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Generic Bayonet
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Generic Bayonet
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level TL–3
Size 1,600.0 mm length
Weight 250.0 grams
Cost Cr10
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Bayonet

A Bayonet (250 grams; Cr10; TL-3) is a knife-like weapon similar to a dagger or blade attached to the end of a long arm. [1]

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

When not attached to a rifle, a bayonet is treated as a dagger (or blade), carried in a belt scabbard, and requires dagger (or blade) training for use to advantage. When attached to the muzzle of a rifle (only, not carbine or auto rifle), it transforms the gun into a polearm, and increases the length of the arm by 200.0 mm. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 1,600mm. Weight: 250.0 grams. Base Price: Cr10.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A bayonet is really not much more than a short blade attached to a pole-like firearm. The dagger essentially transforms the firearm into a functional spear. Earlier models typically interfere with the functioning of the firearm, but are later solved allowing for the efficient functioning of the weapon as both a firearm and a melee weapon. [3]

Selected Bayonet Types[edit]

  1. TL-3 Bayonet

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37-38.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37-38.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak