Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle

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The Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle (HAG) is a high rate of fire, low damage per shot variation of the Gauss Rifle used by the Clan. The technology is based on a series of capacitors and launching tubes to fire a multitude of smaller-caliber Gauss slugs.

Overview

With a long reach of 1200m, solid kinetic damgage DPS and low waste heat, the Hyper-Assault Gauss is a versatile weapon system that performs well in many combat situations that pilots may encounter. The HAG comes in 3 sizes (20, 30 and 40) each having the same ammo cost per ton. Projectile spread increases the further out the target is and up close HAG is capable of outputting impressive pinpoint damage.

Contrary to other similar weapons, the weapon bar (usually indicationg weapon heat) represents the charge level of the capacitor bank. Larger HAGs have more capacitors in the bank, thus more charge meaning longer burst times.

Weapon Stats

Weapon Max Range Dmg Drop
Range
Dmg Drop
/m
Damage/Shot Damage
Type
Shots
/min
Sustained
DPS
Burst
DPS
Heat
/Shot
Cooldown
Time
Jam
Duration
Ammo
/ton
Ammo cost
/ton
HAG20 1200m 1200m 40 82 Kinetic 97 (900)* 159 1476 3 16s 6s 240 1500
HAG30 129 (900)* 211 8s
HAG40 153 (900)* 251 10s
*Max rate of fire All stats are current as of release 0.11.2

Gameplay & Hints

  • HAGs are used most efficiently by shooting full bursts until the capacitators go empty (full weapon bar) and waiting for the recharge.
  • Kinetic damage offers some bonus damage to air units.
  • Rapid fire and decent projectile damage can be useful against enemy Battle Armors.


Canon

The Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle is a variation on the Gauss Rifle developed by Clan Hell's Horses in 3068. Hoping to stay ahead of the increasing technological curve, they apparently used similar design principles to the Lyran Alliance's Heavy Gauss Rifle. To compensate for Lyran Alliance's version drawbacks, Horse scientists used a series of capacitors and launching tubes to fire a multitude of smaller-caliber Gauss slugs. The resulting high rate of fire, akin almost to Rotary Autocannons, made these weapons very effective against Battle Armor, Combat Vehicles, VTOL and Aero.

BattleTech Reference


Usage

The following Clan assets equip HAGs:

HAG20 HAG30 HAG40
All lists are current as of release 0.11.2