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Sorenstam SG-66A2 by Tabnir Sorenstam SG-66A2 by Tabnir
[Illustration of the SG-66A2]

"The S÷renstam SG-66A2 is an anti-matÚriel multistage coilgun designed as a precise anti-armor solution for long- to medium-range engagements. Despite the recoil having already been reduced significantly via multiple inertial compensators, the SG-66 series is only rated for use by powered infantry. In addition, the SG-66A2 does not accept scope attachments, instead relying on a AUGN-III integrated smart-linked scope array.1 This limited its usefulness for armor systems that did not possess AUGRE-compatible targeting systems. However, in AUGRE-compatible suits, the SG-66A2 was found to be extremely formidable, due to the AUGN-AUGRE synchronization effectively transforming the suit into a dedicated weapons platform. Oddly, the SG-66A2 is also fired by the AUGRE link, although some sources state the existence of a backup manual trigger, normally concealed inside a hatch in front of the trigger grip.
Unfortunately, it was described as being 'too unwieldy' for most powered armors to use;2 this and its limited compatibility resulted in the discontinuation of the weapon in 2904. 127 SG-66A2s were confirmed to have been produced. SG-66A2s were estimated to have destroyed more than 19,000 tons of armor during its brief appearance in the ComBloc war.3
No serials are known to have survived the ComBloc war, nor do records exist for its performance.4 However, estimates place the effective maximum range at 4,200 meters. The magazine held six 16mm SPKE "Requiem" ferromagnetic rounds. The SG-66A2 was described as "very large," with sources stating the length varying from 1700 mm to 2000 mm. It is also speculated the SG-66A2 possessed an adaptive camouflage system."

- Reynek, Anton. Sovereignty Infantry Weapons of the ComBloc War, 2906-3036. 3rd ed. Andau & Co, 3201.

1 The AUGN-III array on the SG66A2 had two sensor nodes on both sides of the barrel, just fore of the trigger grip.
2 Ingram, Douglas R., and Anselm Lauda. Secret Weapons of the Sovereignty. 9th ed. Hasek, 3122.
3 Huang, David Liao. Enforcer! Commonwealth FCUs. Zhang and Sons, 3115.
4 Testing records were lost during the Great Purge of 2988.

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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I've been looking for a reference image for a gauss rifle in a fanficiton I'm writing. Would it be possible for me to add a link to this page?

The design is just so awesome and absolutely perfect for what I was looking for.
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Digital Artist
I would advise you commission an artist to do an illustration expressly tailored for your work instead of referencing an existing design that was intended for something else.
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Alright then.

By the way I noticed you say this is an original idea, well I found a website that uses your image and says it's a weapon from mass effect. Same name and everything but the description is completely different. Just making sure they didn't steal your work.
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   Digital Artist
This isn't a Mass Effect weapon; ME was released 2012 while I uploaded this 2008 [I also know for a fact it's not in the game having played 1 and 2 haha].
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Yeah I can tell it's not a mass effect weapon, the style is completely different even if it is just as awesome. But someone used your image on a Mass Effect roleplay site without giving you credit so I thought I should make sure you know.
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Frankly it annoys me, but at the same time it's not that big of a deal.
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Didn't think it would be, but I hate it when I see people take credit for someone else's work. Granted that isn't the case this time but he didn't credit you either.
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Nandos97 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow...that is whats called an imagination. Nerdgasm...
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Shavarn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Is it a reference to any form of game or just a godly gun in general. All in all cool description mang!
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Nope, original design.
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Shavarn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Not to mention cool gun.
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StefanAlexandru Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I stared at this for ... for i don't know how much time, but dude, it's awesome. Make more stuff to hurt ppl please! :D
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Purple9lemur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Very nice background. I would like to see you write a novel as well!
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robertekew Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
That's quite a barrel on that baby.
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Jager375 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A very handsome gun. I'm actually jealous I didn't thought of this design. :thumbsup:
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Oooooohh, now that's a gun!

"This, is my BOOMSTICK!"
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Also damn cool weapon design, I dig :)
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Endo74 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student Interface Designer
your write up is perfect.....:thumbsup:

great job...! :star:
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
An anti-armor Gauss rifle, not the most original idea but practicle and you put brilliant amounts of history behind it to give it some athenticity. (realism)
The only problem that I have with your description is figureing out what all the acronym names stand for. I understand that most of them are suit models/series but what does FM rounds and ICM stand for? You sound like you have a real novel going here!
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Tabnir Featured By Owner May 12, 2008   Digital Artist
I was thinking of writing similar excerpt-style descriptions for illustrations in the future, so acronyms would be clarified as more is revealed.

At least that was the original thought. If I really do get too many complaints I'll write out what the acronyms stand for.
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StefanAlexandru Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Please do that! :D
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Vladimiravich Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Umm maybe a dictionary of Acronyms would help? after the excerpt... ^^;
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Tabnir Featured By Owner May 12, 2008   Digital Artist
Acronyms expanded.

For great justice.
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Nandos97 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Right more stuff now!!!
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