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For an overview of 5mm rounds in the Fallout series, see 5mm round.
 
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5mm round is an ammunition type in Fallout 76.

BackgroundEdit

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A high velocity round designed for assault rifles, the intermediate 5mm M134 cartridge[1] has been replaced by the more powerful 5.56mm round in assault rifles.[2] However, it found a new life as linked, belt fed ammunition for man-portable miniguns on the battlefield, specifically the M134 cartridge and 7.62x51 millimeter rounds.[3] It has also been retained as the ammunition of choice for paratrooper assault carbines, due to its light weight and portability.[4]

CharacteristicsEdit

The 5mm round is a small caliber rifle cartridge produced for use by the military, these rounds came in 200 cartridge army green ammo boxes. 5mm rounds were used rather exclusively by the military with their minigun, though Gatling guns can be found in Appalachia modified to fire the modern round.

CraftingEdit

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (15)
Steel (30)
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Ammosmith (optional)
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5mm round (100)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Icon range
Icon level
5mm round (100)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Lead (15)
Steel (30)
Icon range
Ammosmith (optional)
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Ultracite 5mm round (100)

Weapons using this ammunitionEdit

LocationsEdit

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NotesEdit

  • With two ranks of the Bandolier perk, this item's weight is reduced to very near zero.
  • With the Ammosmith perk at level 1 / 2 the rounds increase to 140 / 180 for the same amount of material.
  • With Super Duper perk at level 1 / 2 / 3 there is a 10% / 20% / 30% chance double the yield when crafting.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ammunition package in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas states the following: "5mm LINKED M134
    1 TRACER M17 4 API M8
    FUNC LOT POD80h003L041"
  2. PRO ITEM.MSG: "{2300}{}{Assault Rifle}
    {2301}{}{An AK-112 5mm Assault Rifle. An old military model, out of use around the time of the war. Can fire single-shot or burst, using the high velocity 5mm rounds. Min ST: 5.}"
  3. Ammunition package in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 states the following: "Cartridges
    "5"MM, Mil
    7.62 x 51 MM ACT
    (A165)
    FUNC
    (ST. A.CL.) 13S455
    "
  4. Weapon appearance.
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