Tsunami Heavy Gauss Rifle

This article is about the infantry support weapon. For the Battle Armor weapon, see Tsunami Heavy Gauss Rifle (Battle Armor).
Tsunami Heavy Gauss Rifle
Production information
Type Medium/Support (B)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3056 (DC)
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings X/X/D
Technical specifications
Damage .63
Short Range 2
Mass 12.5 kg
Mass Per Reload 4.5kg (5)
Cost (unloaded) 5,500[1]
BV (2.0) 2.63[2]
Ammo BV (2.0) -


The Tsunami Heavy Gauss Rifle is a Draconis Combine semi-mobile gauss rifle which was produced in secrecy and first used in a raid against Clan Nova Cat forces on Tarnby, where it proved itself powerful enough to quickly and efficiently kill Elementals. While similar to the Grand Mauler Gauss Cannon, the Tsunami is less bulky and has a longer range but requires more power to operate.[3] Tsunami rifles make for effective sniper weapons, though firing the hypersonic projectiles does produces an audible gunshot in the range of 90 decibels.[4]

With its introduction to the Inner Sphere following the Clan Invasion, the Tsunami has been adapted for use as a Battle Armor weapon, and conversely works equally well taking down enemy battle armor suits.[5]



Item:Tsunami Heavy Gauss Rifle
Equipment Rating: E/X-X-D/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 6B/6
Range: 45/135/400/1070 meters
Shots: 5; 8 Power Points per Shot
Cost/Reload: 5500/5*
Affiliation: DC
Mass/Reload: 12.4kg/4.5kg*
Notes: Encumbering



  1. TechManual, p. 300
  2. TechManual, p. 319
  3. Lostech, p. 42
  4. Sword and Fire, Ch.15
  5. TechManual, p. 255
  6. A Time of War, p. 274