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Commander, what can Springfield do for you, please order as you like.
|Original name||Springfield M1903|
|Moe points||Wife of man, double ponytails, boots, trickery|
|Hair color||Flaxen hair|
|Eye color||Green eyes|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Manufactured by||Springfield Armory|
Springfield is a character from the tactical SRPG ES game Girls' Frontline and its derivatives developed by MicaTeam and published by Digital Sky.
- 1 Historical basis
- 2 In-game stats
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Voicelines
- 5 External links and references
Historical basis[edit | edit source]
Spanish soldiers wielded Mauser rifles during the Spanish-American War in 1898, which prompted the US to start working on a Mauser-type rifle after the war.
The M1903 rifle was developed by Springfield Armory, and was produced under license from Mauser. The rotary bolt takes its design from that found on Mauser 98 rifles, and the rifle can be considered a variant of the Mauser rifle. The M1903 rifle has a shorter profile overall, with a barrel shortened to 610mm and a downwards-bent bolt handle.
The rifle is fed by a 5-round fixed magazine, and is reloaded via a 5-round stripper clip. Rounds can also be put into the magazine directly. The M1903 originally fired .30-03 rounds before switching to the matching M1906 (or the .30-06) rounds in 1906. The .30-06 round is an improvement over the Mauser rimless round, and became the standard rifle round of the US military throughout the 50 years that followed.
The M1903 rifle had high quality, and proved to be reliable in terms of both accuracy and reliability under harsh conditions. Early rifles were also fitted with a rod-type bayonet, however they are prone to damage under medium-force impact. Later rifles were fitted with an improved knife-type bayonet.
Design history[edit | edit source]
There were attempts to improve the Krag–Jørgensen rifle with high-velocity rounds, but were not successful due to its inability to raise chamber pressure.
The Springfield Armory started to design a new rifle in the following year. Though the US military evaluated the Mauser rifle in the 1890s, they still chose the German-influenced Krag–Jørgensen rifle. Later, rifles including the Mauser 93 received improvements, with greater muzzle velocities compared to previous models.
Combining the specialties of Mauser and Krag rifles, Springfield developed their prototype 1901 rifle, and believed that they had reached their goal, prompting the Armory to manufacture new moulds and arrange new assembly lines.
To their disappointment, the number of M1901s was on a constant decline in the military, with the Armory receiving new mandates from the militaries and including them in the improvement program for the M1901.
Springfield introduced the M1903 in 1903, and it was accepted into service. Though a combination of the advantages of numerous rifles, it is still close to a Mauser rifle, forcing the US government to pay licensing fee to Mauser.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Weight: 3.94 kg (8.7 lb)
- Length: 1097 mm (43.2 in)
- Barrel length: 610 mm (24 in)
- Muzzle velocity: 854 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
- Effective range: 914 m (2,999 ft)
- Maximum range: 5029 m (5,500 yd)
Variants[edit | edit source]
The M1903 has 4 main improved models:
M1903A1 1930 Switched to a newer C-type stock.
M1903A2 1930s Modified from A1 models for use by civilians and artillery troops.
M1903A3 1942 Simplified method of manufacturing
M1903A4 1942 A sniper rifle based on the M1903A3, with an enhanced stock and a 2.2x-maginifaction scope.
Variants include the M1903Mk1, M1903A1 through M1903A4 and M1942, forming the M1903-family rifles. The total amount manufactured is approximately 2.6 million, though lower than the M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle (which is 4 million), the number remains formidable.
Battle-proven[edit | edit source]
The M1903 was employed in WWI against Germany. Different from WWII which relied on firepower, the US military in WWI emphasized on accurate shooting and melee combat, which suited the M1903. The US military experienced harsh shooting trainings in their country, which proved to be worthy in the war. It was said that soldiers in a US front-line outpost was attacked by a regiment, but they repelled the attack by sniping from 700 to 800 meters away, breaking the morale and formation of the German troops.
The standard-issue weapon of the US military in WWII was the M1 Garand, but the capacity of the Armory could only satisfy the US Army who placed its order first, therefore the Marines still relied on their M1903s to fight against the Japanese military. Compared to the M1, M1903's low rate of fire turned out to be problematic: One with an M1 Garand could take out 4 targets while the M1903 re-chambers for another round. Despite this, the M1903 was considered to be more accurate than the M1. The Japanese military took heavy casualties from American M1903-wielding snipers.
The M1903 was rare to see in the Western front, but this did not hamper her to be used to her advantage. Some army commanders consider that a sniper armed with an M1903A4 performs no worse than a direct-fire cannon! Though few in numbers in the Western front, with even fewer captured by the German military, she received the designation Gewehr 249(a) for her excellent performance in the German military for issue to second-line troops.
Tests[edit | edit source]
|Accuracy of Springfield and Mauser rifles in 3-round groups|
| 1. Springfield M1903 + Leatherwood 3x scope
①Lake City M2 round in 1953
200 yd -- 7 in;
300 yd -- 10 in;
400 yd -- 5.75 in;
500 yd -- 5 in
Note: Another box of rounds were used for the 400- and 500-yard groups
②Hornady match-grade rounds
300yd -- 2.5 in
2. Remington M1903A4 with 2.5x scope; Lake City M2 round in 1953
200 yd -- 5.25in;
300 yd -- 17.5 in
3. Gibbs M1903A4 with 2.5x scope
①Lake City M2 round in 1953
200 yd -- 5 in;
300 yd -- 9.5 in;
400 yd -- 8 in;
500 yd -- 16 in
Note: Another box of rounds were used for the 400- and 500-yard groups
②Denver M2 round in 1943
200 yd -- 2.75 in;
300 yd -- 7 in;
400 yd -- 11 in
③Hornady match-grade rounds
300 yd -- 1.25 in
4. Mauser Kar.98k + ZF-41 1.5x scope; s.S. round in 1945
Note: s.S. stands for schweres Spitzgeschoss (Heavy-tipped round), the standard rifle/machinegun round of Germany in WWII
200 yd -- 6.25 in;
300 yd -- 6 in;
400 yd -- 20 in
Note: It is very difficult to aim at a human-sized target at 400 yards with 1.5x optics.
5. Mauser Kar.98k +ZF-4 4x scope; s.S. round in 1945
200 yd -- 2.25 in;
300 yd -- 5 in;
400 yd -- 8 in;
500 yd -- 12 in;
In-game stats[edit | edit source]
|Index number: No.036||Rarity：★★★★|
|Nationality: American||Type: Rifle|
|Health (B)||42→84||Damage (A)||45→128|
|Dodge (A)||5→40||Accuracy (B)||9→72|
|Movement Speed (B)||7→7||Rate of Fire (C)||21→32|
|Stabilized shooting|| Aims for 1.5 seconds, deals 3x (6x) damage to the farthest target. |
Initial cooldown at 10 seconds at an interval of 20 (16) seconds.
|Effect|| Affects HGs. |
-15% skill interval
- The buff effect of handguns will be improved when they undergo dummy expansions.
- Data in the Stats section correspond to the threshold at level 1 / at level 100 / after MOD 1 digi-mind update / after MOD 2 digi-mind update / after MOD 3 digi-mind update (if available).
- Data in parentheses ("()") is the maximum possible value of the stat.
|Christmas Chibi version animation|
|File:Christmas Springf Q.gif|
|Anniversary--Empress under the Light|
|Swimsuit Chibi version animation|
|File:Springf Swimsuit Chibi.gif|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
Mature and calm, wide-hearted to her companions. However, her seemingly defenseless nature proves to be flawless no matter in peacetime or in combat.
Her distinct dress is a modified US Army uniform during the American Civil War, which is now the prom dress for West Point students.
So perhaps she knows tactics better than her commander?
|Official description (in Chinese)|
Of course, this calm, friendly miss is not that people's teacher next door Minagawa Akane.
| Identical to that next door. |
So please be careful not to give the oath document to the wrong person~
Name of Springfield[edit | edit source]
Many possibly consider that Springfield sounds Japanese(
Springfield M1903 was developed by Springfield (which directly translates into Chinese as "春田"), and was produced under license from Mauser (due to her close look to a Mauser rifle).
So if taken seriously, she perhaps has German blood running in her veins, and does not have any ties with Japan.
Human waster[edit | edit source]
Adjutant voicelines is virtually entirely food-centered. Breakfast, tea and main course one after another. She even carefully wipes the mouth of her commander after that.
Feels as if she was preparing from the morning all the way towards the evening. Springfield's breakfast with love!
It is rumored that her specialty is apple pies.
Though all American styles. But since she served in China perhaps she could do Chinese dishes?
It was reported that a considerable number of commanders had got wasted under this and just lie in the command center all day.
Officially designated[edit | edit source]
Due to her personality and her specialty in cooking
and the love from her creator, she is nicknamed "Madam".
Of course, aside from that, she was given ample performances (though not in terms of plot = =)
1.First as the Valentine's day present to commanders during the 3rd Internal Test phase in 2015
2.As the first top-up reward in Public Test
3.One of the earliest who had CVs during the Public Test Phase. Appeared in the trailer for Operation Cube in 2016 before the CV system was live.
4.Appeared as the only 4-star in the login background when the oath system went live, and in the CENTER position.
|Oath system login background|
5.As one of the three who had their exclusive equipment when the exclusive-equipment system went live (with the other two being AR-15 and M1918).
Though 4-star in rarity, her firepower appears to be inferior to a number of 3-star RFs , let alone the African goddess of war M14. But when matched with her exclusive equipment, she could soar to the level of a high-tier RF in terms of Damage Per Second.
Her DPS is only marginally lower than WA2000 with a full-stat exclusive equipment, reaching an even higher level. That is, excluding skills.
6.Appeared (still in the CENTER position) in the Halloween theme.
|Halloween login background|
7.And her creator intermittently releases the picture of her daughter.
