|Type||Ballistic (Direct Fire)|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Year Availability||2290 (TA)|
|Ammo Per Ton||45|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||1,000|
|BV (2.0)|| 37|
The Autocannon is a direct-fire ballistic weapon, firing HEAP (High-Explosive Armor-Piercing) rounds at targets either singly or in bursts.
Different manufacturers and models of autocannons have different calibers (25mm-203mm) and rates of fire. Due to this, autocannons are grouped into generic "classes" of autocannons with common damage ratings, with Autocannon/2s having an extremely long range at the cost of having a very small damage output.
When compared against a LRM, the Autocannon 2 class of cannon trades damage and mass for more utility in it's use. The weapon can be fired about 90 meters further than a LRM volley in the "long range" bracket, where this weapon excels. It also has a minimum range which is 60 meters closer than a standard Inner Sphere LRM launcher. Lastly, the cannon also almost applies no heat to the vehicle when firing the cannon, compared to a LRM system.
An Autocannon/2 can use special munitions to increase its effectiveness.
The Autocannon/2 is manufactured on the following planets:
|Imperator Smoothie-2||Atreus||Imperator Automatic Weaponry||???|||
|Mydron D||Gulkana||Yeffters Weapons Factory||???|||
|ZeusBolt||Dunianshire||Canopus Industries Alpha||???|||
- Interstellar Operations, p. 118, "Prototype Dates For Basic Weapons Table"
- Tech Manual, p. 341, "Inner Sphere Heavy Weapons And Equipment Table"
- TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- TechManual, pp. 207-208, "Autocannons"