Hello everybody, getting ready for our first ever release, we wanted to get you all hyped by showing off all the handheld weapons for the Communist forces.
Lets start with the pistols.
A staple of the Soviet Army during WW2, the Tokarev TT-33 pistol will be found in many kits for the Chinese and North Koreans. Thanks to Project Reality for this pistol.
Next we have the Type 14 Nambu pistol. These were captured in large numbers by the Chinese forces in WW2, so a lot were readily available for use in the Korean War.
Additionally we have the Mauser C96, a very famous German pistol, which the Chinese and North Koreans were very fond of. We have 2 versions of this pistol, one is the semi-automatic version which was widely available, and then we have the Broomhandle Mauser M712 "Schnellfeuer" an awesome fully automatic machine pistol, complete with an extended clip 20 round magazine. The sniper classes will have this weapon as a secondary backup gun.
Now we would like to show off the backbone of the Chinese PVA, and North Korean KPA armies infantry weapons. Most troops during the war were fielded with various WW2 era bolt action rifles. Weapons came from a wide number of sources, with some being licensed built clones of weapons.
Known abroad as the Kar98, the Type 24 Chiang Kai-Shek rifle (Zhongzheng rifle (中正式), Jiang Jieshi Rifle) was actually a Chinese built clone of the the Kar98, in use since 1935, the weapon was produced in large enough numbers to be used significantly during the Korean War. This weapon is used exclusively by the Chinese. Thanks to EOD2/BGF/PR:WW2 for this rifle.
Next up is another WW2 era rifle used extensively by the Chinese forces after capturing large quantities of them from the Japanese in WW2. The Arisaka T99 comes with 3 attachments, bayonet, rifle grenade and smoke. Thanks to FH2 Community Map Pack for donating this rifle from their Pacific theater.
Next in line is the Mosin Nagant 91/30, which comes in 2 flavors. Regular and scoped versions for precision sniping with the 3.5x PU scope. The North Koreans will have both versions, but the Chinese Sniper Class will also come with the PU version. These were probably the most numerous rifles fielded by the North Koreans and the Chinese, as the Soviet Union donated these in large numbers.
The next weapon there seems to be a lot of debate about if this was used in the Korean War, but the War Memorial Museum in Seoul has this weapon on display as used in small numbers by the Communist forces. They had MiG 15's so it isn't impossible that they used the SKS, also this is to give more balanced gameplay against the US Marines since they have the M1 Garand and M1/2 Carbines.
The SKS is a semi-automatic carbine which has 1 attachment in the form of a bayonet. It will be used by the North Korean forces assault class. This was the 2nd gun made for the 7.62×39mm round, which would also go on to be used in the AK47.
Next are some awesome SMG's. These weapons were utilized to great effect in the urban environments of North and South Korea.
The PPS43 was a favorite of the Communist, as well as was it's older sibling the PPSH41. The PPS43 is utilized by the special forces class, and the PPSH41 is what the Engineers will use on the Communist teams.
The PPSH41 has the 71 round drum magazine.
The British Sten MK II was also another favorite used. This weapon is the secondary firearm for the Anti-Tank class.
Now we are bringing out the big guns.
The Chinese used the Type 99 LMG which they had captured from the Japanese during WW2. This weapon can be fired standing or deployed for better accuracy. Thanks to Kraetzer from FH2 for donating this weapon to us from the FH2 Community Map pack minimod addon from the Pacific theater.
The North Koreans will be using the awesome Degtyaryov 1928 or also known as the DP-28. This weapon uses a much larger magazine than any of the other LMG's like the Type 99 or B.A.R. Both of which only use 20 round magazines. This weapon will be using 47 round magazine. This weapon can also be deployed to be fired in prone position for better accuracy.
Finally our last gun is the PTRD-41 Anti-Tank Rifle. This weapon is equally deadly against humans and vehicles, it will take a few hits to take out more heavily armored tanks, but nevertheless is it force to behold. Thanks to BGF for this weapon.
Next we have some various explosive weapons.
The POMZ-2 Anti-Personnel Mine are stake mounted anti-personnel fragmentation mines. These will be part of the Engineers kits for the Communist.
Next is the RPG-43 Anti-Tank grenade. This will be included in the North Koreans Assault kit, since the SKS doesn't use rifle grenades like the M1 Garand and Arisaka do. This will also become part of the Anti-Tank classes for both the Chinese and North Koreans. Thanks to BGF for this weapon.
I wanted to show off our new M4A3 Sherman as a bonus, as well as show off some of our new lighting and explosion effects. Project Reality donated their explosion effects, and custom shaders, and Anthony817 implemented "Pseudo High Dynamic Range" and Bloom lighting effects to give the mod more modern looking graphics. This isn't done with any post processing overlays or ENBSeries, these are all done in game engine.
This awesome tank was specifically made for our mod by General_Bradly from the IDF mod. We would like to give a huge shout-out to him for being so helpful and supporting this mod while still being completely dedicated towards IDF. Anthony817 did the texture edits on this tank.
Here you can really see the new lighting much better.
Lastly before we go, here are some new pictures of our A-1 Skyraider with brand new cockpit model created for us by Rhino over at Project Reality, with the textures on the gauges edited by Anthony817. Also worth noting is the improved effects from napalm and bombs, as well as the bloom lighting and other effects.
That's all for now folks, until next time! Please don't forget to vote for us in the Moddb Mod of the Year Awards!