covered in this section fall under the Exotic Firearms
Proficiency feat. Someone who wields a heavy weapon without the appropriate proficiency takes a -4 penalty on all attack rolls
with the weapon.
This heavy-duty .50-caliber machine gun has been in service
since World War II, and remains a very common vehicle
-mounted military weapon
around the world. The Exotic Firearms
Proficiency (heavy machine guns) feat applies to this weapon
The LAW (light antitank weapon
) is a disposable, one-shot rocket launcher. It comes as a short, telescoped fiberglass and aluminum tube. Before using the weapon
, the firer must first arm and extend the tube, which is a move action
When the LAW hits its target, it explodes like a grenade or other explosive, dealing its 10d6 points of damage
to all creatures within a 10-foot radius (Reflex save DC 18 for half damage
). Because its explosive features a shaped charge designed to penetrate the armor
of military vehicles
, the LAW ignores up to 10 points of hardness if it strikes a vehicle, building, or object. However, this only applies to the target struck, not to other objects within the burst radius.
The M72 has a minimum range of 30 feet. If fired against a target closer than 30 feet away, it does not arm and will not explode.
The Exotic Firearms
Proficiency (rocket launchers) feat applies to this weapon
This simple weapon
is a single-shot grenade launcher. It fires 40mm grenades (see under Grenades and Explosives
, below). These grenades look like huge bullets an inch and a half across; they can't be used as hand grenades, and the M79
can't shoot hand grenades.
Attacking with an M79
is identical to throwing an explosive: you make a ranged attack against a specific 5-foot square (instead of targeting a person or creature). The differences between using the M79
and throwing an explosive lie in the range of the weapon
(which far exceeds the distance a hand grenade can be thrown) and the fact that the M79
requires a weapon
proficiency to operate without penalty.
The Exotic Firearms
Proficiency (grenade launchers) feat applies to this weapon
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