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RA-LR2 Red Talon
Production information
Manufacturer

ARM

Model

RA-LR2

Type

Hypervelocity Sniper Rifle

Technical specifications
Size

Large

Damage Per Hit

Very high

Magazine Size

8 rounds

Maximum Ammunition

50

Fire Mode

Semi-automatic

Ammunition Type

.85 caliber (1.20 caliber in newer models) rail slug, coated in MK2 Electromagnetic Jacketing

Operation

Trigger

Muzzle Velocity

Hypersonic

Accuracy

Very high

Range

Long

Usage
Era(s)

Outer Rim War, Spear Crisis

Counterpart

ISD-V4

Counterweapon(s)

ISD-V4

Affiliation

Arm of Orion, Orion's Spear

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The RA-LR2 Red Talon is a sniper rifle used by the Arm of Orion and its ally the Orion's Spear.

HistoryEdit

The RA-LR2 Red Talon began development after an ARM salvage team acquired an intact USIF ISD-V2 Vanguard, the predecessor of the ISD-V4 Vanguard sniper rifle, and brought it to their weapon research groups for study and analysis. After a series of tests and successful reverse-engineering, the ARM had developed a fully operational long range weapon system optimized for use by power armored infantry.

The Red Talon received significant improvements in the days following the Outer Rim War.

DesignEdit

The RA-LR2 possesses extreme stopping power and immense accuracy, utilizing kinetic mass drivers to propel its massive .85 caliber round, wreaking havoc to infantry and armored vehicles alike. For near-perfect accuracy at even the most extreme ranges, the rifle is equipped with advanced optical technology, which interfaces directly to the soldier’s HUD.

The only significant difference between the Red Talon and the Vanguard is mere aesthetics- the Red Talon features an open barrel exposing the rail propellers, whereas the Vanguard's barrel is fully enclosed.

The Red Talon fires a large .85 caliber rail slug similar to the Vanguard, making it suitable for penetrating everything from shielded, power armored infantry to assault vehicles.

UpgradeEdit

OrionSniperRifle

Newer Red Talon model

Newer Red Talon models retain many of the same basic features as the older ones, such as the rail propulsion system and advanced optical technology. Ammunition also retains the same Mk2 electromagnetic jacketing system that shreds through shielding and armor. However, newer models feature a sleeker aesthetic design, larger scope with more precise targeting systems, higher rate of fire, and the ability to be modified with different types of ammunition. But the most significant change to the new models are the larger caliber rail rounds they fire- from the .85 caliber slug in previous models upgunned to a massive 1.20 caliber rail slug. Newer models also feature a lens cap above the scope that can be folded up when needed.

Oddly, newer Red Talon models feature a more primitive ammunition feed system. Instead of power clips, a soldier must slide back a chamber that holds a more traditional clip with solid ammo. After a new ammo clip is inserted, the soldier slides the chamber back into place and the weapon is ready to fire.

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