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<p>HVACs improve upon ACs of the same caliber by offering longer range and a slightly higher bullet velocity, for example, the HVAC2 has a range of 1500m, compared to the AC2's range of 1200m. Only [[Inner Sphere]] units use the HVAC weapon system.</p>
 
<p>HVACs improve upon ACs of the same caliber by offering longer range and a slightly higher bullet velocity, for example, the HVAC2 has a range of 1500m, compared to the AC2's range of 1200m. Only [[Inner Sphere]] units use the HVAC weapon system.</p>
<p>HVACs currently come in the /2 and /10 calibers. There is no HVAC equivalent to the AC20 in MWLL, and HVAC5 hasn't yet appeared in game.</p>
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<p>HVACs currently come in the /2 and /10 calibers. There is no HVAC equivalent to the AC20 in MWLL, and HVAC5 hasn't yet appeared in game, due to it being allegedly redundant to the [[Light Gauss]] in role and performance.</p>
 
 
  
 
==Weapon Stats==
 
==Weapon Stats==

Latest revision as of 23:59, 13 September 2019

The Hyper-Velocity AutoCannon (HVAC) is a modernization of the standard AutoCannon line-up.


Overview

HVACs improve upon ACs of the same caliber by offering longer range and a slightly higher bullet velocity, for example, the HVAC2 has a range of 1500m, compared to the AC2's range of 1200m. Only Inner Sphere units use the HVAC weapon system.

HVACs currently come in the /2 and /10 calibers. There is no HVAC equivalent to the AC20 in MWLL, and HVAC5 hasn't yet appeared in game, due to it being allegedly redundant to the Light Gauss in role and performance.

Weapon Stats

Weapon Max Range Dmg Drop
Range
Dmg Drop
/m
Damage/Shot Damage
Type
Secondary
Damage/Shot
Sec.
Damage Type
Splash Radius
(prm/sec)
Shots
/min
Sustained
DPS
Heat
/Shot
Ammo
/ton
Ammo cost
/ton
HVAC2 1500m 1500m 10 12 x 29 Light Kinetic --- --- --- 8.8 72 28 360 500
HVAC10 955m 950m 100 225 (225) Light Kinetic (Energy) 550 Frag 1.45m / 2.8m 22.5 219 34 22 1000
All stats are current as of release 0.11.2

Gameplay & Hints

HVAC2

HVAC10

  • Fires single high explosive projectile causing intensive screenshake and splash damage


Canon

Hyper-Velocity Autocannons are ballistic weapons first developed by the Capellan Confederation in the 3050s based on standard Autocannons common to many Inner Sphere units. HVACs feature an extended range in comparison to standard ACs of the same calibre without sacrificing damage output. In order to carry the propellant necessary for the shells to travel so far, each HVAC round is larger than its equivalent AC counterpart, meaning that less ammo is carried per ton. This difference in the type of round required also means that HVACs are incompatible with the specialized munitions available to regular ACs such as precision or armor-piercing rounds.

BattleTech reference


Usage

The following Inner Sphere assets equip HVACs:

HVAC2 HVAC10
All lists are current as of release 0.11.2