Advanced Combat Rifle

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Generic Advanced Combat Rifle
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Generic Advanced Combat Rifle
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 10
Size 750.0 mm
Weight 3,500.0 grams
Cost Cr1,000
Ammo 9mm bullet, 6mm DS slug, 40mm Grenade
Manufacturer Various
Generic Advanced Combat Rifle

The Advanced Combat Rifle (4,000.0 grams loaded; Cr1,000; TL-10) is an advanced slugthrower and one of the most flexible and available firearms available to militaries.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

"Advanced Combat Rifle:" A progressive development of the assault rifle, the advanced combat rifle (ACR) fires either a 9mm, 5.0 gram high explosive (HE) bullet at 900 meters per second, or a 9/6mm, 3.0 gram discarding sabot (DS) slug at 1,200 meters per second. A magazine containing twenty rounds is inserted into the underside of the weapon behind the pistol grip. Reloading takes just a few seconds, during which the firer is treated as evading. The weapon may fired either automatically or semi-automatically (…as with the assault rifle). [1]

Standard equipment includes an electronic battlefield sight, incorporating both light amplification and passive IR, visual magnification, and a laser rangefinder which may also be used as a target painting device. The weapon is also gyroscopically stabilized during firing. A sling is provided, and the muzzle of the rifle includes an integral flash suppressor and adaptor for launching a 40mm RAM shoot-through grenade. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length, exclusive of grenade: 750.0 mm. Weight, unloaded: 3,500.0 grams (loaded magazine weighs 500.0 grams). Base price: Cr1,000 (loaded HE Magazine Cr20, Loaded DS magazine Cr25). Note, due to the high per round cost, solid slug ammunition is often manufactured locally, at a base price of Cr15 per magazine. When firing slug ammunition, use the range modifiers of The ACR and the target modifiers and damage levels of the assault rifle. Extreme range: 1,000.0 meters. Tech level 10. [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Advanced Combat Rifles come of age in the TL:10-12 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. The weapon is preceded by the Rifle, Automatic Rifle, and Assault Rifle. By TL:13-15, Plasma Weaponry and Gaus Rifles tend to predominate. [4]

Selected Advanced Combat Rifle Models[edit]

  1. TL-10 Advanced Combat Rifle
  2. TL-11 Advanced Combat Rifle
  3. TL-12 Advanced Combat Rifle

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), page/s 35-36.
  2. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), page/s 35-36.
  3. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), page/s 35-36.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak