The MANA turret's main problem is its total sniper bait, because it counts as a vehicle. This means you get rendered to snipers without them getting rendered in return. A sniper or even a combat medic doesn't need to see you, they only need to aim for the head-slot. As it stands, the MANA turret is more use as a deployable barricade, step-stool or similar than for its designed role because of this. Making the MANA invulnerable to small-arms fire from the front would go a long way to making it useful for its intended role. Remember, it's still vulnerable to: * grenades * larger fire * being flanked And it still has * crappy damage * a sizeable CoF * no ability to be upgraded for accuracy like a carried rifle at the moment I use my MANA turret as a decoy, a step-stool or as cover. I have more success fighting enemy infantry with it if I deploy it then pop out from behind it with my carbine.