[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.