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Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by Miller phpbb3, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Miller phpbb3

    Miller phpbb3 New Member

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    What weapons do you think are the best? I'd go with a .45, M-1 Carbine, M-1 Garand, Mosin Nagant, PPsh-41, Thompson, Springfield, B.A.R, MP44, and K98.
     
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    what about the lee-enfield that had twice the ammo capacity of any other bolt action rifle
     
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    The Browning M2 definetly served the Americans well.
     
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    its not as good as the bren gun though
     
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    they are 2 different weapons designed for 2 different purposes, the bren being a very good LMG and the M2 being a very good HMG.
     
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    ye but in 1940 the british were using it like a hmg and it was great at it
     
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    Just to point something out....

    the Bren was (is?) a .30cal gun
    the M2 was (and is as I think its still in use) a .50cal gun

    M2 is heavier than the Bren.
     
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    The Bren was issued with a tripod but it's main purpose was until 1990 a squad automatic weapon. the Bren was in .303 cal untill the Nato standarisation which led to 7.62mm (.30) variants being introduced and used until 1990.

    The M2 could never be used as a LMG only as a HMG because of its weight, size and ammunition. It was designed for heavy fire support against dug-in positions, aircraft and lightly armoured vehicles unlike the Bren.
     
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    at dunkirk the bren gun was used in dug in positions because the lack of hmgs
     
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    It may have been used to fill in for a HMG but that doesn't make it a purpose built HMG, the Bren was primarily as light support weapon with if needs be a sustained fire capability if needs be with a tripod bot in no way can it be compared with a M2 as a HMG because the Bren was not a HMG but a LMG.
     
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    That was all they had left, so what choice did they have?
     
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    i know but they still killed a lot of germans
     
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    Last time I checked they had mgs on the tanks that were there.
     
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    yes but they didnt use the tanks for some reason
     
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    Bcause they were too busy trying to escape the German onslaught?
     
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    yes they were
     
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    Just because the Bren has (in desperate circumstances) been used in the HMG role (because they had no actual HMG) does not mean that it was designed for, or intended to fill the HMG role.

    I bet the guys in Dunkirk would have loved to get a load of M2s...
     
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    Or possibly a few .5 inch Vickers machine guns
     
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    Hmmmmmm let me think.
    M1 Garand, Mosin-Nagant, Browning machine guns and the Thompson.
     
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    Now there was a great machine gun. I must think of a thread topic about it.
     

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