The SPAS-15 is a modern Italian semi-automatic combat shotgun developed and manufactured by small arms company Franchi S.p.A. It fires 12 gauge shells at a maximum rate of 4 rounds per second (240 RPM) typically from a 3, 6 or 8 shell magazine with a maximum range of 40 meters.
Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit
The SPAS15 is a semi-automatic shotgun featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.
In multiplayer, it is issued to the Demolition kit. It is unlocked once a player reaches level 25, or if one purchased the Gold Edition of the game, with which is unlocked as soon as one begins playing multiplayer. It has an 8-shell magazine. It has a fairly high rate of fire balanced out by moderate damage. It takes around 3 shots to kill, but its efficiency deteriorates drastically at longer ranges.
It is the only semi-automatic shotgun available to the US and MEC, and compared to the Russian S20K, the SPAS15 inflicts more damage but fires slightly slower and is less accurate. On the other hand, the SPAS15 is cappable of firing just as fast as the fully automatic USAS12, but the USAS is much more accurate and does more damage up close, but it is less effective at range than the SPAS15.
The SPAS-15 makes a return appearance in Battlefield Play4Free as a buyable weapon through the in-game store for 980 for unlimited use. It remains semi-automatic and comes with a 14 rounds magazine, good damage, accuracy and moderate rate of fire. The weapon has a very clean appearance, like all of the elite weapons, and sports a tan paint scheme on the pistol grip and handguard.
The SPAS-15 is very similar to the Saiga-12 and the USAS-12: even if it has slightly less close range damage, it does more damage at medium to long range, making it a wonderful choice for more open maps.
- The SPAS-15 was originally set to be included in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, evident by its inclusion in the PlayStation 3 beta, however it was never put in the full release.