Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
M61A Combat System "Mattock"
Standard Pulse Laser Rifle of the Federated Suns
The Federated-Barrett M61A Laser Rifle Combat System is a high-tech laser rifle produced by Federated-Barret, a subsidiary of Federated Industries and the primary small-arms supplier for the Federated Suns. Representing Federated-Barrett’s first mass-produced laser weapon, the M61A was built on the same principles as the M42B Rifle System by combining a laser rifle with an under-slung Compact Grenade Launcher with a detachable five-round magazine. While not as configurable as the M42B, the weapon is compact enough for close-quarters fighting as well as battlefield combat. In addition to a Laser Sight and connections for a military power pack the system also has receptacles to fit two standard power packs.
Item : M61A Combat System “Mattock”
Equipment Rating : E/X-X-D/E
AP/BD : 4E/4
Range : 70/225/480/1100 meters
PP per Shot : 5
Cost/Reload : 7150/-
Affiliation : FS
Mass/Reload : 9kg/-
Notes : Includes Laser Sight and Compact Grenade Launcher
Acquired as “surplus” from the arms suppliers in System – Outpost, the M61A Combat System “Mattock” is considered an integral part of the Iron Dingoes new marine combat suits, along with the Marine Combat Suit – “Voidsuit”.
The weapon is considered the “standard” among FS troopers, but is the latest in marine combat equipment for the Iron Dingoes.