Machines, Materiel and Munitions from the Human-Covenant Conflict, 2525 - Present/M6

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Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6 Grindell/Galileian Nonlinear Rifle (W/AV M6 G/GNR)
Excerpt from long-term, in-field interview with the soldiers of E2-BAG/1/7.

Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6 Grindell/Galileian Nonlinear Rifle (W/AV M6 G/GNR)

Official designation: M6 G/GNR
Length (o/a): 98.8 cm (38.9 in.)
Length (barrel): REDACTED
Weight (empty): 19.07 kg (42 lbs)
Weight (loaded): 20.4 kg (45 lbs)
Cartridge: REDACTED
Max. effective range: REDACTED
Muzzle velocity: 299792458 m/s (983 571 056 f/s)
Magazine capacity: REDACTED
Rate of fire: semi-automatic only
Unit Replacement cost: cR. 218000.00


The M6 G/GNR is a REDACTED type laser. It can be used in both anti-vehicle and antipersonnel roles. The weapon has an integrated Wyrd III optics suite (smart-linked).


Soldiers appreciate the range, accuracy, and target effect. They view the effect of “our own directed energy weapon” as a combat multiplier due to the psychological impact on combatants that viewed the destruction of the target.


“The M6 is a splendid special application anti-vehicle slash anti-materiel weapon – even if it is a little on the heavy side. The imprudent use of this weapon in the antipersonnel role, which is to say, against non high-value targets – grunts or drones for example -- is strongly discouraged.”

“I engaged an enemy chopper at a range of REDACTED meters. The target immediately erupted into flames. Both vehicle and rider were eliminated.”

“My spotter positively identified the local bravo kilo sub-chieftain. I engaged the target at REDACTED meters. The shot burned an approximately REDACTED diameter hole through the target and severely damaged the mauler he had just dismounted.”

“The M6 is one of those rare systems that simultaneously boosts morale, degrades the fighting spirit of the enemy and actually performs admirably as a weapon.”

“Because of their cost and complexity the (M6 G/GNR) and like systems are not going to find widespread adoption. They will remain specialist weapons, at least for the foreseeable future.

“During action on grid REDACTED, REDACTED a pair of Banshees were harassing our left flank. Our anti-air element was suppressed so I opened a request for fire support. A beam struck the trailing Banshee. The canopy separated from the fuselage and the pilot spilled out right before it burst into flames and pin-wheeled in.”

“The shot entered the rear of the Phantom, killing three Brutes and injuring two others.”

“The equipment required (PP-16979/AM-Sh) to recharge the non-removable battery (BA-53635/PLMD) for the M6 G/GNR does not and never has shipped with the weapon – and for some dang reason I’ve never seen them ship at the same time. Do people not realize that they are two different pieces of equipment?”

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