HB-11 Heavy Blaster Rifle

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HB-11
Production Information
Manufacturer Endara Arms
Designer Endara Arms
Model HB-11 Heavy Blaster Rifle
Type Heavy Blaster Rifle
Cost 54,736 Hapan Credits
In Service 4029–Present
Technical Specifications
Capacity 100 shots
Damage Type Energy
Minimum Damage 2
Maximum Damage 4
Minimum Range 4
Maximum Range 10
Minimum Hits 0
Maximum Hits 12
Stun Yes
Weight 24.5 kg
Volume 0.5166 m³
Hands Required 0
Usage
Affiliation Hapes Consortium
Royal Hapan Army
Era(s) Golden Age
Conflict(s) Black Sun Crisis

The HB-11 was designed and created by Endara Arms after the merger of the Royal Armaments Guild of Charubah and was put into service in 4029. It is still currently used in the Royal Hapan Armed Forces and is useful when fighting waves of ground infantry and light droids.

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Development and Function

The HB-11 was created in 4028 to replace the antique RAGC-750 repeating pulse cannon, manufactured by Royal Armaments Guild of Charubah as the official heavy blaster rifle of the Hapes Consortium. This was due to the eventual abolishment and discharge of the Cyborg Warriors of Charubah in the Hapan Armed forces, which were the only infantry capable of carrying the sheer weight of the heavy blaster. Unlike its siblings, the HB-1 and HB-5, the HB-11 designs did not originate from its predecessor the RAGC-750. To fill in the gap which the RAGC-750 created for the heavy weapons infantry divisions, the HB-11 was created. Instead of a heavy blaster needed to be always carried by an individual like the RAGC-750, which cause the individual to be uncovered and an easy target, the development team decided to build a gun with a low lying tripod that allowed the individual to prone and to hide behind cover making the gunner a harder target to hit. The drawback was that the gun was not mobile and had to be carried by a three man squad.

Originally created for the job as an anti-starfighter gun for the infantry division, the project almost did not continue due to certain feature problems in the gun. The heavy gun presented two problems when first serving the Royal Hapan Army. The first problem was the overheating of the gun barrel after a short period of continuous fire; this caused the gun to be rendered useless. The second problem was the low stopping power it had to break through strong amour. A few months later the development department overcame the problems by slightly modifying certain aspects of the gun. Modifications included the extra durasteel, which reinforced the strength of the barrel and eliminated the premature over heating of the barrel during sustained fire and a microprocessor was added to increase the cycling rate of fire by managing the power output of the powercell. The developers however could not overcome the weak stopping power without increasing the weight of the already heavy gun. The feature was overlooked with the increased fire rate of the gun making up for its weak punch.

Usage

The HB-11 is final addition to the Hapan armoury. Combined with the HB-1 and HB-5 in a military operation, the three weapons work together in great synergy. The heavy blaster rifles role during a Hapan military operation is to provide suppressive fire on the enemy forces position. This causes the enemy forces to take cover and therefore reduces his effectiveness of fire in the battles. It allows friendly forces to attack the enemy’s position with less risk of being hit or injured.

Burst fire

This heavy gun can be set to two different modes. The first mode is the burst fire mode. This mode fires a 5 shot burst of energy every time the trigger is pulled. It is mainly used when the gun is at its maximum range to provide the best accurate shot possible.

Fully Automatic

Firing in this mode will keep the gun firing until the individual releases his finger off the trigger or the powercell magazine has depleted. This is most inaccurate mode of the gun, it is usually used when in close combat or at medium range.

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