Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
HK 416 Assault Rifle
Armadyne's Assault Rifle
The HK 416 is an improved version of the venerable M-4 Carbine series produced anciently by Colt and FN. The primary improvement is replacing the upper receiver and gas-tube system with a piston gas system to improve reliability. The assault rifle has been made in numerous versions, including civilian semi-automatic sports weapons. The weapon was chosen as a limited production design by Armadyne Industries, and sees occasional production from their small production facility in The Free-City of Von Doom’s Downport.
Equipment Rating : C-C-A
AP/BD : 4B/4B
Range : 25/70/160/410
Shots : 30
Cost/Reload : 150/5 Cs
AFF : -
Mass/Reload : 5.5kg/480g
Notes : Burst : 15; Recoil : -1.
HK 416 “Commando” Assault Rifle Version
The HK 416 is not a new weapon, but has been in production for centuries, and during the early Succession Wars saw wide-spread production by planetary militias across the Federated Suns Outback, particularly as demand for small arms by Periphery militias outstripped remaining production facilities. The machine tools required to produce the HK 416 are rather commonly encountered, and have generally been spared the fate of many other production lines.
The production line used by Armadyne was restarted in their own small munitions production facility on the outskirts of the city, under the Armametall brand and the weapon sees limited sales both to special forces and small mercenary forces across the planet. Armadyne also sells the weapons to Periphery military forces on a limited basis.