Shredder Heavy Needler


The "Shredder" Heavy Needler is a Needler Rifle produced by Omnitech for the Lyran Alliance. Resembling a small, wide-barreled rifle, the Shredder is designed specifically to overcome the usual ineffectiveness of flechettes against armor. Its high-speed cutters launch heavy flechette rounds at much greater speeds than normal, allowing them to penetrate armored targets more effectively.[1]



Item: Shredder Heavy Needler Rifle[2]
Equipment Rating: D/X-X-C/D
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 3B/5S
Range: 3/8/15/30 meters
Shots: 10
Cost/Reload: 150/3
Affiliation: LA
Mass/Reload: 1kg/240g
Notes: Needler


  1. LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 31, "Shreder Heavy Needler"
  2. A Time of War, p. 268, "Flechette Weapons"