The Gyrojet Pistol is a recoilless weapon that fires self-propelled explosive-tipped projectiles. Like other gyrojet weapons, they are quiet in operation while producing tremendous damage with no drop-off in velocity until their maximum effective range. They are however, very expensive to produce and maintain, limiting their use in most cases to special-forces teams and wealthy collectors. They also create a cone-shaped exhaust plume when fired which is highly visible, especially in the infrared spectrum.
Gyrojet Pistols, while virtual handcannons with a significant punch, are also bulky and hard to conceal with only two shots before needing to be reloaded.
- Item: Gyrojet Pistol
- Equipment Rating:D/D-D-C/E
- Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 3B/4
- Range: 8/25/60/165 meters
- Shots: 2
- Cost/Reload: 450/1
- Affiliation: -
- Mass/Reload: 2.5kg/180g
- Notes: Gyrojet
- MechWarrior, 3rd Edition, p. 136, "Gyrojet Weapons - Gyrojet Pistol"
- A Time of War, p. 269, "Gyroject Weapons - Table"