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Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« on: 04 January 2021, 19:23:46 »
Does anyone know when the Capellan Confederation started manufacturing post-Helm memory core Gauss rifles? And what the model was?

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #1 on: 04 January 2021, 19:46:19 »
the regulator uses the Inokuma Gauss Rifle manufactured on Betelgeuse. that's the earliest named reference i could find. the huron warrior's comes from new earth, which i don't believe was ever part of their territory.

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #2 on: 04 January 2021, 19:54:10 »
Zhi-tong-yao by Shengli Arms

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Edit : The Inokuma and Poland Main Model C models are either Terran designs or direct copies of the all father, M-7, Zhi-tong-yao is pure Cappelan made.
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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #3 on: 04 January 2021, 20:16:24 »
ER:3052 says that "The Gauss Rifle reappeared in....the Capellan Confederation in 3045."

Though the earliest unit natively produced in the Confederation that I could find was the Demolisher Heavy Tank (Gauss) in 3052. The brand or model for its weapon isn't named.
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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #4 on: 05 January 2021, 08:55:48 »
Thank you!

I was genuinely surprised not to be able to find a Capellan unit that used one in TRO 3050. The Thunder in TRO 3055 is stated as being the first post-Clan Invasion heavy mech and, despite running the AC/20, doesn't have a Gauss rifle config. By 3055, even Wolf's Dragoons were manufacturing and employing them (Grizzard on the War Dog).

So that gives us:-
The Demolisher variant in 3052.
The first use with a named weapon is, I think, the Regulator which comes in by 3057 with the Inokuma Gauss Rifle.
I think the first Battlemech is the JN-G8A Jinggau with the Zhi-tong yao in early 3059.
In the Aerospace sphere, even the Transit doesn't get a Gauss Rifle variant to address its range issues.

Given the Gauss rifle's general good performance and relative ubiquity, it seems an interesting quirk of national production.

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #5 on: 05 January 2021, 09:06:35 »
The best in-universe explanation is probably along the lines of “4SW Bad”

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #6 on: 05 January 2021, 10:58:19 »
3045, Gauss Rifle, Capellan, that sounds like it's referring to the CP-11-A. 
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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #7 on: 05 January 2021, 11:05:11 »
hand-built? imported? small batch? Aldis?

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #8 on: 05 January 2021, 11:56:52 »
There is the Huron Warrior - initially planned for production in 3051 with twin LRM. But with the Gauss available was switched to the R4L and got delayed to 3055. But it indicated that by 3051 CC planers had the Gauss on hand and wanted a mech to field it.

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Re: Capellan manufacturing of Gauss rifles
« Reply #9 on: 05 January 2021, 20:53:58 »
Which is why the M-7 clones came back first.

Then the various production models...

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