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USO-MWS1-MAVERICK

One of the first weapons designed by Aster Blake as part of her internship in YE 39 with Section 6 Weapons Development Department (S6-WDD) under the guidance of Jack Pine and Rose Ironhart-Pine to be a domestically produced modular weapon system, conceptually inspired by Origin Industries' Showstopper. The “Maverick” saw early production in YE 40 for further field testing by Section 6's Saber Special Forces.

About the USO-MWS1-MAVERICK

Aster Blake liked the idea of the Showstopper but thought that a domestically produced weapon of that particular caliber would be useful in multiple configurations: pistol; carbine and sniper rifle. She was also attracted to the unique configuration of the MacKinnon Ballistic Solutions Mk I Monster but wanted to see if she could get more versatility by switching the upper receiver of the Maverick with a MacKinnon .455 receiver. Aster had also been tasked with making a plasma variant of the weapon. Not having the materials readily available nor the experience necessary to make Plasma rounds, she looked through various online message boards and advertisements until she found the 8x35mm SLAG round.

Not having the parts or the experience required to make ammunition and a burning desire to not have to create a whole new upper receiver, Aster contacted MacKinnon Ballistic Solutions LLC. and a little known company to get the parts and .455 specific ammunition she needed. The young designer was thrilled when both companies were receptive to working with her and providing her the requested components she needed to make the MAVERICK a multi-function, “frankengun”.

Nomenclature Information

  • Manufacturer: Section 6
  • Name: USO-MWS1 “Maverick”
  • Nomenclature: S6-W1-MWS1
  • Type: Gauss
  • Role: Pistol, Carbine, Sniper Rifle
  • Length: 11 in (279.4mm) overall base; Barrel -Pistol: 6in (152.4) / Barrel -Carbine: 16 in (406.4mm) / Barrel- Sniper Rifle: 26.0 in (660 mm)
  • Weight: 6 lbs (2.72 kg) - 14.3 lb (6.5 kg)

Appearance

The MAVERICK has 3 general configurations available that retain the same rectangular magazine well forward of a trigger that functions as a trigger guard and a straight pistol grip. The upper receiver can be changed out and further accessorized for the user to have more versatility in their gun configuration and the ammunition that it can be used. The iron sights rest half-way between the grip and the magazine well at the top rear of the weapon that can also function as a mounting point for a more advanced sight. The default color of the MAVERICK is silver. The MAVERICK is also available in tactical blue; camouflage pattern (various) and light pink.

  • Pistol: Upper receiver has a distinctive 3 rectangular cut outs in front of a boxy barrel with a rectangular magazine well forward of the trigger and a straight pistol grip.
  • Carbine: Built upon the body of the pistol variant with the addition a longer barrel; rear butt-stock and forward pistol grip.
  • Sniper Rifle: Built upon the body of the pistol variant with the addition a much longer barrel than the carbine with a flash suppressor at the muzzle; rear butt-stock and forward pistol grip.
Pistol in Silver(MWS1-BPM)
Carbine in Forest Camo with SG in Red(MWS1-TCR)
Sniper (MWS1-HSR) Configuration

Discharge Information

  • Muzzle Flash: Upon firing, the rifle emits a flash with a bright yellow-orange color.
  • Retort: It is low and deep with a little 'rasp' created from the friction between the round and barrel during firing.
  • Projectile Appearance: The large ammunition typically gives off an orange-yellow 'tracer' effect due to actual tracer components installed on the rounds or as a result of incendiary compounds present. A faint smoke trail is also visible due to the larger amounts of tracer or incendiary compounds present on the rounds, but is only visible from a relatively close perspective in relation to where the bullet has passed.
  • Effective Range: 250-1000m (variable based on barrel configuration, short barreled on the low end and sniper configuration on the high end)
  • Rate of Fire: 8 Rounds Per Second, Approx. 500 Rounds Per Minute
  • Recoil: Varies depending on barrel configuration, recoil will be stronger with longer barrels; short barrel carbine configuration the recoil causes the weapon to jump upwards and back while the sniper configuration recoils straight back with more stability from the additional weight distribution.

Ammunition

MAVERICK Barrel Configuration Damage Quickchart
Configuration Type Damage Rating
Pistol Tier 2
Carbine Tier 3
Sniper Rifle Tier 4

The Origin 12.7x50mm Electromagnetic made by Origin Industries was designed to leave large, gaping wounds in targets while ignoring most things in the way such as body armor plates or the chitinous shells on Mishhuvurthyar.

The ..455 MacKinnon is a rimmed brass cased center fire pistol cartridge with a 265 grain (17.2 g) solid lead round-nosed bullet developed by MacKinnon Ballistic Solutions LLC..

