Ankara/TURKIYE. In the heart of ANATOLIA and the great TURKISH civilization
Originally Posted by ClydeFrog
MG3... especially as a helicopter's doorgun it'll be the best of the three due to high rate of fire.
Yes, it sounds good. But MG-3 wouldn't be a reliable doorgun. Actually, it has been already a "sensitive" MG. Being a doorgun means, that gun must have a good resistance against very very cold air conditions. Once, I have seen a documantry which its name was "DAM BUSTERS". (probably you know) In that documanry it was mentioned that even an M-60 can have a problem at the door of a chopper due to cold air conditions. (that chopper was a Chinook) And it doesn't have to be very cold outside. Because of turbulance of rotary-wings and the speed of helicopter may cause this problem.
Anyway, MG-3 is an amazing MG. But I still prefer a more reliable MG to defend my helicopter.
IMO the MAG just pips the PKM. Disintegrating belt, less hassle. Both guns reliability is excellent.
Roman: Full auto Dragunov, a testament to the PKMs accuracy? What's the "beaten zone" like with a PKM? There's been talk of some machine guns (like the Bren LMG) being "too accurate" and not creating a decent beaten zone of fire.
I had access to all 4 guns for about 9 months. The M240 is a great gun, but too heavy for infantry. That extra weight in ammo is prefered by most. Thats why the MK-48 is such an eagerly anticipated weapon.
The M60 works great in helos, and there are still tons of them in service.
The PKM is one of the best MGs on the planet. I would take it over the other two any day of the week. In fact, we choose to mount two of them on our vehicles in place of the M240 or M60's.
The MG3 was a nice weapon, and fast as a raped ape. But I did not get a lot of experience with it while over there in regards to maintence. We are building two post samples right now, so I will be able to give a better review of it in a few months.
Roman, since I never see you over at the AK board, what is the optic for the rail on the PKM? I have a rail added to the feed try cover on one right now with an EO Tech on it and it rocks, but I have a rail we are installing on one of our guns and would like to find the correct optic for it.