| ||For an overview of Gauss rifle models in all games, see Gauss rifle.|
|The following is based on Fallout Extreme and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
The Gauss rifle, also called a "coil gun," is a device used to propel a ferromagnetic projectile by accelerating it through a process of electromagnetic induction. The Gauss rifle (and Gauss gun) are named after German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, who formulated mathematical descriptions of the magnetic effect demonstrated by magnetic accelerators.
Its range, accuracy and penetrating power are almost unparalleled.
The appearance of the Gauss rifle in Fallout Extreme was to be identical to the one in Fallout Tactics.
The Gauss rifle was to appear in the canceled Fallout Extreme.