Medium Naval Gauss

Medium naval Gauss rifle
Production information
Type Capital Ballistic (Direct Fire)
Tech Base IS / Clan[1]
Year Availability 2448 (TH)[1][2]
Technical specifications
Heat 15[3]
Damage 25 (Capital)[3]
250 (Standard)
Minimum Range N/A
Short Range 1-13
Medium Range 14-26
Long Range 27-39
Extreme Range 40-52
Tons 5,500[1]
Ammo Per Ton 2.5 (5 shots per 2 tons)[3]
Cost (unloaded) 30.35 Million[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 75,000[1]
BV (2.0) 5,040[4]
630 (Ammo)[4]


The Medium naval Gauss rifle, or medium N-Gauss, is the middleweight naval Gauss rifle in use by WarShips. It fires a large ferrous slug at a WarShip, JumpShip, or DropShip. The largest drawback to the medium N-Gauss, like all naval Gauss rifles, is the sheer cost of the weapon. For the cost of a naval Gauss rifle, a WarShip can mount several smaller naval autocannon. One key benefit to the medium N-Gauss, and all naval Gauss rifles, is the extremely low heat they generate when compared to other capital weapons. In addition, if struck by enemy fire, the capacitors in the medium N-Gauss will not explode like a 'Mech-scale Gauss rifle.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tactical Operations, p. 409: "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Construction Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tactical Operations, p. 333: "Naval Gauss (Capital Gauss)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tactical Operations, p. 408: "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Combat Data"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tactical Operations, p. 384: "Inner Sphere Capital Scale Weapons and Equipment BV Table"