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Firearms Expert Reacts To Rising Storm 2: Vietnam’s Guns



Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the weaponry of Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, including the M79 grenade launcher, the M9A1 flamethrower, and the M60 light machine gun.

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  1. The bayonet course was still part of basic combat training when I went through in '05, so it lasted a good while if it has in fact been removed..

  2. I agree with the others please do a part 2. This game also has other mechanics he hasn't covered like the ability to move the sights on the weapons to adjust for range. In my opinion this is one of the most realistic games in regards to weapon functionality and accuracy I have played.

  3. Flamethrowers are big, they’re heavy, they require you to basically go to to toe with something like a bunker. And, oh yeah, they pretty much guarantee EVERYONE is gonna unload on you before you can get close.

  4. Yeah reloading machine gun without support is super hard. Had to teach other conscripts how to reload pkm and it was also my first time handling the gun and i didnt know how heavy it actually was. First minute or two i was just struggling to find either a place to support it or figure out how to reload it without any support

  5. For the first rifle, Johnathan actually got something wrong.

    The first rifle wasn't an AK, it was a Type 56, which should've been an easy tell by the sight picture.
    Which could explain why it had a different "ejection pattern"

  6. I love that there is a good suppression mechanic in this game with a nice and accurate selection of firearms for a Vietnam war setting. The M79 shares the characteristic of the M1 Garand where a distinctive sound is produced by the weapons that is very recognizable like their visual profile. The ping for the Garand and the Bloop of the M79. I loved also the MAT-49 French submachine gun added as that is appropriate in the war. And the Vietcong took and used these off of the French. The Vietcong did like the MAT-49 because of provided automatic fire and it was lightweight which very suited their style of guerrilla warfare and for they are always on the move. So that was a charming aspect of it to the VC.

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