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Paratroopers' main task in the battle is to successfully land on a objective, capture it and defend it. They are very efficient if used properly during the game. They can also be used to drop behind enemy lines and harass the enemy and/or delay the enemy's advance. A Paratrooper can be bought with gold or credits after reaching Player Level 5. (Newer Soldiers no longer have the feature to select to different careers, as such of the new Buyable Soldiers and their reduced price.)

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Paratroopers spawn on a Transport Plane and parachute onto the objective when the plane passes over the desired objective. Once landed, Paratroopers are not too different from Infantry; the main difference aside from parachuting being that Paratroopers have 8 equipment slots compared to Infantry's 10. German Paratroopers currently have a Paratrooper-exclusive weapon, the FG42 (Fallschirmjägergewehr 42) while Soviets and America do not, although USA has Johnson LMG available as an equivalent. U.S. also has the M1A1 Carbine available, costing only 4 equipment points with the default ammo pouch and allowing for a great variety of loadouts, most notably a medic pouch with sidearm or explosives. However, its combat performance may be lacking for some when compared to fully automatic guns which can remain paired with just the medic pouch for good survivability. Nonetheless, USA paratroopers have the upper hand with weapon loadout variety.

Paratroopers are incredibly useful because they don't have to make an effort to run past enemies to get to the next objective, they can merely drop in. That being said, that does not mean that a smart opponent won't be watching for some parachutes at which to shoot. Without the Free Fall combat badge, Paratroopers automatically open their parachutes seconds after jumping into the air giving the enemy a lot of time to shoot gliding Paratroopers. With the Free Fall combat badge, Paratroopers can open their parachute at any given time, meaning that opening the parachute 1 meter before the ground and avoiding enemy fire is certainly an option. Most Paratroopers use the Free Fall combat badge and swear by it, just make sure to open it before you hit the ground.



Weapons[]

Category United States Germany Soviet Union
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Starting

Weapons

M1 Garand

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Gewehr 43

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SVT-40

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Primary Weapon M3 Grease Gun

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M1A1 Thompson

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M1 Garand

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M1 Carbine

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M1A1 Carbine

M1A1 Carbine

Johnson M1941 LMG

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MP34

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MP40

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Gewehr 43

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FG42

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PPD-40

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PPSh-41

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SVT-40

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PPS-43

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Equipment Slots
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Soldier Prices Private
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71,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 850 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

2nd Lieutenant

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359,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 3,700 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Major

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715,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 6,250 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Schütze
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71,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 850 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Leutnant

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359,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 3,700 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Major

R GE I 15.png

715,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 6,250 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Private
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71,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 850 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Lieutenant

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359,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 3,700 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Major

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715,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png / 6,250 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

For different loadouts and setups see Loadouts.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros:

  • Can access both rooftops and with precision some treetops.
  • Fast deploy time.
  • Access to Paratrooper Exclusive Carbine for American (tanker/para) or FG42 for German Paratroopers.

Cons:

  • Immobile after landing for lack of vehicle deployment on spawn.
  • Can be easily killed by ground fire or planes, without Free Fall combat badge leaving less slots.
  • Lower weapon variety due to lower than infantry Equipment Slots.
  • Easily recognizable for their unique appearance.
  • Not very many re-spawns
  • The class specific weapons and their upgrades can easily be the most expensive up keeps if not used correctly.
  • Class specific weapons have little to no modifiable traits. Mostly having only 1-2 options per tab.

Camouflage[]

American and German paratroopers have their own exclusive camouflage patterns, but Soviet paratroopers do not.

American camouflage Patterns :

Khaki Green Fieldcamo Brown Fieldcamo Black Fieldcamo Forest Fall Forest Caro Forest Moss
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Price (Gold) 200 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 250 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 550 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,500 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,800 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Khaki Hunter Swamp Hunter Spring Hunter Fall Nagual Caro Nagual Jade Nagual Jungle
Price (Credits) 254,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 235,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 274,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 352,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 352,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 352,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 1,500 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,600 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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German Camouflage Patterns :

Field Green Tan Mountain Splinter Fall Splinter Summer Splinter Sumpfmuster 43 Leibermuster Sumpfmuster 44
Price (Credits) 47,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 293,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 200,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 217,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 391,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 235,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 352,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 280 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,700 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,200 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,200 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Soviet Union Camouflage Patterns :

Red Army Amoeba Leaf Swamp Amoeba Leaf Summer Amoeba Leaf Fall
Price (Credits) 274,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 372,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 333,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 1,600 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 2,100 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,900 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Ribbons[]

Class Required: Paratrooper, Fighter Pilot
CR 3.png PARACHUTE
Being able to exit a flying plane and land safely on the ground is vital for aerial combat.
Points for this ribbon are earned by successfully parachuting to the ground.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Free Fall
Para-Training (Bronze)
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Para-Training (Silver)
Johnson M1941 LMG
Para-Training (Gold)

Class Required: Paratrooper, Fighter Pilot
CR 3.png PARACHUTE
Being able to exit a flying plane and land safely on the ground is vital for aerial combat.
Points for this ribbon are earned by successfully parachuting to the ground.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Free Fall
Para-Training (Bronze)
Para-Training (Silver)
FG42
Para-Training (Gold)

Class Required: Paratrooper, Fighter Pilot
CR 3.png PARACHUTE
Being able to exit a flying plane and land safely on the ground is vital for aerial combat.
Points for this ribbon are earned by successfully parachuting to the ground.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-SU-Symbol.png Soviet Unlocks
Free Fall
Para-Training (Bronze)
Para-Training (Silver)
Para-Training (Gold)

Vehicles[]

German[]

Junkers Ju 52/3mFallschirmjäger Flugzeug
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MAINTENANCE LOAD s
PASSENGERS 6
WEAPONS None
EQUIPMENT None
REQUIREMENTS
German: Rank 7
Rank 7

United States[]

Douglas C47 SkytrainParatrooper Plane
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INITIAL PRICE N/AHnGCurrencySymbol credits.png N/AHnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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MAINTENANCE LOAD s
PASSENGERS 6
WEAPONS None
EQUIPMENT None
REQUIREMENTS
American: Rank 7
Rank 7

Soviet Union[]

C47 Skytrain (Lend-Lease)Paratrooper Plane
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INITIAL PRICE N/AHnGCurrencySymbol credits.png N/AHnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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MAINTENANCE LOAD s
PASSENGERS 6
WEAPONS None
EQUIPMENT None
REQUIREMENTS
Soviet: Rank 7
Rank 7

Trivia[]

Paratroopers are unable to carry bolt action rifles, however this was a common occurrence for early paratroopers as their standard weapon if they required more long range firepower.

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