Date entered service: YE 30
The Ketsurui Zaibatsu Ke-M6-W3000 50mm Gauss Bazooka (derived from the Mindy's Ke-M2-W2905 Shoulder-Fired 50mm Gauss Cannon) is designed to be an anti-armor weapon for the M6 Daisy power armor. Unlike the Ke-M4-W2902 LASR-SLAG, it is specifically deployed for use as a long-range, anti-vehicle or -power armor sniping weapon used within atmospheric conditions. However, with its 50 mm round, it is also capable of minor shelling, and acting as an anti-personnel force multiplier.
|1.6 m (5.24 ft)
|3 m (9.82 ft.)
|Width (max, w/handle):
|Height (weapon, w/magazine):
|Weight (weapon, w/magazine):
|Rate of fire:
Coils: The Bazooka is a coilgun. It does not utilize rails inside coils, however; instead, it almost has two sets of coils. One set is the actual coils that propel the round; the other acts as a rifled barrel. This provides better spin and stability over long distances without subtracting significant velocity.
Sighting systems: Much like the LASR-SLAG, the Bazooka does not have iron sights or peer-through aiming systems. It instead fields a sensor package forward and parallel with the weapon's pistol grip, which briefly specializes the standard M6-1A's own sensor equipment. The package includes:
The sensor package does need to be utilized to use the Bazooka; if it is left off, sighting will be done with the help of the armor's AIES.
Recoil mitigation unit: Three systems are used to dampen the intense recoil from the Bazooka.
Magazine: The Bazooka is a magazine-fed device, with the option of firing single rounds without a magazine. Each magazine can contain six rounds, and is fed from upward into the Bazooka's chamber.
Trigger unit: Located roughly 1 meter from the back tip of the weapon, the trigger unit is parallel with the sensor package and the magazine. It is padded with smart rubber. A second, folding handle, perpendicular with the magazine, folds out at the 1.4-meter mark.
Collapsing: The Bazooka collapses to about half its maximum length, to allow for it to be transported on the back of an armor more easily. The collapsing portions are the first front meter of the barrel, about 0.3 meters of the second meter, and just 0.2 meters of the rear meter. The magazine remains in the Bazooka when it is collapsed.
All rounds designed for the Bazooka are caliber 50 x 200 mm.
|Damage Rating V3
|Frangible 50 mm
|Essentially a long-range frag grenade, fired artillery-style.
|Tier 4, Light Anti-Armor
|Depleted uranium/nickel alloy rod 20 mm
|Sabot-held long-rod penetrator plows through many vehicles from long range. Also pierces fortifications.
|Tier 7, Light Anti-Mecha
|Steel-encased thermite 50 mm
|Equivalent to a 125-kilogram (275-pound) bomb.
|Tier 5, Medium Anti-Armor
Parts that can be replaced include the coils, the barrel portions, and perhaps other smaller components. The Bazooka is designed to be built out of common components, as much as possible, with a Star Army vessel's Nodal System handling the other complicated parts.