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|Upgrades to||Mechanized infantry|
Powerful ranged unit of the Atomic Era. Replaces the Gatling gun.
The Machine Gun is the last non-siege ranged unit. It is more powerful than earlier ranged units, but has only one-hex range. Put Machine Guns in your city for defense, or use it at the front line at strategic positions for additional firepower.
Machine gun crews make use of powerful, fully-automatic firearms capable of laying down heavy suppression fire, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. The Gatling gun, predecessor to many modern machine gun designs, was first developed during the 19th century in the United States. This concept later evolved into the Maxim gun, the first of many self-powered machine guns.