ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern


1242 model Del'eriqua
Match Rifle

Robotech Masters
ArmorWeapon Separator

Note that this file is not meant to be comprehensive, but instead merely illustrative. The Tirolians have produced innumerable arms and armor throughout the centuries, and many can be found still in use. Some designs (and even some weapons) as old as thirteen centuries may be encountered. This file is intended to reflect the most common weapons and armor still in active service in the twenty-first century, when Earth encountered Tirol, and when the dying empire of the Masters finally collapsed.

Rifle on ground

Though during the centuries since the Tirolian Republic, conventional projectile weapons were on the wane, this deadly and advanced tack-driver remained continuously in service for a millennium. The Tirolian Rifle (more accurately called the 1242 model Del'eriqua Match Rifle, after its date of introduction on the Lanack calendar and its designer) is a caseless weapon of extremely advanced design. Made of a composite non-corrodible body, with a simple action and feed, this weapon is capable of extraordinarily tight (12cm or less) groups as far as one thousand meters. The weapon uses a well-balanced recoil compensator internal to the weapon that makes this precision possible. Early models were traditionally mounted with electronic scopes of the highest quality and versatility, though the introduction of the Terminator armor made the scope obsolete in favor of an IR laser paint which would be picked up on the armor's multi-band and telescopic optics. The projectiles produced for this weapon include a heavy armor-piercing round (using a lead boat-tail behind a tungsten-carbide core, topped with a light incendiary), exploding, jacketed hollow point, plastic-core neurotranquilizer, hollow point, and numerous others.

Go to Tirolian Armor/Weapons Index.

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Copyright © 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen
Last Updated: Thursday, January 1, 1998 10:02 AM