Girls' Frontline: VM59

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VM59, reporting in. Having been through numerous upgrades, Commander, I will definitely not let you down.
Girls' Frontline: VM59
Pic BM59.png
Basic info
Original name Beretta BM59 automatic rifle
Nickname(s) Fucile Automatico Leggero
FAL/Light Automatic Rifle
Fucile Automatico Pesante
FAP/Heavy Automatic Rifle
Hair color Yellow
Eye color Blue
CV Tomoyo Chuujou
Type RF
Rarity ★★
Place of origin Italy
Manufactured by Beretta
Developed 1950
In service 1959-
Relative(s) or related person(s)

Domenico Salza

VM59 is a character from the SLG game Girls' Frontline developed by MicaTeam and distributed by Sunborn Network Technology Co., Ltd. and its derivatives. She is based on the Beretta BM 59 selective-fire rifle.

Historical basis

The Beretta BM 59 is an Italian selective-fire rifle based on the American M1 Garand.

As NATO formed following WWII, large batches of M1 Garand rifles entered Europe through military assistance from the US, with many arms firms growing rife via manufacturing Garand rifles under license, one of which was Beretta. The Italian Army decided to accept the M1 Garand as its standard-issue rifle, while Beretta acquired the license for constructing the weapon after the first batch of rifles had been delivered. The M1 Garand proved to be a reliable weapon in WWII. However, it was considered obsolete as NATO made preparations for accepting automatic rifles firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges, especially as the FN FAL and the G3 started appearing among NATO troops. The Italian Army, though having spent no more than 10 years with the Garand, decided to keep in pace with the change, replacing the M1 Garand with a weapon that would fire the very same 7.62×51mm NATO rounds.

To fulfill the needs of the Italian Army while at the same time not rendering the relatively-new Garands with less than 10 years in service entirely useless, and considering the relatively high costs for developing a brand-new weapon and lengthy training for the military should said weapon be introduced, designers at Beretta, led by Domenico Salza who introduced the Beretta M12 and improved the MAB38/49, designed the BM 59 after two years of development.

The BM 59 differs from the M1 Garand in the following details:

  • A new barrel is fitted to better suit the shorter 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge.
  • A new detachable magazine holding 20 rounds is fitted (there are also 14- and 25-round ones available) to the lower part of the receiver. Feeding is also possible via a clip mounted to the top of the receiver.
  • The bolt is held open after the last round is fired.
  • A selector lever is mounted to the left side of the receiver for switching between semi- and auto-firing.
  • A Beretta-developed three-purpose muzzle device is fitted.

Beretta developed a three-purpose muzzle device (functioning as a recoil dampener, anti-muzzle-climb device and flash hider at the same time) to mitigate the strong recoil and high bullet spread in automatic fire. Firing trials conducted by NATO in the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark did indicate a lowered bullet spread in automatic fire. However, shooters were still advised to aim to the lower-right of the target in short bursts of 2 to 3 rounds to compensate for the weapon's tendency to fire to the upper-left due to the unguaranteed accuracy in long bursts, while firing in full-auto beyond 30-50 meters was impractical due to the large amount of recoil and muzzle climb (a problem shared by weapons such as the G3, FAL, M14 and the SIG 510). However, accuracy could be improved with proper training and the use of bipods.

The BM 59 was designated in 1959 (hence the 59), and was officially issued to the Italian Armed Forces in 1962, and saw service in militaries of Nigeria, Indonesia and Morocco. The semi-automatic variant of the BM 59 was also exported to the US and were sold to private collectors. The very first BM 59's were made from M1 Garand parts, which included the re-bored barrel.

The Italian military replaced the BM 59 with the more advanced AR70/90 in 1990, though some BM 59's are still in service within the Italian Army and the Navy. The Carabinieri auctioned over 15,000 BM 59's in June, 2015, which were then modified to semi-automatic-only for purchase by collectors or enthusiasts in the civilian market.

Though externally similar to the M14 rifle, the BM 59 bears no connection to the weapon except that the two are based on the M1 Garand. The magazine of the BM 59, however, is compatible with the M14.

The BM 59 comes in a number of variants:

  • The BM 59 Mark E uses the barrel and piston well of the M1 Garand, which made it cheaper as those of all other variants have been redesigned.
  • The BM 59D comes with a pistol grip behind the trigger guard and a bipod to the front.
  • The BM 59R has a rate-of-fire-limiting mechanism installed to the trigger group.
  • The BM 59CB has its full-auto capability replaced by a three-round-burst ability.
  • The BM 59GL has a grenade launcher installed at the muzzle. The D, R, and GL variants do not have the three-purpose muzzle device.
  • The BM 59 Mk I (also known as the BM59 ITAL) has a grenade launcher and an associated sight installed alongside the three-purpose muzzle device and bipod, and is compatible with a 292mm-long bayonet.
  • The BM 59 Mk II is basically identical to the Mk I, but with a pistol grip integrated into the wooden stock to better facilitate firing in full-auto. The Mk II also comes with a bipod. The Mk II has never been used in the Italian military, but served instead in Nigerian forces, which is why the Mk II is also called the Nigerian model.
  • The BM 59 Mk III differs from the previous two Marks with its metal stock that folds to the right for use by mountain troops. The BM 59 ITAL-TA (TA for Truppe Alpine) derived from the Mk III was the actual weapon issued to mountain troops. Another subvariant, the BM 59 ITAL-Para was issued to paratroopers, which differed from the ITAL-TA by a shorter barrel and flash hider. Its length with the stock folded stands at only 725 mm, comparatively short in its family.
  • The BM 59 Mk IV (called the BM 59 ITAL-Pesante in Italian) weighs 5.475 kg with a 530mm heavy barrel and plastic stock, but comes without the foregrip and a different bipod. This weapon served as a squad automatic weapon mainly sold to Nigeria, and was manufactured there in local armories using imported Italian parts.

Specifications

Provided are the stats for the BM 59 ITAL.

  • Weight: 4.41kg (w/o accessories) / 5.625kg (w/ magazine and bayonet)
  • Firing modes: Semi/Full auto
  • Length: 1095 / 1235 mm (bayonet detached/attached)
  • Barrel length: 490.73mm
  • Cartridge: 7.62×51mm NATO
  • Caliber: 7.62mm
  • Action: Long-stroke gas-operated piston, rotary bolt.
  • Rate of Fire: ~800 RPM
  • Muzzle velocity: 812m/s
  • Feed system: 14/20/25-round detachable magazine
  • Sights: Iron sights
Specifications found in-game
*The following data may contain errors and represent only the game's opinion towards the weapon.
Type                       Battle rifle
Weight                     4.4 kg (9.70 lb)
Length                     1.095 mm (43.1 in)
Barrel length              491 mm (19.3 in)
Cartridge                  7.62×51mm
Action                     Gas-operated. rotating bolt
Rate of fire               750 rounds per minute  
Feed system                120-round detachable box magazine
Sights                     Rear aperture. front post


Stats

VM59
Index number: No.52 Rarity: ★★
Place of Origin: ItalyFlag of Italy.svg Gun type: Rifle
CV: Tomoyo Chuujou Illustrator: 原子Dan
Stats (Growth: B)
Health (A) 49→97 Damage (A) 43→104
Evasion (C) 4→25 Accuracy(B) 8→52
Movement speed 7→7 Rate of Fire (A) 27→38
Crit chance 40% → 40%
Combat effectiveness
167→3156
Combat effectiveness
Ammo 15→55 Rations 30→90
Skill Effect
Assault Focus Increase self rate of fire by 32% (55%) for 3 (5) seconds.
Initial cooldown 6 seconds / Skill cooldown 10 (8) seconds.
Buffs
Formation buffs

Keypad 6

Effect Buffs HG
Skill CD -10%.
Obtained from
Production 03:20:00
Drops
Default skin
Normal
Pic BM59.png
Heavily damaged
Pic BM59 D.png
Heavily damaged (censored)
Pic BM59 Dhx.png

Notes:

  • The buff effect of handguns will be improved when they undergo establishment augmentations.
  • 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.

Trivia

  • Due to her mediocre stats and widespread availability, VM59 unfortunately almost always meets the fate of being used as powerup fodder moments after production is complete.

Quotes

  • English quotes in italic are rough translations from the Japanese/Chinese part due to a lack of reliable data present in the files.
Case Quote Audio
Login screen ショウジョゼンセン。
少女前线
Girls' Frontline
Upon login 指揮官、元気ですか?わたしの指揮官になった以上、きちんとしてもらわないとね!
您好,指挥官!精神还好吗,毕竟是我的长官,要随时注意仪表哦。
Commander, is everything good? Please abide to the dress code as my commander.
Introduction ベレッタBM59(びーえむごじゅうきゅう)です。様々な改造を施されたわたしなら、指揮官を失望させることはないでしょう!
BM59,加入。指挥官,经过重新改进的我,不会令您失望的。
VM59, reporting in. Having been through numerous upgrades, Commander, I will definitely not let you down.
As adjutant 指揮官、今日のわたしも綺麗ですか?
指挥官,我今天的形象如何呢?
How do I look today, Commander? Pretty as ever?
できればもっと華麗な姿でいたいなぁ…
还是希望……能再华丽一点啊……
I want to look...even more radiant...
わかってますよ。中身も大事ってことくらいは。
嗯,我知道,光是外表还不够,内在也很重要呢。唉……内在啊……
Yeah, I know. Inner beauty matters too.
As adjutant (post-oath)
指挥官,今天的饰品好看吗?训练之余,外表也不能松懈呢……毕竟是代表着您嘛。
Commander, how did I do today? I know there's not much that I can do for now, but I'll keep working hard until you're satisfied!
Dormitory (liftoff)
Dormitory (touch) はははっ。
Hahaha.
すごーいっ。
Great.
うんっ。
Hmm.
Echelon formation 戦闘に参加します!
BM59,加入战斗!
Joining the battle!
Beginning mission 全員戦闘準備、では出撃よ。
全员整装完毕,大家,准备出发吧!
Everyone's combat-ready, so let's go.
Beginning battle 敵発見。攻撃開始ね。
发现敌人,开始还击!
Enemy spotted, beginning attack.
Heavily damaged あぁ…本当の姿はみんなに見せちゃダメなのに。
啊!真正的样子,绝对不能让大家……看到……
Ahh! Can't let anyone see the truth.
Repairing ごめんなさい…もっと頑張るわ、わたし…。
抱歉,我不是只有外表而已,一定会更加努力的!所以……
Sorry, I have more than just appearance, I will work harder.
Winning battle as MVP わたしが勝利しただけなのにそんなに驚くの?
怎么样,大吃一惊了吗?别看我这个样子,也是认真练习过的啊。
Surprised at my victory?
Retreating 指揮官、ごめんなさい。限界みたいです…。
对不起,指挥官……我还是没能走得更远……
Sorry commander, I'm at my limits...
Beginning autobattle ちゃんとわたしに感謝してよね。
大家撑住,事后再好好感谢我吧!
Thank me later.
Beginning logistic support 出発するわ。心配しないでね。
我出发了,请大家放心。
Finishing logistic support 戻りました。いい経験になりました!
我回来了,又得到了不少锻炼哦。
I'm back, with a lot of experience!
Finishing production 新しい仲間が来ましたね。わたしの知り合いだと良いな。
新的同伴来咯,会是认识的人吗?
A new friend is here. Would she be a familiar one?
Dummy link よかった、これで彼女たちには負けないわね!
太好了!大家,不要输给她们的家族哦!
Great! Don't let her down!
Powerup 感謝です。ガーランドたちと比べても、より強くなっているでしょう。
感谢,看起来和她们……区别更大了吧?
Thanks, I seem more different from them now.
Skill activation これが改造の力(ちから)よ!
来看看改进的成果吧!
Check the upgrades out!
時は満ちた!
时机到了,来吧!
Now would be the time!
これは彼女たちを超えた証よ。
绝对绝对……要超越她们!
Must win over them.
Oath ずっとありのままのわたしでいたくて、指揮官に見ていてもらいたくて、その願いがやっと叶いました…。これからもわたしの指揮官でいてくださいね?
一直以来都想和别人不同,我其实知道,自己真正担心的,是我在您心中的地位会被取代,但是今天,我终于可以松口气了呢,对吗,我永远的指挥官?
I've always wanted to remain true to myself, and for you to notice me. My wish has finally come true. Please keep being my Commander from here on out, okay?

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External links and references

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Characters labeled "EXTRA" are the results of various collaboration efforts and are not directly based on actual firearms.