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Old 04-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Weapon anachronism in PR: Vietnam

I want to start off by saying that I am really excited to finally have this much-anticipated addition to PR:BF2. That said however, I'm afraid I've noticed an anachronism in one of the weapons of PR: Vietnam, namely the Mossberg 590 shotgun used by the US Rifleman Specialist classes. Mossberg did not come out with the 590 shotgun until the mid-1970's when the conflict was ending. A better choice from the existing weapons would have been the Remington 870, since that weapon had been in production since the early 50's. I don't mean to complain about what's basically a free game and I do appreciate the devs' efforts in bringing PR:V to completion, but I thought this issue should be addressed.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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I am sure that is just a placeholder since it is a minimod in beta.


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Old 04-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yep, nicely spotted.

It is indeed a placeholder. We'd love to have a more accurate shotgun for the US, like the 870 you suggested, the Ithaca 37 or something else more fitting. Problem is that those aren't available or not available in a proper version. The Mossberg, while not historically accurate, at least has similar looks and will have to do for now.


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Old 04-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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Would I be correct in assuming that the NVA factions' PKM machine gun is a placeholder for the RPD light machine gun as well?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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why do NVA have the shitty DP-28?

when they probably used RPK or RPD.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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NVA definitely needs some RPK's.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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why do NVA have the shitty DP-28?

when they probably used RPK or RPD.
You have to keep in mind that initially a lot of the weapons used by the NVA and the Viet-Cong were hand-me-downs (like the DP-28 and Mosin-Nagant) or captured (like the MAT-49). It wasn't until the US started becoming actively involved that they started receiving newer weapon systems like the AK-47 from communist supporters such as China and Russia.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:17 AM   #8
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why do NVA have the shitty DP-28?

when they probably used RPK or RPD.
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I am sure that is just a placeholder since it is a minimod in beta.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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You have to keep in mind that initially a lot of the weapons used by the NVA and the Viet-Cong were hand-me-downs (like the DP-28 and Mosin-Nagant) or captured (like the MAT-49). It wasn't until the US started becoming actively involved that they started receiving newer weapon systems like the AK-47 from communist supporters such as China and Russia.
To further back this up... the Battle of La Drang is the first large scale conflict in the greater Vietnam War. This places the time frame of, afaik the only historical battle, PR:V in the beginnings of the war.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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Was it not the first large scale conflict the US was involved in during the Vietnam war?


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