Thursday, 24 December 2015

Weapons: 6.6mm Rifle and 5mm BCR.

            CaseInc, the developers of the 6.6mm Caseless round made their technical data widely available for a nominal fee. Most arms manufactures saw the wisdom in building weapons using this information rather than wasting time and resources developing their own caseless rounds. The result was that nearly every arms company offers weapons in 6.6mmC and it nearly became the standard calibre for every military force on Earth. CaseInc had manufactured a large stockpile of 6.6mmC ammunition before releasing the technical data and therefore made a considerable profit by cornering the market for ammunition supply in the early months of adoption. (see “CaseInc: Munitions and Marketing” by LEN113)

Guns (Rifle) or Guns (LMG) (DX-4, or most other Guns at -2)
Weapon
Damage
Acc
Range
Weight
RoF
Shots
ST
Bulk
Rcl
LC
6.6mm Assault Rifle
6d pi
5
600/3,300
8.5
6/10
80(5)
10
-4*
2
1
6.6mm H-Bar
6d pi
5
850/3,600
9.8
6/10
 
9B†
-4*
1
1
6.6mm PDC/Recon
6d-1 pi
3
550/3,000
6
9
 
11
-4*
3
1
6.6mm Marksman
6d pi
6
600/3,300
8.5
3/6/10
 
10
-4*
2
1
6.6mm Pistol
4d pi
3
280/1,800
4.5
6/10
 
11
-3
3
1

            6.6mm Military rifles are often available in several configurations:

Standard model. RoF is 6 using 2-round burst mode, 3 in semi-automatic and 10 in full-auto.

H-bar model. Generally the same length as the standard model but with a heavier barrel and a heatsink/radiator in the foregrip. A light support variant more suited to sustained fire and long range engagements. Includes a 0.5 pound bipod. Treat as a standard-barrelled LMG for the Sustained fire and overheating rules in pHT(4e): 85. A combat squad will generally have a couple of these unless heaver MGs are carried. Often used for sniping as well as MG roles. Some models are offered with a longer barrel that has +1 Damage and +1 to bulk.

Personal Defence Carbine. A lightened and often simpler version of the standard weapon intended as a self-protection weapon for non-combat units. Usually lacks the 2-round burst mode.

Recon Rifle. The PDC fitted with a better sighting system and often used with a sound suppressor. Often the choice of reconnaissance troops, hence the name. May include a 2-round burst mode.

Marksman model. An accurized model of the standard rifle with either a standard length or long barrel (+1 Damage and +1 to bulk). Some models are semi-automatic only with a target trigger. Other models are selective fire and can be used as an LMG. More commonly used by police departments since most military units have H-Bars. If used for automatic fire treat as a MG with a light barrel. May or may not be fitted with a bipod.

Heavy Pistol. A rifle-based weapon with a 6½” to 10” barrel and no buttstock, around 17” long. 4.5lb. Muzzle blast is very noticeable. Sometimes used to arm the smaller varieties of cybershell such as the SCAT-kumo. Can be concealed under a heavy coat. Can be fired single-handed. May be fitted with a pistol stock.

5mm Basic Combat Rifles (BCR)
            The Basic combat rifles are designed for cheap and easy mass-production or minifacture. They are commonly encountered being used by the militaries of less wealthy nations, private security firms, criminals and insurgents. Many variants are found world-wide but the differences are mainly cosmetic. The BCR includes a HUD link and Laser sight. HUD gives +1 Acc for targets within 300yds. Laser spot gives +1 to skill out to 500 yards if spot is visible to the shooter. $150.

Guns (Rifle) (DX-4, or most other Guns at -2)
Weapon
Damage
Acc
Range
Weight
RoF
Shots
ST
Bulk
Rcl
LC
5mm BCR
5d pi
3
500/3,200
11/1.6
12
30+1(5)
10
-4
2
1