|MG 42 Machine Gun Nest|
Early on in the game, the Machine Gun Nest is the first line of defense against harassing infantry; its dual MG 42's will deter all but the most elite infantry squads. In combination with the Siegfried Blockhaus, these two bunkers will provide a rigid defense for German bases. Despite its high efficiency versus infantry, this position will be highly threatened by even light tanks.
In actuality, the MG 42 were not "heavy", they were equivalent to .30, nor they did the "Ratatatat" sound - at 20 round per second, they ripped. And the gun in the pic is the earlier, slower and more expensive MG 34.
Pros & Cons Edit
+With an average dps of 90 against infantry, it is one of the most (projectile based) effective defenses against them.
+/-At the price of $25, it might be better to invest the money in other project or mobile defences.
- Infantry will have a higher dps, Tanks will have more armor, Guns will have more reach.
+/-Almost ½ price of the Siegfried bunker, but also less effective in anyway.
-A skilled commander can destroy it using 8 groups of light infantry without loosing any, even easier if they can use the terrain against it.
-Fragile, any artillery, light tank (except for Ha-Go and Vickers) or fighter bomber will destroy it easily.