Solomani Confederation (Military)

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Cosmic Mongoose
Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Long Range Yeomanry: Organization

I don't think that anything that flies is going to have a long life span, unless it's very fast and/or has super heavy armour and protection.

And that seems more Confederation Army, and Confederation Marines in assault shuttles.

Ideally, at the ground level, you want a tracked Merkava type armoured/infantry fighting vehicle, with the engine in front, and a cargo space in the back that can be configured to embark fully equipped troops, or act as a command post; primary hatch is in the back.

Organization would be as a squad, patrol in our case: the vehicle crew is a three man lance with commander, gunner and driver; two rifle and/or specialist lances of about six men, and the squad leader. You want to limit this to about seventy tonnes.

The Confederation would want to standardize this in Home Guards, so that if Confederation military ground forces turn up, they can immediately requisition them.

The cargo space can also be used to carry extra ammunition, or act as an ambulance.

Normally, I tend to think that a four man heavy tank tends to be a valuable asset that all efforts would be made to protect it, or in the event of being incapacitated, recovered.

Whereas a three man tank is considered disposable, made as light and as small as viable, and abandoned the moment it can't move and/or fire.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

1. Default longarm receiver is four hundred starbux and two and a half kilogrammes, regardless of subtype.

2. Difference in ammunition cost is ten centimes between light and intermediate.

3. Default damage potential is two versus three dice.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

4. Range is one fifty versus two fifty metres.

5. Single shot makes additional capacity irrelevant.

6. I don't think ammunition weight is explicitly mentioned, you have to figure it out through capacity.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

7. Intermediate costs twenty five percent more than light, and is twenty percent heavier.

8. For the vastly increased range and effect, this seems a bargain.

9. Especially at single shots.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

A. A carbine barrel would reduce range to two hundred twenty five and one hundred thirty five metres, minuses off a point of damage, is twenty percent lighter than the default rifle barrel, and is a sixth cheaper.

B. An assault barrel drops a complete dice, which would make the light ne dice, and the intermediate two dice; range would be reduced to seventy five and one hundred twenty five metres; the cost would be a third cheaper, while the weight is forty percent less than the default rifle barrel.

C. The handgun barrel drops both a dice in damage and minuses off one point of penetration; range is thirty metres and fifty metres; cost is half a default rifle barrel, while the weight is forty percent thereof.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

D. Even if the light rifle cartridge is twenty percent cheaper, it's not worth it.

E. Especially with an assault barrel, at one dice.

F. Is that enough to kill a rabbit at seventy five metres?
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

G. Single shot rifle receiver is a hundred starbux; two and a half kilohrammes.

H. Single shot assaultized platform is seventy five starbux; two kilogrammes.

I. Single shot handgun is forty three and three quarters of a starbux; four fifths kilogrammes.
 

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WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

J. Very long barrelled handgun costs and weighs the same as the receiver; total eighty seven and a half starbux, and one and three fifths of a kilogramme.

K. Range is twenty five percent longer, so respectively fifty, sixty two and a half, and seventy five metres.

L. Basic scope adds fifty starbux and one fifth of a kilogramme.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
WABBIT SURVIVAL RIFLE

M. While the receiver and barrels of the handguns will be cheaper than the rifles, intermediate would outrange them.

N. The ammunition of the handguns would be twenty percent, fifty percent, and hundred percent more expensive, respectively.

O. And at carbine length upwards, the intermediate rifle cartridge would be more powerful.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
Okay, now I get it.

I can use light rifle ammunition in a handgun, but would need a rifle length barrel to get it's default damage.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
Handgun/rifle barrel would be thirty seven and a half starbux, and two fifths kilogrammes.

Which would be how many inches?

Intermediate rifle cartridge would a slightly more expensive than a light one at fifty centimes each, but cheaper than a light handgun.

So that's still three dice at two hundred fifty metres with a two fifths kilogramme barrel, versus a default longarm at one and a quarter kilogramme.

Which is about thirty two percent, or a tad under a third of the length, assuming similar proportions of the barrel wall.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
Scaling downwards, the optimum barrel length for a twenty two long rifle is supposedly sixteen inches.

I think you're supposed to have been able to buy, in bulk, nominal quality, at about five cents per round, with duds running about one to two percent.

Assuming no mass planetary panic, that's about one starbux per hundred rounds.

And you have pistols designed around the twenty two long rifle, though I'd have to look up their supposed muzzle velocity, supposed range, and supposed accuracy.

Intermediate rifle probably needs to move to assault receiver.
 

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The .22 LR is effective to 150 yd (140 m), though practical ranges tend to be less. After 150 yd, the ballistics of the round are such that it will be difficult to compensate for the large "drop". The relatively short effective range, low report, and light recoil have made it a favorite for use as a target-practice cartridge. The accuracy of the cartridge is good, but not exceptional; various cartridges are capable of the same or better accuracy. A contributing factor in rifles is the transition of even a high-velocity cartridge projectile from supersonic to subsonic within 100 yd (91 m). As the bullet slows, the shock wave caused by supersonic travel overtakes the bullet and can disrupt its flight path, causing minor but measurable inaccuracies.

When zeroed for 100 yards (91 m), the arc-trajectory of the standard high-velocity .22 LR with a 40 gr (2.6 g) bullet has a 2.7-inch (69 mm) rise at 50 yards (46 m), and a 10.8-inch (27 cm) drop at 150 yards (140 m).[10] A .22 LR rifle needs to be zeroed for 75 yards (69 m) to avoid overshooting small animals like squirrels at intermediate distances.[10]

As a hunting cartridge, rimfires are mainly used to kill small game up to the size of coyotes.[11] Although proper shot placement can kill larger animals such as deer or hog,[12] it is not recommended because its low power may not guarantee a humane kill.[13] In 2013, an elephant was killed by multiple shots from a .22 LR rifle.[14]

Because a .22 LR bullet is less powerful than larger cartridges, its danger to humans is often underestimated. In fact, a .22 LR bullet is easily capable of killing or injuring humans. Even after flying 400 yards (370 m), a .22 bullet is still traveling at about 500 ft/s (150 m/s). Ricochets are more common in .22 LR[15] projectiles than for more powerful cartridges as the combination of unjacketed lead and moderate velocities allows the projectile to deflect – not penetrate or disintegrate – when hitting hard objects at a glancing angle. A .22 LR bullet can ricochet off the surface of water at a low angle of aim. Severe injury may result to a person or object in the line of fire on the opposite shore, several hundred yards away.[16] A .22 LR bullet is capable of traveling 2,000 yards (1,800 m), which is more than 1 mile (1.6 km).[17]
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
Handguns may have a muzzle velocity around a thousand feet per second; rifle twelve to seventeen hundred, depending on barrel length and specific round.
 

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Cosmic Mongoose
I kinda get the feeling that the Field Guide wants to silo ammunition type and generally accepted platforms.

Though we know that at least for light longarm, you can utilize them in handguns.

However, the joker in the pack appears to be the assault receiver.
 

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TACTICAL SYSTEMS INCORPORATED CREWMATE PERSONAL DEFENCE WEAPON

Looks like I was wrong.

You can mix handguns with intermediate longarm.

Presumably, Semi-Bullpup assumes the word automatic inbetween.
 
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