Heavy Machine Gun

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Heavy Machine Gun as used on Battle Armor
Heavy Machine Gun
Production information
Type Ballistic (Anti-Infantry)
Tech Base Inner Sphere/ Clan
Year Availability IS = 3068[1]

Clan = 3059[1]

Technical specifications
Heat 0[2]
Damage 3[2]
Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range 1[2]
Medium Range 2[2]
Long Range --
Tons Clan = 0.5[3]

IS = 1[3]

Critical Slots 1[3]
Ammo Per Ton 100[3]
Cost (unloaded) 7,500[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 1,000[4]
BV (2.0) IS = 6[5]
1 (Ammo)[5]

Clan = 6[6]
1 (Ammo)[6]


As its name implies, the Heavy Machine Gun is a larger version of the standard Machine Gun. First introduced by Clan Smoke Jaguar, their demise hastened its dissemination to the other Clans, while the Taurian Concordat was able to perfect the Inner Sphere version of the weapon. Twice as heavy as its more traditional cousin, the Heavy Machine Gun does half again as much damage, though at the cost of a third of the already short range.[7]


The Heavy Machine Gun is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
Ceres Arms Model 8 Capella? Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Series XIV Unknown Luthien Armor Works SM2 Heavy Artillery Vehicle [8]

See Also[edit]

The Heavy Machine Gun 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:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TechManual, p. 290, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment - Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. TechManual, p. 294, "Heavy Weapon Ammunition - Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  7. TechManual, p. 228, "Heavy Machine Gun"
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 26-27, "SM2 Heavy Artillery Vehicle"