A Gauss rifle
is one of the deadliest rifles in the post-apocalyptic wasteland
. Named after German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
, the rifle uses a series of electromagnetic fields to propel ferromagnetic projectiles at tremendous speed. Its range, accuracy and stopping power are almost unparalleled.
The German M72 Gauss rifle uses 2mm EC magazines containing both batteries and rounds, but the one that was designed and used by the Chinese military requires microfusion cells needed to energize/magnetize each standard projectile round; those are already pre-loaded into the weapon, and are in the magazine attached to the side of the weapon.