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Commonwealth Infantry Weapons: Rifles


Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I Rifle

The standard Commonwealth service rifle at the beginning of the war, the No.4 Rifle was a rugged weapon, refined for the last 40 years to make it one of the best rifles of its time. Its outstanding bolt action mechanism allows for a very fast fire rate, approaching that of semi-automatic rifles. Over 1 million were made and only during 1943 did it start becoming replaced by the Enfield RM-1 rifle. As a basic load, each trooper carried 50 rounds, in ten chargers of five rounds each. They were carried in one of two webbing pouches worn by each rifleman. Later the load was tripled to 150 rounds with the addition of a bandolier containing five pockets with 10 rounds per pocket. Anyone specializing in the Lee-Enfield or taking it as a signature weapon may fire the rifle as if it has an ROF of 0.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

No.4 Mk1_ _ 0_______x2______1/2/4/8____0_______AI________1939

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

No.4 Mk1_ _ __0_______x29______69______-1______ 10(.303,box)__4.0

 

Lee-Enfield No. 5 Carabine

A much lightened and shortened version of the No.4 rifle, the No.5 was designed for jungle warfare and was therefore called the jungle carbine. Due to its light weight however, the accuracy, recoil and muzzle flash are all extreme, and the rifle was much hated by the troops who were forced to use it. As a basic load, each trooper carried 50 rounds, in ten chargers of five rounds each. They were carried in one of two webbing pouches worn by each rifleman. Later the load was tripled to 150 rounds with the addition of a bandolier containing five pockets with 10 rounds per pocket. Anyone specializing in the Lee-Enfield or taking it as a signature weapon may fire the rifle as if it has an ROF of 0.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

No.5 Mk1_ _ 0_______x2______1/2/4/8____0_______AI________1941

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

No.5 Mk1_ _ _-1_______x29______59______-1______ 10(.303,box)__3.2

 

Sykes-Enfield Rocket Model 1 Rifle

Designed by Alfred Sykes as a weapon to improve the combat effectiveness of ordinary firearms, the RM-1 was the successful development of his rocketry experiments. Firing a .440 rocket round, with very little recoil it accelerated the explosive projectile downrange accurately, providing the soldier with unmatched accuracy, range and destructive power. Its only fault lay in the tubular magazine which made reloading the weapon slow, as well as upsetting its balance. Improved manufacturing techniques however for the at first expensive ammunition, caused the weapon to become more and more common and reliable with the troops starting 1942. The basic load consisted of a two pouches containing 40 rounds each.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

RM-1___ __ _+1______x2/3_____1/2/4/8____0_______AI_______ 1942

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

RM-1_+++ _ _+1______ x22/32____80______-1______ 5 (.440,tube)__4.5

Jam (R1)

 

De Lisle Silent Carabine

Produced in very small quantities (~2,000+) as a silenced snipers weapon for special units, it proved to be a very quiet and accurate weapon, very liked by the troops who used them. Only the very small quantities prevented this excellent weapon from seeing wider, more effective use.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

De Lisle ____ _+1_______x1______0/1/2/4____0_______AI______1943

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

De Lisle___ __ +1 _______x24_____30______-1______ 8 (.45,box)____3.7

Silent Systems Perk

 

Sykes-Enfield Rocket Model 2 Rifle

An improved design over the RM-1 rifle, the RM-2 proved to be superior to it, and became the best rifle of the Commonwealth. Using the Lee-Enfield bolt action system over its predecessors complex mechanism, it provided higher magazine capacity, reliability and rate of fire at the cost of weight. Only its late arrival in the war caused its relatively small showing starting late 1944. Anyone specializing in the Rocket Model-2 or taking it as a signature weapon may fire the rifle as if it has an ROF of 0. Basic load consists of a pouch holding 5 clips in addition to a 5 clip bandolier.

GK Stats:

Weapon____ACC____DM ____Range____ROF____Special____Year

RM-2___ __ _+1______x2/3_____1/2/4/8____0_______AI_______ 1944

GK RPG Stats:

Weapon_____ACC_____DM_____BR_____ROF_____Ammo______Mass

RM-2_+++ _ _+1______ x22/32____80______-1______ 10 (.440,box)__5.2