Hey all, given that this is a predominately American board and you are the most experienced users of the .50 cal I was hoping to pick your brains for any info you might have on the use of the .50. My reserve unit is one of the ones selected for the Direct Fire Support task and we've been given .50 cals and are starting to run courses to train up a platoon. Long term plan is to give us G-Wagons, but for now we're stuck loading them in the back of a truck and humping it and the ammo to a defensive position.
Myself and some others have been going through info we can find online on machine gun use, carrying and using them from WW1 to current day and any country we can find to further build our knowledge and see what useful stuff we can pull and add into our own training/fire back up to the infantry school to possibly incorporate into the publications and future training.
Our current platoon organization is 4 sections of 2 guns, with a crew of 4 per gun. Since we have no vehicle for it we're really just looking at using it on the defensive at the time being. Anyone have any experience from training or operations, or know where we can look for info? We have a bunch of older publications and reports from WW1 and WW2, but we're looking for whatever we can get our hands on to help expand our knowledge base.