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Recoil Compensation Harness

by Kyle Platte

I was disappointed with the stats in FFS for the recoil compensation harness. It is listed as a TL-14 device and gives a ridiculously low weight for itıs function. I wanted the same harness to be available much earlier and become more efficient as the TL progressed. I used the basic weight of a suit of AV=1 armored chest and arm for the frame and added a recoil-dampening package to determine weight.

TL 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Weight9.3 kg8.6 kg 7 kg 5.8 kg 4 kg 3.6 kg 2 kg 2 kg 1.4 kg
RcM 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2
Price 2500Cr 2000Cr 1500Cr 1400Cr 1250Cr 1100Cr 1000Cr 800Cr 750Cr
MinRC - - 2 2 3 4 5 6 8
Weight: The weight of the harness in kg.
RcM: The modifier to the mounted weaponıs recoil.
Min RC: The harness will totally absorb the recoil of any weapon with a recoil number equal to or less than the Minimum recoil.

The recoil compensation harness is a support that holds a mechanical arm mounted at the wearerıs hip. The arm mounts a heavy weapon and the harness is designed to absorb the recoil from heavy weapons giving a heavy weapon both stability and mobility. The harness provides no protection to the wearer but has an AV=1 for purposes of damage to the device. Any damage penetrating the armor renders the harness useless. The weapon may still be detached and used normally.

The harness cannot be used in conjunction with a bipod or tripod and negates any advantages gained with a SA stock, or gyroscopic compensation.

The harness has a universal mount allowing any weapon over 50 cm to be mounted. The weapon must have a harness socket to be mounted effectively. Suck a socket can be built into a weapon for a cost of 100 cr. An existing weapon can be modified to fit the harness at a cost of 500 cr and a .5 kg bracket.

A weapon mounted into the harness cannot be aimed normally and fires all its shots as quick shots. This can be countered with the use of an electronic sight linked to a helmet sensor suite.

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