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(11b) Infantryman

Armed with the M249 SAW, the Automatic Rifleman combines awesome firepower with quick maneuverability. The Automatic Rifleman is essential in providing overwhelming volumes of suppressive fire from medium to long range. No Fire Team is complete without the Automatic Rifleman.

The Automatic Rifleman provides a fire team with a belt-fed machine gun. The M249's high rate of fire, and large ammunition capacity gives a squad/Fire Team a weapon that maintains a consistent rate of fire to provide cover for the unit. However, this weapon has its drawbacks, particularly weight. Due to this, the automatic rifleman is the slowest among the classes available.

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