A coaxial mount is when the gun is mounted beside the main armament. Coaxial weapons are usually aimed by use of the main gun control. It is usually used to engage infantry or other "soft" targets when the main gun collateral damage would be excessive, or to conserve main gun ammunition.
Coaxial machine guns are mounted on both the medium and heavy tanks. They are most likely an MG34 and an M1919, and are very effective against infantry and light vehicles, although with limited ammo (400 rounds) and a relatively short heat up time.
The M240C, PKT, MG3A1 and W-85 all make an appearance as the coaxial-mounted secondary weapons of the M1A2 Abrams, T-90, Leopard 2A6, and Type 98, respectively. They perform similar to their counterparts in Battlefield 1942, however, they feature almost no fire spread, don't overheat as quickly and have an unlimited ammunition supply.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
Both the M240C and PKT appears as a coaxial variation, they can be used by M1A2 Abrams and T-90. Both versions of the coaxial machine gun, added via the Alternate Weapon Package, do a damage of 12.5 at close range to 11.2 at long range. They are very accurate, can kill in very few rounds, and have a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute although they do have an overheat time. Like the Battlefield 2 coaxial machine gun, it has unlimited ammo.
Much like Battlefield 1942, the coaxial machine guns mounted on the tanks for both factions are most likely either an MG34 or an M1919. IJN tanks would have a similar kind of coaxial machine gun for balancing reasons. The coaxial machine gun is very effective against infantry, aircraft and jeeps. The coaxial machine gun is also surprisingly very accurate for a machine gun and can easily obtain headshots at medium range.
Both the M240C and PKT appears as a coaxial variation, they can be used by M1A2 Abrams and T-90, if the player chooses the Tank Coaxial Machinegun Trainingoption. They do a significant amount of damage, and have a decently short reload time (which is reduced with subsequent upgrading of the training), although they suffer from a low magazine capacity and low rate of fire.
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Its high volume of fire provides excellent suppression against infantry, at the cost of the occasional overheat.