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He also noted the importance of the .50Cal HMG. The TB would not think much of 5.56mm fire. When the C6/7.62mm MG came out, they would concentrate on the gunner's location. When the .50 came out, they would bug off. Evidentally, I am told that they really do not like the .50 IRT its range, stopping power, and sound.
Interestingly, that was also why Aviation went with .50 (M3M/GAU-21, high-rate, ~1200 rd/min) in addition to the wonderful 7.62mm M134D. Not so much for range beyond GPMG ranges (since it's still crew-served), but for the weight of fire and the type of munitions the .50 can throw down-range. :nod: