|Electromagnetic Induction Rifle|
The Electromagnetic Induction Rifle, also known by the acronym of EIRI (Electromagnetic Induction Rifle for Infantry) is a weapon that's introduced and used during the 2017 Godzilla film, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
The weapon's aesthetic fits that of the ship's suits, being plated in white metal, with a black build. The weapon features a stock, and a top mounted rail, but lacks proper ironsights.
When the pistol portion of the weapon is connected to the rifle, the pistol grip acts as a foregrip, allowing for added stability in fully automatic fire. The pistol lacks any discernible ironsight as well.
The weapon would be brought to the surface of Earth as the military force's primary weapon, and would be used in combat against a surprise Servum attack. The weapon was shown to be very effective against the flying beasts, with concentrated fire dropping them within a few seconds.
The weapon would make its last appearance in the film following Godzilla's arrival, where Eliott Leland would use the weapon to threaten his cohort, and force him out of the artillery vehicle both were in. It would not be used against Godzilla.
This weapon fires 6mm cylindrical pellets made from a special alloy. The range and stopping power of these pellets is equivalent to a .338 Lapua Magnum, essentially making it equivalent to an automatic sniper rifle.
In addition, since it employs an electromagnetic system, power can be regulated by lowering the firing voltage. The weapon features hybrid functionality, with the forward section of the rifle being able to detach and become a pistol, a function seen multiple times in the film.
List of appearances
- Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (First appearance)
- Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (Promotional posters)
- ↑ Ragone, August (March 25, 2017). "GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET" IS A G-TRILOGY! Character & Weapon Specs at AnimeJapan 2017 Blogspot. Retrieved February 15, 2017