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The Automatgevär m/42, also known as the AG-42 or the Ljungman, was a Swedish semi-automatic rifle used by Swedish Army from 1942. Similar in design to the Soviet SVT-40 but chambered in 6.5x55mm, around 30,000 units were produced - far too few to replace the bolt-action main service rifle of the m/96 Swedish Mauser. Both were rendered obsolete by the Ak 4 rifle introduced in the 1960s.
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The weapon's closest statistical relative is the M1A1 Carbine, as the Ag m/42's categorically high rate of fire of 450 RPM and four body-shot kill makes it comparable in performance. However the Ag m/42's complete lack of damage drop-off before 101m, as well as its higher muzzle velocity, greatly assists the weapon's long range potential - past this distance, the weapon drops to a five shot kill. Additionally, the base muzzle velocity of 780 m/s is the second highest amongst semi-autos behind the MAS 44, and recoil is very low, practically on par with the in-class leader, the M1 Garand. The primary drawback of the m/42 is its low magazine size of 10 rounds, which is compounded by an initially slow reload using stripper clips. While not as potent at range as the similar capacity but harder hitting Gewehr 43 and its derivatives, capabilities at both medium and long range are improved over other four shot minimum rifles due to its consistency in damage and favorable projectile velocity.
The two sides of the Specializations tree offer a variety of improvements, with the left side augmenting handling speed and recoil control, and the right side prioritizing stationary and mobile accuracy, with the addition of High Velocity Bullets to ease hitting moving targets. The main deficiency of reloading can remediated either with Rank 2 choice of Detachable Magazines, or Rank 3 option of Quick Reload. High Velocity Bullets increases muzzle velocity by 100 m/s, while Recoil Buffer reduces vertical climb to 0.696.