IIRC the gun crews were different for the tripod mounted MGs asMay 21 2009 at 6:12 PM
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opposed to the regular MGs. When used with just the bipod it was called a light MG and when used with the tripod it was called a medium or heavy MG.
The light section had the gunner and assistant. The assistant carried his personal weapon and also extra ammo cans and a spare barrel. The gunner had his gun along with ready ammo and a tool case. The tripod crew had the same two guys plus another guy to lug the tripod and a section/gun leader to be in charge. The medium or heavy MGs were atteched to the company commander or were in special heavy support weapons units while the bipod mounted guns were at squad and platoon level. As the war progressed the German Army added more MGs and auto weapons to it's combat units to make up for manpower shortages.
Long winded but I hope that you get the drift. I think Tamiya did a heay MG team sometime ago,
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