|M41 Vulcan Light Anti-Aircraft Gun|
M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun
Heavy Machine Gun
|Damage Per Hit||
|Rate of Fire|
Medium to High
Short to Medium to Long
The M41 Vulcan Light Anti-Aircraft Gun is a United Nations Space Command Defense Force vehicle-mounted machine gun. It is used as the primary armament on the standard M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle.
The M41 Vulcan is the standard weaponry of the M12 Warthog LRV, although it is found on the Behemoth-class Troop Transport Elephant as well. It is a triple-barreled, electric-powered, linkless, drum-fed weapon. It fires 450 to 550 12.7x99mm armor penetrating rounds per minute. Turret traverse rate is 100 degrees per second and weapon elevation rate is 60 degrees per second. Recoil from sustained fire is prodigious and negatively impacts accuracy at long range. It also works quite well for taking out Banshees and other lightly-armored vehicles.
As stated above, the M41 uses 12.7x99mm rounds, also know as the .50 BMG round, or .50 caliber. The name BMG comes from the 20th-century M2 Browning Machine Gun the cartridge was designed for. It is well known for its legendary stopping power. It is normally considered an anti-materiel round, as it can take out both light armor and infantry at great range. The bullet is even capable of stopping a car dead in its tracks, shooting a round right through its engine block.
The 12.7x99mm rounds is capable of exerting upwards of five times as much damage as the 7.62x51mm rounds used in the MA5 series of assault rifles, and the M41 is a relatively accurate example of its power compared to the smaller 7.62mm round. This was only evident in Halo: Combat Evolved, as damage per-hit in Halo 2 was dramatically less powerful. To balance this out, the rate of fire on the M41 was increased to roughly 900 rounds per-minute, and accuracy was increased significantly from the Halo: Combat Evolved version.
The M41-LAAG, as a stationary turret.
The LAAG as seen on the snow camo Warthog from the Halo 3 multiplayer map Avalanche.
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|Artillery||102mm SC-HE Rocket Turret | 440 mm Heavy Artillery | KG Mk 34 Antipersonnel Flame Mortar Launcher|
|Autocannons||50mm Point Defense Gun | 110mm Rotary Cannon | 120mm Ventral Gun | GUA-23/AW/Linkless Feed Autocannon | M247 GPMGT Autocannon | M247T MMG | M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun | X23 NNEMP Cannon | AAA Helix Gun|
|Chemical weapons||Narcozine Gas | VX 7 Nerve Gas|
|Magnetic Acceleration weapons||LRG Rail Gun | M68 Gauss Cannon | Magnetic Accelerator Cannon|
|Land mines||Antlion Anti-Personnel Mine | Asteroidea Anti-personnel Mine | Lotus Anti-Tank Mine | Trip Mine | Type 14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine|
|Missiles||Anaconda Surface-to-Air Missile | ANVIL-II ASM | ANVIL-IV ASM | A-74 Sylver Vertical Missile Launcher | Archer Missile | Ares Missile | Argent V Missile | ASGM-10 Missile | Scorpion Missile|
|Nuclear weapons||FENRIS Nuclear Warhead | Fury Tactical Nuclear Weapon | HAVOK Nuclear Warhead | NOVA Bomb | Shiva-class Nuclear Missile|
|Space mines||HORNET Mine | Moray Space Mine|
|Tank guns||90mm High Velocity Cannon | 120mm High-Velocity Gun|