Slug Projector Weapons are a sub-category of Projectile Weapons. They are essentially modern-day firearms and field artillery in that they use a chemical reaction to propel an unguided projectile to the target.
Full Auto weapons are capable of single shots or burst fire at the flip of a switch. Many modern models use non-reloadable bulletclips that are self-contained with projectiles, propellant and a small battery to interface with the pistol's ammo reader.
Other models use reloadable magazines that use cased, semi-cased, or caseless ammunition, depending on the model. Different ammo types (cased, caseless, etc.) are not interchangeable; only weapons designed to fire a specific type of ammo may fire ammo of that type.
Machine Gun. A machine gun is a fully automatic heavy weapon that must be mounted on a tripod or a swivel mount to fire. A burst fires 20 bullets. Except for its greater damage and range, it operates just like an automatic pistol.
A recoilless rifle is a heavy weapon that must be mounted on a tripod or a swivel mount to fire. It fires an exploding shell that causes 12-120 (12d10; 66 on average) points of damage if it hits. Only one shell can be fired per turn, and loading another shell takes one turn. Inertia screens and skeinsuits halve the damage.
Unlike normal, hand-held weapons, large weapons like these need to be mounted on vehicles or in weapon emplacements. They take up space in a vehicle and have an added cost for a mounting fee (the equipment necessary to place them on a fixed mount).
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ Each Cased round uses a metal or polymer case, which holds the primer, propellant, and bullet. After the round is fired, the empty shell casing (holding the spent primer) is ejected from the firearm's action.
- ↑ Semi-cased ammunition is a hybrid between cased and caseless ammunition; the mostly caseless round has a metal, ceramic, or polymer base that holds the primer, which must still be ejected after firing. This disk is either "rimless" or "rimmed" (useful for head-spacing the round in the chamber and/or loading into stripper clips. The primary advantage of this type of ammunition is twofold; it helps control recoil, and it shortens the ejection cycle, allowing the weapon to cycle another round faster than an equivalent cased round. This base also helps control the pressure of expanding gasses as it is fired.
- ↑ Caseless ammunition exists in various forms, but all have in common that only waste gasses are produced, eliminating the need to eject spent shell casings. Some integrate the primer into a propellant block, while others use a combustible case that completely combusts upon firing, leaving nothing behind to eject. Some caseless ammo omits the primer completely, using electricity to ignite the propellant, while others take this a step further, keeping the bullet and (liquid) propellant separate until firing; caseless weapons using this technology are sometimes described as "internal combustion guns".