Minigun (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of Minigun models throughout the Fallout series, see Minigun.
Minigun
Fo1 Minigun.png
Fo Minigun Sprite.png
Damage & attacks
Damage7 - 11
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 35
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 40 rounds
Ammunition
Ammo Type5mm round
Capacity120
Requirements
Strength7
Hands2
Other
Weight28
Value$ 3800
weapon perkWeapon Long Range
Technical
Prototype id00000012
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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The Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun is a big gun in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

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A Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun is capable of firing 5mm rounds at over 60,000 RPM[1] with an ammunition capacity dependent on the type of feed mechanism. (120 round unknown[2], 200 round belt-fed drum[3], and 240 box – with accompanying extra belt backpack[4]) The CZ53 personal minigun makes up for the small 5mm round by sending a hail of bullets toward its target. Its sheer size, coupled with its trademark sound, is enough to send anyone in its path running for cover. It's a great weapon for suppressing fire, letting others flank the unsuspecting enemy.[5][6] When the Great War struck, it was already an aging design and was slowly being replaced by the more advanced CZ57 Avenger minigun.[7] The minigun was the favorite weapon of the Mariposa super mutant during the Unity's time, and allowed many of the super mutants to wield them effectively with only one arm.[8]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The mainstay of the Big Guns skill, effectively the assault rifle of the class. The Minigun fires 40 bullets per burst, effectively being a three shot weapon. However, given that damage is calculated per bullet, this makes it potentially insanely powerful. That same feature can also consign it to near-uselessness, however, as armor protection is also calculated per bullet, meaning that a high DT can make even a full size Minigun burst deal next to no damage. Loading it with AP ammo makes it even less useful.

The availability of superior models, such as the Avenger minigun or Vindicator minigun also make the old CZ53 less useful than it could otherwise be.

Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
Assault rifle
Assault rifle (exp. mag.)
5mm JHP

10.4 - 20.8

7.2 - 14.4

5.6 - 12

4.2 - 9.8

2.75 - 6.75

1 - 5

0.1 - 1.7

Assault rifle
Assault rifle (exp. mag.)
5mm AP

5.4 - 10.8

4.6 - 9.2

2.2 - 6.6

0 - 4.2

-0.95 - 2.85

-7.6 - -3.8

-8.8 - -5.6

XL70E3 5mm JHP

15.6 - 24.7

10.8 - 17.1

8.8 - 14.4

7 - 11.9

4.75 - 8.25

3 - 6.5

0.9 - 2.3

XL70E3 5mm AP

8.1 - 12.15

6.9 - 10.35

4.4 - 7.7

2.1 - 5.25

0.95 - 3.8

-5.7 - -2.85

-7.2 - -4.8

Minigun 5mm JHP

9.1 - 14.3

6.3 - 9.9

4.8 - 8

3.5 - 6.3

2.25 - 4.25

0.5 - 2.5

-0.1 - 0.7

Minigun 5mm AP

4.05 - 6.75

3.45 - 5.75

1.1 - 3.3

-1.05 - 1.05

-1.9 - 0

-8.55 - -6.65

-9.6 - -8

Avenger minigun 5mm JHP

13 - 18.2

9 - 12.6

7.2 - 10.4

5.6 - 8.4

3.75 - 5.75

2 - 4

0.5 - 1.3

Avenger minigun 5mm AP

6.75 - 9.45

5.75 - 8.05

3.3 - 5.5

1.05 - 3.15

0 - 1.9

-6.65 - -4.75

-8 - -6.4

Locations[edit | edit source]

Vendors
Non-player characters

Sounds[edit | edit source]

BurstVB.png ReloadVB.png
OutVB.png

References

  1. In-game description: "{1200}{}{Minigun}"
    "{1201}{}{A Rockwell CZ53 Personal Minigun. A multi-barrelled chaingun firing 5mm ammunition at over 60,000 RPM. Min ST: 7.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Fallout & Fallout 2
  3. Fallout 4
  4. Fallout 3 & Fallout: New Vegas – assumption that there is extra belts within the backpack.
  5. Research Terminal, Research Log - Minigun
  6. Research Note - Minigun
  7. In-game description: "{38900}{}{Avenger Minigun}"
    "{38901}{}{Rockwell designed the Avenger as the replacement for their aging CZ53 Personal Minigun. The Avenger's design improvements include improved, gel-fin, cooling and chromium plated barrel-bores. This gives it a greater range and lethality. Min ST: 7.}"
    "name_lightMiniGun = {Avenger MiniGun}"
    "desc_lightMiniGun = {Rockwell designed the Avenger as the replacement for their aging CZ53 Personal Minigun. The Avenger's design improvements include improved, gel-fin, cooling and chromium plated barrel-bores. This gives it a greater range and lethality.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), Items.txt)
  8. Animation frames in Fallout and Fallout 2.