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Old 07 May 12, 00:28
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Early war, when AT weapons were comparatively sparse, a tank with multiple mgs was fearsome weapon,... That soon changed.

For the most part, with medium tanks and above the coax was and is a must. The others are "nice" to have but not essential. The AA mg was only useful against ground targets from long range and the US CCs learned quickly to stay buttoned up if infantry (or worse, snipers) were nearby. The mg protected the tank but also other tanks as well. It was not uncommon for tanks to shoot at infantry approaching or trying to assault a platoon-mate. In the Pacific, the US tanker often hosed down friendly tanks which were being swarmed by Japanese infantry.

The coax was the most versatile, the turret mount the least.
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