Missile Launcher (ML)

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Missile Launcher (ML)

A support BS Weapon that fires self-propelled explosive ordnance. Missile Launchers have been designed for use in long-range combat against armored targets or clusters of enemies.

Modern portable Missile Launchers fire Needle projectiles, micromissiles whose small size does not offset their offensive capabilities. Needle micromissiles give ML operators the chance to carry their own spare ammunition for sustained fire without depending on another soldier to reload. Alternatively, spare ammunition for a shoulder-fired missile launcher can be spread between the members of a squad without significantly altering the weight of their gear. Tactical Missile Launchers have a double effect. The projectile penetrates the armor of the enemy, maximizing internal damage, then the projectile explodes in a fiery conflagration that shrouds the target's surroundings in a ball of fire.

Variants

Missile Launcher (ML)

This is a very powerful support weapon due its high Damage value and the Special Ammunition it loads. The Missile Launcher possesses two different Shooting Modes from which players can choose.


Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Missile Launcher (Blast Mode) 0-8" -3 8-24" 0 24-40" +3 40-96" -3 14 1 EXP Anti-materiel, Impact Template (Circular)
Missile Launcher (Antitank Mode) 0-8" -3 8-24" 0 24-40" +3 40-96" -3 14 1 AP + EXP Anti-materiel

The Blast Mode of the Tactical Missile Launchers has a double effect. Its projectiles have been conceived to maximize the internal damage on its target, exploding in a fiery conflagration that shrouds the target's surroundings in a real inferno. However, with the Antitank Mode, the projectile does not explode, avoiding collateral damages, and focusing all the damage in the target so its armor is easily penetrated.

Smart Missile Launcher (smart ML)

Smart Missile Launchers are a lighter and more advanced version of the Missile Launcher, possessing two different Shooting Modes from which players can choose.

Guided Mode applies the Guided Trait that allows its projectiles home in on a target previously flagged by a Forward Observer. Meanwhile, the Auto-Aim Mode possesses a weapon profile with improved accuracy.

Like regular Missile Launchers, this version applies both Special Ammunitions across the whole Area of Effect of the Circular Template.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Smart Missile Launcher (Guided Mode) -- -- -- -- 14 1 AP + DA Anti-materiel, Guided, Impact Template (Circular)
Smart Missile Launcher (Auto-Aim Mode) 0-8" 0 8-24" 0 24-40" +3 40-96" 0 14 1 AP + DA Anti-materiel, Impact Template (Circular)

Smart Missile Launchers fire intelligent homing projectiles that find their target using data provided by a remote Forward Observer and updated via satellite tracking. The guidance system of Needle micromissiles can use different target acquisition programs, or can be disconnected altogether for satellite-assisted direct fire, thus neutralizing the possibility of Hacker or ECM interference.