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For other similarly named weapons, see M1918 (Disambiguation)
Beretta M1918

A Beretta M1918 during World War I

The Beretta Model 1918 (Italian: Moschetto Automatico Beretta Mod.1918) was an early submachine gun introduced towards the end of World War I. Adapted from the Villar Perosa twin-barreled machine gun, the weapon featured an overhead inserted magazine designed to assist loading and chambering of rounds using gravity. It was the first practical submachine gun to see service with the Italian Army, and probably the very first submachine gun to see military adoption.

Battlefield 1Edit

This item has a Codex entry: Automatico M1918
This item has a Codex entry: Elite Automatico M1918
"Inspired by an aircraft mounted gun, the M1918 was the first submachine gun to be used by the Italian military"

— In-game description

The Automatico M1918 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1 for the Assault kit. The Automatico M1918 has an extremely high fire rate of 900 RPM. With this high fire rate, aiming down sights is only a nominal ability with very little actual use in long-range engagements due to the high recoil. Therefore, the weapon is most effective at extremely close quarters; within this distance, however, the Automatico M1918 is nearly unrivaled thanks to its very high rate of fire. The very quick reload time (on par with a pistol) allows one to reload between every kill, assuming they do not empty the magazine before reloading.


The Automatico M1918 Factory is the standard weapon of Italian assaults in Avanti Savoia! In addition, Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola starts with a Trench variant as his secondary weapon during the O La Vittoria.

The weapon is also used by 369th Infantry Regiment submachine gunners during Storm of Steel.

The Trench variant can be picked up from crates in Through Mud and Blood.


Three variants of the weapon are available: Factory, Trench and Storm.

Factory Edit

"This basic SMG pattern regains accuracy more quickly due to lower weight."

— In-game Description

The Automatico M1918 Factory variant has no attachments.

Trench Edit

"This SMG pattern offers improved accuracy when hip firing, making it well suited for clearing out trenches."

— In-game Description

The Automatico M1918 Trench variant is equipped with an angled grip and has greatly increased hip-fire accuracy compared to the standard version.

Storm Edit

"Equipped with a vertical fore grip, this SMG pattern offers reduced recoil while firing."

— In-game Description

The Automatico M1918 Storm variant, like its Trench variant, is also equipped with a foregrip and has marginally increased accuracy and control over the Factory variant.

Weapon SkinsEdit


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  • An Automatico M1918 variant equipped with a lens sight variant was shown in the Official Gamescom Gameplay Trailer, but is absent in the final game.
  • Modello 1918 Codex Entry

    Modello 1918 Codex Entry image

    The weapon is known as Modello 1918 at one point during development.
  • Like the Carcano M91 Carbine and Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 Carbine variant, the bayonet will be folded if the user decides to opt out of a bayonet.
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