Template:Machine Gun, Support
Essentially a generational improvement over the Heavy Machine Guns of the 20th Century this weapon fires High Calibre rifle rounds in the vicenity of 12.7 mm or 0.50 calibre. This calibre of round is better able to damage BattleMechs, BattleArmor and Combat Vehicles. Rarely used as a squads main weapon due to requiring a crew of two, it is more often used in a supporting role or Mounted on vehicles, in fortress turrets or emplaced positions. Extremely long ranged for a slug-throwing ballistic weapon.