Mg-34 belt feed unlock.

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Ossius

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Okay, seriously now, yes or no, this rumor has to stop. People say there isn't a belt feed unlock and others say there is. I want pics (I know it is hard since unlocks got reset)

Does anyone have pics of a MG34 belt fed unlock in HOS? I really want to know if there is a point to my slaving away past the saddle drum.
 

Spindle

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Okay, seriously now, yes or no, this rumor has to stop. People say there isn't a belt feed unlock and others say there is. I want pics (I know it is hard since unlocks got reset)

Does anyone have pics of a MG34 belt fed unlock in HOS? I really want to know if there is a point to my slaving away past the saddle drum.

I'd like to know this aswell
 

GFMMonty

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Am I missing something here? Isn't the MG34 always belt-fed, with or without drum-mag?
 

LHeureux

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Am I missing something here? Isn't the MG34 always belt-fed, with or without drum-mag?
What he mean is a unlock where there's no drum mag, just a long belt without any magazine, hanging out of the gun.
 

GFMMonty

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Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. But what would be the purpose of that? I mean, if we look at realism and all, wouldn't that require a second machine-gunner to guide the belt? I'm sorry to stay off-topic, I just would like to know.
 

Dayve

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Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. But what would be the purpose of that? I mean, if we look at realism and all, wouldn't that require a second machine-gunner to guide the belt? I'm sorry to stay off-topic, I just would like to know.

Don't be silly, realism was never a goal here, they just said that to get extra revenue from the people who played the first game.
 

DiedTrying

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I've been asking for a screenshot as well in the other mg34/saddle drum threads. People posted screens of it showing as an "unlock" thats it.
 

hanky

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http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197969396975/screenshot/560921713559291747
 
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hanky

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Yeah, It's not in question of "realism" they used belt's (that go to 250) its in question of balance. What will Russians get?

I was a M240 gunner in Iraq, had 250 round belt for it, and also for my M2 .50

Wasn't in the battle of Stalingrad, but I would imagine toting around a 250 round belt is not Unrealistic.
 

GFMMonty

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Don't be silly, realism was never a goal here, they just said that to get extra revenue from the people who played the first game.

I wasn't being silly and I wasn't "playing the realism card". I was talking about the pseudo-realism that all games have. I mean, we respawn! We resurrect mriaculously!

I just wanted to know how the belt-feeding was supposed to be implemented.

Talking about silly: how someone takes an (somewhat) off-topic question to go even further off-topic to blame the evil devs for something even more off-topic :p
 

Mangley

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Now I might be crazy, but today I caught some documentary on the 1937 Spanish civil war and footage showed what appeared to be MG34s being loaded with 20 round stripper clips. Can anybody shed some light on that?

Possible downgrade? :p
 

Sifer2

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So does the Russian MG get anything or will all Russian MG'ers just have to start to carrying the Axis version as soon as they can unlock it?

I guess the bright side of this is I now understand why they bothered implementing barrel changing. With the pitiful default clip size I never understood how they could overheat.
 

TheRealGunther

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Just to clear things up in real life the mg-34/42 was belt feed only the 50rd drum just held a belt to help protect it from debris.The unlock for the 250 round belt would just be a belt of 250 rounds hanging out of the gun ala rambo style.Where the confusion is in the unlock as the lvl 50 says "belt feed" which it was all alone the the duel drum did not contain a belt but simulated one.Allowing it to work with the belt feed only mg-34 these duel drums was rare and was used mainly by the Luftwaffe ground forces.

Realistically speaking carrying a 250 round belt wouldn't be practical for 1 soldier in RL the mg-34 was operated by teams of up to 3 to help carry the ammo.Even a 150 round belt would be a handful for 1 soldier to carry around.Not a big fan of this lvl 50 unlock (one of the few I disagree with) the duel drum would have been plenty considering the DP-28 gets no unlocks.

I can see it now :D
 
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TheRealGunther

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Now I might be crazy, but today I caught some documentary on the 1937 Spanish civil war and footage showed what appeared to be MG34s being loaded with 20 round stripper clips. Can anybody shed some light on that?

Possible downgrade? :p

Not crazy it was perhaps the Pt34 or duel drum for the mg-34.As I said above the mg-34 was belt feed only but the PT34 simulated a belt and had to be reloaded using stripper clips.

http://www.bergflak.com/PT342.htm

These duel drum did not work with the standard mg-34 and had to have a special feed cover added and with this modification could not use regular belts.Why they was rare
 
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