Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call of Duty: Finest Hour is the first console game within the Call of Duty series that should oppose the Medal of Honor series which had already successfully asserted itself there. Three months earlier, so almost at the same time, the add-on Call of Duty: United Offensive was released for the PC. The game is set from 1942 to 1945 on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe and North Africa. There was supposed to be a sequel to this part titled Call of Duty: Combined Forces, but was quickly canceled due to internal disagreements between Activision and Spark Unlimited.
Note: An emulator was used to capture very high-resolution screenshots of this game for clarity. This upscaling required disabling some post-processing effects due to resulting graphical glitches. All screenshots have been checked against original PS2 footage to ensure that any glitches noted on this page are also present in the PS2 version.
The following weapons appear in the video game Call of Duty: Finest Hour:
Although there are no playable pistols or revolvers, Commissar Viktor Durasov and other Soviet Commissars are seen brandishing Tokarev TT-33 pistols during the Enemy at the Gates-inspired Volga River crossing.
The M1A1 Thompson appears simply as the "Thompson" and is often the starting weapon for the American missions.
M3A1 "Grease Gun"
The M3A1 "Grease Gun" is used by U.S. tank crews of the 761st Tank Battalion "Black Panther".
German soldiers carry MP40s which can of course be picked up and used by the player character.
The PPSh-41 fitted with a 71-round drum magazine is wielded by Soviet soldiers.
Sten Mk. II
The Sten Mk II with Canadian stock is the submachine gun carried by British soldiers.
The standard German sniper rifle is the Gewehr 43.
The Karabiner 98k is the main battle rifle for the Wehrmacht forces.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I
British soldiers make use of the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifle.
The iconic M1 Garand is the standard rifle for the U.S. Army.
Mosin Nagant M/28-30
The in-game "Mosin Nagant" is modeled after the Finnish M/28-30 variant.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
The correct Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle is used by Tanya Pavelovna but it still has the Finnish rear sight. Its barrel and scope are covered by scraps of cloth, as in the previous part of the series, which is inspired by the 2001 movie Enemy at the Gates (as well as almost the entire Soviet campaign).
The M1903A4 Springfield is one of the available sniper rifles in multiplayer mode for the American and British factions. In the single-player campaign, it is used by the British sniper Yusuf in "Mission: Matmata" and "Depot Saboteurs". After he gets killed his rifle cannot be picked up.
Bren Mk. II
Some Bren Guns can be picked up during the British North Afrika mission. It is the standard light machine gun for the British faction in multiplayer.
The second support machine gun for the Americans is the Browning M1919A6 which is called "Browning .30" and "M1919A6" in-game. It comes with a magazine capacity of 99-rounds but is the most inaccurate weapon in the game.
The Degtyaryov DPM is the light machine gun of the Soviet Army. It is modeled with a rotating pan magazine which is an amazing feature for the time. However, the in-game model lacks the pistol grip.
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
The early M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle is a playable weapon in the game.
The MG42 appears as a portable machine gun with the Gurttrommel in-game and is therefore the first time in the series that the machine gun is not only in the game as a mounted weapon.
The only mobile anti-tank weapon in the game is the Panzerschreck which appears in-game with its widespread suggestive name. The single-player campaign's first appearance of the Panzerschreck is during the Battle of Stalingrad in October 1942, which is historically incorrect and thus an anachronism.
Grenades & Explosives
Mk 2 hand grenade
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is the standard grenade for the German Army.
No. 74 Mk. I
The No. 74 ST Grenade is only available for British forces.
The RGD-33 stick grenade can be picked up on the Eastern Front missions.
Tellermine 35 can be placed on the ground to disable German vehicles. In the penultimate mission "Last Bridge Standing", three Tellermines must be cleared from a street.
8.8 cm FlaK 18
Several Flak 18 anti-aircraft guns with shields are deployed at the German Airfield 32 in the mission "Airfield Ambush". In "Come Out Fighting" multiple Flak guns are set up in and around the town of Tillet, Belgium.
155 mm Gun Motor Carriage M12
During the fifteenth mission "Surrender at Aachen", a 155 mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 must be protected and set up to fire on German positions. This scenario was paid tribute to on the multiplayer map "Aachen" from Call of Duty: WWII where an M12 Gun Motor Carriage is stationed in the streets in front of the Theater Aachen building.
The Browning M2HB is mounted on British Long Range Desert Group jeeps.
Browning M1919A4 machine guns are seen mounted in M4 Sherman tanks.
The Degtyaryov DT is mounted on Soviet T-34/76 medium tanks.
During the final mission "Into the Heartland", one Flakvierling 38 is stationed on top of the South tower at the Remagen Bridge which must be manned to defend it against Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers. It is referred to as an "anti-aircraft gun" in the task text.
German Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft can be seen with MG15s in their top-mounted turrets. The Stuka dive bombers are modeled too undetailed to see the mounted guns.
The MG34 Panzerlauf is mounted on German Panzer IV and Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II (King Tiger) tanks.
The MG42 appears also as a stationary weapon with unlimited ammo and no cooldown. It is mounted on a Lafette 34 tripod.
The game includes loading screens with weapons that are not playable in-game.
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