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View Poll Results: What's Your Favorite T2K-era SAW/LSW/LMG
FN Minimi/M249 SAW 31 47.69%
L86A1/A2 LSW 1 1.54%
H&K 11/21 5 7.69%
H&K 13/23 3 4.62%
L4 Bren 7 10.77%
RPK-47 3 4.62%
RPK-74 4 6.15%
RPD 1 1.54%
Negev 2 3.08%
Vektor SS77 0 0%
Ultimax 3 4.62%
Other (Please Specify in Thread) 5 7.69%
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:04 PM
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Default Favorite T2K-era SAW/LSW/LMG

My last poll seems to have been a disappointment to many here so I thought I would try to make ammends with a new one. For classification purposes, I'm differentiating LSW/SAW/LMG from GPMG in that the former is not usually employed in the sustained fire mode or mounted on a tripod whereas with the latter this method of employment is more common.

EDIT: Whoops! I forgot to include the AUG HB. I figure a few of these could be found in the German army c. 2000 after the Austrian army had been absorbed.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:18 PM
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I went with the Minimi, on the grounds that, of the two weapons on the poll that I have used (the other being the LSW), it is the only one that is actually a good LMG. <Insert longwinded rant on the LSW and its status as a 'crow cannon' here>
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HK-21; more stopping power than a M-249 with that big 7.62-mm NATO round, belt or mag fed, and is reliable.
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I chose other. Assuming that the G11 was issued to West German forces before the Twilight War, I also assume that they would issue the LSW version of the G11, the LMG11. I have a book which contains a photo of the only prototype they built and internal diagrams. Its magazine held 200 rounds and was contained in a detachable buttstock. I've never tried using the scanner I have at home but if I figure it out I'll try to post a picture here.
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I chose other. Assuming that the G11 was issued to West German forces before the Twilight War, I also assume that they would issue the LSW version of the G11, the LMG11. I have a book which contains a photo of the only prototype they built and internal diagrams. Its magazine held 200 rounds and was contained in a detachable buttstock. I've never tried using the scanner I have at home but if I figure it out I'll try to post a picture here.
You may be interested in this page from HKPro
http://www.hkpro.com/index.php?optio...types&Itemid=5
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You may be interested in this page from HKPro
http://www.hkpro.com/index.php?optio...types&Itemid=5
Yeah, that's the one. I didn't have the book out when I wrote my post so I had a few things in error. 300 rounds, not 200. And maybe the picture I have is the model shown on the website and not a prototype. Still, no reason it would not have worked had they gone ahead with it.
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HK-21; more stopping power than a M-249 with that big 7.62-mm NATO round, belt or mag fed, and is reliable.
LOL... my 2 cents on those HK's is that reliability was questionable. Whne the one's I shot ran they ran GREAT but they could be very finnicky. Ive shot 3. An original 21, a 21E, and a 23. The 21E had many rounds thru it and was the more finnicky. The 21 we only put very few rounds because of its value. The ran fine.

I do love them....
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My last poll seems to have been a disappointment to many here so I thought I would try to make ammends with a new one.
As one of those people causing the dissent on the first poll, I would just like to say that I don't see the poll as a disappointment. I'd get into the reasons but I fear it would just derail this poll and you don't deserve that.
Having used none of the weapons on your list I'm going with what I thought was the best based on nothing more than what I've read and how cool I think it looks - I chose the Ultimax
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I think that might be my 2nd choice.

BTW, Law, your vote isn't showing up on the poll.
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For classification purposes, I'm differentiating LSW/SAW/LMG from GPMG in that the former is not usually employed in the sustained fire mode or mounted on a tripod whereas with the latter this method of employment is more common.
This is why GPMGs like the PK weren't included in the poll. I think that there's another poll for MGs somewhere around here. Personally, I like the PKM quite a lot. It's lighter than other comparable GPMGs plus it has a reputation for reliability and durability.
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Minimi, used the Canuck equivalent, the C9A1, was my favorite weapon to use and I was issued one for exercises most of the time.
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Default The M-249 can be employed from a tripod

The M-249 can be employed from a tripod and functions very well in the role of a 'light' general purpose machine gun in that mode. It might be better at that then as a squad automatic weapon, where it can be hard for the gunner to keep up with the manuever of the rest of his fireteam AND apply accurate fire.
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