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What do unsc weapons use

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<p>Do unsc weapons use compressed gas, gun powder or electronic firing mechanism for the weapons or a combination of all 3 the halo nightfall seemed to indicate electronic firing but other sources indicate compressed gas or gun powder. I wonder what they truly use.</p>
I think it's the same as the modern guns?
I would imagine they just use an advanced form of gunpowder. The gas operation that is mentioned just indicates how the gun action cycles. A Gas operated firearm means that the high pressure gasses released from firing a cartridge are what is used to cycle the action vs the more common recoil operated actions. A real life example would be an AK47 is gas operated, and a glock is recoil operated
I always thought it was like modern guns
Well whatever they use its still effective to use against plasma gun weilding aliens
While the UNSC does use weapons reminiscent of our modern day firearms, they also have many armaments that have been influenced or completely reverse engineered from alien races like the Elites.

More here: https://halofanon.fandom.com/wiki/UNSC_Ammunition
While the UNSC does use weapons reminiscent of our modern day firearms, they also have many armaments that have been influenced or completely reverse engineered from alien races like the Elites.

More here: https://halofanon.fandom.com/wiki/UNSC_Ammunition
Halo fanon isnt cannon its fan fiction. Halopedia is the one your looking for
UNSC Firearms still operate largely the same as real firearms. The MA5 series even uses the ammunition as the M60 LMG. The propellant charge is likely more advanced, but otherwise they work like real firearms do.
Jebsquared wrote:
UNSC Firearms still operate largely the same as real firearms. The MA5 series even uses the ammunition as the M60 LMG. The propellant charge is likely more advanced, but otherwise they work like real firearms do.
Always hoping to find some more advanced mechanism. Even Aliens they have more advanced firearms. I love the hydra laser and railgun there advanced and feel up to date but the other firearms have a near future feel. Its interesting many unsc ships have advanced weapons in the form or coilguns and bomb-pumped lasers and plasma spears even the airplanes have rapid fire coilguns and now we have gauss repeaters for most mechs a tank and airodrones but anything infantry still feels like todays stuff although the sniper rifle does use compressed gas instead of gun powder as thats what the halo 2 special edition manual says
Gas-operated does not equal operated by compressed gas. Gas-operated means that, in a semi-automatic firearm, the gases that the propellant charge generates when it explodes is used to chamber the next round. All UNSC firearms use the same methods of firing as their real-life counterparts. The only UNSC infantry weapons that do not use chemical propellants are the W/AV M6 G/GNR, more commonly known as the Spartan Laser, which is a Solid-State laser, the ARC-920, a railgun, and the M99 Stanchion, a coilgun that fires rounds at extremely high velocity.
The UNSC has some vehicles that used more advanced methods of firing too. The XM820B4 Scorpion, which has an enlarged Spartan Laser for a main cannon, and the pintle-mount is occupied with a Gauss Repeater turret. The Hannibal Mantis, which replaced the chaingun with a Gauss repeater, the AV-49H, which also uses the Gauss repeater, the M12G1 LAAV, with the M68 or M555 Gauss turret, and ONI Prowlers, which are armed with the XEV9-Matos pulse laser turret. The UNSC also experimented with a variant of the M145D Rhino that mounted a plasma cannon.
SMG uses caseless ammunition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caseless_ammunition
Jebsquared wrote:
Gas-operated does not equal operated by compressed gas. Gas-operated means that, in a semi-automatic firearm, the gases that the propellant charge generates when it explodes is used to chamber the next round. All UNSC firearms use the same methods of firing as their real-life counterparts. The only UNSC infantry weapons that do not use chemical propellants are the W/AV M6 G/GNR, more commonly known as the Spartan Laser, which is a Solid-State laser, the ARC-920, a railgun, and the M99 Stanchion, a coilgun that fires rounds at extremely high velocity.
The UNSC has some vehicles that used more advanced methods of firing too. The XM820B4 Scorpion, which has an enlarged Spartan Laser for a main cannon, and the pintle-mount is occupied with a Gauss Repeater turret. The Hannibal Mantis, which replaced the chaingun with a Gauss repeater, the AV-49H, which also uses the Gauss repeater, the M12G1 LAAV, with the M68 or M555 Gauss turret, and ONI Prowlers, which are armed with the XEV9-Matos pulse laser turret. The UNSC also experimented with a variant of the M145D Rhino that mounted a plasma cannon.
True and the sniper rifle actually does use compressed gas to fire. That why it leaves a vapour trail. Interesting is that in halo wars they use a varient of the stanchion by creating using the standard issued sniper rifle and adding magnetic coils to it. I eould loce to use that in halo infinite
While the UNSC does use weapons reminiscent of our modern day firearms, they also have many armaments that have been influenced or completely reverse engineered from alien races like the Elites.

