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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 C-bills
Ammo Cost (per ton) 1,000 C-bills
BV (1.0) 37
BV (2.0) 37[3]
5 (Ammo)[3]



Description[edit]

The autocannon/2 was 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 had different calibers (25 mm-203 mm) and rates of fire. Due to this, autocannons were grouped into generic "classes" of similar common damage ratings, with autocannon/2s having an extremely long range, at the cost of a very small damage output.[4]

When compared against an LRM, the autocannon/2 class traded damage and mass for more utility in use. The weapon could be fired approximately 90 meters further than an LRM volley. It also had a minimum range of 60 meters closer than a standard Inner Sphere LRM launcher. Finally, the cannon passed on little heat to the mounted vehicle when fired, compared to an LRM system.

An autocannon/2 could use special munitions to increase its effectiveness.

Models[edit]

The autocannon/2 was manufactured on the following planets:

Armstrong[edit]

As fitted on the Vulcan, the Armstrong fired 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 fired 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]
ED-X4M-A Crosscut MOD [13]

SarLon-2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Furillo Lockheed/CBM Corporation Warrior [14]

Whirlwind-L[edit]

The dual-autocannons mounted on the "older model" Blackjack had a caliber of 40mm.[15]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kathil General Motors Blackjack destroyed 2796 [16]

ZeusBolt[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Canopus Canopus Industries Alpha Pike [17]
Lucius Zhao [18]

Notes[edit]

  • This article refers to a common object and addresses the object as a common noun. The preferred term is "autocannon/2" (except on section titles & table headings, where "Autocannon/2" is favored).

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: Irregulars, p. 28, "Crosscut LoggerMech MOD"
  14. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 20
  15. Tales from the Cracked Canopy: Giving Up
  16. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 75
  17. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 70
  18. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 14, "Lucius Zhao Escort Carrier"

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