Autocannon/10

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Autocannon/10
Production information
Type Ballistic (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 2460 (TH)
Technical specifications
Heat 3[1]
Damage 10[1]
Minimum Range N/A
Short Range 1-5[1]
Medium Range 6-10[1]
Long Range 11-15[1]
Extreme Range 16-20[1]
Tons 12[1]
Critical Slots 7
Ammo Per Ton 10[1]
Cost (unloaded) 200,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 6,000
BV (1.0) 124
BV (2.0) 123[2]
15 (Ammo)[2]



Description[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

An Autocannon/10 can use special munitions to increase its effectiveness.

Models[edit]

The Autocannon/10 is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
Armstrong Buster Unknown Armstrong Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Ceres Arms Model T Menke Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Defiance Killer Type T Hesperus II Defiance Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Federated Autocannon Novaya Zemlya Federated Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Federated Autoloader/10-B Unknown Federated Industries T-12 Tiger Medium Tank [5]
Imperator-B Various Imperator Automatic Weaponry
Kallon Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Luxor D-Series New Avalon Corean Enterprises  ??? [citation needed]
Mydron Model B Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory  ??? [citation needed]
Pontiac 50 Sterope Sterope Defense Industries  ??? [citation needed]
SarLon MaxiCannon Betelgeuse/Terra
New Samarkand
Aldis Industries
New Samarkand Metals
 ??? [citation needed]
Western Heavy New Vandenberg New Samarkand Metals/Vandenberg MilTech TLS-1B Talos [6]

See Also[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tech Manual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. TechManual, p. 207, "Autocannons"
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 16
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 211, "T-12 Tiger Medium Tank"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 207-208, "TLS-1B Talos"

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