Vanix "Templar" Autogun

The original Templar medium autogun was developed by Vanix nearly 300 years ago and through upgrades and modifications it has remained a strong contender on the battlefield, providing one of the few competitors to electromagnetic and plasma weapons. The major advantage of the Templar design is its reliability. Every moving part in its design is given a wide spacing and jams are nonexistent. Even a direct hit to the frame of the gun is often times not enough to cause it to quit working.

From its inception, the Templar has proved that its choice of using an unorthodox approach of a top rather than side-loading magazine proved to be a savior. Not only did the gun have a lower profile for moving through narrow passages but it had the added benefit of avoiding the magazine being knocked out should the operator bump against something too hard. This also meant that the overall shape of the gun was very unique since previous weapons had used that side-loading magazine due to the fact that autogun receivers have always had issues with gravity-assisted feeding, a problem solved with a few well-placed gas tubes to control each round entering the chamber in perfect form.

Changes to models II through V were all internal and pushed the original rate of fire from 600 RPM to its current 950 RPM rate. Model V also added micro-fluting to the barrel to assist in cooling and this was later enhanced in the VI and VII models by incorporating active cooling that was powered by gasses from the weapon's operation. The final change came with the VII-L which replaced the standard titanium reinforced frame with a lighter aluminum one backed up by a carbon nanotube weave key areas.

(for Templar VII-L)
Class: Heavy Infantry
Caliber: 9.5mm caseless
Capacity: 120 rd magazine
Rate of Fire: 950 RPM
Max Range: 1800m
Effective Range: 700m
Armor Penetration: high
Shield Penetration: low
Damage per round: medium
Velocity: 1230 m/s

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