Werewolf the Apocalypse
LAC R-1211 “Harrier” Machine Rifle
|Difficulty 8||Damage 12||Range 200||Rate 5/FA||Clip Infinite|
Moving into the field of rifles and heavier personnel weaponry, one would be remiss to leave out the R-1211 Harrier machine rifle, arguably the most versatile gun in the Technocrat arsenal. Its factory standard version is light, inexpensive, powerful, almost unlimitedly modifiable, and supports any variety of the Technocrat 12.7×82mm Battlefield cartridge. The Harrier three feet long standard, with a one foot barrel fully contained within a square magnetic alignment module, from where the Harrier derives its high accuracy despite its short barrel length. Its standard magazine is a 40 round case inserted lengthwise into the underside of the rifle, rather than in the banana clip fashion. Smaller 20 and 30 round magazines can also be used to minimize encumbrance, as well as larger 60-100 round circular drums. These magazines are built with impulse chargers in them, varying in output with the size of the payload, as the harrier is designed around a high speed impulse percussion driver. The driver can sustain a maximum firing speed of 500 rounds per minute, ammunition limitations not withstanding. It is also programmable for burst fire.
These are the minimum capabilities of the Harrier; however, its aforementioned modular design allows for a vast array of modifications. The magnetic housing block around the barrel can be replaced with one that includes a lower barrel grenade launcher or shotgun, or even a laser or particle beam emitter. For a time, the Lombardi Arms Corporation even produced an add on flamethrower, which has since been retired from manufacturing lines (though the module is not impossible to fine). Longer barrels can give greater accuracy, kinetic enhancers give greater stopping power, and subspace technology gives a bottomless magazine. Just about every component of the Harrier can be switched for another to suit the needs of its soldier, and this versatility weighted with power and reliability is what has made the Harrier the king of rifles it is today.