Talk:Machine Gun

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I'm only making an educated guess at the producer/location of the Double-Gun. As the Osiris is the only 'Mech it appears on, it's difficult to glean any more info on it. Scaletail 11:43, 21 April 2007 (CDT)

Battle Value[edit]

Whats the battle value for this weapon?--DragonoftheRust 12:35, 18 October 2007 (CDT)


I intend to do RPG type pages for each weapon using the below conventions and paraphrasing TRO "Capabilities" fluff.--Cameron 15:57, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Any "MiniGun"'s in the BattleTech Universe are likely a reference to the real world w:Minigun that fires a 7.62 mm shell. the "Mini" refers to the weapon fireing a shell smaller than the M61 Vulcan's 20 mm. This Weapon is available in the BattleTech Universe as the Infantry Portable "Semi-Portable" Autocannon".--Cameron 15:57, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

The Bear Hunter "Autocannon" Heavy Machine Gun is likely a w:M197_Gatling_gun due to the RPG stats. If a vehicular standard MG is refered to as 20 mm or "Gatling" it would probably use the same per-shell stats as the Clans' BattleArmor mounted Bear Hunter (AP 7 * 7 d6) with a reduced fire rate matched to the IPCR--Cameron 15:57, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

MicroGun (if ever seen) would be a reference to the real world 5.56 mm XM214 Microgun that never made it out of the prototype stage--Cameron 15:57, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

The GAU-19 GECAL .50 does not have a commonly used nick name so this may be why BattleTech does not have that many Gatling Type machine guns in this calibre and why there is no RPG weapon that adapts it to infantry portable use in BattleTech Universe (possible exception is Bear hunter, but the RPG stats argue for a larger Calibre than 12.7 mm.)--Cameron 15:57, 30 November 2009 (UTC)