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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  Improved PPC
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Clan
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  Interstellar Operations (p. 95)

Description:
As with laser weapons, the improved particle weapons developed by the proto-Clans focused on lighter and more space-efficient manufacturing. But where the improved PPC simply made the standard model smaller without sacrificing power, the enhanced PPC improved on the destructive output of the Star League’s extended-range version.

Game Rules:
The improved PPC performs in the same fashion, and with the same heat, damage, range, and to-hit modifiers, as the standard Inner Sphere PPC, while the enhanced PPC matches the Inner Sphere ER PPC in all of the same ways except for its increased damage.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Clan Data
Prototype Date:  ~2819
Production Date:  —
Extinction Date:  2832
Recovery Date:  3080

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
10 (10)
10 (10)
3/6/12/18 (Medium)
F
X-D-X-X
200,000
6
2
176.000

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2819
2831
Experimental
3080
Experimental

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
10
0.75/0.563 *
1/0.75 *
1/0.75 *

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