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Tracer ammunition was first developed by the Terran Hegemony in 2300. For use in autocannons, it was used to coordinate fire during nighttime operations, with self-illuminating "tracer" rounds interspersed among the normal ammunition. However, the popularity of cheap, mass-produced firepower lead to a decline in tracer ammunition. Modern autocannons, if they bother to arm themselves with tracer rounds, tend to intersperse one tracer round between every fifty normal rounds.[1]


Game Rules[edit]

In game terms, Tracer ammo is equivalent to standard ammo in terms of weight and range. It inflicts -1 point of damage per shot (down to a minimum of 1) while at the same time reducing to-hit modifiers for night combat to +1 and eliminating dusk/dawn modifiers.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tactical Operations p.v353, "Tracer Autocannon Ammo"