LB 10-X AC

LB-X Autocannon.jpg
LB 10-X AC
Production information
Type ballistic
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Introduced Clan = 2828 CW

IS = 2590 TH[1]

Year Extinction IS = 2840[2] [3]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3035 FC[2][4]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E[2]/F[2]/D[2]
Technical specifications
Heat Clan = 2[5]

IS = 2[6]

Damage Clan = 10 (slug)[5] 1/pellet (cluster)

IS = 10 (slug)[6]
1/pellet (cluster)

Minimum Range Clan = 0[5]

IS = 0[6]

Short Range Clan = 1-6[5]

IS = 1-6[6]

Medium Range Clan = 7-12[5]

IS = 7-12[6]

Long Range Clan = 13-18[5]

IS = 13-18[6]

Tons Clan = 10[5]

IS = 11[6]

Critical Slots Clan = 5[5]

IS = 6[6]

Ammo Per Ton Clan = 10[5]

IS = 10[6]

Cost (unloaded) Clan = 400,000 C-bills

IS = 400,000 C-bills[2]

Ammo Cost (per ton) Clan = 12,000 (slug) C-bills, 20,000 (cluster) C-bills

IS = 12,000 (slug) C-bills, 20,000 (cluster) C-bills

BV (2.0) Clan = 148[7]
19 (Ammo)[7]

IS = 148 [8]
19 (Ammo)[8]



Description[edit]

Introduced in 2595 by the Terran Hegemony, the LB 10-X AC was essentially a 'Mech-mounted shotgun, capable of firing special "cluster rounds" that fragmented after being fired, allowing the weapon to either spread damage out or focus damage on a small area, depending on the range. LB-X autocannons were able to use either the special cluster rounds or standard autocannon rounds. Having a higher caliber, it caused higher damage than lower-caliber autocannons, though it was limited to medium ranges.[9][10][11]

Models[edit]

The LB 10-X AC was manufactured on the following planets:

Armstrong Class-B ClusterGun[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Firma Bander BattleMechs Bandersnatch [12]

Blankenburg[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Soul Terra Blankenburg Technologies Katana [13] [14]
New Earth Hegemony Research and Development Department, Weapons Division Atlas II [15]

Defiance Disintegrator[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Hatchetman [16]
Inarcs Blackstone BattleMechs Limited Enfield [17]
Furillo Defiance Industries Defiance [18]

Defiance Shredder[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Furillo Defiance Industries Scorpion [19]

Imperator Code Red[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Atreus Imperator Automatic Weaponry Wolf Trap Slayer [20]
Kendall Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation Hercules [21]
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Hercules [21]
Luthien Buda Imperial Vehicles Tokugawa [22]
Proserpina Bulldog Enterprises Tokugawa [22]
Nanking Kallon Industries Partisan [23]
Kirklin Kallon Industries General Motors Challenger [24]
Son Hoa Menke St. Ives StarCorps Industries Emperor [25]
Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs Toyama [26]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Akuma [27]
Dunianshire Majesty Metals and Manufacturing Penthesilea [28]

Kali Yama[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Orion [29]
Kendall Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Orion [29]
Andurien Brooks Incorporated Moltke [30]
Centurion [31]

LB-X-P Type 10[edit]

Draconis Combine Prototype.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works HTM-27T Hatamoti-Chi Daniel [32]

Lubalin[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kwangjong-ni Weigel Armory and Munitions Rampage [33]

Mydron Excel[edit]

The Mydron version of the LB-10X is an 80mm autocannon.[34]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Valencia General Motors and Blackwell Heavy Industries Marauder II [35]
Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory Centurion [36]
Bithinia Bithinia Ballistics Urbanmech [37]
Panpour Jalastar Centurion [38]
New Avalon Corean Centurion [38]
Talon Kallon Enforcer [39]
New Avalon Achernar Enforcer [39]
Terra Martinson Armaments Hoplite [40]
Tikonov Earthwerks Incorporated Cataphract [41]
Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks Annihilator [42]
Capella Ceres Metals Industries Snake [43]
Storfors J.B. BattleMechs Incorporated Dragon Fire [44]
Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks Verfolger [45]
Terra Aldis Industries Kinnol [46]

