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Old 07 May 12, 18:04
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According to Harry Yeide in Infantry's Armor: The US Army's Separate Tank Battalions in WW II, the most important weapons to the the tankers in the separate tank battalions was the .30 cal machine gun which they tended to carry as much ammo as they could for. The .50 cal was considered much less capable mostly due to the limited ammo supply(600 rounds I think).

You get the impression that the tanks working with the US infantry were largley using their machine guns to suppress German troops so the PBI could go in and eliminate them.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=qdXX...0armor&f=false
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