Yelena: I wanted the BIG gun... Gun store clerk: No offense, miss, but that weapon would've broken your back the first time you fired it. Yelena: Because I'm a girl? Clerk: No. Because it's designed for use by people with two backup spines.
Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?!
If there is any one weapon that defines the the Imperium, it is the bolter. No other weapon combines high technology levels with such deliberate brutality, and no race would consider making it but mankind.
The biggest problems with a BFG involve recoil, weight and ammunition. The Thunderhead sequence X14 A solves two of these difficulties and minimizes the third. Thus, this nasty SOB has become one of the most popular heavy-duty weapons in the Technocracy, a blessing for phallically-impaired enforcers of every convention.
I am Heavy Weapons Guy... and THIS is my weapon. She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two-hundred-dollar, custom-tooled cartridges at ten thousand rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to fire this weapon... for twelve seconds.
"I think Cable should be holding a BIG gun on this cover." Well yeah he usually is. "Pffffft, no, I mean a REALLY big gun." wait how big "Well something like this" /draws an artistic representation of excess Liefeld you genius, youve done it again.
29. I cannot have any gun that requires me to continue the damage code on back. 112. If the gun can't fit through the x-ray machine, it doesn't go on the plane. 192. If the gun is best fired using the artillery skill, my character is not allowed to have it. 217. If the weapon is capable of staking vampires hiding behind engine blocks, I can't have it. 589. If my gun on a scale of 1-10 is a 7, it's vetoed if that's the Richter scale. 1144. I cannot have any gun that lets me kill the villain without being in at least an adjacent county. 1587. There is no way the Iteration X mage is going to make it through airport security. 1666. If it takes more than five minutes for the debris to stop falling, I need to pick a smaller gun. 2003. Any gun who's damage is best described in scientific notation is vetoed. 2067. Can't have a gun that can inflict lethal damage with just the bullet's windshear.
Sergeant: Captain, with all due respect, what's to like? Standing around being targets for bogies we're not allowed to kill? Kerchak: Sergeant, I've seen the mercenary-issue goober guns. They're big. Non-regulation big, even. Sergeant: Oh? Kerchak: (grinning) On cold nights you can fill the barrel with hot water and have yourself a bath.
The GAU-8 Avenger fires up to sixty one-pound bullets a second. It produces almost five tons of recoil force, which is crazy considering that it's mounted in a type of plane (the A-10 "Warthog") whose two engines produce only four tons of thrust each. If you put two of them in one aircraft, and fired both guns forward while opening up the throttle, the guns would win and youd accelerate backward.
To put it another way: If I mounted a GAU-8 on my car, put the car in neutral, and started firing backward from a standstill, I would be breaking the interstate speed limit in less than three seconds.