Machine Gun

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Overview

The Machine Gun or MGun/MG, is a rapid fire Ballistic Weapon. It is comparable to contemporary machine guns (with caliber less than 20mm, above it's AC2), simply upscaled to Mechwarrior standards. Its rapid fire and fast projectile movement speed makes it an effective counter to Battle Armor. However it does little damage against any other target, unless used en masse over a long period of time.

Weapon Stats

All stats are current as of release 0.10.0.

Weapon Listed Range Max Range Ammo/ton Heat Damage Damage Type Shots/min Overheat Cooldown Mech Damage/sec Heat/sec Notes
Machine Gun 1600m 1600m 0.003 3.5 Light Kinetic 1200 8s 4s 30 0.06 ---

Gameplay

It is worth noting that the MGun has no spin up time mechanic; it begins firing immediately.

Canon

The Machine Gun is the quintessential anti-infantry weapon, issuing a stream of bullets at a high rate of fire to cut down opposing soldiers, while still being effective at damaging BattleMechs. Vehicular-scale machine guns mounted on BattleMechs can lay low entire platoons in just a few passes thanks to their high rate of fire, though they are more commonly found on Combat Vehicles and ProtoMechs.

BattleTech reference

Usage

The following Variants equip these weapons:

Clan Mechs Clan Vehicle Clan Aero IS Mechs IS Vehicle IS Aero