The Mechanized Combat Unit (MCU 1a) was the first mech unit produced by Findley and the first to be used by the USCMF. Initialy designed as a technology demonstrator, the "Big One" proved to be a viable battlefield asset and replaced most USCMF treaded main battle tanks by the year 2098. It more than makes up for its limited mobility with unrivaled role versatility, firepower and survivability.
~ TSR IV Railgun - developed by Skofield Firearms. The TSR IV is a 25.8 Megajoule railgun that fires a 4kg solid tungsten sabot 23 km/s to a maximum distance of 250km, at a rate of 12 rounds per minute. A nitrogen cooled ceramic housing helps cool the rails which must endure emense heat generated by the firing of the gun. Ten round barrels form a five barrel magazine mounted to the side of the gun itself. There is no explosive used in the sabots - the shere kinetic force is roughly 5 times more powerfull than a Tomahawk cruise missile. Intitial designs often ended in disaster. The tremendous magnetic force exerted when firing often melted the rails and even blew the entire gun apart. The railgun creates a massive field of heat that can easily be targeted by heat seaking weapons. This can be countered by firing inert gas grenades after the railgun, however, this is not always effective making the railgun a risky option. Chaff counter-measures are also available. It's firepower, though, is undeniably unmatched and often outweighs risk.
~ Mk. 21 Rotary Cannon - developed by Findley. The Mk. 21 is a 40mm chain fed rotary cannon capable of expending 10'000 rounds per minute. Additional firing modes allow the gun to fire only every second or third barrel. This allows for continuos firing without rapidly depleating ammunition.
~ Skofield Firearms XSR Sniper Rifle - developed by Skofield Firearms. This weapon is still by all means experimental, however trials are done in real wartime senarios as the weapon shows great performance and potential. It features a laser targeting system that 'tags' a target and allows a guided round to be fired accuratly without the laser mantaining constant contact with the target (taging requires contact for only 1 second). This is achieved by 'branding' a small area on a target with a high power chemical laser creating a unique heat/chemical signature. This signature is programed into a 25-mm 60 cal high explosive guided round along with GPS coordinates, climate and weather information, topographical information, and nearby strutural schematics to enable the round to adjust flight paths around buildings or over hilltops. Although drastic, spontaneous flight path trajectory adjustments are impossible, corrections of up to 500m off center over 1km have been achieved. Multiple rounds can be assigned to the same signature or given individule targets. Trials are currently underway to allow designation by external sources such as hand-held designators and even other Mechs. The chamical tag lasts for about 45 seconds on most surfaces.
~ MLP Chaos Cell - developed by Findley. The Multipurpose Launch Platform can fire 27 guided missiles, 27 dumb-fire chaos rockets, or 9 anti air missiles. The rockets can be fired individualy or in 'chaos' salvos of up to nine rockets at a time (each tube firing once) to carpet a target in either high explosive or incindiary munitions. It is also possible to load different launch tubes with different munitions, ie: x2 anti air tubes (2 missiles), x4 guided missile tubes (12 missiles), and x3 chaos rockets (3 HE and 6 incindiary)(each tube can hold 1 anti air missile OR 3 guided missiles OR 3 chaos rockets).
Whoa...Awesome color scheme and the backstory for the mech itself and all its weapons are great! My favorite weapons are the sniper rifle and rotary...aww heck they're all my favorite!!! Fantastic Job!