The gun's cool to me because it was sort of intended to represent the machine guns opening up on the beaches on D-Day. That whole episode had a lot of "Saving Private Ryan" feel to it, and the tri-pod gun I remember pretty vividly. I was glad they made it but hated buying the set just to get the gun, haha.
It's a cool piece though. I'm going to wind up giving it to a realistic Geonosian Warrior or BD.