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Light Machine Gun (Battle Armor)

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Light Machine Gun
Production information
Type Ballistic
Tech Base Clan/IS
Year Availability Clan = 3060 CSJ[1]

IS = 3068 CC[1]

Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings X/X/C
Technical specifications
Damage 1 + 1D6/2 vs. Infantry[2] OR 6B/5B[3]
Minimum Range 0
Short Range 2
Medium Range 4
Long Range 6
Mass 75 kg
Critical Slots 1
Mass Per Reload .1kg (50)
Cost (unloaded) 5,000
BV (2.0) 5[4]
Ammo = 1[4]


The Light Machine Gun was originally created by Clan Smoke Jaguar for use by their ProtoMechs, trading firepower for superior range and accuracy over traditional Machine Guns.[1] Originally fielded only by the Clans, the Inner Sphere eventually created their own version of Light Machine Guns for use by battle armor by deriving the design from semi-portable machine guns normally used by infantry forces.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TechManual, p. 228, "Light Machine Gun"
  2. Total Warfare p. 217 "Burst Fire Weapons Versus Infantry Table"
  3. A Time of War p. 215 Battle Armor Weapons Table
  4. 4.0 4.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  5. TechManual, p. 258, "Machine Gun"