Heavy Naval Gauss

Heavy naval Gauss rifle
Production information
Type Capital ballistic (direct fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere/Clans[1]
Year Availability 2449[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 18[2]
Damage 30 (Capital)[2]
300 (Standard)
Minimum Range N/A
Short Range 1-12
Medium Range 13-24
Long Range 25-36
Extreme Range 37-48
Tons 7000[1]
Critical Slots ???
Space Slots ???
Ammo Per Ton 2
Cost (unloaded) 50.05 Million[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 90,000[1]
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) 6,048[3]
756 (Ammo)[3]


The heavy naval Gauss rifle, or heavy N-Gauss, is the largest and heaviest naval Gauss rifle in use by WarShips. It fires a large ferrous slug at a WarShip, JumpShip, or DropShip. The largest drawback to the heavy N-Gauss, like all naval Gauss rifles, is the sheer cost of the weapon. For the cost of a naval Gauss rifle, a WarShip can mount several smaller naval autocannon. One key benefit to the heavy N-Gauss, and all naval Gauss rifles, is the extremely low heat they generate when compared to other capital weapons. In addition, if struck by enemy fire, the capacitors in the heavy N-Gauss will not explode like a 'Mech-scale Gauss rifle.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tactical Operations, p. 409, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tactical Operations, p. 408, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tactical Operations, p. 384, "Inner Sphere Capital Scale Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 333, "Naval Gauss (Capital Gauss)"