Vietnam:M-40

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Common among [[Vietnam:Sniper|snipers]], the most accurate weapon in the game. Highly cherished.
 
Common among [[Vietnam:Sniper|snipers]], the most accurate weapon in the game. Highly cherished.
  
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''Note:'' The in game picture of the m40 is not an actual M40, it is a Sako TRG-21, a modern Finnish sniper rifle.
  
 
== Real life ==
 
== Real life ==

Revision as of 15:01, 23 June 2012

M-40
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M-40.png
Weapon stats:
(mouseover the icons for explanation)
Maximum damage; the minimum is always 1 Effective firing range, in pixels (for reference, the game field is 400px wide by 600px tall) Firing rate, in rounds per burst. All guns have the same actual rate, this just says how many in one burst. Clip size Reload time, in ticks (20 ticks = 1 second); the less, the better; the unit's exp is deducted from this value, getting faster as it ranks up
High Extreme Very low 5? Bolt action
CQC (close quarter combat) bonus multiplier; the unit's rifle skill is multiplied by this value when firing at a distance of 100px or less Range malus; the unit's rifle skill is divided by this penalty when firing beyond the weapon's range AP (anti-personnel) explosion radius; area of the blast that damages all units, but deals reduced damage to vehicles AT (anti-tank) explosion radius; area of the blast that deals special damage to mechanical units Gib explosion radius; area of the blast that blows all organic units caught in it to pieces
Low Very Low ? ? ?
Strengths:
Very long range, deadly stopping power.
Weaknesses:
Ineffective at close range, slow fire rate and reload.
Description:
Used to pick off distant foes.

A bolt action Sniper Rifle. It has extreme range but minimal payload.

A very deadly weapon in the right hands, allows your men to kill enemies without putting them in firing range.

Common among snipers, the most accurate weapon in the game. Highly cherished.

Note: The in game picture of the m40 is not an actual M40, it is a Sako TRG-21, a modern Finnish sniper rifle.

Real life

During the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps decided they needed a standard sniper rifle. After testing several possibilities, they ordered 700 Remington Model 40x rifles (target/varmint version of the Model 700 bolt-action rifle), and gave them the M40 designation. Most had a Redfield 3–9 power Accurange variable scope mounted. With time, certain weaknesses, primarily warping of the all-wood stock, became apparent. Sometime in the early 1970s, the USMC armorers at MCB Quantico began rebuilding the original M40s into M40A1s. The process involved, among other improvements, replacing the original wood stocks with McMillan A1 fiberglass stocks, as well as replacing the original Redfield scopes with Unertl scopes. The M40 was originally designed by Jack Cuddy and Neill Goddard. The stock featured Wichita sling swivels and a Pachmayr buttpad.

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