As a former military weapons technician, I want you guys to realize something about how terrifying my homegirl Sinon is in GGO. Pictured here is a PGM Hécate II (I know that in the books, Kawahara-san calls it a PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II, but a light novel author does not a weapons expert make. The Ultima Ratio is sort of a “baby sister” to the Hecate II, and you’re about to read why the Hecate II is a monster by comparison). Let me fill you in on the stats:
- Weight - 13.8kg (without optic)
- Length - 138cm
- Cartridge - .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)
- Muzzle Velocity - 825 m/s
- Effective firing range - 1.8km
- Maximum firing range - over 2km
This rifle weighs as much as three and a half gallons of water, or your neighbour’s toddler. This rifle is just 20cm shorter than Hirasawa Yui. This rifle fires projectiles that are HALF AN INCH in diameter fast enough to cover two kilometers in just under three seconds.
This rifle is so powerful, that it’s actually considered a war crime to shoot living targets. It is instead used for things like… exploding ordinance from a safe distance, counter-sniping, harassing fire, and making use of high explosive incendiary/armour piercing (HEIAP) ammo to do things like DISABLE VEHICLE ENGINES.
Fear the Sinon.
Dat ass thou