Gewehr 43
G43
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Designer Carl Walther
Manufacturer - Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella Mehlis
- Gustloffwerke, Buchenwald
- Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Produced In 1943 - 1945
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 500 m
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Magazine 10-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition 8×57mm IS
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in Forgotten Hope Mod
Used by Germany
Hungary
Rifle grenades Schiessbecher
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The Gewehr 43, later renamed as the Karabiner 43, was a weapon of the German Wehrmacht developed during the Second World War, as an improved version of the unsuccessful Gewehr 41 It was supposed to be (again) a replacement of the Karabiner Kar98k. Because the Soviets and Americans dominate the battlefield with their semi-automatic rifles like the American M1 Carbine and Garand, meanwhile the Soviets had the SVT-40 and the Simonov AVS 1936.
The production starts in 1943 and until the end of the war, when the production ends, more then 450,000 G43's are be produced, including the about 50,000 rifles with telescopic sight (see further). The purpose of the Germans were producing 100,000 guns per month. But this never happenned. Despite the low production numbers, the robustness and accuracy of the weapon make the G43 a very popular rifle. Besides visor, the G43 can be equiped with other accessories.
The Gewehr 43 was a semi-automatic rifle with a caliber of 7.92 x 57mm. A rapid-fire capability was also originally planned, but was only implemented as a prototype. The magazine could hold 10 rounds. Some elements of the Russian Tokarev SVT-40 were used in the design.
In 1944, the name was changed from Gewehr 43 to Karabiner 43 and in some instances, the barrel was somewhat shortened. However, this were only prototypes. The weapon had a higher rate of fire than the Karabiner 98, but had nowhere near the same precision. Therefore, the sniper version of the Gewehr 43 and Karabiner 43 was in the Wehrmacht not as popular as the versions of the Karabiner 98 with telescopic sight. Another issue was the low production numbers for the barrels for the weapon which meant there was not enough replacements for rifles with worn barrels. On the basis of a secret message from July 1944, it is estimated that only 5% of the barrels, which were produced for this weapon, were of such high quality that they were suitable for use by snipers.
The G43 could not attach a bayonet. In 1944 further simplification of the production lend to attachments such as the Schiessbecher grenade launcher or silencer could not be mounted anymore. T Finally the last weapons of this type that were made used a lot of plastic which made the weapon lighter. The empty weight was reduced to 3.6 kg.

Did You Know That?

- The Gewehr 43 model ingame is produced by Berliner-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik in 1944?
- That the Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43 ingame the lotnummer 46708 owns?


Gewehr 43 with Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43[edit | edit source]

Gewehr 43 with Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43
G43 mit ZfK 43
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Designer Carl Walther
Manufacturer - Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella Mehlis
- Gustloffwerke, Buchenwald
- Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Produced In 1943 - 1945
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 800 m
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Magazine 10-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition 8×57mm IS
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of World War Two
Used by Germany
Scope Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43
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These telescopic sights were also called Zielfernrohr 4 called because they had a magnification factor of 4. However, they are not the same like the original Zielfernrohr 4 wich you can find on the Stg 44 Automatic Rifles. Gewehr 43 with Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43 is available in Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon. The weapon is used by the scout. With this sight, you have a bether zoom then the Zielfernrohr 41. The sight is not suitable for streets fights. However, if you hide in a house and you have a good view of the battlefield in the streets, you can be the nightmare for your enemy.

Gewehr 43 with Zielfernrohr 41[edit | edit source]

Gewehr 43 mit Zielfernrohr 41
G43 mit Zf 41
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Designer Carl Walther
Manufacturer - Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella Mehlis
- Gustloffwerke, Buchenwald
- Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Produced In 1943 - 1945
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 500 m
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Magazine 10-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition 8×57mm IS
General Ingame Information
Used by Germany
Scope Zielfernrohr 41
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The ZF-41 were not mounted G-43 during the war. It was tested with the earlier G-41 guns which didn't see much service. It is used by infantry and not only by the snipers. Sometimes, you can have the equipement like each other infantry (grenade's etc) or equipment used by the scout (binocular). The sight is less then the Zielfernrohr für Karabiner 43. However, for using in streets, this telescopic sight is more then perfect!

Gewehr 43 with Silencer[edit | edit source]

Gewehr 43 with Silencer
G43 with Silencer
Icon G43 Zf41 HUB.png
General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Designer Carl Walther
Manufacturer - Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella Mehlis
- Gustloffwerke, Buchenwald
- Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Produced In 1943 - 1945
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 500 m
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Magazine 10-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition 8×57mm IS
General Ingame Information
Used by Germany
Scope Zielfernrohr 41
Comments Sssssssst... be quiet
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The Gewehr 43 is also available with the silencer, in both standard as wel in sniper version. Suppressors made for the Mauser 98K were compatible with G43, although tests in field trials were not impressive.

A player killed by this weapon will always show up in the chat as "killed". Which means that nobody can know from the "killfeed" that you have a silenced G43. The G43 can only be found as pick-up kit with a silenced Walter pistol or a standard Luger, knife or other stuff like binocular, Expack etc...

Gewehr 43 Night Vision[edit | edit source]

Gewehr 43
G43
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Designer Carl Walther
Manufacturer - Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Zella Mehlis
- Gustloffwerke, Buchenwald
- Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Produced In 1943 - 1945
Type Semi-Automatic Rifle
Effective range 500 m
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Magazine 10-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition 8×57mm IS
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of World War Two
Used by Germany
Scope Zielgerät 1229
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And what you think at night? You can not see? Well, use the Gewehr 43 with night vision. This huge scope on your rifle will not zoom bether then your eye, but the scope will make darkness into light. The latest German equipment, the Zielgerät 1229, is one of the first night visions in history.











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