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Old October 22, 2010, 05:13 PM   #40
Mike Irwin
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"Allied artillery holds that crown."

The Germans also had very capable artillery, in many cases equal to or better than US artillery. US artillery held no special fears for them.

What they did not have, however, was a weapon equivalent to the M2 in size or hitting power.

The closest thing they had was the 13mm machine gun, but that was used only by the Luftwaffe.

In some ways it was not unlike the fear that many US GIs had of the MG 42 and its ferocious rate of fire.

The US military was so concerned about that fear that they put out a special training film on the MG 42 in which they claimed that its "bark was worse than its bite."

Well, I guess so, if you don't worry about the fact that its bite can practically saw you in half in about 2 seconds.
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