Titan Industrial Science Designation: TIS-AR.95 "Hephaestus" HVAR
Weapon Type: High-velocity Assault Rifle, Bullpup Configuration
Functionality: featuring an oversized internal magazine and large bank capacitors, the Hephaestus is an unusual weapon with its extremely high capacitance and energy transfer efficiency. It has been recently fielded in 95 A.F. (After Fragmentation and division of powers), to great effect. Its rounds are long enough to perforate most enemy infantry shielding and cause some serious internal damage after entry, since the round design is based upon the TIS Vertebra round.
The cheek weld and stock have an ergonomic memory gel to provide maximum comfort for prolonged duration of use. The radioisotopic battery for inside the stock is easily replaced if ruptured and leaking, with zero possibility of any sort of meltdown. Its purpose is to charge the capacitors of the weapon. There is a separate, smaller battery that produces energy for the other integrated systems. The large capacitors and tightly wound coils give the HVAR the capability to propel the rounds to the hyper-lethal velocities it needs to put down enemies.
The integrated computerized sighting system provides extremely precise targeting and range information, and the holographic ammunition and heat counter can be toggled for right or left side viewing. The image shows the weapon set to a left-handed shooter. Digital targeting magnification can also be adjusted ambidextrously. It is designed with two visual modes. Thermoelectrical imaging and natural light imaging are both available and toggle-able. The computerized sighting scope also provides a target leading system once a target has been marked. The sight can be adjusted from 1.5x zoom to up to 6x zoom. Digital communication between weapon and HUD is also available. The Hephaestus HVAR can be fired somewhat accurately from behind cover, without exposing more than the shooter's hands and the weapon itself. In addition to that, the sensitive components are heavily shielded in case a thermoelectrical or electromagnetic blast were to occur, rendering primitive and or sensitive electronic systems useless during the heat of battle. In case such a situation were to arise under extreme circumstances where power failures or such occur, the weapon still has fixed iron sights with windage and range adjustments, though HVAR rounds are largely unaffected due to their extreme velocities.
The HVAR is front-heavy, but that works to its advantage, given that the force of each individual round propelled from the TIS-AR.95 is fairly high. The grip has an inset with a pressure-activated trigger to ensure that misfires don't occur with the lack of a traditional trigger guard, given that the safety is turned off and the weapon is loaded. The magazine release is close to the stock of the weapon and can be configured for either right or left-handed shooters, though the magazine will automatically dislocate once it detects that all of the rounds have been spent. The back end of the magazine (close to the stock and receiver) is pushed up by magnetic forces instead of mechanical forces.
An underbarrel mount is also optional, providing the TIS-AR.95 with auxiliary firepower, be it a scattershot cannon, a chemical flamethrower, HEAT rocket launcher, or low-velocity grenade launcher, the weapon is fairly customizable in that regard. The underbarrel mounts are compatible with other weapons when using a different adaptor.
The vertebra round has a tungsten core with small gaps along the length of the round, which when entering solid matter, will proceed to flatten inside the target, sometimes shattering due to the brittleness of tungsten, taking chunks of flesh with it.
Ammo Count: 32 Vertebra Rounds [7x48mm Tungsten Sabot, divided core]
Rate of Fire: 820 RPM, Fixed ROF
Fire Modes: Single Shot, Four-Round Burst, and Fully Automatic
This is the third iteration/redesign of the Hephaestus HVAR, and my scanner cables are missing somewheres. This design is solely owned by me, and is not a fan art of any sort. It is of my own creation. Taking any concepts from these weapons without permission is not okay.