I thought for today's post on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, I would cover one of my favorite topics. Airsoft machine guns. For a long time, all I could think about was designated marksman rifle (DMR) platforms and was all about that role when playing games, but over the last year or two, I've really become attached to the support gunner role and all the fun & excitement it provides. So for those of you who have been considering the acquisition of an Airsoft machine gun to play a "supporting role" in your Airsoft squad or fire team but weren't sure on just exactly which platform suited you best, allow me to highlight some of the differences between some of the more well-known options out there.
|M249 MkII Para Machine Gun|
|M249 MkII Machine Gun|
These guys come in several different configurations, but the two primary base models are the M249 Para (top) and the M249 MkII (middle). There is also the M249 MkI (bottom), which I believe is, or was, commonly used by U.S. Army Rangers at one point in time. This one, for whatever reason, is much less common than the first two I mentioned. At least around the various parts of California that I've played. Most people that have them are true support weapon fanatics, like my brother, who loves them even more than I do, and I love them A LOT.
|M249 MkI Machine Gun - Image: world.guns.ru|
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