Heavy Machine Gun

Heavy Machine Gun as used on Battle Armor
Heavy Machine Gun
Production information
Type Ballistic (Anti-Infantry)
Tech Base Inner Sphere/ Clan
Year Availability IS = 3068[1]

Clan = 3059[1]

Technical specifications
Heat 0[2]
Damage 3 + 3D6 vs. Infantry[2][3] OR 8B/6B[4]
Minimum Range 0[2]
Short Range 1[2]
Medium Range 2[2]
Long Range --
Tons Clan = 0.5[5]

IS = 1[5]

Critical Slots 1[5]
Ammo Per Ton 100[5]
Cost (unloaded) 7,500[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 1,000[6]
BV (2.0) IS = 6[7]
1 (Ammo)[7]

Clan = 6[8]
1 (Ammo)[8]


As its name implies, the Heavy Machine Gun is a larger version of the standard Machine Gun. First introduced by Clan Smoke Jaguar, their demise hastened its dissemination to the other Clans, while the Taurian Concordat was able to perfect the Inner Sphere version of the weapon. Twice as heavy as its more traditional cousin, the Heavy Machine Gun does half again as much damage, though at the cost of a third of the already short range.[9]


The Heavy Machine Gun is manufactured on the following planets:

Ceres Arms Model 8[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries [citation needed]

Series XIV[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Armor Works SM2 Heavy Artillery Vehicle [10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TechManual, p. 290, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment - Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. Total Warfare p. 217 "Burst Fire Weapons Versus Infantry Table
  4. A Time of War p. 211 Anti-Infantry Weapons Table
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  6. TechManual, p. 294, "Heavy Weapon Ammunition - Table"
  7. 7.0 7.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  9. TechManual, p. 228, "Heavy Machine Gun"
  10. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 26-27, "SM2 Heavy Artillery Vehicle"