Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Taurus GTA Carbine
Security Force Small Arms
Designed by Forgas Taurus of The Federative Republic of San Marcos as a national replacement for the HG-762 “Holy Grail” Assault Rifle, this self-loading assault rifle was designed as the lead of a line including a pistol and SMG designed to all fire the same 9mm ammunition. It is produced in small quantities for the defensive militia of Petrópolis.
Equipment Rating : C-A-A
AP/BD : 4B/4B
Range : 30/75/170/415
Shots : 34
Cost/Reload : 125/3 Cs
AFF : -
Mass/Reload : 4.0kg/480g
Notes : Burst : 15; Recoil : -1.
Taurus GTA Carbine w/ bi-pod deployed
Using a pistol-caliber ammunition as a base, the Taurus GTA Carbine was designed as a means to consolidate ammunition demands, as well as provide a cheaper source for munitions. Announced in 3021, the initial runs were progressing, when the start of the 3024 Small War ramped-up its manufacture and deployment across the army. The sudden end of governmental controls in 3025, followed by the collapse of the military and government contracts, led to the facility coming under the control of several warlords, all of whom have pillaged the facilities of its production, to the point the plant now produces mostly parts and ammunition.
The weapon saw some production in San Marcos, but most of its development and production staff were captured during the collapse of the San Marcos border during the 3025 Outworld’s Flu, along with the facilities and production line of Taurus Forjas. For a time, these techs and plans were held by Buntar, and tested under their FAMAE brand, but personnel and the line itself was moved to Petrópolis site, and folded under the local industrial development efforts. This production site and its personnel fell into the hands of the local junta in early-3031, and now produces the weapons for the local militia and supporting forces of the 7th Cavalry – “The Iron Ponies”.