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History Channel: Battle for the Pacific, The

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


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

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


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


Pistols

Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is the main sidearm throughout the game by default.

M1911A1 - 45 ACP
Cocking the hammer while drawing.
Holding the "M1911".
Aiming.
Looking at the empty pistol.
Pressing in a full magazine.
When the player does nothing for a long time he will swing his sidearm.

Submachine Guns

Nambu Type 100/44

The 1944 model of the Nambu Type 100/44 modeled with a straight magazine instead of an accurate curved one is used by the Japanese Army in the game.

Type 100 submachine gun with magazine removed - 8x22mm Nambu
Enjoying the view of Mount Suribachi with a captured "Type 100".
Aiming.
Firing the submachine gun. The charging handle is in motion.
The Type 100 without a magazine during reloading.
Inserting another magazine.
Pushing back the charging handle which actually does not move forward after emptying the gun.

Thompson M1A1

The M1A1 Thompson is the standard submachine gun of the U.S Marine Corps. The in-game model is equipped with a 30-round magazine which only includes 20 bullets.

M1A1 Thompson - 45 ACP
Holding the "Thompson M1" in the trenches of Iwo Jima.
Aiming.
Taking the empty magazine...
...and exchanging it with a new one to which he gives a blow.
Moving the charging handle.
The third person model. Note the long 30-round magazine.

Shotguns

Winchester M1897

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

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 Gauge
Holding the "Trench gun".
Aiming.
Pumping the action after firing a single shot.
Filling in the tube magazine with loose shells.
Completing the reload by pumping the action.
A Trench gun lying on the ground.

Rifles

Arisaka Type 38/Type 99

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

Arisaka Type 38 - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Arisaka Type 99 - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
Holding a received "Type 38" on Guadalcanal Island.
Aiming.
Cycling the bolt-handle.
Placing a 5-round stripper clip on the chamber.
Sinking in the stripper clip. Like many games from this period, the Arisaka is always reloaded with a full 5-round stripper clip, with no regard for rounds still in the chamber.
The melee attack shows the bolt-handle in detail.
An Arisaka Rifle lying on the ground.

M1 Garand

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

M1 Garand . 30-06
Holding a "M1 Garand" ín the jungle.
Aiming.
Getting a new 8-round en-bloc clip.
Putting in the en-clip into the chamber.
Pushing the bolt into battery.
An M1 Garand lying on the ground.

Machine Guns

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle cwhich does not appear so often. Especially in the last missions like Iwo Jima.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
Holding a "BAR" during the last assault on Mount Suribachi.
Aiming.
Inserting a full magazine.
Charging the BAR.

Nambu Type 96

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

Nambu Type 96 (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Holding a picked up "Type 96 LMG" during the defense of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal.
Aiming.
Starting the reload by moving back the magazine catch.
Removing the used magazine which still has rounds in it.
Brandishing the empty Type 96.
Pressing in a new magazine.
Moving the chargin handle.

Grenades & Explosives

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

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

Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An Mk 2 grenade in mid-air.

M15 Anti-Tank Mine

Anachronistic and out-of-place M15 anti-tank mines must be disarmed at one point in the game.

M15 Anti-Tank Mine
Midway through clearing a Japanese minefield, the protagonist is distracted from the question of why the Japanese would lay down a field of unburied American-made anti-tank landmines that haven't been invented yet to stop infantry by said mines' markings; "TM-46" is written on them, despite that being a completely different (and also anachronistic) mine.

Emplaced Weapons

Browning M1919A6

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

M1919A6, post-WWII manufacture with conical muzzle booster - .30-06 Springfield
An M1919A6 mounted on sandbags on Wake Island.
Readying the machine gun after a black screen interrupting the gameplay for the manning animation.
Operating the Browning machine gun.

Browning M2

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

Browning M2HBs in M45 Quadmount mounted on M51 Multiple Machine Gun Carriage - . 50 BMG
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Manning the AA gun.
Firing the gun at two flying by "Zero" fighters.

Nambu Type 96

The Type 96 light machine gun appears also as a mounted weapon.

Nambu Type 96 (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
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Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun

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

Type 1 anti-tank gun at the US Army Museum in Honolulu - 47x285mm R
A Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun seperated from its crew.
Two Anti-Tank Guns in the Philippine jungle
Rear view of the same guns.

Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun

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

Type 96 twin AA mounting - 25x163mm
A rear view of one Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun on Guadalcanal.
Another AA gun seen on a Philippine island.
The right sight in detail.

Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun

The Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun can incorrectly seen mounted on the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2a Type 0 Model 11 "Zero" long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft's wing instead of in its nose.

Type 97 aircraft machine gun - 7.7x56mm R
The Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun is seen to the left.

Type 97 Infantry Mortar

At the beginning of the first Guadalcanal mission, a Type 97 Infantry Mortar is seen.

Type 97 81-mm Infantry Mortar
Examing the abandoned Type 97 Infantry Mortar.
The left side.

Type 99 Cannon

Two Type 99 cannons are also mounted on the Mitsubishi's wings.

Type 99 Mark 2 cannon - 20x101mmRB
Standing in front a wing-mounted Type 99 Cannon-

Other

Colt M1911A1 (Wii Version)

The Colt M1911A1 with suppressor.

M1911A1 - 45 ACP

The Wii Version of the game includes a Colt equipped with a suppressor.

Player equipping the Silenced Colt.
Player holding the Silenced Colt.
Player aiming the Silenced Colt.
Player reloading the Silenced Colt.

M1903 Springfield

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

M1903A4 Springfield sniper variant . 30-06 with M84 scope

Nambu Type 14

Nambu Type 14 pistols are seen in Japanese officers' holsters, but they never use them in the 360/PS3/PC versions only when in "last stand" after getting down, however, they do use them in the PS2/Wii version.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu

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