Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
HG-762 "Holy Grail" Assault Rifle
Standard Ballistic Rifle of the Terramatrix military forces.
The HG-762 “Holy Grail” assault rifle is a general purpose automatic firearm. Chambered with the same 7mm ammunition as most assault rifles, it is one of the most powerful of the generic assault rifles to be found in the Periphery. It has the same basic statistics as other assault rifles. However, it is a proven design, and popular in the almost constant conflicts to be found along the Hyades Rim. It is more durable than the traditional BM-118 Assault Rifle rifle in use by the Iron Dingoes forces, with a larger ammo capacity but identical in all other aspects.
Equipment Rating : C-A-A
AP/BD : 4B/4B
Range : 30/75/170/415
Shots : 30
Cost/Reload : 80/2 Cs
AFF : -
Mass/Reload : 4.5kg/480g
Notes : Burst : 15; Recoil : -1.
The HG-762 “Holy Grail” AR was designed and manufactured by an industrial company in the former capital of the planet Dumassas, but its design has become rather widely spread and is now produced by numerous national interests across the nearby region. The Republic of Sangria produces the rifle at its Indumil facility at San Succi. Named for its value in Taurian hands during the Reunification War, its design has changed little over the centuries, and it remains popular among both military and police forces throughout the planet’s various nations.
The weapon employs a gas-driven piston system with no regulator. The weapon’s selective fire features are locked with a rotary bolt with two locking lugs that lock into recesses milled inot the receiver. It can be employed in either one of the three standard firing modes; “Safety”, “Semi-Automatic” and “Fully Automatic”.
The weapon also boasts a high-impact plastic handguard and pistol grip and a milled-steel mechanism. All exterior metal surfaces are phosphated for corrosion resistance and then coated in black enamel (except for the barrel, gas block and lower iron sight).
This weapon has completely replaced the BM-118 Assault Rifle in Iron Dingoes “Militia” forces.
Variants : The HG-762 can also be found in a shortened carbine variant, popular among paramilitary and police forces, known as the HG-223a SAR, or “Short Assault Rifle”.
In addition, the weapon can employ the IMC-40 Grenade Launcher to give the user a degree of anti-armor and anti-personnel capability. This device is fairly expensive, and often only appears as a support weapon at the squad level.