NAIS Mk. 1[edit]

Federated Suns prototype.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries (NAIS Refit) HCT-3F Hatchetman Austin [47]

Oriente Model 0[edit]

Unlike many post–Succession Wars LB 10-X autocannons, the Oriente Model 0 is actually a Star League era weapon, whose manufacturing line survived the early Succession Wars, with production only ceasing due to the Sphere-wide decline in material technologies. When the Helm Memory Core reversed this trend, Oriente Weapon Works was able to reactivate their idle production line in short order, rather than having to expend R&D efforts to do so.[48]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Oriente Oriente Weapon Works Marauder [49]
Gibson Free Worlds Defense Industries Marauder [50]
Irian Irian Technologies Albatross [51]

Variants[edit]

  • LB-X-P
    The Federated Commonwealth employed an experimental version of the LB 10-X during the War of 3039, giving it to certain elite units for field testing. While similar to standard models, these prototypes required an additional mounting space, were slightly less accurate, and could jam in certain cases.[52]
  • LB 10-X-P
    In development prior to the Reunification War, the LB 10-X-P was a prototype pushed into service with the Star League Defense Force in time for the closing years of the campaigns in the Rim Worlds Republic and Taurian Concordat. The LB 10-X-P was functionally identical to the LB 10-X, with the exceptions of requiring additional mounting space, suffering fewer target hits when using cluster munitions, and jamming in a fashion identical to that of the ultra autocannon class of weapons.[53]

Notes[edit]

  • This article refers to a common object and addresses the object as a common noun. The preferred term is "LB 10-X AC", with "autocannon" abbreviated to "AC" (except on section titles & table headings, where "LB 10-X Autocannon" is favored).

References[edit]

  1. Interstellar Operations, p. 72, "LB 10-X Autocannon-P"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Tech Manual, p. 290, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  3. Second Succession War, p. 102, "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
  4. Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 88, "Upgraded Technologies Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 TechManual, p. 343, "Clan Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  7. 7.0 7.1 TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  9. TechManual, p. 207, "LB-X Autocannon"
  10. Technical Readout: 2750, p. 8, "LB 10-X Autocannon"
  11. Technical Readout: 3050, pp. 215-216, "LB-X Autocannon"
  12. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 86
  13. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 195
  14. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 95
  15. :Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 182
  16. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 109
  17. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 109
  18. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 86
  19. :Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 120
  20. Objective Raids, p. 120,
  21. 21.0 21.1 Technical Readout: 3050 Revised, p. 82
  22. 22.0 22.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 58
  23. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 70
  24. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 72
  25. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 142
  26. Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 142
  27. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 96
  28. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 98
  29. 29.0 29.1 Technical Readout: 3050, p. 177
  30. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 42
  31. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 44, "Centurion MilitiaMech"
  32. Starterbook: Sword And Dragon, p. 38, "HTM-27T Hatamoti-Chi Daniel"
  33. :Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 163
  34. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 36
  35. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 213
  36. Objective Raids, p. 94,
  37. Objective Raids, p. 142,
  38. 38.0 38.1 Technical Readout: 3050, p. 117
  39. 39.0 39.1 Technical Readout: 3050, p. 121
  40. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 64
  41. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 167
  42. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 106
  43. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 38
  44. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 128
  45. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 80
  46. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 38
  47. Starterbook: Sword And Dragon, p. 22, "HCT-3F Hatchetman Austin"
  48. Handbook: House Marik, p. 134, "Oriente Weapon Works Corporation"
  49. Objective Raids, p. 133,
  50. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 174
  51. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 83
  52. Historical: War of 3039, p. 145
  53. Historical: Reunification War, p. 180, "LB 10-X (LB 10-X-P)"

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