In late YE 39 the Frontier Service Corporation released the Starfighter RGC for general circulation and usage in FSCorp's mecha and aerospace craft. Frontier Manufacturing Service created this weapon for use as a mecha-scale primary weapon with a focus on delivering kinetic damage the Starfighter PLW does not provide.
Built to increase a starfighters effectiveness against larger ships this system was designed to be mounted to the hardpoints of the Wahoo Interceptor and adapted into handheld weaponry for mecha, rifle pods for the U-1 Production Model Variable Mecha and bazooka styled weapons for the OI-M1-1A Ashigaru.
The barrel is slightly shorter than the circular rings surrounding it, each one evenly spaced apart from each other and extending past the barrel. These rings create the graviton field and are supported set the top and bottom by thick rods that extend from the casing to the end of the gun. The damping system extends out of the rear of the casing between two rods larger then the ones around the barrel. A centralized shock absorber lay centered between these rods connected to a plate which holds the 3 cylindrical objects together.
The RGC can be fired without a munition chambered. In fact, it is the default option and firing a shell is the alternative. When the capacitor bank is charged the built in generator powers the graviton projectors and creates a linear field ahead of itself. When fired the capacitors are drained and the linear field of gravitons are instantly accelerated away at a quarter of the speed of light. Upon collision the immense inertial force is instantly transferred into the target to inflict damage. Even gravitationally shielded vessels of sufficiently small size would generally by knocked off cource by the blast.
When desired, a 50mm shell can be loaded into the breach from either an attached 5 round magazine or a separate 30 round ammo pod with a loading mechanism.
Rizzo created this article on 2018/01/02 15:41.