OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: The purpose of this submission is to provide a standard form of ammunition to be utilized in the impending line of Slugthrowers designed by Czerka Arms. Furthermore, this submission will serve as the foundation from which all additional forms of Czerka ammunition will stem. Lastly, this submission will serve to highlight the capabilities of the average slug fired from the new line of Czerka weaponry.
- Development Thread: N/A
- Manufacturer: Browncoat Arms & Industrial | ATC | Arakyd Industries
- Model: 5.56mm Slug
- Affiliation: Private Market
- Modularity: Yes (12.7mm, 9mm, 7.62mm, and Special Rounds)
- Production: Mass
- Material: Durasteel
For millennia, the slugthrowers that frequented the Galaxy utilized ammunition that had little to no form of standardization. In fact, save for a handful of models here and there, the slugs required to make avid usage of a slugthrower became few and far between for those lacking a decent source. This fact became a painfully apparent part of reality for those wielding slugthrowers, especially with their usage quickly becoming dwarfed in favor of the usage of blasters. When Czerka Arms was reunited under the leadership of Tyri Lsu, one of the first orders of business was to solve this issue of ammunition; for what was the point of designing and manufacturing new lines of weaponry if the procuring of ammunition was a difficult task?
As such, the 5.56mm BASIC Slug was born: a standard round that could be provided to clients in mass quantities and universally utilized within the vast majority of impending Czerka Arms rifles. Of course, with weapons differing in length and specialization, such as sniper rifles or pistols, additional sizes derived from the 5.56mm were created subsequently; and were made just as available as the 5.56mm BASIC.
As a whole, the 5.56mm BASIC Slug excels in terms of performance. It boasts the capability to penetrate, on average, between forty and fifty centimeters of soft tissue upon impact; and has been known to fragment in order to dramatically augment the potential damage done to the body. Furthermore, when fired from the standard rifle of the new Czerka Arms' line at its maximum range of five hundred meters, the 5.56mm BASIC Slug has the capacity to penetrate up to two and a half milimeters of durasteel. What's more, this penetration capacity increases as the distance between the target decreases.
m BASIC Slug was inspired by its real-world equivalent in terms of capabilities and function.