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Hudson's Pulse Rifle
Hudson's Pulse Rifle
Production information
Manufacturer

Armat Battlefield Systems

Model

M41A

Type

Assault carbine

Technical specifications
Size

Length

  • 69.5 cm (stock retracted)
  • 84.0 cm (stock extended)
Feed system
  • 95-round detachable box magazine

Grenade Launcher

  • 4-grenade underbarrel internal tube magazine
Maximum ammunition

380 rounds/4 magazines

Fire mode(s)
  • Fully automatic
  • 4-round burst

Grenade Launcher

  • Pump-action
Ammunition

Grenade Launcher

  • 30×71mm grenades
Operation

Rotating breech, electronic pulse action

Rate of fire

900 rounds/min

Accuracy

Mid

Range

Short-Medium

  • 2,100 meters maximum
  • 500 meters effective
Usage
Era(s)

2170s

Counterpart(s)

M41A Pulse Rifle

Affiliation

William Hudson
USCM

  [Source]

Hudson's Pulse Rifle was Private William Hudson's M41A Pulse Rifle that he used on the mission to LV-426. It appeared as a "Legendary Weapon" in the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines.

TriviaEdit

  • The iron sights, tally marks and skull and crossbones design are clearly not on the weapon in Aliens; the skull and crossbones design is based on a similar design painted on the front of Hudson's M3 Pattern Personal Armor in the movie. The ammo counter on the M41A is also on the wrong side in the game, being on the left of the Pulse Rifle (although this is likely for gameplay reasons, to ensure it is visible to the player).
    • There are eight tally marks on the carrying handle.
  • Hudson's Pulse Rifle is the only Legendary Weapon that could conceivably have survived the events of the film, although according to dialogue in the movie the weapon should have been destroyed along with the rest of the Hadley's Hope colony.
  • Hudson's Pulse Rifle and the M41A part of Ripley's Pulse Rifle are the only usable M41A Pulse Rifles in Aliens: Colonial Marines; the rest of the usable Pulse Rifles in the game are the newer MK2 design, although unusable M41A's appear in the Sulaco's armory in "Mission 1: Distress".
  • When viewing the weapon in the game's Service Record Special Projects menu, it displays Hicks' famous "This is an M41A pulse rifle. Ten millimeter with over-and-under thirty millimeter pump action grenade launcher." quote.

AppearancesEdit

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