF 37 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on a DF 37 hand grenade.

Grenade fumigène Mle 1916

The Mle 1916 smoke grenade is the universal smoke grenade used by all French forces.

An officially released render of the Mle 1916 smoke grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Mle 1916 smoke grenade.
Pulling the pin on a Mle 1916 smoke grenade.

Improvised grenade

Improvised grenades made from tin cans filled with dynamite will be accurately depicted as the "standard" hand grenades of the Norwegian Army, since they disregarded their grenade program in the 1920s and had minuscule amounts of grenades in service, so most units had to improvise.

An officially released render of the improvised grenades (back) and the Røkboks M/28 (front), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.

Røkboks M/28

The Røkboks M/28 smoke candle has been confirmed as the Norwegian military's standard smoke grenade.

Røkboks M/28 smoke candle at the Forsvarsmuseet.

RGD-33 stick grenade

The RGD-33 stick grenade is one of two Soviet/Polish standard hand grenades, this one being mostly issued to assault units.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
An officially released render of the RGD-33 stick grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an RGD-33 stick grenade.

RG-42 hand grenade

The RG-42 hand grenade was added in v2.64 Compagnons and replaces the Soviet RGD-33 on late-war maps.

RG-42 Soviet fragmentation hand grenade.
An officially released render of the RG-42 hand grenade, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an RG-42 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on an RG-42 hand grenade.

F-1 hand grenade

The F-1 hand grenade is the other Soviet/Polish standard hand grenade, mostly issued to riflemen.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An officially released render of the F-1 hand grenade (top), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an F-1 hand grenade.
Pulling the pin on an F-1 hand grenade.

RPG-40 anti-tank grenade

The RPG-40 anti-tank grenade appears as one of two anti-tank grenades for the Soviets in-game, alongside the newer RPG-43.

Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
An officially released render of the RPG-40, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an RPG-40 anti-tank grenade.
Pulling the pin on an RPG-40 anti-tank grenade.

RPG-43 anti-tank grenade

The RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade appears as one of two anti-tank grenades for the Soviets and Poles in-game, alongside the older RPG-40.

Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
An officially released render of the RPG-43 and RDG-1 grenades, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding an RPG-43 anti-tank grenade.
Pulling the pin on an RPG-43 anti-tank grenade.

RDG-1 smoke grenade

The RDG-1 smoke grenade appears as the standard smoke grenade of the Soviet and Polish factions in-game.

RDG-1 smoke grenade diagram
Holding an RDG-1 smoke grenade.
Igniting an RDG-1 smoke grenade.

Varsikranaatti M/32

The Varsikranaatti M/32, a Finnish copy of the Model 17 Stielhandgranate, is the main hand grenade used by Finnish riflemen.

German Model 17 Stielhandgranate, very visually similar to the Finnish Varsikranaatti M/32.
An officially released render of the Varsikranaatti M/32 (centre), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Varsikranaatti M/32.
Pulling the pin on a Varsikranaatti M/32.

Varsisavukäsikranaatti M/43

The Varsisavukäsikranaatti M/43 (essentially a smoke version of the Varsikranaatti M/32) is Finland's smoke grenade of choice, replacing the German Nebelhandgranate from previous versions of the game.

An officially released render of the Varsisavukäsikranaatti M/43 (centre), courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Varsisavukäsikranaatti M/43.
Unscrewing the safety cap and pulling the pin on a Varsisavukäsikranaatti M/43.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is Germany's standard hand grenade, used by all riflemen until well into 1944. Additionally, it is issued to assaulters in the 1940 time period and Sturmgewehr-wielding units. It has also been confirmed that Norwegian units coming in a future update will use captured Stielhandgranaten due to their real-life lack of hand grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
An officially released render of the Model 24 Stielhandgranate, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
Pulling the pin on a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.

Geballte Ladung

A bundle of six Model 24 Stielhandgranaten, known as the "Geballte Ladung", is only issued to German anti-tank soldiers in 1940 France, but it can also be found in rare pick-up German commando kits in North Africa, and more rarely in post-D-Day France. It rather evidently has a much bigger blast radius than the standard Stielhandgranate.

Model 24 "Geballte Ladung" ("Bundled Charge"), a common improvised version of the Model 24 consisting of one complete grenade bundled together with six grenade heads, creating a more powerful charge.
An officially released render of the "Geballte Ladung", courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Geballte Ladung".
Pulling the pin on a Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Geballte Ladung".

Model 43 Stielhandgranate

The Model 43 Stielhandgranate fitted with a fragmentation sleeve appears as the hand grenade issued to most German riflemen beginning in mid-1944.

Model 43 Stielhandgranate high-explosive hand grenade with fragmentation sleeve
An officially released render of the Model 43 Stielhandgranate, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.
Holding a Model 43 Stielhandgranate.
Pulling the cap on a Model 43 Stielhandgranate.

Model 39 Eihandgranate

The Model 39 Eihandgranate is issued to all German Maschinenpistole-wielding assault units post-1940 France, regardless of the map or theatre, and also to some riflemen. Early war Eihandgranaten are painted dark grey, while late war models are ochre.

The Model 39 Eihandgranate hand grenade
An officially released render of the Model 39 Eihandgranate, courtesy of Forgotten Hope's website.