Medal of Honor: Vanguard
Medal of Honor: Vanguard is a first-person shooter set during World War II developed by EA Los Angeles and published by Electronic Arts, it is the tenth installment of the Medal of Honor series of games. Medal of Honor: Vanguard was released on March 26, 2007, in North America for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii. All of the weapon animations and models are taken from the 2005 predecessor European Assault.
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 Medal of Honor: Vanguard:
The early M1911 is only found in multiplayer and can be used by both Germans and Americans. While holding it, the gun appears black, but when looking at another person's gun, it appears to be nickel.
The M1928A1 Thompson is used by the Allies and is one of the starting weapons of the player in some missions. Called "M1 Thompson" in the PlayStation 2 version of the game, although it is more accurately refered to as the "M1928 Thompson" in the Nintendo Wii version. Has a 30-round magazine by default, but can be upgraded to use 50-round drum magazines.
The MP40 is used by German and Italian soldiers (although the Beretta Model 38 would be more appropriate for the latter). Has an abnormally fast rate of fire in game. Can be seen in the hands of Corporal Garrett and Private Slauson at the end of the game.
The Gewehr 43 only appears in multiplayer, where it is the starting weapon for Germans.
The Karabiner 98k is the main weapon used by German and Italian soldiers (though the Carcano Rifle would be a more logical choice for the Italians). It is also used by German snipers. Extremely powerful and accurate even without using the iron sights. Not available in multiplayer.
The M1 Garand is the main weapon used by American forces, it is also the starting weapon of the player in many levels and the starting weapon for Americans in multiplayer. It cannot be reloaded without fully depleting the magazine. Can be upgraded with a scope, converting it to an M1D.
The M1D Garand is the only sniper rifle in the game, it can only be obtained by picking up an upgrade for the M1 Garand. In reality, the mounting for the scope requires replacing the barrel with a version that contains a scope mount, which is an armorer level task needing specialized tools. Not available in multiplayer.
The Sturmgewehr 44 appears as "StG 44" in the game, it is used by the Germans, more specifically, the Fallschirmjäger. The rifle has an abnormally high rate of fire in-game compared to its real-life counterpart. It can be found and picked up on the Operation Neptune levels and can be more commonly found on the Operation Varsity levels.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle appears as "BAR" in the game, it is used by American soldiers. The player starts off with this weapon on some levels.
The MG42 appears exclusively as an emplacement. The MG42 has a high rate of fire, damage, and recoil, but low accuracy. The MG42 also has infinite ammunition and is the only weapon in the game capable of overheating.
The M9A1 "Bazooka" is the only rocket launcher in the game, it is also the only weapon capable of damaging half-tracks and tanks. The Bazooka is extremely powerful, capable of killing entire squads of infantry in a single shot. Commonly found near enemy armor. Not available in multiplayer.
Mk. 2 hand grenade
The Mk 2 hand grenades are used by the Americans in both singleplayer and multiplayer. Strangely, they will explode even if the player throws them without pulling the pin.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by German soldiers, although they are unusable in single-player they are usable in multiplayer if the player plays as a German. Strangely, they will explode if the player throws them without pulling the cord. Picking up Model 24 Stielhandgranates in single-player will give the player additional Mk 2 hand grenades.
8 cm Granatwerfer 34
Two Granatwerfer 34 Mortars can be seen in the mission "Endgame".
8.8 cm FlaK 18
The 8.8 cm FlaK 18 with a mounted shield appears in the mission "Endgame" of Operation Varsity.
15 cm Schnelladekanone L/40
Several 15 cm Schnelladekanone (SK) L/40 coastal guns are stationed in the bunker in the third Operation Husky mission "Der Bunker".
During all the Market Garden campaign missions, the player is tasked to destroy several Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft guns.
The MG34 Panzerlauf is seen mounted in German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger tanks.
Despite being set on the western front, the Falshirmjager (correct spelling Fallschirmjäger) class in multiplayer is seen with a Soviet Degtyaryov DPM.
Winchester Model 1912
The Winchester Model 1912 appears on a picture for a multiplayer class.