Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Infantry Support MG
Standard Infantry Support MG
A traditional heavy support MG, this weapon is not easily moved, but provides great range and devastating burst fire against unprotected infantry units in its sights. Easily available and with common ammunition, the weapon is popular and not difficult to procure, though best employed with a static defensive position.
Equipment Rating : C-C-C
AP/BD : 5B/5B
Range : 45/100/250/625
Shots : 100
Cost/Reload : 1750/50 Cs
AFF : -
Mass/Reload : 44kg/5kg
Notes : Burst 20; Recoil -2; Crew 2.
The oldest support weapon type, the MG is still the most popular. Generally using a larger calibre and rate of fire than standard assault rifles, they are heavier, more expensive, and tend to burn through ammunition reserves very rapidly. Compared to other support weapons, however, they remain simple to maitain and inexpensive enough to see wide distribution.
These weapons are employed by a handful of select Iron Dingoes infantry among its Perimeter Security forces. Although from a couple different suppliers, the weapons are all chambered to the standard .50 Calibre popular for heavy Support MGs, which remains easy to acquire. When used with a crew of two, the weapon can burn through assigned ammunition stocks very rapidly, and as such, is employed only in a defensive role near the DropShips and their ammo reserves.