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Firearms Expert Reacts To Hell Let Loose’s Guns



Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the WW2-era weaponry of Hell Let Loose, including the M1 Garand rifle, the PPSh-41 submachine gun, and the StG 44 assault rifle.

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  1. I can verify that when you have a K98 and encounter a U.S. soldier and the Garand in closer engagements, if you get your first shot on target you are good…..but very rarely do you get a second chance at a second if you miss.

    The German squad works best when everyone moves together and you use your machine gunner to suppress while everyone else pushes with grenades. In the way that the MG34/42 is utilized in games when done right, it really holds true to german doctrine……trying to find squads that work together that well is the real chore in HLL lol

  2. You know, since he showed a picture of a real Thompson rear sight… what it looks like in HLL is that they literally chopped off the top of the sight starting halfway up the peephole, basically converting it into a post and notch sight. I could see this actually being done by real soldiers because the Thompson is a close quarters gun with too much recoil to shoot long range, and a peep sight is not great for close ranges due to the amount of view lost when looking down the sights. That super simple rear sight would be an easy hack job for soldiers on the frontlines.

  3. Johnny always looks so happy and smug in the intros, holding massive really cool guns most Brits dont get to hold, because we dont have gun rights anymore…

  4. Lol I’m glad he said that about the carbine I was complaining to my fiends about the recoil. Trying to explain it was a pistol round. You can fire the thing one handed if you have to lol.

  5. Has he reviewed the weapons in Red Orchestra? The scopes in particular were done quite well since only the scope is zoomed and not the entire screen FOV as is commonly done in games.

  6. Personally I try to avoid taking point if I have a K98. I’ll do the medium to long range fighting. While the guys with the MP-40, STG44, or Gewehr are doing the up closer and personal fighting.

  7. so from what i gather, the stg was straight up op in ww2, and they didnt even know how good it was. compare that to stinky 5 round wooden garand and it's night and day, like two different eras. also of course cheaply copied by the muscowites and kalashnikov.

  8. So let me get this straight, the PTRS fires a 14mm or 20mm round, meaning it's a cannon so I've been killing NPCs with a cannon 😂

    Is it considered a cannon or a rifle?

  9. For the M1 Garand, I am pretty sure it actually had the historically accurate sights, but they ended up putting the big ones for gameplay purposes since it was not fun using the original Garand sights in a videogame.

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