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    Weapon FAQ by TheGoldenState

    Version: 0.95 | Updated: 04/21/07 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    BROTHERS IN ARMS: EARNED IN BLOOD (PS2)
     
    Weapons FAQ
     
    Created by: TheGoldenState
     
    Created: 4/21/07 
     
    Last updated: 5/2/07
     
    Version: 0.95
    
    E-mail: Ps2pLyEr1224@aol.com (note: only for typos or extra info purposes) 
     
    Copyright 2007
     
    Unauthorized copying or reusing of any part of this FAQ is illegal.
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    ----- TABLE OF CONTENTS -----
     
    1) - Using your weapon
     
    1a) - Weapon tactics
     
    2) - American weapons
     
    2a) - Sub-machine guns
          - Grease Gun
          - Thompson
     
    2b) - Semi-automatic rifles
          - M1 Carbine
          - M1 Garand
     
    2c) - Infantry heavy machine guns
          - BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
     
    2d) - Mounted heavy machine guns
          - Browning .50 caliber
     
    2e) - Grenades
          - A1 Mark 11 Frag
     
    3) - German weapons
     
    3a) - Sub-machine guns
          - MP40
     
    3b) - Bolt action rifles
          - K98
     
    3c) - Infantry heavy machine guns
          - MP44
          - FG42
     
    3d) - Mounted heavy machine guns
          - MG42
     
    3e) - RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) 
          - Panzerfaust
     
    4) - Thanks...
     
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    <<<<<>>>>> = sub-topic
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       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    1) ^^^^^^^^^^ Using your weapon ^^^^^^^^^^
       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
    Before you read my FAQ I suggest you get to know how to use the weapons.
     
    Click -R3- to use the iron sights. Press -R1- to fire your weapon. Press -[]- 
    to reload. Press -O- to perform a melee attack. Press -R2- to switch weapons
    (you can only carry two weapons at a time). Press -/\- to throw a grenade. 
    
     
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    1a) ^^^^^^^^^^ Weapon tactics ^^^^^^^^^^
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
    It is also good to know when to use the right kind of weapon.
     
    Use bolt action rifles and semi auto rifles to suppress the enemy or snipe 
    them. When they become suppressed switch your weapon to a sub-machine gun or 
    infantry heavy machine gun. Then go to their flank and fire like crazy. Use 
    grenades when you can't flank the enemy.
     
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       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2) ^^^^^^^^^^ American weapons ^^^^^^^^^^
       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    2a) <<<<<<<<<< Sub-machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- Grease Gun -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - high fire rate
     
    Cons:
    - not accurate
     
    Bullet size: .45 caliber
    Bullet capacity: 20/140
     
    Notes:
    Effective at flank attacks, but only 20 rounds causes you to run out of ammo 
    quickly. Try to use it at close range. It is only available during one mission 
    later on in the game (assuming that your "brothers" never die during the story)
     
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    ----- Thompson -----
    --------------------
     
    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - high fire rate
     
    Cons:
    - not accurate
     
    Bullet size: .45 caliber
    Bullet capacity: 20/140
     
    Notes:
    Very similar to the Grease Gun, but is available more often. It has double the 
    rate of fire and is a bit less accurate
     
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    2b) <<<<<<<<<< Semi-automatic rifles >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- M1 Carbine -----
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    Pros:
    - semi automatic
    - high fire rate
    - accurate
     
    Cons:
    - small rifle bullet
     
    Bullet size: 7.62x33 mm
    Bullet capacity: 15/75
     
    Notes:
    Them M1 Carbine is a semi-auto rifle that has a higher rate of fire than a lot
    of automatic machine guns. The quicker you can repeatedly press the -R1- button
    the more rounds you can get off, but don't treat it like a machine gun or 
    you'll be out of ammo quickly. It has good accuracy also. The only let down is 
    that the enemy can take a few rounds before they die.   
     
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    ----- M1 Garand -----
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    Pros:
    - semi automatic
    - good fire rate
    - accurate
     
    Cons:
    - nothing, one of the best guns in the game
     
    Bullet size: 7.62x63 mm
    Bullet capacity: 8/88
     
    Notes:
    Ahh, the famous M1 Garand. This is my rifle of choice throughout the hole game.
    The fire rate is good for a rifle and its more accurate than the M1 Carbine. 
    The bullet is large so it takes the enemy out relatively early. If I was in 
    WWII, this would be the weapon I would take. 
     
