Rotary AC/5

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Rotary AC/5
Production information
Type Ballistic (Direct, Rapid Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS)
Clan Experimental[1]
Year Availability 3062 (FS)
Technical specifications
Heat 1/shot
Damage 5/shot
Minimum Range --
Short Range Inner Sphere = 1-5

Clan = 1-7[2]

Medium Range Inner Sphere = 6-10

Clan = 8-14[2]

Long Range Inner Sphere = 11-15

Clan = 15-21[2]

Aerospace Range Inner Sphere = Medium

Clan = Long[2]

Tons 10
Critical Slots Clan: 8

Inner Sphere: 6

Ammo Per Ton 20
Cost (unloaded) 275,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 12,000
BV (2.0) 247[3]
31 (Ammo)[3]


Developed in 3062 by the Federated Commonwealth[4], the Rotary Autocannon/5 is based only loosely on the Autocannon/5. While it has the same bore, it is capable of firing up to six times as many rounds as its standard cousin, allowing it to deal up to three times the damage of even an Ultra AC/5. The weapon may be used to fire up to six times in a turn, with each additional shot giving the potential for increased damage. At the same time, each extra shot increases the amount of heat the autocannon builds and increases the chance for a jam. Like the Ultra autocannon, Rotary autocannons are unable to make use of special munitions.

Clan Diamond Shark's engineers created their own version of the RAC/5 in 3069.[5]


Brand Planet Company
Mydron Tornado Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory
Mydron Model RC  ??? General Motors


  1. Tactical Operations, p. 286
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tactical Operations, p. 404
  3. 3.0 3.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. TechManual, p. 207
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 286