King David Light Gauss Rifle (Support Weapon)

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"King David" Light Gauss Rifle
Production information
Type Medium/Support (B)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3063 (FWL)
Technology Rating E
Availability Rating Age of War–Star League = X

Succession Wars = X Clan Invasion – Present = E

Technical specifications
Damage 0.68
Short Range 3
Medium Range 6
Long Range 9
Mass 30 kg
Infantry Crew 2
RPG Shots Per Reload 80 (8 pps)
Mass Per Reload 16kg (80/16)
Bursts Per Reload 80
Cost (unloaded) 8,000
BV (2.0) 4.12


The "King David" Light Gauss Rifle is a heavier support version of the "David" infantry gauss rifle developed by the Free Worlds League. The "King David" features better recoil management and ammunition feeds, allowing it to lay down effective suppressive fire on the enemy firing in either single-shot mode or a five-round burst-fire mode. However the fact that it requires a tripod and both a gunner and loader to operate makes it far less portable and easy to use than the lighter "David". Because of this, it is mostly used by conventional infantry in static defenses, although with the appropriate modifications the "King David" could be mounted on battle armor.[1]



Item:King David Light Gauss Rifle[2]
Equipment Rating: E/X-X-D/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 6B/5
Range: 100/350/775/1575 meters
Shots: 80; 8 Power Points per Shot
Cost/Reload: 8000/200*
Mass/Reload: 30kg/20kg*
Notes: Burst: 5; Recoil: -1; Crew: 2


  1. Combat Equipment, p. 15, "David And King David Man-Portable Light Gauss Rifles
  2. A Time of War, p. 275, "Support Gauss Weapons"