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RUSSIAN147
2011-05-16, 05:37
Would be one of the best addtions to PR in a long long time. Also the Brits could use it as a basis for their L7A2 GPMG. Its a win win situation.

Kilo 2-3
2011-05-17, 19:00
How you you envision it being used? Would it be a deployable machine gun pit similar to the M2/L2A1 or DShK already in-game? Or.would it be a mounted gun for vehicles (iirc, the L7A2 was mounted on WMIKs in early versions of PR)?

Or would it be a limited/pick-up kit? IRL, it's fairly bulky and heavy, so it might be worth reducing the user's sprint bar or making the weapon only fireable when in the prone/deployed.

RUSSIAN147
2011-05-18, 11:35
How you you envision it being used? Would it be a deployable machine gun pit similar to the M2/L2A1 or DShK already in-game? Or.would it be a mounted gun for vehicles (iirc, the L7A2 was mounted on WMIKs in early versions of PR)?

Or would it be a limited/pick-up kit? IRL, it's fairly bulky and heavy, so it might be worth reducing the user's sprint bar or making the weapon only fireable when in the prone/deployed.

Possibly as all three roles. Australians use it as a SSW in real life as well. Why penalize the player for using it? The Russians, Taliban, and Militia all use the PKM, which is comparable in both weight and firepower.

Zemciugas
2011-05-18, 13:12
I agree, if it's not used in every squad it could be made as a pick up kit.

samogon100500
2011-05-18, 14:39
My sweet dream,where you can choose AR kit(LMGs like RPK/M249/Negev/MG4 etc) and Machinegunner kit(GMPGs like PK,FN MAG,MG3 etc).
For 128 players it's would be looks nice.

Edit - and remove Guided HAT kit.Put weapons like SMAW.

ShockUnitBlack
2011-05-19, 15:57
My guess is a machinegunner kit will show up eventually...

Snazz
2011-05-19, 17:45
(iirc, the L7A2 was mounted on WMIKs in early versions of PR)
It still is.

A new L7A2/MAG-58/M240/FN MAG is being made, blog post here: http://www.realitymod.com/forum/blogs/2579/b71-making-beast.html

Tanks!
2011-06-24, 08:48
but will there be a flex on the AFVs?

dtacs
2011-06-24, 09:44
Do you mean a mount? The Bushmaster is getting the RWS, and thats the only armored troop vehicle proposed for the Australian faction at the moment.

The ASLAV isn't getting a secondary gunners position, since the USMC LAV-25 doesn't feature it either.

RUSSIAN147
2011-07-02, 02:57
Do you mean a mount? The Bushmaster is getting the RWS, and thats the only armored troop vehicle proposed for the Australian faction at the moment.

The ASLAV isn't getting a secondary gunners position, since the USMC LAV-25 doesn't feature it either.

No mate i mean it in its SAW role for a section.

dtacs
2011-07-02, 04:48
I was referring to Tanks! who was asking about the flex mount..

Tanks!
2011-07-03, 14:45
True that there is an RWS on the bushmaster (12.7 or 7.62) but the two rear infantry hatches can and usually have either minimis or mag58s on them.

dtacs
2011-07-03, 14:52
Highly unlikely they will be there. Strykers, LAV-25's and other vehicles often have infantry poking out the hatches with MG's however in PR for some reason they aren't present, thus its doubtful they will be on the Bushy.

Tanks!
2011-07-05, 09:53
Don't forget the m113 with the huge infantry hatch. but without getting of topic, having a rear mounted mag58 implemented would provide additional firepower to the Australian faction due to the lack of heavy AFV's. Also because we are Australian, we need a fridge even though it has no use in game, its just who we are.

dtacs
2011-07-05, 10:14
Too right mate..

No vehicles will be getting it I don't think, plus the M113AS4 turret has to be made too.

Tinfoilhat
2011-07-05, 11:36
Don't forget the m113 with the huge infantry hatch. but without getting of topic, having a rear mounted mag58 implemented would provide additional firepower to the Australian faction due to the lack of heavy AFV's. Also because we are Australian, we need a fridge even though it has no use in game, its just who we are.
Dont forget the barbie too mate!:-D

Tanks!
2011-07-08, 09:32
Think about an Australian sniper team and what they have on their quad bikes.
SR25, mp5, usp 45, mk46, CG 84mm, barret 50. but that's all i can remember. Point is, we need more firepower on the Aussie side as we lack in ammunition, not skill.

dtacs
2011-07-08, 10:25
There is absolutely no chance that there will be a quad bike, MP5, Mk46 or Barret for the ADF period.

I say that with the utmost confidence. PR represents grunt warfare, which means everything you'd see in a regular RAInf BN.

