|Type||Ballistic (Direct Fire)|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Year Availability||2460 (TH)|
|Ammo Per Ton||10|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||6,000|
|BV (2.0)|| 123|
The Autocannon is a direct-fire ballistic weapon, firing HEAP (High-Explosive Armor-Piercing) rounds at targets either singly or in bursts.
Different manufacturers and models of autocannons have different calibers (25mm-203mm) and rates of fire. Due to this, autocannons are grouped into generic "classes" of autocannons with common damage ratings, with Autocannon/10s causing more damage than lower-caliber autocannons while retaining a moderate range.
An example of the rating system: the Crusher Super Heavy Cannon is a 150mm weapon firing ten shells per "shot", while the Chemjet Gun is a 185mm weapon firing much slower, but causing higher damage. Despite their differences, both are classified as Autocannon/20s due to their damage output.
The Terran Hegemony introduced a prototype AC/10 in 2445. It cost five times as much as a standard Autocannon/10, would jam like an Ultra Autocannon, and only carry 8 reloads per ton of ammunition.
The Autocannon/10 is manufactured on the following planets:
|Armstrong Buster||Unknown||Armstrong Industries|
|Ceres Arms Model T||Menke||Ceres Metals Industries|
|Defiance Killer Type T||Hesperus II||Defiance Industries|
|Federated Autocannon||Novaya Zemlya||Federated Industries|
|Federated Autoloader/10-B||Unknown||Federated Industries|
|Imperator-B||Various||Imperator Automatic Weaponry, Kallon Industries|
|Luxor D-Series||New Avalon||Corean Enterprises|
|Mydron Model B||Gulkana||Yeffters Weapons Factory|
|Pontiac 50||Sterope||Sterope Defense Industries|
|SarLon MaxiCannon||Betelgeuse||Aldis Industries|
|SarLon MaxiCannon||New Samarkand||New Samarkand Metals|
|SarLon MaxiCannon||Terra||Aldis Industries|
|Western Heavy||New Vandenberg||Vandenberg MilTech|
The Autocannon/10 has been used in various video games, each with their own stats for the weapon; below is a list of the games that use it along with a link to each version's stats:
- TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 16
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 211, "T-12 Tiger Medium Tank"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 207-208, "TLS-1B Talos"