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Automatic weapons are able to sustain a high rate of fire compared to non-automatics. This means that they have a higher probability of hitting targets in a given amount of time, and they are able to score large numbers of hits in short periods of time. On the downside, they consume large amounts of ammunition, are more complex and are more subject to overheating. [[User:Crimson30|Crimson30]] 02:26, 7 Jul 2008 (UTC)

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The advantages of using machine guns is that you could fire as many bullets as you want and you get a more actuate shoot. You can fire up to 400-600 bullets a minute (that is a lot of bullets).

Machine guns needed 4-6 men to work them and had to be on a flat surface.

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It gave the side who was being attacked a large advantage over the enemies coming towards them, because they could eliminate multiple hostiles at once.

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