Semi-Portable Autocannon

Description[edit]

The Semi-Portable Autocannon is a scaled-down version of BattleMech autocannons designed as an infantry support weapon for the express purpose of anti-vehicle use. A rotating multiple-barrel assembly allows for a fantastically high rate of fire without overheating the barrels, though it can only fire in burst-mode, and the weapon has excellent armor penetration for its size. While normally requiring a crew of two, like other semi-portable weapons it can be handled by a single individual wearing a gyroscopic harness, though the multi-barrel design prevents the use of other forms of recoil compensation.[1]

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

Rules[edit]

Specification[edit]

Item:Autocannon, Semi-Portable[3]
Equipment Rating: C/C-D-D/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 6B/3B
Range: 25/75/200/550 meters
Shots: 200
Cost/Reload: 2000/150
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 25kg/8kg
Notes: Burst 20; Recoil -2; Crew 2

References[edit]

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

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