CONTEMPORARY HEAVY MACHINEGUNS

A machine gun is rated heavy when it cannot be carried and operated by a single man. The most common fire team is three men, one for the weapon itself, one for the mount and the last for ammo... The class can be extended to all machineguns with a recoil too powerful (because of caliber or rate of fire) to be controlable without a mount. Generally those weapons are mounted on military vehicules, in bunkers or on a tripod for defense or cover. But in 2020 cybernetically-enhanced troops and linear frame drastically extended the realm of what can be carried and operated by a single man...
Any of those weapons is one of the worst things a character can meet. An opponent firing during five rounds a bunch of bullets, each of them able to go through a car or cut a man in half should be a rare encouter. This class of weapon, extremely heavy, expensive and illegal is rarely seen outside of the military field.

 

Browning M2HB
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 900 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 165 cm
Country : USA
The M2HB features a heavy barrel and an improved .50 cal round, improving accuracy and power. The gun can only be fired from a tripod or pintle mount, because of its weight. It is a cumbersome weapon, but has tremendous firepower.

 

DShK
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 50
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : standard
Range : 550 meters
Cost : 850 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 163 cm
Country : USSR
This weapon is so heavy it must be used on a heavy mount featuring two wheels to facilitate movement. Can be easily converted to an anti-aircrat weapon.

 

KPV
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 40
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 14.5 mm S (8D6 AP)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 3000 meters
Cost : 1200 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 198 cm
Country : USSR
The KPV is one of the heaviest HMGs ever made. It comes close to being called a light autocannon it is so large. Is a very reliable anti-aircraft MG, but performs well on vehicular mounts or battlefield tri or bipods.

 

M134 Minigun
Type : Gatling machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 2000
Rate of fire : 250
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : standard
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 3000 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 100 cm
Country : USA
With such fire power, this weapon can only be controlled when mounted on a vehicle.

 

NSV-12.7 Utes
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 50
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 1050 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 156 cm
Country : USSR
Altough it generally mounted on a tank, it can also be mounted on a tripod.

 

ST Kinetics .50 MG
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 2 bandes de 100
Rate of fire : 2/3/25
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 1075 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 114 cm
Country : Singapore
This heavy MG was deigned by ST Kinetics of Singapore to replace old M2HB in service with Singapore military. The CIS .50 features quick changeable barrel with fixed headspace, dual feed system (left or right, selectable) for quick change of type ammunition fired, semi-auto and full auto modes of fire. Currently in service in Singapore and offered for export.

 

XM214 Microgun
Type : Gatling machinegun
Accuracy : -1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 2000
Rate of fire : 500
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 2800 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 89 cm
Country : USA
With such fire power, this weapon can only be controlled when mounted on a vehicle.