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The Breda Modello 30 was an Italian machine gun designed by Breda Meccanica Bresciana in 1930. It was in service with the Royal Italian army until 1945. It fired the 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano cartridge from an attached box magazine that fitted 20 rounds from stripper clips at a rate of around 500 rounds per minute. It had an effective range of 800 meters and a maximum range that reached up to 3000 meters.

Battlefield 1942Edit

The Breda Modello 30 (referred to as simply Breda in the game files) is a weapon introduced in the Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome expansion, issued to the Royal Italian Army Assault kit. Featuring high power, a medium rate of fire, low recoil and low accuracy, it comes equipped with a 20-round magazine. It is an effective mid-range weapon, though it is rather bested by a rifle at long range, or a submachine gun in close quarters. Although it suffers from poor accuracy in long range combat, going prone will significantly increase accuracy and reduce recoil, so if a player fires in bursts, it can be used in a long range engagement to some effect.

It uses the same projectile as the BAR M1918, which makes the weapons nearly equal. However, since the Breda Modello 30 has a slightly longer reload, and the damage drops gradually after 50 meters up to 100 meters where it does 0.5x damage, it is inferior, especially in long range engagements.



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  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved October 23, 2010
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