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Light AC/5

Light AC/5
Production information
Type ballistic/direct-fire
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3068[1][2]
Technical specifications
Heat 1[3]
Damage 5[3]
Minimum Range 0[3]
Short Range 1-5[3]
Medium Range 6-10[3]
Long Range 11-15[3]
Tons 5[3]
Critical Slots 2[3]
Ammo Per Ton 20[3]
Cost (unloaded) 150,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 4,500
BV (2.0) 62[4]
8 (ammo)[4]



Description[edit]

The light autocannon was prototyped in the late 3050s, and introduced in 3068 by the Federated Suns, seeing full-scale production only after the Word of Blake Jihad destroyed the New Avalon Institute of Science. The light AC/5 was, as its name implies, a smaller, lighter version of the autocannon/5. While it did not have the range of its larger cousin, it retained the ability to use the same special munitions.[1]

Models[edit]

The light AC/5 was manufactured on the following planets:

Imperator Napoleon[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Atreus Imperator Automatic Weaponry PGD-Y3 Poignard, ITW-200 Inquisitor II [1][5][6]

Mydron Snakekiller[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory Hanse MBT [1][7]

Pontiac Ultralight[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Dunianshire Majesty Metals and Manufacturing BRM-5A Brahma, Sheriff Infantry Support Vehicle [8][9]

SA (Experimental)[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Solaris VII Solaris Arms SA-OS2 Onslaught [10]

SarLon MiniCannon[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Colorado Basantapur Fine Metals Drake medium stealth fighter [11]

Notes[edit]

  • This article refers to a common object and addresses the object as a common noun. The preferred term is "light AC/5" (except on section titles & table headings, where "Light AC/5" is favored).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TechManual, p. 270, "Light Autocannon"
  2. TechManual, p. 290, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment - Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 TechManual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 112, "PGD-Y3 Poignard"
  6. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 192, "Inquisitor II"
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 22, "Hanse MBT"
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 88, "BRM-5A Brahma"
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, pp. 16-17, "Sheriff Infantry Support Tank"
  10. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 164, "SA-OS2 Onslaught"
  11. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 158, "Drake Medium Stealth Fighter"

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