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Name:  Advanced Fire Control System
Type (Category):  Equipment (Other)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 217)

Description:
Advanced fire control systems are integral to all combat units and employed primarily by Support Vehicles designed for deployment in combat. They’re also common among armed IndustrialMechs (though armed IndustrialMechs are themselves a rarity). On par with standard combat targeting and tracking systems, advanced fire control enables support units to function with equal efficiency to combat units, and even allows compatibility with the advanced capabilities of targeting computers and C3 systems.

Though IndustrialMech models of this equipment are essentially weightless, swapping out the extant sensor suites with a military-grade version, the less-efficient Support Vehicle version of advanced fire control masses twice that of the basic version, coming to ten percent of the weight of all the vehicle’s mounted heavy and medium weapons.

Game Rules:
Advanced Fire Control doubles the cockpit’s C-bill cost, but takes up no tonnage or critical space. When installed, the IndustrialMech loses its +1 to-hit modifier to all attacks, and may use targeting computers and C3-type equipment, essentially functioning in game play as if it had a standard BattleMech cockpit.
Unit Type Availability
IndustrialMechs
Inner Sphere Data (IndustrialMechs)
Prototype Date:  ES
Production Date:  ~2300
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

IndustrialMech Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Inner Sphere units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 May mount up to one per unit

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
– (–)
– (–)
C
C-D-D-C
*
0.000
0
* See rules for this equipment

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
ES
~2299
Experimental
~2300
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Advanced Fire Control

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Advanced Fire Control (AFC)
IndustrialMechs and support vehicles equipped with Advanced Fire Control do not suffer Target Number modifiers for their unit type.

Clan Data (IndustrialMechs)
Prototype Date:  ES
Production Date:  ~2300
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

IndustrialMech Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Clan units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 May mount up to one per unit

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
– (–)
– (–)
C
C-D-D-C
*
0.000
0
* See rules for this equipment

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
ES
~2299
Experimental
~2300
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Advanced Fire Control

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Advanced Fire Control (AFC)
IndustrialMechs and support vehicles equipped with Advanced Fire Control do not suffer Target Number modifiers for their unit type.