Tanks!
2011-07-09, 02:43
5/7 perhaps? Without getting of topic, will the MAG58 have the wildcat sight mounted? as this is used in deployment.

dtacs
2011-07-09, 04:39
Well yes, thats IF it comes in as an infantry kit. There is no intent for the M240/GPMG family of weapons to feature for a second AR kit.

anglomanii
2011-08-03, 22:52
hello everybody, yeah i know i have been busy which is why i haven't been too active... however, i do need to add something here....
as of july 1st... the decision was made by army... (it was made before then, but only connfirmed on the 1st) that the ADF infantry units being rotated to MEAO would start fielding the 7.62 "maximi" LMG (see 7.62 minimi or MK48) in place of the FN MAG 58. there is to be an extended period of intergration with priority of assignment being to those units in active rotation to active sites in the MEAO.

so basically no need to have the FN MAG as an inf kit.. just the maxi.

new look for all ADF fire teams should be along the lines of.
FT comander w/SA3 grenadier w/sa3gl marksman with hk417 FT gunner w/maximi.
always subject to change though.

ok so i will see you all later... cheers.. i hope i have not upset anyone :wink:

dtacs
2011-08-04, 15:43
F88SA3
F88SA3/M203
Maximi
Hk417

Seems a bit light rifles-wise for a brick. If Tonnie gets back on the ADF development hopefully we can see Maximi modeled. Considering more nations seem to be thinking about fielding it, it could be necessary.

anglomanii
2011-08-05, 11:35
m203 is bing dumped too, m320 is replacing it.

to be specific the maxi we are using atm is the para TR.

Tanks!
2011-08-05, 12:34
I'm glad DMO actually got around to acquiring new equipment that we can use.
for a while there I thought we were getting the MK46, but I guess that was just a rumour.

dtacs
2011-08-05, 13:27
m203 is bing dumped too, m320 is replacing it.

to be specific the maxi we are using atm is the para TR.
Doesn't it use M1913 rails to attach to a weapon? Does the SA3 have rails underneath the barrel?

anglomanii
2011-08-14, 04:25
it has an adapter just like the current model.... mind you, some of the ones 2cdo and the other blokes we 'dare' not mention, use the stand alone unit... this is most likely an option as to how we will deploy in the future.... ADF combat units are are being given a lot more individual flexibility in what tools are used to achieve mission outcome..... there is a discussion paper circulating that brings into question the relevance of having standardised infantry weapons when the tasks units are required to perform vary so much from situation to situation. what the end result of this will all be i would not be able to say.

as it stands we will have phased the F88 series out of circulation by 2020.. manufacture of new weapons will cease in 2016 (mind you its DMO so everything is very flexibly defined) stop gaps are already being looked at but the hope is a mature technology will be present by that stage in which to develop a new FOW that will meet the ADF future needs till 2050.

dtacs
2011-08-14, 05:54
Has there been any look at current systems to replace the F88? I once heard they were looking at reverting to 7.62 NATO for a standard rifle, but to me that sounds a bit questionable.

Also whats the go on TBAS? Looks like some pretty top shit kit, yet we still haven't seen any troops using it yet. I noticed the pouches also had some of that new olive DPCU.

http://images-kitup.military.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Australian-TBAS.jpg

Tanks!
2011-08-14, 21:40
I'm fairly certain that DMO did a review of the f88 back in '09, but the outcome was indecisive as the weapon systems they assessed, in their mind did not suit our troops. With reverting back to 7.62 for the standard rifle, i also doubt this move as the ADF is all about not stopping people in their tracks with an effective anti-infantry projectile, but rather using a smaller calibre to be more humane.

TBAS, yeah that'l probably go to deployed infantry and their many detachments. Personally I am a fan of the badger armour carrier for its versatility and overall comfort. It annoys me and probably the rest of us, is that the ADF will most probably NEVER replace the webbing, in all its impracticality and discomfort.

I am also unsure that only 3RAR is getting the new 7.62 mg as it was displayed in the army rag some months ago. prove me wrong, i want to be on this one.

anglomanii
2011-08-15, 11:37
to answer all your questions, new kit will go out with personnel as they go on active rotation.
this includes all items as discussed.

as i said the new emphasis for the ADF is all about providing the logistical and industrial support on a "just in time" development spiral as out lined under the soldier combat systems (diggerworks) http://www.defenceandindustry.gov.au/presentations/pdf/presentations/thursday/1520_Blain.pdf

and also some what explained in

http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/news/threads/janapr11/Threads_No18.pdf


as to the theory about, the potential use of a 7.62..... well lets just say it will be interesting mmmkay

Tanks!
2011-08-15, 14:53
Hopefully this won't happen - works well in the first few years as people adapt, then crumbles from human error. just look at SMCA.

but back on topic.

yeah MAG58! shooting OPFOR!

Truism
2011-11-08, 10:03
Also didn't work for shit for the BAF in the lead up to Iraq, a British Major was telling me horror stories. It's not working particularly well in the lead up to deployments here either from what I've seen. Some soldiers not training with the kit they're deploying in, that sort of thing.

There's supposed to be a restructure of how DP1 gets issued coming in, so with any luck, stuff like this could end up being standard issue to a lot of soldiers, which should help alleviate some of this crap. That also seems like a pretty good opportunity to look at phasing out some of our outdated equipment. I'v heard it's going to be a nightmare to introduce though.

Still wake up every morning glad I'm not in RAAOC; not that they do bad work. I'm just glad I'm not the one doing it.

Bluedrake42
2011-11-08, 22:35
I'd be down for sure