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    2c) <<<<<<<<<< Infantry heavy machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
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    ----- BAR -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - good fire rate
    - semi accurate
     
    Cons:
    - nothing, one of the best guns in the game
     
    Bullet size: 7.62x63 mm
    Bullet capacity: 20/240
     
    Notes:
    By the time The U.S. entered WWII this weapon was already 40 years old, yet, it
    is one of the best machine guns you could have. It uses the same bullet as the 
    M1 Garand, but can go full auto. This gun is going to stop anything in your 
    path. In the game a combination of the BAR and Garand makes you a force to be 
    reckoned with.
     
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    2d) <<<<<<<<<< Mounted heavy machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- Browning .50 caliber (mounted on tanks) -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic 
    - high fire rate
    - endless ammo (it says 400 hundred, but it is endless)
     
    Cons:
    - can't take it with you
     
    Bullet size: .50 caliber
    Bullet capacity: endless
     
    Notes:
    Endless ammo, .50 caliber, and mounted on a tank. What else needs to be said.
    When you have a tank get on it, but then exit the .50. Now stay on top and 
    order you tank to go somewhere. Its a mobile MG nest.  
     
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    2e) <<<<<<<<<< Grenades >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- A1 Mark 11 Frag -----
    ---------------------------
     
    Pros:
    - good blast radius
     
    Cons:
    - enemies can run away from them
    - if you are next to the blast you get wounded
    - no crosshairs
     
    Notes:
    I barely ever used grenades in the game. The only time to use one is if the 
    enemy cannot run away from it. Throwing them in a mortar hole infested with 
    the enemy works well though.
     
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    3) ^^^^^^^^^^ German weapons ^^^^^^^^^^
       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    3a) <<<<<<<<<< Sub-machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- MP40 -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic 
    - high fire rate
    - large bullet capacity
     
    Cons:
    - very inaccurate
     
    Bullet size: 9x19 mm
    Bullet capacity: 32/224
     
    Notes:
    This is the least accurate weapon in the game, but it makes up for that with a 
    high fire rate and 32 rounds per mag. Stand ten feet away from a wall and 
    shoot. The bullets spread 3 feet wide. Great weapon for flanking because of 
    this.
     
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    3b) <<<<<<<<<< Bolt action rifles >>>>>>>>>>
        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    ----- K98 -----
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    Pros:
    - extremely accurate
     
    Cons:
    - bolt action
    - slow fire rate
     
    Bullet size: 7.92x57 mm
    Bullet capacity: 5/65
     
    Notes:
    This German bolt action rifle was used in both World Wars. In contrast to the 
    MP40, the K98, often called the Kar98, is the most accurate weapon in the game.
    If you want to make some head shots or there is no flanking the enemy, snipe 
    them with this. 
     
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    3c) <<<<<<<<<< Infantry heavy machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
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    ----- MP44 -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - high fire rate
    - semi accurate
    - first assault rifle ever
     
    Cons:
    - smallish bullet
     
    Bullet size: 7.92x33 mm
    Bullet capacity: 30/210 
     
    Notes:
    This weapon is a mixture of a rifle and a sub-machine gun. It is often called 
    the first assault rifle ever. Its a good all around weapon.
     
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    ----- FG42 -----
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    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - high fire rate
    - semi accurate
     
    Cons:
    - nothing, one of the best guns in the game
     
    Bullet size: 7.92x57 mm
    Bullet capacity: 30/200
     
    Notes:
    This weapon is quite similar to the BAR. They both have similar bullets, fire 
    rates, and accuracy, but the FG42 holds 10 more round per mag. That feature can
    make a huge difference. The downside is you don't see it for a while.
     
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    3d) <<<<<<<<<< Mounted heavy machine guns >>>>>>>>>>
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    ----- MG42 -----
    ----------------
     
    Pros:
    - fully automatic
    - high fire rate
    - endless ammo
     
    Cons:
    - can't take it with you 
     
    Bullet size: 7.92x57 mm
    Bullet capacity: endless
     
    Notes:
    Like the .50 cal, but has a smaller bullet and is more often shooting at you.
    Also its not mounted on a tank that can move.
     
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    3e) <<<<<<<<<< RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) >>>>>>>>>>
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    ----- Panzerfaust -----
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    Pros:
    - takes out tanks
    - kills men behind cover
     
    Cons:
    - hard to find
     
    Bullet size: 149x50 mm
    Bullet capacity: 1/5
     
    Notes:
    The Panzerfaust (Tank fist) is the only weapon in the game that can take out a 
    tank. The problem is that a tank or MG42 nest is usually guarding it. Use it on
    an enemy behind cover and save a life or two.  
     
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    4) <<<<<<<<<< thanks... >>>>>>>>>>
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    This was my first FAQ page and I hope it helps you.
     
    I would like to thank:
    - Gamefaqs for posting this
    - Gearbox and Ubisoft for making a great game
    - http://world.guns.ru/main-e.htm for giving me extra information
     
    This may be updated later  
     
    
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