In what type of role are those weapons used? The tripods do not look like they are practical for firing from a prone position, so it seems that they would be of more use on a vessel or in a fixed site. But, if used in such a situation, having a more stable mount or even a fixed mount would seem to make more sense.
You're right, applications include vessels and fixed sites, from a standing or crouched position. Higher mounted tripods are useful for AA use. Naturally, these Iranian machine guns are also capable of using bipods or tripods that are shorter in height, for firing in prone positions. They can also be placed on fixed or movable vehicle mounts.Consider the battlefield experiences of the Iranians during the Iran-Iraq War, which saw extensive open trench warfare, as well as urban combat. Their tactical use of LMGs, MMGs and HMGs are in some ways more relevant to the experiences of certain continental World War II battlefields. In fact, as you're probably aware, the Iranian MGA3 shown on this posting is actually a copy of the WWII German Maschinengewehr 42.
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