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German Infantry Weapons: Pistols


Mauser C-96

Standard issue weapon of the German army since the Boer war, the C-96 was a well liked and reliable weapon. Although superseeded by more modern sidearms, its large numbers and reliablity as well as modernizations carried it through the day. Carried by most first and second line units, it was a well liked and respectable weapon, if somewhat heavy. It was issued with the stock as a personal defense weapon to rear line units as well. In 1935, looking to agument the firepower of the german infantry team, a new variant was introduced. Dubbed the 712 is was a standard C-96 modernized to fire in full auto and accept a new 20 round clip, becoming a light submachine gun in the process. These were provided to the riflemen of infantry teams, as the Kar98s slow rate of fire was seen as a handycap in the face of modern hard hitting blitzkrieg tactics. Thus a rifleman would usually use his Kar98 rifle for general and long range engagements, but in assault, urban or close combat theaters he would switch to the C-96 712 and use it's superior close range firepower to his advantage. A 1939 basic German infantry section would therefore carry 2 MP38, 1 MG34 and 7 Kar98 rifles, however in close combat, a total of 9 smg's and 1 machinegun would provide overwhelming firepower, unmached in the world until the introduction of the first assault rifles. Loved by the troops, it was in service until the end of the war. The stock carried two stripper clips in addition to the leg holster carrying another 4 for a total of 70 to 140 rounds per trooper depending on the version.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

MauserC-96 _ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0____0/1______AI_______1896

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

MauserC-96_ __0_ _____x18 ______ 8______ _0_ _ _ _10(9mm,clip)___1.3

C-96 w/Stock Change: BR to 12, Mass to 2.3

C-96 712 w/Stock Change: BR to 12, Mass to 2.3, ROF to 2, Ammo to 20

 

Lugger P08

 

The other mass used pistol by the German army, this one was issued to other front line troops who did not require the heavier C-96. It was a reliable, solid and accurate weapon, produced in the standard (102mm barrel) and Artillery models (203mm barrel). In mass use throughout the war, it's only downfall was the tendency to 'go off', when in hands of untrained users. Usually a soldier carried two clips, one in the weapon, one in the holster.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

Lugger P08 __ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0_____0______AI_______1908

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

Lugger P08 _ __0_ ______x18 _____ 7______ _0_ _ _ _ _ 8(9mm,box)_ 0.9

Note: On fumble, the weapon fires if used by character without small arms skill.

Artillery Model: Change BR to 9

 

Mauser HSc

A small conceliable weapon, the Mauser HSc was procured by the German navy and the airforce. Very similar to the Walther PP, it served in these services until the end of the war.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

Mauser HSc__ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0_____0______AI_______1937

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

Mauser HSc_ __0_ ______x14_____ 5______ _0_ _ _ _ _ 8(.32,box)___ 0.9

 

Walther P38

This was produced to be a replacement ot the venerable Lugger 08, but was not produced in large enough numbers to replace it, and only managed to replace about a quarter of them at any time during the war as both were produced at the same time. Priority was given to officers as well as panzer crews. A reliable, sturdy weapon, though not oustanding in any regard. Two clips were carried standard.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

Walther P38__ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0_____0______AI_______1938

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

Walther P38_ __0_ ______x18 _____ 7______ _0_ _ _ _ _ 8(9mm,box)_ 1.0

 

Walther PP/PPK

A popular weapon in the early thirties, it became the standard German police pistol. This was carried over to the Gestapo and the high officer core, who carried the slightly smaller PPK variant. An impressive small weapon.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

Walther PP___ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0_____0______AI_______1932

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

Walther PP _ __0_ ______x14_____ 5______ _0_ _ _ _ _ 8(.32,box)___ 0.7

Walther PPK: Change Ammo to 7, Mass to 0.6

 

Browning GP 35

Produced in Belgium at the start of the war, it was the only pistol to serve on both sides of the conflict. Produced by the Commonwealth in Canada, China and captured factories in Belgium, it was a well liked and modern weapon, with a large clip campacity. The Belgian factories produced the weapon for the SS after they were captured, although production sabotage made the weapon somewhat unreliable. As with the C-96, 7 clips total were carried when the stock was equipped. It continued to serve with the SS until the end of war, although the C-96 712 was preferred due to its larger ammunition campacity and full auto capability.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

GP 35_______ 0 _ _ ___x1__ ____0/0/0/0_____0______AI_______1935

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

GP 35 ______ _0_ ______x19_____ 8______ _0_ _ _ _ _ 13 (9mm,box)_ 1.1

German Browning GP 35: Jam (R1)

German Browning GP 35 w/Stock Change: BR to 12, Mass to 2.1