Gauss rifle (Fallout Extreme)

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For an overview of Gauss rifle models in all games, see Gauss rifle.
Gauss rifle
Tactics m72 Gauss rifle.png
Damage & attacks
Damage40-60
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: N/A
RangeIcon range.png Range: 50
Ammunition
Ammo TypeEnergy cell
Other
Valuen/a
 
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Gametitle-FOX.pngThe following is based on Fallout Extreme and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Gauss rifle was a precision arms weapon in the canceled Fallout Extreme.

Background

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The Gauss rifle is a coilgun, a type of projectile accelerator, which uses electromagnetic coils configured as a linear motor to accelerate ferromagnetic or conductive projectiles to extreme velocities. Though these weapons were historically suffering from a number of difficulties, focused on discharging the coils in sequence or providing enough power for the coils, these design issues were overcome by German scientists in the 21st century and entered limited service. This class of weapons is named in honor of the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, responsible for formulating the math underlying the magnetic acceleration principle of coilguns.

Characteristics

Its range, accuracy and penetrating power are almost unparalleled.

Notes

  • The appearance of the Gauss rifle in Fallout Extreme was identical to the one in Fallout Tactics