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Name: Heavy PPC
Type (Category): Weapon (Energy)
Technology: Inner Sphere
Available To: BattleMechs
Reference: TechManual (p. 234)
The Combine was on a veritable PPC binge in the early months of 3067, with several variant models under development and even shared with the Free Worlds League in a dubious tech trade. Reportedly, Coordinator Theodore Kurita was aware of the deal, but was trying to shield the project from the new Star League’s prying eyes. Whether the Coordinator did this to preserve Combine security or merely to test the reborn Star League’s intelligence capability is anyone’s guess.
The heavy PPC was an effort to match the destructive force of the Clan ER PPC without overloading a BattleMech’s heat sink system. The weapon achieves this effect, but at a cost in range, tonnage and size. The heavy model is nearly half again as massive as the standard and ER models, and has the same range profile as the standard PPC—complete with focusing issues at distances of less than 90 meters.
PPCs may not be fired if the unit is shut down or if its pilot/crew is otherwise prevented from acting.
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Additional Construction Rules
The following construction rules extend the ones previously listed and are applicable for this technology base:
May be equipped with a PPC Capacitor
RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
* The value left of the slash indicates the weapon’s damage when employed without a PPC Capcitor; the value right of the slash indicates the weapon’s damage when equipped with a PPC Capacitor
MTF Output → Weapon List:
Heavy PPC MTF Output → Critical Slot:
PDF Output → Critical Slot: