Only used by the 12 SS. This weapon was designed to replace the KAR 98. It is very accurate, semi automatic, and deadly. It can one hit kill your troops or get them below 10 health. This is the German equivalent of the M1 Carbine. All around it is very balanced.
Who uses this?
The Gewehr 43 had a very low production rate, only one Gewehr was made for every 50 U.S. M1 Garands.,only 400,000 were made, and the limitations were only 1 rifle per platoon (given to marksmen). Although it had good semi-auto, good accuracy, and good combat-effectiveness, it was not as reliable as American or Russian semi-automatic rifles. It was usually used by low-ranking German officers.
The Gewehr 41, its older brother, was designed by both Mauser and Walther, who had to follow certain regulations:
- No holes for tapping gas for the loading mechanism were to be bored into the barrel.
- The rifles were not to have any moving parts on the surface.
- And in case the auto-loading mechanism failed, a bolt action was to be included (that is why there is a bolt on the gun).