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Name: Snub-Nose PPC
Type (Category): Weapon (Energy)
Technology: Inner Sphere
Available To: BattleMechs
Reference: TechManual (p. 234)
The snub-nose PPC was a Star League-era experiment in “overcharging” the standard PPC design that died before it was fully completed and deployed. The intent of the experiment was to achieve the same devastating effect at a reduced weapon size, and to eliminate the standard model’s minimum-range effect. The net result, unfortunately, was a weapon that lost effectiveness over range and lacked some of the reach of the standard PPC, but had a better short-range envelope nonetheless. The weapon failed to reach widespread production before the Exodus, and its lessons were integrated with early Clan efforts to refine the standard PPC (a process that finally resulted in the hard-hitting power of the Clan ER PPC). Combine engineers, however, apparently managed to revive this abandoned concept while developing their light and heavy PPC models.
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:
Snub-Nose PPC MTF Output → Critical Slot:
PDF Output → Critical Slot: