Autocannon/2

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Autocannon/2
Production information
Type Ballistic (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 2290 (TA)[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 1[2]
Damage 2[2]
Minimum Range 4[2]
Short Range 1-8[2]
Medium Range 9-16[2]
Long Range 17-24[2]
Tons 6[2]
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton 45[2]
Cost (unloaded) 75,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 1,000
BV (1.0) 37
BV (2.0) 37[3]
5 (Ammo)[3]



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/2s having an extremely long range at the cost of having a very small damage output.[4]

When compared against a LRM, the Autocannon 2 class of cannon trades damage and mass for more utility in it's use. The weapon can be fired about 90 meters further than a LRM volley in the "long range" bracket, where this weapon excels. It also has a minimum range which is 60 meters closer than a standard Inner Sphere LRM launcher. Lastly, the cannon also almost applies no heat to the vehicle when firing the cannon, compared to a LRM system.

An Autocannon/2 can use special munitions to increase its effectiveness.

Models[edit]

The Autocannon/2 is manufactured on the following planets:

Armstrong[edit]

As fitted on the Vulcan, the armstrong fires 60mm shells.[5]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Coventry Coventry Metal Works Vulcan [6]
Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited Vulcan [7]
Unknown MatherTechno Incorporated Vulcan [8]

Armstrong JJ-Lite[edit]

As fitted on the Vulcan, the armstrong fires 60mm shells.[5]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Skobel MechWorks Jackrabbit [9]

Imperator Smoothie-2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Atreus Imperator Automatic Weaponry Mauler [10]
Nanking Kallon Industries Partisan [11]

Mydron D[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory Partisan [citation needed]
Talon Kallon Weapon Industries JagerMech [12]
Quentin Independence Weaponry JagerMech [12]

SarLon-2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Furillo Lockheed/CBM Corporation Warrior [13]

Whirlwind-L[edit]

The dual-autocannons mounted on the "older model" Blackjack had a caliber of 40mm.[14]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kathil General Motors Blackjack destroyed 2796 [15]

ZeusBolt[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Canopus Canopus Industries Alpha Pike [16]

References[edit]

  1. Interstellar Operations, p. 118, "Prototype Dates For Basic Weapons Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Tech Manual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. TechManual, pp. 207-208, "Autocannons"
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Cover of Paint, p. 4
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 123
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 115
  8. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 42
  9. :Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 46
  10. Objective Raids, p. 120,
  11. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 112
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 152
  13. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 20
  14. Tales from the Cracked Canopy: Giving Up
  15. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 75
  16. Technical Readout: 3026 Reveised, p. 70

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