Semi-Portable Machine Gun

Semi-Portable Machine Gun

Description[edit]

Semi-Portable Machine Guns are close-range assault weapons used to support infantry units. While most are belt-fed ammunition, some models such as the Capellan Vipersting 211 use a 200-round drum instead. Their semi-portable nature means they can be used by a single soldier wearing a gyroscopic harness, but the fact that they normally require a team of two to operate means infantry squads rarely use it as their main support weapon.[1]

In their effort to match the Clans in weapons design, the Inner Sphere derived their version of the Light Machine Gun used on BattleMechs and Battle Armor from semi-portable machine gun models.[2]

Rules[edit]

Specification[edit]

Item:Machine Gun, Semi-Portable[3]
Equipment Rating: C/B-B-B/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 5B/4B
Range: 45/95/225/500 meters
Shots: 80
Cost/Reload: 1100/10
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 20kg/4kg
Notes: Burst 20; Recoil -2; Crew 2

References[edit]

  1. LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 42, "Semi-Portable Machine Gune"
  2. TechManual, p. 258, "Machine Gun"
  3. A Time of War, p. 273, "Machine Gun Support Weapons"

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