Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
AN-94 Battle Rifle
Ares Small Arms
The latest design from Ares Wartronics through their Nikonov Design branch, the AN-94 Battle Rifle features a unique recoil-reduction measure, allowing the shooter to fire multiple rounds in a burst with improved accuracy. This ensures ammunition reduction expenditure in combat situations.
Designed primarily for use in a dry environment, the weapon has a powered slide mount to facilitate quick changes of accessories.
Equipment Rating : C-B-D
AP/BD : 4B/5B
Range : 30/75/180/430
Shots : 50
Cost/Reload : 1250/12 Cs
AFF : -
Mass/Reload : 5.0 kg/-
Notes : Burst 10, Recoil -1.
A battle rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, such as 7.62mm rounds. When compared with assault rifles and their intermediate cartridges, the higher-caliber rounds provide greater power and range, though they have greater weight and produce stronger recoil, making them less than ideal for fully automatic fire. They tend to see popularity among snipers.
The weapon is deployed mostly by the security troops of The Free-City of Von Lord as a small arm when on patrol or expecting combat. It sees little use outside of that nation-state, though it is exported off-world to nearby systems in small amounts, and sees some use among the troops of The Free-City of Peregrine.