Weapons: Marines' rifles

NoRemorse

Rear Admiral
OK, I know I've already asked this question here before, but I've NEVER had an actual answer about it...

I'm writing a story, and I can't find the truth about those rifles...

Are they laser rifles or not ??? (I mean, do they have a kinda ammo such as bullets, etc... or are they laser/pulse/etc.. rifles ?)

Please help me to find THE answer ;) and I swear I'll never post other stupid questions :)

John
 

panther

Rear Admiral
The answer is yes to both (at least in the books)

They use lasers in certain circumstances and ammunition powered rifles in others (depending on whether they care about hull breaches and so on)
 

NoRemorse

Rear Admiral
Can we say that laser rifles are used by "specialists" ? (as machine guns, rocket launcher,etc... are used by "specialists" nowadays ?)

For instance, can we say there are about 2 or 3 laser riflemen in a company ?

What are the damage of all those guns ?

And why the hell am I asking all those questions ? :)

John
 

TCSTigersClaw

Greek Special Forces B' Company "Naoussa" 2007-200
In Wc4 even SOSA has a laser pistol...I dont think laser is a specialist`s weapon....
In WingCommander Academy ,we can also see Bazooka lasers and Normall lasers,used by regular soldiers
 

panther

Rear Admiral
Originally posted by TCSTigersClaw
In Wc4 even SOSA has a laser pistol...I dont think laser is a specialist`s weapon....
In WingCommander Academy ,we can also see Bazooka lasers and Normall lasers,used by regular soldiers
If anything, wouldn't a laser be easier for non-specialists to use (No recoil?)
 

Meson

Swabbie
Banned
It situation based, NoRemorse. If they don't want to breathe vacuum, they use bullets. FOr every other situation it's energy all they way. Why are you so dense?
 

NoRemorse

Rear Admiral
Why ? just cause I don't want to make big mistakes writing the fiction. I need to know to evaluate the wounds of a man hit by one of those guns... Just to be sure, that was just to be sure, nothing more. I just don't want everybody saying "hey ! why the hell is he using this kind of weapons ?"... that's all :)

Thanks for your answers.

And Chris, as TC sid that it depends on the situation, I thought it depends on the mission... that's why I gave him an example of "mission"...

I thought they would all use bullet rifles for a massive attack, with thousands and thousands men engaged... maybe it was the cheapest solution...

John
 

TCSTigersClaw

Greek Special Forces B' Company "Naoussa" 2007-200
Originally posted by panther
If anything, wouldn't a laser be easier for non-specialists to use (No recoil?)

Have you seen the 3 episode of WCATV ??

There is a recoil in some laser rifles and at the "bazooka" laser
 

panther

Rear Admiral
Originally posted by TCSTigersClaw
Have you seen the 3 episode of WCATV ??

There is a recoil in some laser rifles and at the "bazooka" laser
No, Not yet. Still working through them :)
 
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