Effectiveness of the hull ball-mounted MG and the co-axial MG

How effective is the hull ball-mount machine guns and co-axial machine guns of a tank?

Besides self-defence, are these effective anti-infantry tools?

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The coax is very effective. The .50 cal on the M1 is very lethal not only in terms of killing effect but in terms of sheer suppression and terror.
The co-axial does kill then and not merely suppress?

I don't dispute the effectiveness of the pintle-mounted MG. What of the hull-MGs? It seems to be a common feature in tanks in the Second World War but it has practically disappeared today.
Boresighting - I don't know how they boresighted in WW II for mg's - Tony?
Stumbled on this... But wasn't one of the key weaknesses of the Ferdinand the lack of a bow gun (keep the "flys" way).

The Merkava has several hull MG's cause in an urban environment they are very effective - maybe the lack of a bow gun in the M1 is a Cold War remnant and is a now a design "flaw" for the asymetric warfare environment (gotta like big words) .

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