David Light Gauss Rifle (Support Weapon)

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"David" Light Gauss Rifle
Production information
Type Medium/Support (B)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3063 (FWL)[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings X[1]/X[1]/E[1]
Technical specifications
Damage .56
Short Range 3
Medium Range 6
Long Range 9
Mass 18 kg
Mass Per Reload 2.0kg (8/2)
Cost (unloaded) 6,000[1]
BV (1.0) 1.137[2]
BV (2.0) 3.39[3]


The "David" Light Gauss Rifle is a infantry-class adaptation of the Free Worlds League's Light Gauss Rifle technology, developed as a way of giving conventional infantry a weapon with the range and power to take on Battle Armor while remaining somewhat portable. While exceedingly heavy and bulky, a special harness allows a single person to wield the rifle, and it is capable of firing either a single shot or bursts of four rounds. However, the high power requirements and limited magazine size of the "David" limits it's effectiveness and often requires the operator to carry a backup secondary weapon. The "David" can also be mounted on battle suits with the use of extra fittings and cooling jackets, increasing the weapon's size and bulk.[4]



Item: David Light Gauss Rifle[5]
Equipment Rating: E/X-X-E/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 5B/5
Range: 90/330/745/1535 meters
Shots: 8; 8 Power Points per Shot
Cost/Reload: 6000/20*
Affiliation: FWL
Mass/Reload: 18kg/2kg*
Notes: Burst: 4; Recoil: -1; Encumbering



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TechManual, p. 301, "Conventional Infantry Weapons - Table"
  2. Combat Operations, p. 144, "Force Faction Tables"
  3. TechManual, p. 319, "Conventional Infantry Weapons BV Table"
  4. Combat Equipment, p. 15, "Combined Arms"
  5. A Time of War, p. 275, "Support Gauss Weapons - Table"