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Machine-Gun-MG3

The MG3, a general purpose machine gun.

A Machine Gun (commonly abbreviated MG) is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire rounds in quick succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. Machine guns are generally categorized as "light", "medium", or "heavy", and have been featured in every game in the Battlefield series to date.

Light Machine GunsEdit

A light machine gun (LMG) is a machine gun designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon. They are the most common machine gun in the Battlefield series.

LMGs typically have much larger ammo capacity, especially when belt-fed. This allows for long periods of sustained fire, which may be counterbalanced by requiring the weapon to cool down after overheating.

LMGs gain increased accuracy when the player crouches or prones, sacrificing mobility for control. A well-placed machine gun can effectively control squads of enemy, making them invaluable in the defensive role. In games featuring the bipod as a usable weapon accessory, accuracy and stability are greatly increased, exceeding that of other automatic weapon classes. In some games, gain more accuracy during sustained fire.

LMGs suffer from lower than average accuracy compared to carbines and assault rifles when fired while standing. Also, recoil is generally higher compared to their assault rifle derivatives, with extreme rates of fire also lower. Belt-fed machine guns suffer from the longest reload times of any weapon, as well as the highest hipfire spread, making them highly disadvantaged in close quarters scenarios.

Battlefield 1942Edit

Battlefield VietnamEdit

Battlefield 2Edit

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

Battlefield 2142Edit

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

Battlefield HeroesEdit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Battlefield 3Edit

Battlefield 4Edit

Battlefield HardlineEdit

Battlefield 1Edit

Medium Machine GunsEdit

A Medium Machine Gun (MMG) or General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) refers to a belt-fed automatic firearm firing a full-power rifle cartridge. It may be wielded by infantry or mounted on vehicles.

AppearancesEdit

  • Ganz HMG, appearing in Battlefield 2142 as an infantry weapon, although termed a heavy machine gun.
  • M1919, an American medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.
  • M60, an American medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
    • M60E4, an updated model appearing in Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.
    • M60-ULT, a variant appearing in Battlefield 4 as a battle pickup.
  • M240, an American medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.
  • MG3, a German medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company , Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield Play4Free.
  • MG 08, appearing in Battlefield 1 as part of a battle pickup kit.
  • MG42, a German made medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield 1942.
  • PKP Pecheneg, a Russian medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.
  • Vickers machine gun, a British made medium machine gun that appears in Battlefield 1.

Heavy Machine GunsEdit

A Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) refers to its superior power, range, and weight over other machine guns. They must be deployed on the field (with a nest often built around it) or mounted to a pedestal or carrier vehicle. Coaxial mounted weapons are aimed by use of the main gun control. Some are light enough to be carried by infantry, but typically not in a usable state.

AppearancesEdit

  • KORD, a Russian heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4.
  • M2 Browning, an American heavy machine gun that appears in the Battlefield series.
  • Maxim MG, a British heavy machine gun featured in Battlefield 1.
  • MG34, a German made heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.
  • MG42, a German heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield 1942.
  • MG 131, a German heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield Heroes.
  • TuF HMG, a German heavy machine gun appearing in Battlefield 1.
  • Type 85 HMG, a Chinese heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield 2.
  • XM312, an American heavy machine gun that appears in Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

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