Light support weapon

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Light support weapon
Fo2 Light Support Weapon.png
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Damage & attacks
Damage20 - 30
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 40
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 10 rounds
Ammunition
Ammo Type.223 FMJ
Capacity30
Requirements
Strength6
Hands2
Other
Weight20
Value$ 4750
Technical
Prototype id00000355
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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This squad-level support weapon has a bullpup design. The bullpup design makes it difficult to use while lying down. Because of this it was remanded to National Guard units. It, however, earned a reputation as a reliable weapon that packs a lot of punch for its size.

The light support weapon (or LSW) is a big gun in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

The light support weapon is a selective fire gas-operated design with a short-stroke gas piston system located above the barrel, designed in a bullpup arrangement with a bipod, shoulder strap and rear pistol grip. The extended barrel provides an increased muzzle velocity and further stabilizes the bullet, giving a greater effective range. The layout has caused problems for operators trying to fire it while prone and was thus remanded to National Guard units across the nation. The LSW has earned itself a reputation as a reliable automatic weapon that provides excellent firepower in a very compact package.[1]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon is very similar to the Bozar, but is less powerful. It uses the same ammunition type, but does less damage and fires fewer rounds (10 vs the Bozar's 15) per burst. Whilst outclassed later on in the game the light support weapon has many advantages over the Bozar for low level characters. It is much more practical than the Bozar when dealing with multiple, weaker targets (that the Bozar would be overkill on) as it allows the player to engage three different enemies per magazine rather than the Bozar's two. [1]


Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
.223 pistol .223 FMJ

24 - 36

20 - 30

17.1 - 26.6

14.4 - 23.4

12 - 20

6.4 - 14.4

3.25 - 9.75

Hunting rifle .223 FMJ

9.6 - 24

8 - 20

5.7 - 17.1

3.6 - 14.4

2.4 - 12

-3.2 - 6.4

-4.55 - 3.25

Sniper rifle .223 FMJ

16.8 - 40.8

14 - 34

11.4 - 30.4

9 - 27

7.2 - 23.2

1.6 - 17.6

-0.65 - 12.35

Bozar .223 FMJ

30 - 42

25 - 35

21.85 - 31.35

18.9 - 27.9

16 - 24

10.4 - 18.4

6.5 - 13

Light support weapon .223 FMJ

24 - 36

20 - 30

17.1 - 26.6

14.4 - 23.4

12 - 20

6.4 - 14.4

3.25 - 9.75

Locations[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Though never named in game, the LSW is modelled after the L86A1 LSW, originally manufactured as a squad support variant of the SA80 family of small arms used by the British Armed Forces. It was later replaced in this role and is now used as a marksman rifle.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 2 item description: "{35500}{}{Light Support Weapon}"
    "{35501}{}{This squad-level support weapon has a bullpup design. The bullpup design makes it difficult to use while lying down. Because of this it was remanded to National Guard units. It, however, earned a reputation as a reliable weapon that packs a lot of punch for its size. Min ST: 6.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))