Re: Do modern tanks feature hull mounted machine-guns?



Doug wrote:
My brother (ex-USMC) seems to think that modern tanks (e.g. M1 Abrams) do not have hull-mounted machine-guns. So, do they?

One other question: how does the Israeli Merkava stack up against modern tanks? I had thought the Merkava had the thickest frontal armor plate of any MBT out there.


According to http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1.htm

There are 3 machine guns on an M1. One is coaxial with the main gun,
one is for the Commander and one is for the Loader. There is not
a hull-mounted machine gun list.

Mystic
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