8.The 4-star T-doll with the most outfits (Also, by 2017.10.15, WA2000 owns the most outfits, with a total of 4: Halloween, Christmas, Anniversary and swimsuit themes.), respectively the swimsuit Summerfield, prom dress Fallfield, and the Christmas Winterfield theme.
9.Also all the login backgrounds and Christmas outfits, etc.
It's Grifon Headquarters' love towards Springfield behind this high amount of exposition... Hmm... How to put it? Headquarters have already decided that you are to be the spouse of the commander.
Breeches[edit | edit source]
Her creator revealed when discussing the styling of Springfield's hair that:
It's not her legs under her
long dress that obstructs the development of society and the evolution of man, and in her Halloween outfit even longer dress, but riding breeches.
But this is not the reason for you commanders to peek under her dress!!!
Lesbian?[edit | edit source]
Springfield: Don't worry, I put some sleeping pills in the commander's dinner.
Trickery?[edit | edit source]
In fact there was nothing whatsoever given about Springfield's trickery from her creator and the officials.
If there's really a scent of it, it's probably because of the angle and style of the illustration. A chill goes down some commanders' spines if her illustration is examined carefully. Ah, something's awakening from that gaze as if looking at trash... Madam, please step me under your feet.
Plus that Springfield joined the game in the 1st Public Test Phase, where there was no such thing as voicelines. Even after the CV system went live, commanders who just got in contact with her have nevertheless reported that her laughter sounds a bit spooky...2333
But back to her trickery.
1. The earliest version came from AC130's comic on Springfield bullying Garand.
2. Followed by her mother 多元菌 assisting in illustrations, in G&K Telegraph Bureau'sGirls' Frontline series--Springfield's Apple Pie, which, while not including any description about Springfield's trickery, Springfield was shown to have mastered the means to trick her commander.
Girls' Frontline series——Springfield's Apple Pie
3. Springfield and WA2000 form the widely-welcome lily-couple, in which WA2000 plays her tsundere role
tsundere=being played. In this sense, Springfield, in her interactions with WA2000, naturally becomes the trick-player.
But how to trick a tsundere? Leave it to natural airheads, or to a trick-player for better results.
Of course, yanderes work.
Also, Springfield was described as "seemingly defenseless nature proves to be flawless no matter in peacetime or in combat". Considering this to be mature seems normal, and one characteristic of being mature is being subtle, and being subtle means to excel in tricking.
So, for fun reasons, many dojin works prefer to describe Springfield as being a tricky person. While in the case of the commanders, as long as it's interesting it's ok.... Of course, basically WA2000 and the commander fall victim to her.
4. And the last and the most important aspect is that Springfield, as one of the most important sources of core suppliers, is dismantled on a large scale, which, naturally, makes her mind a bit twisted. Of course, the commander is to blame. (╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻
Voicelines[edit | edit source]
|Upon Login|| えふふ，おはようございます。
Hehe, good morning.
Commander, what could Springfield do for you, please order at your courtesy.
I've baked a muffin, come and have it together.
Got some bread on your mouth. Ehehe... Don't move, let me take that off for you.
It's hard work for you commander. How about a cup of coffee.
|Adjutant (post-oath link establishment)||
Commander, Springfield's setting off shortly, is it fine for you on your side? Please, speak my name when you miss me. I'll hear it.Why a flag!!
Hmm... it's Halloween. M14's getting happy somewhere....
|Adjutant（Outfit:Blessings from the Holy Night）||
Hehe, it's Christmas. What dish should I do...?
|Echelon formation|| うふふ，私，頑張りますね。
Ok, I'll work hard.
|Mission start|| 全員！出撃開始！
Everyone, commence operation!
|Battle start|| 敵軍に遭遇，戦闘準備してください…
Contact, get ready to fight.
I'm fine... Don't worry about me...
Seriously sorry for having you take care of me today...
|Winning battle as MVP|| うふふ，大勝利ですわね！
Hmm, a glorious victory!
There's no way.. Please pull back for a while.
|Beginning autobattle|| ご心配なく、このスプリングフィールドが、みなさんをお守りします。
Don't worry, I Springfield will protect everyone.
|Beginning logistic support|| スプリングフィールド，行きます！
Springfield, setting off!
|Finishing logistic support|| スプリングフィールド，無事，戻ってまいりました。
Springfield, returning, all well!
|Finishing production|| あら～～製造が完了しましたわ，えへへ～～，どんな子が出て来るのかしら？
Alas, production finished. Ehehe, who's coming this time?
I'm back, companions, stronger!
Hmm, equipment maintenance finished.
|Skill activation|| 用意ーー！撃て！
Strength to me, everyone!
This bullet will end everything!
|Oath link establishment|| 指揮官，どしてこの私をお選びになんたですか？あなたみたいな優しい方が，これから私と一緒にいてくださるなんて，私は，永遠に，あなたのお力になりますわ！
Commander, why did you choose me? A subtle person like you, willing to be with me from now on. I Springfield will eternally be your strength!