The Type 41 Aetheric Heavy Anti-Material Rifle, more commonly referred to as ‘AHAMR’ or ‘The Hammer’, is a large-caliber sniper rifle designed for taking out heavily armored targets at extreme ranges – it was designed and prototyped by Galactic Horizon with the final version being finished in mid YE 41, the design was sold off to Ketsurui Zaibatsu to be used by Star Army of Yamatai as a more extreme version of the Ke-W5-1A Light Armor Tactical Rifle, due to the expensive nature of the rifle and its ammunition it is reserved for only the top marksmen and as such is seen as somewhat of a status symbol among Yamatai’s sharpshooters.
The Hammer’s initial design process began in mid to late YE 40 after the young company managed to gain some experience working with the coveted EM-shielding material Xiulurium – it went through various re-designs and alterations before the final version of the rifle was complete.
Due to the restricted nature of the weapon and Galactic Horizon’s adolescence in the military contract game there was a lot of back and forth between the eastern company and the more central organization that would manufacture each iteration but in the end the Type 41 Aetheric Heavy Anti-Material Rifle was born – an extreme-range rifle that leaves very little trace for something using volatile aether as its main method of damage.
The stock and receiver of the Hammer look like one blocky piece with a large, trapezoidal buffer pad at the rear and an adjustable cheek-rest along the top of the stock – the charging handle is noticeably bulky for ease of use in power armor or when wearing bulkier gloves, likewise the trigger guard can flip up into the underside of the rifle for that same reason. The scope appears to be a larger version of their civilian Multispectral Marksman Scope, scaled up with the rifle and with a carrying handle that wraps around it with two braces at either end that bend around the scope to attach to the body – the barrel of the rifle takes up half its length and is covered by a skeletonized handguard that uses a series of support struts to reinforce and strengthen it, with an integral bipod on the underside.
The rifle uses a rather boxy magazine that is impractical to carry a lot of due to the large caliber, with an interchangeable rubberized grip that is designed specifically to be unique for each shooter and likewise interchangeable cheek-rests and buffer pads.
Two pins may be released to allow the barrel to slide back into the weapon, decreasing the length for transportation purposes.
The Type 41 Aetheric Heavy Anti Material Rifle is chambered in 55 x 120 mm Aether-slugs, a large and very lethal round designed to take out mechs and enemy infrastructure with one well-placed shot.
|Type 41 Aetheric Heavy Anti-Material Rifle Firing Mode Quickchart|
|Firing Mode||Piercing Damage||Payload Damage||Range|
|Soft Target||Tier 5, Medium Anti-Armour||Tier 6, Heavy Anti-Armour||9mi/15km|
|Hard Target||Tier 8, Medium Anti-Mech||Tier 6, Heavy Anti-Armour||20mi/32km|
The entire weapon is shielded with Xiulurium to hide its signature as much as possible, the only alert to its presence is the sonic boom as the projectile breaks the sound barrier and then the aetherical discharge as it impacts.
This weapon is assigned to each individual and as such not available for purchase, with no public price being listed due to the weapon’s expensive nature.
The 55 x 120mm Aether-Slugs are not commercially available and as such, no price is listed.