The Model Sixteen was designed to fit the role of Service rifle for unarmored or lightly armored infantry, specifically with the SAoY in mind, it was made to use the BR-28 Series Battery Magazine as its power source, since the battery magazine is readily available.
The first round is loaded into the action when the magazine is inserted into the magazine well. Further rounds are loaded by the cycling action during firing. Once rounds are loaded into the action, they are pulled forward by the Gauss coils and accelerated until they exit the barrel.
Ammunition used by the rifle is 12.7x50mm EM
I-SLAP Round: Depleted Uranium Discarding Sabot w/ Incendiary Paste Power: PDR 3(c module) 4(a module) 5(b module) Muzzle Blast: A light flash of white light
HESH Round: Plastic High Explosive Squash Head Power: PDR 3(c module) 4(a module) 5(b module) Muzzle Blast: A light flash of white light
I-APE Round: Composite round with mono-molecular Tipped Nerimium penetrator, explosive charge and incendiary paste Power: PDR 4(c module) 5(a module) ADR2 (b module) Muzzle Blast: A light flash of white light
Barrel Modules: all barrel modules twist on, then snap into place. once in place, they are then locked down by a latch in the top of the hand guard.
Barrel Attachments: Only the A and B modules may accept Barrel attachments. The forward Grip has attachment points for various accessories.
magazine-integrated crank charger: Within the Magazine is a hand-crank which can be popped out and used to charge the battery. It takes roughly 30 seconds to charge a single shot, so a full magazine recharge takes 25 minutes.
Field Maintenance Procedure: Wipe and clean after every mission, taking care to scrub the barrel and all moving parts. Lubrication is optional.
Scopes: The carry handle has an integrated accessory rail for the attachment of various sights.
Civilian/Officer variant: non-painted metal furniture with wooden grip and fore grip furniture. Optional Scope and Grenade launcher added.
The Model 16 rifle is available for individual purchase, though this may be regulated by the Yamatai Star Empire. All parts and Ammunition are free to the SAoY, and may be requisitioned by SAoY soldiers, as the Type 33 Rifle.
Replaceable Parts and Components: