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towhey
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posted 04 September 2021 15:47      Profile for towhey   Author's Homepage   Email towhey   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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Tommy Atkins
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posted 05 September 2021 11:58      Profile for Tommy Atkins   Email Tommy Atkins   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The .50 cal was never banned from engaging pers check the pam it states that the max effective range for anti-pers is 1850m.The reason that it is not usually used in this role is the fact that it is/was more effective engaging APCs with armour piercing ammo.The drill is that the .50s would engage the APCs and the GPMGs would mop up any one spilling out of the disabled vehicle.There is nothing preventing it's use against pers in the Geneva Convention or the Hague Accord,all that is stated is that "the ammunition must not be altered to cause undue suffering or injury".The main reason for the phasing out of the HMG is the fact that the new family of APC adopted by Canada mount a 25mm Cannon which is much more effective in that role.All in all the GPMG was found to be the better anti-pers weapon as it has a greater volume of fire and can put more rounds per square foot in the Beaten Zone.I hope this answers your question.
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Thanks Tommy,
Somewhat yes. Actually what I was referring to was the size (.50 cal) not the means of delivery (Browning HMG). I was wondering about our doctrine with something like the Barrett .50 and such.

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posted 06 September 2021 00:57      Profile for Tommy Atkins   Email Tommy Atkins   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The McMillan .50s that were recently adopted by the CF are used primarily in the anti-material role.They allow the sniper teams to take out installations such as Air Defense Radars,missiles,etc.The anti pers application is still there but is not very high on the task list because it is simply not cost effective when a .30 cal can do the job just as good.In short why use a sledge hammer to swat a fly.


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posted 06 September 2021 04:46      Profile for centurion     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tommy,
That's the ticket. Thx.

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