Originally Posted by Yossarian
Don't most modern MBTs have in turret machine guns?Which can be operated from the protection of as well?
Not only that but I believe these machine guns were initially used to work out how far away an enemy is. Now that tanks have a lazer to do this it really doesn't serve that purpose any more.
Something I would ask about this idea is this. The outside machine gun would normally be used by the commander however. Since it is always inside and the commander has other things to do, wouldn't you need another crew member to man the machine gun? I know I explained that awfully but do you get where I come from?