Manufacturer: Rheinmetall Borstig
Country of Origin: Germany
- Selective Fire
- Battle Rifle
- Gas Operated
- 1500 Points (World at War)
- 950 Points (Mystery Box)
The Fatherlands Fallschirmjäger Gewehr 42, or paratrooper rifle 42, was a selective fire battle rifle under German production and in use by the Fallschirmjäger airborne infantry since 1942, although seeing limited numbers throuout the war. Considered one of the most advanced weapon designs of World War 2, with the firepower of an LMG, but smaller size, comparable to the Kar98K, and helping to pave the way for modern assault rifles.
First found in the mystery box for 950 points, and later found for 1500 points on the wall in Der Riese. Most were unaware of the exsistance of it's wall spot, but those with any perception, were justly rewarded as the FG is, in truth, spectacular. Fully automatic with A 32 round magazine, 192 extra munitions, managable recoil and 937rounds per minuite fire rate, it is devistating. The FG42 remains as the overal best weapon choice before the mystery box's more deadly delights. It is perfect for obtaining points at any point in time, and easy kills in mid-difficulty rounds.
As for perks, none are stand-outs. Reload time is short, and fire-rate is at it's peak. Therefore none are specifically required, but nothing stops you from improving further.
The 5000 point Pack-A-Punch upgrade will transform the FG42 into the 420 Impeller. Coming with a massive increase in munition to 464, and double the magazine size. Damage is also increased, but by very little. However, somewhat negated, as it's shear capacity and rate of discharge more than makes up for that. It remains a superior method of point accumulation. The FG42 is simply a terrific firearm, and holds a special place in many hearts.
The 7.92x57mm Mauser round was adopted by the german Empire in 1905, and was the german service cartridge in both World Wars. Still popular for sport and hunting and later named simply the 8mm Mauser.