HrcAk47 wrote:Yeah, this can easily go bad.
I'm actually not so sure. You could literally shut a rush of these things down with a few Mi-2/Mi-4 and something with an autocannon and they'd be horrifically vulnerable to flame vehicles in urban/closed terrain. What they would give is transport diversity and most importantly, an end to the transport drought in some US specs. They'd make a relatively decent opening rush if supported by a couple avengers but neither the US or Canada really have anything to back them up against more than helicopters (if they hit another motorized rush they're gone).
The best way to go would be to go with variants with high suppressive MG power like the .30 and .50 Gatling variants (as cheesy as they are) seeing as they have shorter ranges and cause fewer issues when it comes to tanks. That being said, I don't think a Mk.19 on an unarmored humvee would cause any kind of problems. A deck built around these will chew apart an infantry component built around limited availability SF and anti-superheavy AT, but if it faces anything like Motschutzen+BMP2 or LJ in WZeds with RR support it's just done, I think it will encourage infantry diversity and make the US an interesting player in the infantry department for once.
I certainly wouldn't do the AGL at very high availability but if it was on a 0/0/0/0 humvee I really don't see how it could be a problem outside of it facing a deck built around defeating superheavies... which I don't really care about. (I get bugged by anything that stinks of "Can this suggestion because it makes me waste AP buying AC vehicles/RR inf/pest control instead of Superheavies/Heavies+ASF). I can only imagine what a 2A72 or any of the NATO 30-40mm ACs would do to these things.