Seitengewehr 98

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Seitengewehr 98
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Type: Bayonet
Faction: Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Damage: 70
Type: Close combat
Equipment Points: Equip1.png
Credits Cost: 32,000 Credits
Gold Cost: 380 Gold
Maintenance Load: 0:01s
Ribbon Required:
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Close Combat
Requirement: Germany- 5th Grade

Soviet Union- 10th Grade

United States- 11th Grade

Description[edit | edit source]

Also known as the bayonet/fighting knife 98k, no matter what you call it, it is an effective fighting knife as well as a tool knife. If you can get close enough to your target it is a silent and effective killer.
― Heroes & Generals

History[edit | edit source]

The Seitengewehr 98 is a close quarters combat weapon, first incorporated into the German army as a bayonet for the M1898 Mauser rifle, with a blade 50cm (19.7 inches) in length. In 1905, the Seitengewehr 98/05 replaced the former blade and was shortened to 37cm (14.6 inches). In 1908, when the Karabiner 98 Kurz was introduced as the standard issue short barrel rifle, the two were paired and issued until the end of World War II. It was used extensively by engineer, pioneer, cavalry, artillery and specialist troops.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

As with all close combat weapons, range is severely limited. It can kill an enemy with two hits to the torso or one to the head. Unlike the Schanzzeug Spade, the Seitengewehr can stab people much faster. It has the longest reach than all other combat knives.