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Hand Cannon

by Rupert Boleyn


They are based on the FrintArms HandCannon from Iain Banks' Against a Dark Background, and thus have a Flechette round. I had to cheat to get a good range for it though (I ignored the fact that they should use smoothbore barrel length requirements). Obviously in a canon game the Flechette round wouldn't exist.

Hand Cannon (lightweight)

Weapon Details
Tech Level: 12
Ammo : 10x14.8mm TL-12 straight ETC
Muzzle Energy: 1572 J
Weapon Length: 29.9 cm
Weapon Weight: 1.4393 kg loaded. 1.132 kg empty with no magazine.
Weapon Price: 360 Cr
Magazine Weight: 0.3093 kg loaded, 0.205 empty.
Magazine Price: 56 Cr (11-round grip magazine)
Ammo Price: Ball 0.37 Cr, DS HE Tranq 0.74 Cr, HEAP 1.11Cr, Flechette 1.85Cr
Ammo Weight: 9.3 g
Features: Hollow pistol grip, optic sight, double-ended magazines (for twice the price a magazine can be double-ended, so different rounds can be placed at each end, and the firer can choose which to use first). An optional Laser Sight is availible, adding 0.5 kg mass, Cr 300 to the price and reducing all recoil to 2.

AmmoROF DamDice Pen ValBulk Magaz SS Burst S Range
10x14.8mmE Ball SA5 3 1-Nil 1 11 3 - 30 (23)
10x14.8mmE DS SA5 3 1-2-Nil 1 11 3 - 30 (28)
10x14.8mmE HE SA5 5 Nil 1 11 3 - 20 (17)
10x14.8mmE HEAP SA5 5 2-2-2 1 11 3 - 20 (17)
10x14.8mmE Tranq SA5 -1* Nil 1 11 3 - 16 (14)
10x14.8mmE Flech SA5 6 Nil 1 11 3 - 9 (8) (SR)
10x14.8mmE Flech SA5(*5) 1 Nil 1 11 3 - 9 (8) (MR/LR)


Hand Cannon (heavyweight)

Weapon Details
Tech Level: 12
Ammo : 10x24.6mm TL-12 straight ETC
Muzzle Energy: 3316 J
Weapon Length: 44.9 cm
Weapon Weight: 2.3085 kg loaded, 1.877 kg empty, with no magazine
Weapon Price: 519 Cr
Magazine Weight: 0.4315 kg loaded, 0.261 kg empty
Magazine Price: Cr57 (11-round grip magazine)
Ammo Price: Ball 0.62Cr, DS,HE,Tranq 1.24CR, HEAP 1.86Cr, Flechette 3.1Cr
Ammo Weight: 15.5 g
Features: Hollow pistol grip, optic sight, muzzle brake, double-ended magazines (for twice the price a magazine can be double-ended, so different rounds can be placed at each end, and the firer can choose which to use first). A Laser Sight can be added, costing Cr300 and adding 0.5 kg to the mass (this has no effect on recoil).

AmmoROF DamDice Pen ValBulk Magaz SS Burst S Range
10x24.6mmE Ball SA5 4 2-3-Nil 2 11 2 - 50 (46)
10x24.6mmE DS SA5 4 1-2-3 2 11 2 - 60 (55)
10x24.6mmE HE SA5 5 Nil 2 11 2 - 40 (34)
10x24.6mmE HEAP SA5 5 2-2-2 2 11 2 - 40 (34)
10x24.6mmE Tranq SA5 -1* Nil 2 11 2 - 30 (30)
10x24.6mmE Flech SA5 9 Nil 2 11 2 - 15 (13)(SR)
10x24.6mmE Flech SA5(*10) 1 Nil 2 11 2 - 15 (13)(MR/LR)

Notes It is possible to give the pistol a Dam of 6 with HE(AP) rounds in the same length, but range suffers.


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