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Type-66 Anti Vehicle/Anti Aircraft Munitions Launcher
Production information
Model

Type-66 Anti Vehicle/Anti Aircraft Munitions Launcher

Type

Anti-Tank/Air weapon

Technical specifications
Damage Per Hit

very high

Magazine Size

4

Ammunition Type

crystalline "needles"

Range

Long

Usage
Affiliation

Swords of Sanghelios

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The Type-66 Anti Vehicle/Anti Aircraft Munitions Launcher is the main anti-aircraft weapon of the Swords of Sanghelios, being capable of engaging both slow and fast moving aircraft.

Description

The Needle Cannon is based on the technology of the smaller Needler, and uses the heavily modified frame of the Fuel Rod Gun. The Needle Cannon fires high power, high speed needles, allowing it to take down aircraft.

The needles are loaded by inserting a charger bloc into the rear of the gun and sealing the upper carapace down, automatically loading the seven needles, which appear out of the top. The weapon uses a three round rotating block to improve the rate of fire, firing, loading, and extracting spent needles in one quick process. The Needles have a high speed, reaching near hypervelocity on terminal approach, and have advance guidance that can reject some countermeasures and sensor jamming. The Needle Cannon designates a target through a infra-red/ultraviolet long distance scope. It requires visual contact to get a lock, though can track through obstacles once locked. However, countermeasures can break locks, meaning the projectile usually veers off and self destructs.

The enlarged needle projectile is specially designed to fracture into accelerated projectiles on contact, sending a number of shards into the target, which then explode themselves, along with the original, embedded projectile. This detonation is usually enough to heavily damage or outright destroy vehicles.

Variants

Nemesis Star

An improved variant, issued in only limited numbers, the Nemesis Star has improved accuracy and tracking, though its higher cost sees it only kept as a emergency weapon for dire circumstances.

UNSC Remarks

Weapons of the USR

Energy Rifles

Plasma Rifle | Plasma Repeater | Storm Rifle | Concussion Rifle

Kinetic Rifles

Needler | Carbine | Needle Rifle | Needler Shotgun

Pistols

Plasma Pistol | Nail Gun | Fuel Rod Burster

Heavy Weapons

Plasma Caster | Fuel Rod Gun | Plasma Launcher | Needler Cannon | Assault Cannon

Sniper Rifles

Beam Rifle | Focus Rifle | Fuel Rod Rifle

Support Weapons

Plasma Cannon | Plasma Mortar | Plasma Flamer

Grenades

Plasma Grenade | Fusion Grenade | Electricity Grenade

Melee Weapons

Energy Sword | Energy Greatsword | Curveblade

Energy Garrote | Energy Dagger | Tactical Knife

Energy Pike | Energy Spear | Energy Glaive | Energy Halberd | Type-34 Energy Weapon/Lance

Explosives

Anti Matter Charge | 'Bouncing Betty' | 'Jumping Jack'


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