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Machine-Gun, Type 66 Medium/Light (MGT-66M/L) by ScrewfaceRomeo Machine-Gun, Type 66 Medium/Light (MGT-66M/L) by ScrewfaceRomeo
In the 1960s, the Cordian military realized that their MGP-1934 machineguns were fast becoming outdated. Heavy, unreliable and awkward for infantry to use compared to modern designs, the venerable Pattern '34 needed to go. It's replacement, the MGT-66, was partially based on the Belgian FN MAG, and proved to be both accurate and very controllable at range, as well as extremely reliable. The MGT-66 operated on the so-called "constant recoil" principle; the bolt carrier never actually touched the rear of the receiver, and so felt recoil was greatly reduced.

The MGT-66 was produced in two varients: Medium and Light. The Medium was chambered in the 7x55mm Cordianm and export versions were offered in .280 British, 7.62 Nato and other large calibers. The Light was initially chambered for 7x40mm SPAC, but eventually offered in a number of common intermediates. Within the Cordian military, the 'L was a Squad level weapon, being issued to the squad support trooper and was mainly used for suppressing fire. The 'M was issued at Platoon level, and it's dedicated MG team was mostly employed in wiping out sniper nests or RPG ambushes. An "H" variant was also produced, chambered for 13mm Cordian or .50 BMG, but was a mounted-only weapon designed for vehicles, and was eventually re-designated HMGT-70.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Id like some.
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jake-corvinus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice gun!!!!

i want one...
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice design. Is this done in Illustrator? Is this used for some kind of application?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adobe Flash, Illustrator's cousin. I find it's much better for lineart than Illustrator.

As to application, I'm not sure I quite understand. If you mean military application, that would depend largely on national doctrine, but in the case of this fictional country, the /M varient is typically used for the purpose of suppressing/engaging infantry targets at ranges outside of normal rifle, whereas the /L varient is more for the purpose of pure suppression in medium-range engagements. In both cases the unit's Designated Marksman and indirect-fire weaponry are responsible for the actual killing, with the MGs and rifles primarily suppressing.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
With application I mean what these gun illustrations are for. Is it for a game or an app? Or just for fun?

What would you consider better about Flash? It seems odd since Illustrator is specifically made for line art. Is it a conscious choice or are you just better trained in Flash? I used Photoshop for vector for a while as I thought it was easier than Illustrator. Now I have no idea at all how I even managed to do vector in Photoshop.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For NationStates, mostly

The line snapping, the way lines are manipulated and the coloring system are much simpler and more versatile. Probably Illustrator is more powerful, but Flash is a lot quicker and easier, and it suits my purposes perfectly. Also, Flash lets me re-use parts and such. It's kind of hard to explain exactly, but I just like the mechanics.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
That makes sense. I must say Flash is one of the biggest nightmares of my life but I had to use it for animations. The software just seemed too complex for me. I actually payed a guy to make my exam assignment. I studied multi-media design but I wasn't planning on doing Flash animations ever again.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The animation segment is a pain, but all animation is a pain to me. I plan on making a weapon art tutorial soon, where I'll show how Flash can be best utilized for this purpose.
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Supernovaxp Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Where does one mount their sword bayonet?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Machine-gun was the downfall of the bayonet.
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