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.

 

Arasaka HAM-17
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/3/30
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : standard
Range : 1200 meters
Cost : 4450 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 145 cm
Country : Japan
This belt fed "big 50" can be either tripod mounted, or placed in an open mount on a vehicle. A true support weapon, this will cover an area large enough for your men to advance, or sweep a field of fire to surely cut down any attacking force. The HAM-17 can be either belt or magazine fed, and smartchipping is available.

 

Browning M2A5HB
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100 balles ou plus
Rate of fire : 2/20
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 1200 meters
Cost : 2000 eb
Reference : Home of the Brave
Length : 155 cm
Country : USA
Maybe the oldest design still in service, moderm technology slightly reduced it's weight.

 

Dover GA-1112 Autogun
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 400
Rate of fire : 2/80
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : standard
Range : 1000 meters
Cost : 1110 eb
Length : 110 cm
Country : USA
Sold as a "man-portable system", his high rate of fire make vehicular mount a wise choice.

 

Goncz-Taurus 7.62 mm Minigun
Type : Gatling machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 500 ou bande de 2000
Rate of fire : 100
Cartridge : 7.62C (6D6+2)
Reliability : standard
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 3500 eb
Reference : Maximum Metal
Length : 132 cm
Country : Brazil
Weight and volume of ammo supply usually limit this weapon to stationnary or vehicular mounts.

 

Heckler & Koch G20 10 mm Machine Gun
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 200
Rate of fire : 2/20
Cartridge : 10 mm MG (8D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 1000 meters
Cost : 3000 eb
Reference : Maximum Metal
Length : 134 cm
Country : Germany
The 10 mm MG is commonly used with AP rounds (half damage behind armor).

 

Heckler & Koch MGAC-06
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 100
Rate of fire : 2/3/50
Cartridge : 7 mm C (6D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 4950 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 135 cm
Country : Germany
This European heavy assault cannon is a scaled down version of the same sort of cannon usually mounted to the nose of helicopters. Yet it is fully man portable, and fireable. Accuracy drops by 3 if not using a gyrostabilizer mount or tripod however.

 

Hughes M-134
Type : Gatling machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 2000 à 4000
Rate of fire : 320
Cartridge : 7.62C (6D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 2450 eb
Reference : Solo of Fortune
Length : 151 cm
Country : USA

 

Militech BART-4
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 50
Rate of fire : 1/5
Cartridge : 30 mm (9D10 AP)
Reliability : standard
Range : 2000 meters
Cost : 5600 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 158 cm
Country : USA
Damn thats a big gun, 30 mm belt fed, the BART-4 is the bane of armor. Must be either mounted on a vehicle, or on a reinforced tripod to be fired.

 

Militech HMG 9000
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 25
Cartridge : 20 mm (8D10 AP)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 2000 meters
Cost : 4255 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 128 cm
Country : USA
Do you really need to lay down a field of fire that will absolutely destroy anything in its path, then you need the HMG 9000. This electrically fired heavy machine gun is man portable but only by a full borg, and with the aid of a gyro stabilizer you can even fire it on the run. For more accurate fire you can mount it on a vehicle or tripod. It accepts belt fed ammunition only and for an extra 200 eb you can get it smartchipped. -3 to accuracy if firing the weapon without gyro stabilizer or tripod.

 

Militech L-37
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 100 ou bande de 200
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : 10 mm MG (8D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 1000 meters
Cost : 4635 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 132 cm
Country : USA
This heavy machine gun is perfect for defending your perimeter. Used extensively by many militaries around the world, including the US.

 

Militech M22HB
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 1200 meters
Cost : 3675 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 151 cm
Country : USA
This is Militech's version of the updated M2HB, mechanically the weapon remains similar, however Militech has upgraded the weapon with standard smartlink that incorporates a range finder that allows the shooter to know the exact elevation to raise the gun for shooting at distance. The weapon also features an advanced cooling system built in, so it can maintain sustained fire without having to change out the barrel as often. It can be either tripod mounted, or placed in an open mount on a vehicle.

 

Royal Enfield BAR-45
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30/bande de 100 ou plus
Rate of fire : 2/3/20
Cartridge : 10 mm MG (8D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 1750 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 120 cm
Country : United Kingdom
This bullpup battle rifle pack one hell of a wallop, and in addition to the 30 round magazines it also accepts belt fed ammunition for sustained fire.

 

Royal Enfield Viceroy
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100 ou plus
Rate of fire : 2/20
Cartridge : 20 mm (8D10 AP)
Reliability : standard
Range : 2000 meters
Cost : 8750 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Length : 175 cm
Country : United Kingdom
This extremely impressive anti-tank gun fires the enormous 20 mm round at an incredible 2400 rounds per minute. It must be mounted on a tripod, gyrostabilizer, or vehicle to be fired. Smartchipping is available. Very common sight on EDF vehicles.

 

Stokovitch & Bolotnikov NSV
Type : Heavy machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100 ou plus
Rate of fire : 5/25
Cartridge : .50 BMG (6D10)
Reliability : standard
Range : 1200 meters
Cost : 2000 eb
Reference : Maximum Metal
Length : 141 cm
Country : Russia

 

Tohiatsu Minivulcan
Type : Gatling machinegun
Accuracy : -2
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100 ou plus
Rate of fire : 50/100
Cartridge : 20 mm (8D10 AP)
Reliability : standard
Range : 2000 meters
Cost : 3200 eb
Length : 185 cm
Country : Japan
This six-barreled gatling machinegun is marketed as "the firepower of a jet fighter in the hand of mechanized infantry". Well, sort of ! It fires a subcaliber, discarding sabot round less powerful than a true 20 mm shell. It is still mostly a vehicular weapon because of it's weight (50 kg, unloaded, and 20 kg for a 100-round belt). In game terms, you need top of the line linear frame or an ACPA to fire this thing without a mount.