Thread: Franken-AFVs
View Single Post
Old 10-25-2020, 01:50 AM
StainlessSteelCynic's Avatar
StainlessSteelCynic StainlessSteelCynic is online now
Registered Registrant
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 2,310

To further add to what Legbreaker said, the choice of whether to fit two .30 cals or a 30/50 combo or even a single .50 cal usually came down to the unit itself and what they felt was the best mix.
The first Armoured Recce unit I joined typically had all the T50 turrets armed with the 30/50 mix and extra .30 cals were mounted on the designated APC in the Troops (on pintles at the rear so that the Assault Troops being carried could use them from the read hatch).

Typical structure of the Recce Troop in the 1980s onward was five vehicles comprised of 2x MRV, 2x LRV, 1x APC. A Section of Assault Troops was carried to allow recce tasks in areas the vehicles couldn't access but they were also expected to carry out minor demolitions and engineering work in support of the vehicles.
Reply With Quote