I am puzzled by the US armored infantry squad. It had nine rifleman with Garands and a 1919 air-cooled machine gun assigned to its M3 half-track. How is that supposed to work? Supposedly the 1919 could be taken from the vehicle mount for dismount use with a tripod. That sounds rather cumbersome in practice. The 1919A4 was a clumsy weapon for infantry use, it was the only significant self-defense armament on the half-track, and I can see problems for the infantrymen if they have to leave the vehicle quickly if they want their machine gun. How did the armored infantry squad deploy its one and only automatic weapon that had to be dismounted from their vehicle? I am aware that veteran units hoarded automatic weapons, but what about new ones?