About M2HB .50 Cal. One of the oldest weapon in Americans arsenal Page 4
|March 1st, 2005||#31|
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Ducimus: we lead
The difference between bravery and stupidity is timining.
|March 1st, 2005||#33|
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This weapon will not be humped as organic fire power in line companies. As Hulk said the Ammo weight is prohibitive. His primary MOS is 0331 so he should know of what he speaks. Heavy Gun positions are hard to dig. Heavy guns do their best work on vehicles and in static positions.
My suggestion is ruck up hump a 240G for a few klicks and then tell me a Heavy Gun , even at 32 lb's is going to be a boon for light infantry.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|March 1st, 2005||#34|
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I think you might be thinking about organic firepower in the wrong context.
In a MOUT combat you don't have the same length considerations in terms of the time spent hiking as you would in an older style WW2-esque combat situation. You can transport the HMG team into the combat zone via stryker, then dismount it and the team can be easily portable from spot to spot within the area of operations.
|March 1st, 2005||#36|
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I understand MOUT. I've been trained in MOUT. I have Prac Ap in MOUT .
I realize what is organic to the Marine Corps Rifle Company. Marine Corps Infantry Bn and a Marine Infantry Regt. And I will say this again.
Heavy Machine Guns are not Organic to the Rifle Company. HVYMG's are organic at the Bn and Regt. level.
The way you are talking about deploying HVYMG's are the way they are deployed now. By vehicle as attachments to the company.
|March 2nd, 2005||#39|
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32#'s is a huge load for a weapon. Try sprinting with a Dragon or Man Pack TOW, then tell me it is easy with the rest of your basic combat load. The reason you need a good HVYMG position is that attention that the weapon brings from your opponent, everything from RPG's, Motars, 30mm Nade launchers (the Russians use 30's not 40's), Chain Guns, and whatever is large enough to either put big holes in things via kinetic energy or explosives.
It is hard enough in MOUT training to wrestle a 240/60 upstairs and in rooms, let alone run out of a building with a 32# weapon with a string of 25# ammo behind you as it gets peppered with large caliber rounds or better yet, tank rounds.
The goal is to get a HVYMG that is easier to setup, quicker for barrel changes, easier to setup fire zones, and yes lighter, but I highly doubt that the weapon will be used in an assault of any type unless it is mounted.
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