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helljumper51

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#1 12 years ago

where is the fifty cal portable kit?




[130pz.]Kading

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#2 12 years ago

IRL the man-portable ma duce was rarely used because it was to heavy to be quickly deployed. also, it wasnt seen as nessasary because the .30 cal MG was more than effective at killing infantry and had a higher rate of fire. thats prolly why the devs didnt include it in recent updates.




SymZ

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#3 12 years ago

The 'Ma Duce' is the dual .50 cal config for AA, for infantry's sake it'd only be 1 .50 cal.




Artie Bucco

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#4 12 years ago
SymZThe 'Ma Duce' is the dual .50 cal config for AA, for infantry's sake it'd only be 1 .50 cal.

The Ma Deuce comes from the designation M2 not because of a dual AA mount.




SymZ

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#5 12 years ago
Artie BuccoThe Ma Deuce comes from the designation M2 not because of a dual AA mount.

Ah, ok. I was just watching 'Modern Marvels: US Guns of World War II' and my shotty memory remembered them saying the coined name while showing the gun in a dual configuration.

My bad :lol:




[130pz.]Kading

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#6 12 years ago

dont trust modern marvels or the military channel for exact historical information. "He named the devices 'tanks' because he thought the name would catch on and be remembered." -documentary about WWI tanks. in fact they were produced under the pretence that they were water tanks, hence the name "tank". "The problem of mobile artillery was finally solved in 1975 with the paladin mobile howitzer." -completely uninformed comment on the military channel.




SymZ

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#7 12 years ago

The show was right I went back and checked, it's just my memory of it wasn't. :D




Eglaerinion

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#8 12 years ago

Mmm I thought the ma deuce was just a nickname for the M2HB .50 cal machinegun. Didn't know it had anything to do with being it dual fifties for AA purposes.

Nevermind I just got out of bed.




[130pz.]Kading

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#9 12 years ago

NO! M2=ma duce. m=ma 2=duce. all M2 .50 cal mgs were known to the GIs as "ma duce". do not believe the history channel, they are stupid.




Bikewer

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#10 12 years ago

When I was in the infantry back in the 60s, the grunts had to practice deploying the .50 as an infantry weapon. Quite a load.... The gun and tripod weighed well over 100 pounds, and the ammo is quite heavy as well. As I recall, they used a 3-man crew. Useful only for fixed defensive positions.




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