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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  Light PPC
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Inner Sphere
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  TechManual (p. 234)

Description:
The light PPC, an effort to produce a more compact versions of the same weapon, also proved a limited success. Once more achieving the same range profile as the standard Inner Sphere PPC, this model has half the heat and damage potential as well—with a weight and size profile roughly half that of the standard PPC. Only the fact that its reach is still half again better than the Spheroid ER medium laser has kept this weapon viable.

Game Rules:
PPCs may not be fired if the unit is shut down or if its pilot/crew is otherwise prevented from acting.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  3064
Production Date:  3067
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
5 (5)
5 (5)
3/6/12/18 (Medium)
E
X-X-E-C
150,000
3
2
88.000

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
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
3064
3066
Experimental
3067
Tournament Legal

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
5
0.375/0.375 *
0.5/0.5 *
0.5/0.5 *
* 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

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