More here: https://halofanon.fandom.com/wiki/UNSC_Ammunition
Halo fanon isnt cannon its fan fiction. Halopedia is the one your looking for
Unfortunately Halopedia only includes a small list of ALL ammunition, not UNSC specific.
Jebsquared wrote:
Gas-operated does not equal operated by compressed gas. Gas-operated means that, in a semi-automatic firearm, the gases that the propellant charge generates when it explodes is used to chamber the next round. All UNSC firearms use the same methods of firing as their real-life counterparts. The only UNSC infantry weapons that do not use chemical propellants are the W/AV M6 G/GNR, more commonly known as the Spartan Laser, which is a Solid-State laser, the ARC-920, a railgun, and the M99 Stanchion, a coilgun that fires rounds at extremely high velocity.
The UNSC has some vehicles that used more advanced methods of firing too. The XM820B4 Scorpion, which has an enlarged Spartan Laser for a main cannon, and the pintle-mount is occupied with a Gauss Repeater turret. The Hannibal Mantis, which replaced the chaingun with a Gauss repeater, the AV-49H, which also uses the Gauss repeater, the M12G1 LAAV, with the M68 or M555 Gauss turret, and ONI Prowlers, which are armed with the XEV9-Matos pulse laser turret. The UNSC also experimented with a variant of the M145D Rhino that mounted a plasma cannon.
Don't forget the Hydra, but thats technically a gyrock weapon so it doesnt really use a firing style. Its just a launcher.
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Jebsquared wrote:
Gas-operated does not equal operated by compressed gas. Gas-operated means that, in a semi-automatic firearm, the gases that the propellant charge generates when it explodes is used to chamber the next round. All UNSC firearms use the same methods of firing as their real-life counterparts. The only UNSC infantry weapons that do not use chemical propellants are the W/AV M6 G/GNR, more commonly known as the Spartan Laser, which is a Solid-State laser, the ARC-920, a railgun, and the M99 Stanchion, a coilgun that fires rounds at extremely high velocity.
The UNSC has some vehicles that used more advanced methods of firing too. The XM820B4 Scorpion, which has an enlarged Spartan Laser for a main cannon, and the pintle-mount is occupied with a Gauss Repeater turret. The Hannibal Mantis, which replaced the chaingun with a Gauss repeater, the AV-49H, which also uses the Gauss repeater, the M12G1 LAAV, with the M68 or M555 Gauss turret, and ONI Prowlers, which are armed with the XEV9-Matos pulse laser turret. The UNSC also experimented with a variant of the M145D Rhino that mounted a plasma cannon.
True and the sniper rifle actually does use compressed gas to fire. That why it leaves a vapour trail. Interesting is that in halo wars they use a varient of the stanchion by creating using the standard issued sniper rifle and adding magnetic coils to it. I eould loce to use that in halo infinite
That trail isn't because it uses compressed gas. The vapor trail is a result of the round's velocity, which causes the moisture in the air to condense suddenly. It's similar to how, when a plane goes supersonic, it is briefly surrounded by a cone of condensation. Of course, the real reason this happens is because it helps balance the sniper rifle, by giving away the shooter's position when they fire
Here's a link to the Halopedia article on the ammunition the Sniper Rifle uses: https://www.halopedia.org/14.5%C3%97114mm
i don't know about other games, but Reach's AR is gas powered.
Mustn't forget sound rifle and sonic grenades
I always thought it was a little advanced then our modern weapons.
Advanced Gunpowder. MA5D and BR85’s with M118’s as their main ammo.
i don't know about other games, but Reach's AR is gas powered.
The entire MA5 line is. Most UNSC weapons that utilize projectiles and gunpowder are.
Only stuff like the Railgun and Hydra and Sticky Det dont.
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"Dont be spoiled, dont start a fight. Always be careful, here at night. Because the Spartans might come, in suits that weigh half a ton. And they'll steal from you all you gots, just like they did from Colonel Watts."
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