Autocannon/5

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Autocannon/5
Production information
Type Ballistic (Direct Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 2240 (TA)[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 1[1]
Damage 5[1]
Minimum Range 3[1]
Short Range 1-6[1]
Medium Range 7-12[1]
Long Range 13-18[1]
Tons 8[1]
Critical Slots 4
Ammo Per Ton 20
Cost (unloaded) 125,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 4,500[1]
BV (1.0) 70
BV (2.0) 70[2]
5 (Ammo)[2]
9 (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/5s usually having a long range with a small to moderate damage level.

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.

An Autocannon/5 can use special munitions to increase its effectiveness.

History[edit]

Designed for the Terran Alliance, the prototype version of this cannon was among first autocannons ever made. It first appeared in 2240[3] and was designed to improve the Alliance's military arsenal cope with newer armor being introduced during the time.[1] Examples of the Prototype AC/5 being used was on the Saturn-Class Patrol Ship in 2243.[4]

Models[edit]

Arcturan Arms Longarm Series[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arcturus Arcturan Arms Marsden II [5]
Buena Arcturan Arms Marsden II [6]
Layover Arcturan Arms Marsden II [7]
Coventry Coventry Defense Conglomerate Ymir Discontinued 2648 [8]

Armstrong J11[edit]

Designed by Armstrong Industries of the Free Worlds League, The 80mm Armstrong J11 autocannon is a reliable weapon with only a small chance of the weapon jamming when the barrel or receiver assembly are extremely hot.[9][10]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Bell Andoran Industries Ltd. Clint [11]
Al Na'ir Scarborough Limited Scimitar [12]
Dunianshire Majesty Metals and Manufacturing Shadow Hawk [13]
Calloway VI Earthwerks Incorporated Shadow Hawk [14]
Caph Lang Industries Incorporated Shadow Hawk [15]
New Earth New Earth Trading Company Vedette Scorpion [16] [17]
Ramora United Outworlders Corporation Vedette [18]

Defiance Type J[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Sentinel , Zeus, Overlord [19][20]
Furillo Defiance Industries Zeus [20]

Deleon 5[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kalidasa Quickscell Company Scorpion Light Tank [21]
Ares Quickscell Company Scorpion Light Tank [22]
Layover Quickscell Company Scorpion Light Tank [23]
Pandora Quickscell Company Scorpion Light Tank [24]
Richvale Quickscell Company Scorpion Light Tank [25]
Alshain Joint Equipment Systems Scorpion Light Tank [26]
Spittal Benson and Bjorn Scorpion Light Tank [26]
Sian Hellespont Scorpion Light Tank [26]

Flak Autocannon[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Loyalty , Kirklin , Nanking Kallon Industries Partisan [27]

General Motors Whirlwind[edit]

Famously mounted on the General Motors Marauder BattleMech, this autocannon fires 120mm shells in three round bursts.[28][29]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Alarion Bowie Industries Union [20]
Carlisle Bowie Industries Marauder [20]
Kathil General Motors Marauder [30]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Marauder [31] [30]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Ronin Inc Marauder [32] [30]
Marduk Victory Industries Wolverine [33]
Pandora Red Devil Industries Condor [34]
Nanking Thermopolis Kallon Industries Wolverine [35]

Imperator-A[edit]

Carried on the Rifleman, Imperator-A autocannons fired in five-round bursts.[36]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Dragon [37]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Rifleman [38]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Banshee [39]
Twycross Trellshire Heavy Industries Rifleman [20]
Pandora Red Devil Industries Rifleman [20]
Talon Kallon Weapon Industries Rifleman [40]
Thermopolis Kallon Weapon Industries Rifleman [32]
Ward Ceres Metals Industries Rifleman [32]
Unknown Star League Weapons Research Banshee [41] [42]

Mydron C[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Bithinia Bithinian Ballistics UrbanMech [43]
Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory Partisan [44]
Quentin Independence Weaponry JagerMech [45]
Talon Kallon Weapon Industries JagerMech [40]

Oriente Autocannon[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Irian , Shiro III Irian Technologies Hermes II [32]

Pontiac Light[edit]

Manufactured within the Taurian Concordat, the Pontiac Light is frequently used on locally manufactured 'Mechs and combat vehicles.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Sterope Sterope Defense Industries Striker , Marauder , Vedette [46] [47]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 TechManual, pp. 207-208, "Autocannons"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. Interstellar Operations, p. 217 Additional Alternate Era Weapons and Equipment - "Prototype AC/5 introduction year noted in Table."
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 2, pp. 14 & 31 "Saturn Patrol Ship"
  5. Era Digest: Age of War, p. 23
  6. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 6,
  7. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 14,
  8. :Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 174
  9. "Decision at Thunder Rift", ch. 32
  10. "Operation Excalibur", Ch. 3
  11. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 38
  12. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 103
  13. Objective Raids, p. 152
  14. :Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 104
  15. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 67
  16. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 60
  17. Objective Raids, p. 84,
  18. Objectives: The Clans, p.19 - Vedette listed being produced on Mitchella plant.
  19. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 40
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 123
  21. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 35
  22. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 7
  23. Objective Raids, p. 95, "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Layover"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 56, "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Pandora"
  25. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 20,
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 34
  27. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 88
  28. "Decision at Thunder Rift", ch. 1
  29. The Price of Glory (PDF Edition), p. 8
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 66
  31. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 298
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 115
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 151
  34. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 52
  35. :Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 106
  36. Warrior: En Garde, Ch. 55
  37. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 75
  38. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 83
  39. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 118
  40. 40.0 40.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 152
  41. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 121
  42. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 118
  43. Objective Raids, p. 142
  44. Objective Raids, p. 94
  45. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 89
  46. Objectives: Periphery, p. 7
  47. Objective Raids, p. 161,

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