OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create a high quality personal light machine gun
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Restricted Missions: N/A
Primary Source: Magnetic Accelerator
Manufacturer: MandalArms, Kaine Australis
Affiliation: Kaine Australis, Closed-Market, MandalArms Sidon Eshe (Link)
Material: Dallorian Alloy, Ferrocarbon, Hadrium, Denscris, Silicar
- Classification: Railgun
- Size: Large
- Weight: Heavy
- Ammunition Type: Railgun ammo, power cell. Power cells are integrated into the magazine.
- Ammunition Capacity: 250 RB-02 or compatible rounds
- Reload Speed: Low
- Effective Range: Average
- Rate of Fire: High
- Stopping Power: Very-High
- Recoil: Average
Very high muzzle velocity allows projectiles to be launched at fantastic speeds, making them nigh impossible to dodge, and providing a significant kinetic impact.
Utilizes specialised ammunition unique to this size of weapon at standardized caliber, unlike most MandalArms products.
Onboard e-systems allow for seamless link with HUD
Very resistant to wear and external damage.
High-velocity projectile generally allows for maximum penetration
Relatively high rate of fire for a Railgun-class weapon
Large ammunition capacity compared to other MandalArms weapons
Compatible with some other ammunition types not manufactured by MandalArms
Regular maintenance is essential to prevent critical failure.
EMP will reboot the weapon's onboard system, disabling it for several seconds.
The weapon has very high manufacturing costs.
Weapon weight and recoil makes accurate ranged fire impossible.
Significant weapon weight makes this a difficult weapon to wield effectively
Primary Firing Mechanisms
MandalArms has been working on extensive upgrades for the MandalArms firearms line which was now split off into two series: the Gauss series and Railgun series. There are several differences between the two: Gauss guns fire a round that floats within the barrel when being launched therefore suffering no barrel degradation as seen in most firearms or overheating, is cheaper to make, and is completely silent. A rail gun however launches a round at much more powerful speeds than Gauss while being very susceptible to barrel degradation, overheating, being louder, and increased recoil. MandalArms however has addressed these issues to contain the negative effects by decreasing the base rate of fire and magazine sizes in the rail guns series. This does not mean though that the issues are completely gone and that they are not susceptible to its problems. Routine maintenance is still required just like any other firearm.
To cut down on recoil, MandalArms has made the inner components of their firearms with a number of metals in addition to its recoil dampening stocks: Condensed-matter composite which was originally designed to distribute forces evenly across a vehicle to prevent any harmful structure vibrations caused by powerful engines and trace amounts of neutronium which was known for its ultra-dispersive characteristics. Despite these upgrades, the Railguns still had a sizeable recoil. This is compensated in the rifle-class weapons with inertial compensators unsuitable for pistol-sized weaponry.
Overheating of Railguns and Round
Dallorian alloy which was naturally resistant to heat, was used in the primary components for preventing the firearms from overheating. In addition, the firearm used a small cooling system. However, excessive use still caused the firearms to overheat on occasion if constantly being used in the automatic setting. If the firearm overheated due to the user ignoring the heating display, the firearm would shut down after five more seconds of ignoring the warnings and remain off until the weapon cooled down which could take several seconds.
Barrel Degradation and Rounds
To reduce barrel degradation and damage to rounds, the firearms made use of the alloys ferrocarbon, which was incredibly strong and corrosion resistant, hadrium, which was often seen in the barrels of blasters due to its high melting point and lack of malleability, and Denscris, which also had a high melting point, as well as Silicar.
Edited by Kaine Australis, 19 February 2018 - 08:17 PM.