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The Bazooka, specifically the M1 Bazooka, was a man-portable rocket launcher designed by Edward Uhl in 1942. It fired a 60mm rocket-propelled grenade. It was widespread among the United States Army after its introduction in 1942. It proved to be very effective and Germany created its own design known as the Panzerschreck.

Battlefield 1942[]

The Bazooka is issued to all of the Allies Anti-Tank kit. Its essential use is as an anti-armor is quite effective, as it can take only 2 rockets from the back of a tank to destroy it. However, a player must truly look towards flanking a tank, as the frontal armor is much more durable. It can usually destroy a light vehicle in a single shot. It has a large blast radius and damage as well, making it an effective weapon to use against groups of enemies, though aim is key as there is only a single rocket per relatively long reload. It is statistically equivalent to the Axis' Panzerschreck.

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Battlefield Vietnam[]

In Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod, the Bazooka is issued as an option to the United States Marine Corps's Anti-Tank/Heavy Assault kit. It uses the same model and sounds from its Battlefield 1942 counterpart, however uses different animations. Specifically, its reload animation is the same as the SA-7's from the base game. Its performance and stats are very similar to those from its counterpart in the previous game.

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Battlefield V[]

"The M1A1 Bazooka launcher an anti tank rocket with high acceleration and long effective range. Users need to be careful of the back blast which can injure personnel and detonate munitions directly behind the shooter."

— In-game description

The M1A1 Bazooka is a gadget introduced in Battlefield V. It first appeared in the Battlefield V - Chapter 4: Defying the Odds Trailer. It is the reward for reaching Chapter Rank 20 during the Tides of War, Into The Jungle and can be unlock using Company Coins afterward.

With lower damage than both the Panzerfaust and PIAT, as well as a lower damage multiplier for impacts at a poor angle, the M1A1 Bazooka is the least effective per-hit against armor. Its low blast radius also means it is generally ineffective against infantry, although it can still kill with a single direct hit.

In spite of these drawbacks, the Bazooka has much greater accuracy at range because of its flatter ballistic arc and higher projectile speed. Although starting velocity is lower than the Panzerfaust, the projectile quickly accelerates by 63 m/s² up to a final velocity of 150 m/s - more than double than that of the Panzerfaust. The rocket only starts to decelerate 2 seconds after reaching maximum velocity. These factors, as well as less drop due to a lower gravity acceleration of -2.45 m/s², means the Bazooka is superior to all other launchers in terms of long range potential, further aided by its Variable Zeroing sights which allow the user to toggle between 50, 100, and 200m graduations. Futhermore, the gadget has the largest carrying capacity of all the launchers.

The Bazooka is unique—amongst all launchers in game but also in the Battlefield series overall—as it produces backblast to the rear of the launcher. This can kill enemy players (or teammates if on a server with friendly fire enabled) if they are within a small radius behind the user, or set off explosives that can kill the user themselves. It is also the first weapon in the series to make visible use of the leaf sight's marked graduations while aiming down sight and adjusting variable zeroing.

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Battlefield 2042[]

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"Officially called the M1 Bazooka, the man-portable rocket launcher was an essential tool against Axis armor. Utilizing a 60mm warhead it penetrated up to 3 inches of steel plating."

— In-game description

The Bazooka is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042. It is available exclusively in the Battlefield Portal as the primary weapon for the 1942 Allies Anti-Tank kit.

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  1. Hey, A Message Board - Older Battlefield Games - retrieved October 22, 2010
  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved October 22, 2010
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