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Update of the starter rifles:
All existing textures, including all variants, have been converted to Physical Based Rendering (PBR).The new Battle-Worn textures have also been built from the ground up in PBR. The starter rifles have also received a sound update!
The PBR and sound features will be enabled, and the skins gifted at the conclusion of the Battle of Dunkirk event.
The skins are feature distinct between the factions; the G43 with battle marks and fabric wrap, the SVT-40 with battle win marks and repair paint and the M1 Garand as a “Dunkirk” engraved British issue – so choose wisely, you only get 1 of the 3 skins.
The United States supplied the British with some of their M1 Garands through a lend/lease act, and since these rifles used the American .30-06 cartridge instead of the British .303 cartridge, a large red band with the cartridge designation was painted on them, to insure that no one would accidentally try and load the wrong type of cartridge.
Lend/lease Garands with their original red paint intact are very rare today and are highly valued and sought after by private collectors and museums.
This weapon skin is for you, but also serves to commemorate the events that took place during the Battle of Dunkirk, with “OP DYNAMO – DUNKIRK” carved into the handguard. We also added M1 Garand markings to the base model, on the rear of the receiver using a new decal rendering system.
The simple, sturdy design and mechanism of the G43 made it light, easy to produce, reliable and also much tougher than the predecessor Gewehr 41, so much that elite German mountain troops would use them as ladder steps while climbing! – All this made the G43 a versatile weapon in the field.
This battle-worn skin really emphasizes the G43’s presence on the battlefield; a field-improvement in the form of fabric wrapped around the handguard and pistol grip, a decent amount of scuffs and scars and battle wins etched into the top of the handguard.
The often nicknamed “Sveta” or SVT40 saw widespread service during and after World War II.
It was intended to be the Soviet Red Army’s new main service rifle, but its production was disrupted by the German invasion in 1941, with the SVT-40 more often issued to non-commissioned officers and elite units like the naval infantry.
In service, the SVT unfortunately was difficult for the soldiers to maintain – The stock, made of Arctic Birch, was prone to cracking, so repairs were not uncommon. Most stocks on the SVTs had an oil finish, but during the war, a thick layer of shellac was sometimes applied to protect the wood from the environment.
Besides the distinct varnish, this war torn skin also display kill marks on top of the receiver with a fair amount of wear and tear on the rifle in general, to emphasise the toll of the battlefield. On top of that we updated the in-game model with new geometry and UVs, to better underline the PBR rendering.