Ultra AC/20

Ultra Autocannon.jpg
Ultra AC/20
Production information
Type Ballistic (Rapid-Fire)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere (IS)
Year Availability Clan = 2825 (CSV)

IS = 3060 (LA)

Technical specifications
Heat Clan = 7/shot

IS = 8/shot

Damage Clan = 20/shot

IS = 20/shot

Minimum Range Clan = 0

IS = 0

Short Range Clan = 1-4

IS = 1-3

Medium Range Clan = 5-8

IS = 4-7

Long Range Clan = 9-12

IS = 8-10

Tons Clan = 12

IS = 15

Critical Slots Clan = 8

IS = 10

Ammo Per Ton Clan = 5

IS = 5

Cost (unloaded) Clan = 480,000

IS = 480,000

Ammo Cost (per ton) Clan = 20,000

IS = 20,000

BV (2.0) Clan = 335[1]
42 (Ammo)[1]

IS = 281[2]
35 (Ammo)[2]



Description[edit]

The Ultra AC/20 is the largest bore Ultra Autocannon. Like all Ultra autocannons, it is capable of twice the rate of fire of a standard autocannon, doubling its heat output and, potentially, its damage. Only the brand new Clan HAG 40 can match the sheer damage output of the Ultra AC/20, though even that cannot place 20 points of damage squarely in a single target area. The only weapons that are capable of delivering more damage to one location are the Heavy Gauss Rifle and the experimental Improved Heavy Gauss.

Variants[edit]

In the years between the Second Exodus and the beginning of Operation KLONDIKE the nascent Clans began development of what would become the Ultra Autocannon/20. Experimental prototype versions of this new weapon were used during Operation KLONDIKE in small quantities. The Clan Prototype Ultra Autocannon/20 available during this period has identical stats to the Inner Sphere Ultra Autocannon/20, with the following differences: the Ultra Autocannon/20 occupies one additional critical slot, and suffers a weapon jam on a to-hit result of 2 or 3.[3]

Models[edit]

The Ultra AC/20 is manufactured on the following planets in the Inner Sphere:

Aero-Model 4[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kirin Kirin Orbital Works SJ-3 Xerxes [4]

Defiance Thunder[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Demolisher II Blitzkrieg Hauptmann [5][6]

Devastator[edit]

The Devastator is built to Clan specifications and has a calibre of 200mm.[7]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Various Various Hunchback IIC [8]

Model SH[edit]

The Model SH Ultra Autocannon is built to Clan specifications.[9]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Sudeten Tokasha MechWorks Alpha Olivetti Weapons Kraken [10]

Type 10[edit]

The Type 10 is a 120mm cannon.[11]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works SM1 Tank Destroyer [11]

Ceres Huang Di[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Menke St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries Po [12]

Type 20[edit]

Brand Planet Company
Devastator Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex
Mydron Gulkana Yeffters Weapons Factory [13]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 TechManual, p. 318, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 156-157, "Prototype Clan Systems"
  4. Technical Readout: 3067 p. 168
  5. TRO 3060 p.30
  6. TRO 3060 p.94
  7. The Price of Duty, ch. 8
  8. :Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 38
  9. Technical Readout: 3067 p. 126
  10. Technical Readout: 3055, p. 122
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Call to Arms, Prologue
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 36
  13. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 56

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