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23rd Sep '16 4:14:24 AM Morgenthaler
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This is a page that lists the numerous types of weaponry found on the battlefield, whether a modern one or not. Many of these weapon types are actually quite old, even the assault rifle dates back to the [[WorldWarI 1910s]] and was first widely issued in WorldWarII, and the sniper rifle even further back, at least UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, if not further; the actual concept of sniping was invented in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the Revolutionary War]].

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This is a page that lists the numerous types of weaponry found on the battlefield, whether a modern one or not. Many of these weapon types are actually quite old, even the assault rifle dates back to the [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 1910s]] and was first widely issued in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the sniper rifle even further back, at least UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, if not further; the actual concept of sniping was invented in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the Revolutionary War]].
18th May '16 2:24:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Bludgeoning Weapons: Hammer, mace, morningstar, flail, you name it. If it wasn't meant to cut or thrust, it was meant to deal massive blunt force trauma. Common for European knights, who came to wear full plate, and primarily designed specifically for fighting an enemy in plate. Since you can't get a sword through plate unless it's at the joints, the only other way to damage a fighter wearing it is blunt force - smashing their sternum or skull in, breaking an arm or leg, or just as often simply denting their armor enough that they couldn't move well enough to stop you from taking them prisoner! (Particularly useful if you want to ransom that rival nobleman you're fighting.) If DeadliestWarrior is to be believed, the samurai had their own version of this - the kanabo. Also popular with [[ChurchMilitant monks]], who were technically not allowed to "spill blood". Of course, smashing somebody upside the head with anything hard and metal is going to make a mess, whether the implement is sharp or not.

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* Bludgeoning Weapons: Hammer, mace, morningstar, flail, you name it. If it wasn't meant to cut or thrust, it was meant to deal massive blunt force trauma. Common for European knights, who came to wear full plate, and primarily designed specifically for fighting an enemy in plate. Since you can't get a sword through plate unless it's at the joints, the only other way to damage a fighter wearing it is blunt force - smashing their sternum or skull in, breaking an arm or leg, or just as often simply denting their armor enough that they couldn't move well enough to stop you from taking them prisoner! (Particularly useful if you want to ransom that rival nobleman you're fighting.) If DeadliestWarrior Series/DeadliestWarrior is to be believed, the samurai had their own version of this - the kanabo. Also popular with [[ChurchMilitant monks]], who were technically not allowed to "spill blood". Of course, smashing somebody upside the head with anything hard and metal is going to make a mess, whether the implement is sharp or not.
21st Dec '15 5:06:33 PM Hewhoarisesinmight
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* Squad Automatic Weapon / Light Machine Gun: Squad level support weapon. Some models use the same ammunition as assault rifles, while others use full powered rifle ammunition. The former are more typically called SAW while the latter earn the full designation of LMG. Some of the smaller caliber designs, like the RPK, feed from normal magazines. Most designs, especially the higher caliber ones, only from a belt. SAW: RPD, RPK, FN Minimi, MG 36. LMG: PKM, FN MAG.
** General Purpose Machinegun / Medium Machine Gun: The LMG's big brother. Uses a large rifle caliber, such as 7.62x51mm or 7.62x54mm. Almost always uses a belt-feed. These guns are often called general purpose machine guns, because they are light enough to be carried by normal infantry, but have the power to kill more than just men. Examples: [=MG42, PKP, M60, MG3, HK21=].