  • Ammunition: 11.5×31.2mm VD SLAG (With MacKinnon .455 receiver only)
  • Purpose: Tier 3
  • Round Capacity: 30 round magazine

11.5×31.2mm VD SLAG is simply a 8x35mm_vd made into 11.5 x 31.2mm size at the request of Belinda Blake for Aster Blake to be fired through the .455 receiver.

Weapon Mechanisms

  • Firing Mechanism: Upon pulling the trigger, an electrical current from the capacitor or battery in the magazine is sent through the superconductive rails, sending the projectile down the barrel at high velocity and downrange towards the target. The electromechanically driven bolt rapidly retracts from this same repulsive force used the propel the projectile, allowing the magazine to feed up the next bullet. The bolt is then driven forward, shoving the round into the breech. This process is not repeated until a certain time delay passes, upon which it will fire again when the trigger is pulled in semi-automatic mode, or when the timing between rounds matches the programmed rate of fire.
  • Loading: Bullets are loaded into the magazine through conventional methods by either using a speedloader or by traditionally pushing rounds past the magazine lips by hand. Though this process is fairly standard, the magazines must have their integrated batteries or capacitors charged as well before being loaded into the weapon; without both a charged battery and ammunition within the magazine, the firearm will not function.

Inserting the magazine is a straightforward procedure where it is simply inserted up into the magazine well until secure, and does not require any rocking to lock it into place. A round may be chambered by pulling back the charging handle and letting go, allowing the mechanisms to drive the bolt forward. Despite this, the firearm may be fired without doing so; by ensuring the safety is off and pulling the trigger, the weapon will automatically fire normally, with the first shot being 'blank'. Reloading is a simple procedure consisting of pushing the magazine release button and inserting a new, loaded and charged magazine into the magazine well before repeating the above procedure.

  • Mode Selector: Dial switch between the 3 round burst, semi, auto.
  • Firing Modes: 3 round burst, semi, and auto.
  • Safety Mechanism: Pressure sensitive grip - hand must be on the grip to depress trigger and safety button on side of the barrel.
  • Weapon Sight: Red Dot sight / iron sights / scope

Price

The base price of the USO-MWS1-MAVERICK is:

  • Pistol: 600 DA (300 KS)
  • Carbine: 800 DA (400 KS)
  • Sniper: 1000 DA (500 KS)

Replaceable Parts and Components

  • Pistol barrel: 120 DA (60 KS)
  • Carbine barrel: 160 DA (80 KS)
  • Sniper rifle barrel (MWS1-HSR): 180 DA (90 KS)
  • .455 MacKinnon Upper Receiver: 120 DA (60 KS)
  • Standard 30 Round Magazine: 30 DA (15 KS)
  • High Power Capacity 30 Round Magazine: 60 DA (30 KS)
  • Triple Magazine Charging Base: 80 DA (40 KS)
Optional Attachments
  • Volumetric Smart Sight: 60 DA (30 KS)
  • Collapsing Stock: 100 DA (50 KS)
  • Silencer: 30 DA (15 KS)
  • Enhanced Scope: 80 DA (40KS)
  • Forward Pistol Grip: 100 DA (50 KS)

Ammunition Prices

The ammunition prices vary based on the type. The 12.7mm EM and .455 MacKinnon can be bought directly from Origin Industries and MacKinnon Ballistic Solutions LLC. but can also be purchased from Section 6. The 11.5×31.2mm VD SLAG has to be purchased directly from Section 6 since it was a special order for the MAVERICK.

12.7mm EM Pricing from Origin Industries
Type Price (100 Round Box)
I-SLAP 130 DA (65 KS)
HESH 140 DA (70 KS)
I-APE 50 DA (100 KS)
.455 MacKinnon Pricing from MacKinnon Ballistic Solutions LLC.
Type Price (100 Round Box)
.455 MacKinnon 50 DA (25 KS)
11.5×31.2mm VD SLAG Pricing
Type Price (100 Round Box)
11.5×31.2mm VD SLAG 50 DA (25 KS)

OOC Notes

Kim created this article on 2017/12/29 17:20.
Pistol, Carbine, Sniper DOGA by Jack Pine
.455 MacKinnon parts used with permission from Gunsight1
8x35mm vd used with permission and assistance from Edto Xar’Sivaree Origin 12.7x50mm Electromagnetic used with permission from CadetNewb
It was submitted by Kim and as approved by Jack Pine and Ametheliana on 9 Jan 2018.

faction/uso/section6/uso-mws1.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/12 15:11 by wazu