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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:23pm

Coaxial LMG or HMG which is best and why?

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:25pm

HMG. High damage per shot, damages light vehicles, doesn't have a cool down.


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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:27pm

Both are just as useless against other tanks and, to an extent, aircraft due to the limit on how far you can look up with the main barrel.
That said the lack of cooldown on HMG does make it a hell of a lot more appealing for me at least. The ability to lay down a continuous stream of extremely damaging rounds is always a good thing :D

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:31pm

I prefer the LMG, I find the HMG fires too slowly to be reliable against moving targets.
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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:33pm

Still missing the old canister shell...


I still use the Canister shell actually. Not as often but that damage against infantry and vehicles means its still viable if you ask me.
I just use it like ya standard AP Shell, picking my shots and using cover while the reload ticks over. :)

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:40pm

HMG can be shot endlessly.

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:44pm

HMG can be shot endlessly.

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Hardly '/thread' gadgy! The DPS of the LMG is a hell of a lot higher meaning its better against softer targets, plus I agree that its harder to hit moving targets with the HMG than it is with the LMG. HMG is obviously better against vehicles but if you're looking for something specially tailored to taking out light-skinned vehicles I still think the Canister is better despite the load time on it now, more so when it comes to Helis...
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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:44pm

I would say the lmg

- lmg has more firepower: lmg: 750rpm, 20dmg, 15.000 dpm. hmg: 250 rpm, 50 dmg, 12.500 dpm
- The higher rpm makes it more forgiving/easier to use
- Both upgrades are about equally accurate, but with the lmg having triple the rpm of the hmg it makes it more fit for taking out infantry from further away (saturation)

The HMG has got its advantages, like how it can't overheat, and it damages vehicles. It's more versatile, I'll grant it that. But it's generally worse against infantry (because of the points mentioned above), while the damage against vehicles isn't exactly superb. If you're out to kill vehicles, you're just as well off with your main cannon after enough practise, or the .50 cal (second seat: tip make special keybinding to quickly switch seats)
Plus, overheating is barely a problem. I constantly run the lmg, and I run out of targets long before my lmg overheats 8)

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:50pm

I prefer the HMG becouse overheating can be extremely annoying, one hit kill headshots are awesone, and you get the gimmick of damaging vehicles.

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Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:55pm

Hmg if you can aim because it's pretty good in the dmg section.

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