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* Squad Automatic Weapon / Light Machine Gun: Squad level support weapon. Some models use the same ammunition as assault rifles, while others use full powered rifle ammunition. The former are more typically called SAW while the latter earn the full designation of LMG. Some of the smaller caliber designs, like the RPK, feed from normal magazines. Most designs, especially the higher caliber ones, only service rifle box magazines, and may even be adapted from a belt. SAW: RPD, the service rifle mechanism. In addition to the RPK, the MG 36, L86A1 LSW, and Type 95 are examples of this type. There are also heavier, purpose built light machine guns, which typically feed from longer belts. This family includes the FN Minimi, MG 36. LMG: PKM, FN MAG.
the MG4, and the RPD.
** General Purpose Machinegun / Medium Machine Gun: The LMG's big brother. Uses a large rifle caliber, such as 7.62x51mm or 7.62x54mm. Almost always uses a belt-feed. These guns are often called general purpose machine guns, because they are light enough to be carried by normal infantry, but have the power to kill more than just men. Examples: [=MG42, FN MAG, PKP, M60, MG3, HK21=].
17th Aug '15 3:57:48 PM AnimeSunglasses
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* Bow and Arrow: The Mongol recurve bow, the English longbow, the Japanese daikyu -- almost every culture has its own variant. The bow uses recoil tension to fire an arrow (or volley thereof) at the enemy. Usually made from wood, but the Mongol recurve bow could be made of bone. The string could be made of various materials such as sinew. The bow could be shot from horseback or from a chariot. Training for archers took a very long time, because you both have to train a bowman to be able to make hits, but you also have to condition their body to be capable of using a bow for hours. Skeletons of English longbowmen show that their upper bodies had heavier bones on account of the insane training needed by archers. Despite what anime may make you believe, war bows required far more strength and skill to use than any other weapon in history.

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* Bow and Arrow: The Mongol recurve bow, the English longbow, the Japanese daikyu -- almost every culture has its own variant. The bow uses recoil tension to fire an arrow (or volley thereof) at the enemy. Usually made from wood, but the Mongol recurve bow could be made of bone.horn. The string could be made of various materials such as sinew. The bow could be shot from horseback or from a chariot. Training for archers took a very long time, because you both have to train a bowman to be able to make hits, but you also have to condition their body to be capable of using a bow for hours. Skeletons of English longbowmen show that their upper bodies had heavier bones on account of the insane training needed by archers. Despite what anime may make you believe, war bows required far more strength and skill to use than any other weapon in history.
17th Aug '15 3:01:10 PM AnimeSunglasses
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* Bludgeoning Weapons: Hammer, mace, morningstar, flail, you name it. If it wasn't meant to cut or thrust, it was meant to deal massive blunt force trauma. Common for European knights, who came to wear full plate. Since you can't get a sword through plate unless it's at the joints, the only other way to damage a fighter wearing it is blunt force - smashing their sternum or skull in. If DeadliestWarrior is to be believed, the samurai had their own version of this - the kanabo. Also popular with [[ChurchMilitant monks]], who were technically not allowed to "spill blood". Of course, smashing somebody upside the head with anything hard and metal is going to make a mess, whether the implement is sharp or not.

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* Bludgeoning Weapons: Hammer, mace, morningstar, flail, you name it. If it wasn't meant to cut or thrust, it was meant to deal massive blunt force trauma. Common for European knights, who came to wear full plate, and primarily designed specifically for fighting an enemy in plate. Since you can't get a sword through plate unless it's at the joints, the only other way to damage a fighter wearing it is blunt force - smashing their sternum or skull in. in, breaking an arm or leg, or just as often simply denting their armor enough that they couldn't move well enough to stop you from taking them prisoner! (Particularly useful if you want to ransom that rival nobleman you're fighting.) If DeadliestWarrior is to be believed, the samurai had their own version of this - the kanabo. Also popular with [[ChurchMilitant monks]], who were technically not allowed to "spill blood". Of course, smashing somebody upside the head with anything hard and metal is going to make a mess, whether the implement is sharp or not.
19th Jun '15 5:59:53 PM demonfiren
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** Machine pistol: A fully-automatic pistol. Pretty much the poster child for AwesomeButImpractical. Of only extemely specialized use. Examples: Stetchkin, Vz68.

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** Machine pistol: A fully-automatic pistol. Pretty much the poster child for AwesomeButImpractical. Of only extemely specialized use. Examples: Stetchkin, Stechkin, Vz68.
19th Jun '15 5:57:32 PM demonfiren
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** Heavy Machinegun: A step up from the general purpose. These things are almost always mounted on vehicles or implacements rather than carried, on account of the lightest of them starting at about 75 pounds before ammo and mounts. These things can destroy cover, men, and ligther armored vehicles from hundreds of meters away. They used calibers such as 12.7x99 (50 BMG), 12.7x108), and 14.5x114. Examples: Browning M2, [=DShK=], KPV, Kord, NSV.

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** Heavy Machinegun: A step up from the general purpose. These things are almost always mounted on vehicles or implacements rather than carried, on account of the lightest of them starting at about 75 pounds before ammo and mounts. These things can destroy cover, men, and ligther armored vehicles from hundreds of meters away. They used calibers such as 12.7x99 7x99mm (50 BMG), 12.7x108), 7x108mm, and 14.5x114.5x114mm. Examples: Browning M2, [=DShK=], KPV, Kord, NSV.
19th Jun '15 5:55:53 PM demonfiren
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** General Purpose Machinegun / Medium Machine Gun: The LMG's big brother. Uses a large rifle caliber, such as 7.62x51mm or 7.62x54mm. Almost always uses a belt-feed. These guns are often called general purpose machine guns, because they are light enough to be carried by normal infantry, but have the power to kill more than just men. Examples: MG42, PKP, M60, MG3, HK21.

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** General Purpose Machinegun / Medium Machine Gun: The LMG's big brother. Uses a large rifle caliber, such as 7.62x51mm or 7.62x54mm. Almost always uses a belt-feed. These guns are often called general purpose machine guns, because they are light enough to be carried by normal infantry, but have the power to kill more than just men. Examples: MG42, [=MG42, PKP, M60, MG3, HK21.HK21=].
19th Jun '15 5:55:24 PM demonfiren
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* SniperRifle: Extreme range weapons for specialized troops. Many are modified civilian hunting rifles. They are chambered in full power rifle calibers and have optimum ranges of between 600M and 1KM. For longer shots, anti-materiel rifles, which fire HMG rounds, are used.

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* SniperRifle: Extreme range weapons for specialized troops. Many are modified civilian hunting rifles. They are chambered in full power rifle calibers and have optimum ranges of between 600M and 1KM. For longer shots, anti-materiel rifles, which fire HMG rounds, are used.\\



* Submachine Gun: Small light weapons generally only effective to one hundred meters. Essentially machine guns which fire pistol rounds. SMG's have fallen out of favor since WW2 on account of assault rifles being able to do everything they can and beyond while not requiring doing logistics for more weapons and calibers. Example: PPSh-41, PPS-43, Uzi, TMP, MP-5, Bizon, L2 Sterling.

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* Submachine Gun: Small light weapons generally only effective to one hundred meters. Essentially machine guns which fire pistol rounds. SMG's have fallen out of favor since WW2 on account of assault rifles being able to do everything they can and beyond while not requiring doing logistics for more weapons and calibers. Example: PPSh-41, [=PPSh-41=], PPS-43, Uzi, TMP, MP-5, Bizon, L2 Sterling.
19th Jun '15 5:53:23 PM demonfiren
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** Heavy Machinegun: A step up from the general purpose. These things are almost always mounted on vehicles or implacements rather than carried, on account of the lightest of them starting at about 75 pounds before ammo and mounts. These things can destroy cover, men, and ligther armored vehicles from hundreds of meters away. They used calibers such as 12.7x99 (50 BMG), 12.7x108), and 14.5x114. Examples: Browning M2, DShK, KPV, Kord, NSV.

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** Heavy Machinegun: A step up from the general purpose. These things are almost always mounted on vehicles or implacements rather than carried, on account of the lightest of them starting at about 75 pounds before ammo and mounts. These things can destroy cover, men, and ligther armored vehicles from hundreds of meters away. They used calibers such as 12.7x99 (50 BMG), 12.7x108), and 14.5x114. Examples: Browning M2, DShK, [=DShK=], KPV, Kord, NSV.
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