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Mass Accelerated Kinetic Ordinance "MAKO"

The MAKO is manufactured by the Department Of Engineering, and was designed in YE 41 for use by the NDC Armed Forces' "Duskerian Legion" as a weapon mountable on their larger armored vehicles and tanks.

About the MAKO

In YE 41 with the development of the BW-MBT-1A "Centaur", it was clear it would need a powerful main gun to keep up with armor present on today's battlefields. So the MAKO was drafted up by the Department Of Advanced Research And Development (D.O.A.R.A.D.), and the plans sent to the Department Of Engineering for testing. Later that year with successful testing completed, it was put through mass production for the armed forces.

Nomenclature Information

Here is the manufacturing data for the MAKO.


The MAKO is a long cannon in a similar sense that it has a barrel, a firing chamber, and a loading system. However, it has a large set of coils around the barrel, with four magnetic rails between them and the barrel, which stick out around the muzzle of the open bore. The rear of the weapon is generally hidden, as it has to be mounted in a box like turret housing where the recoil system needs to be.

Discharge Information

This is the behavior of the MAKO upon being fired.

  • Muzzle Flash: There is no flash, only a concussive burst of air and particulate type debris caught in the discharge.
  • Retort: A loud thundering boom, that causes a loud sonic crack as well.
  • Projectile Appearance: All is seen is a distorted trail of displaced air.
  • Effective Range: 3 kilometers.
  • Rate of Fire: 4 rpm1)
  • Recoil: A hard shove straight back, that will rock most on tier vehicles, and vibrate to lessening degree the bigger the vehicle.


Weapon Mechanisms

Here is the data on the MAKO's internal workings and means of firing its munitions.

  • Firing Mechanism: The MAKO uses a set of four magnetic rails linked with a magnetic coil to launch the round, which is loaded mechanically from an internal magazine.
  • Loading: An internal magazine stores the various kinetic based ammunitions fired by the MAKO, and are loaded into the firing chamber via sort magnetic belt feed that pulls the next round along the delivery tracks.
  • Mode Selector: None, only on, or off.
  • Firing Modes: The MAKO only has one mode, the only thing to choose is how long to charge the firing chamber, which is charged longer for longer distances.
  • Safety Mechanism: There are surge suppressors in case of being hit with an EMP, to prevent burn out.
  • Weapon Sight: The MAKO uses what ever onboard targeting system the vehicle mounted in is using, but if used as an emplacement weapon, a Multifunction Optical/Audio Sensory Suite is linked for targeting/aiming.



  • MAKO: 25,000KS/50,000DA/100,000DS

Replaceable Parts and Components

PartKS PriceDA PriceDS Price
Kinetic rails100200400
Magnetic coil system1,0002,0004,000
Charging capacitors5001,0002,000
Ammo feed system1,0002,0004,000
Firing chamber5001,0002,000

OOC Notes

Jack Pine created this article on 2019/08/19 16:27.

one rounds every 15 seconds

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