Hyper-Velocity Autocannon/5

Hyper-Velocity AC/5
Production information
Type Ballistic (Direct, Longer Fire)
Tech Base Inner Sphere (IS) Experimental[1]
Year Availability 3059 (CC)[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 3/shot[2]
Damage 5/shot[2]
Minimum Range --
Short Range 1-8[2]
Medium Range 9-16[2]
Long Range 17-28[2]
Tons 12[3]
Critical Slots 4
Ammo Per Ton 15
Cost (unloaded) 160,000[3]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 10,000[3]
BV (1.0) 109
BV (2.0) 109 (AC), 14 (ammo)[4]


The Hyper-Velocity Autocannon/5 is based on the Autocannon/5. While it has the same damage class, it is capable of firing much further. However, in order to obtain the increased ballistic range, the hyper-velocity ammo is larger, reducing the number of shots per ton of ammo. Like Ultra or Rotary autocannons, Hyper-Velocity autocannons are unable to make use of special munitions.[5][1]


The Hyper-Velocity Autocannon/5 is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by Reference


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tactical Operations, p. 285, "Hyper-Velocity Autocannon (HVAC)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Tactical Operations, p. 404, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Combat Data"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tactical Operations, p. 405, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 382, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  5. Tactical Handbook, pp. 53-54, "Hyper-Velocity Autocannon"