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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  ER PPC
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Technology:  Inner Sphere, Clan
Available To:  BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 233)

Description:
The extended-range version of the particle projector cannon was one of the last weapons advancements of the Star League, debuting just seven years before the start of Stefan Amarisí coup. Essentially achieving its superior range through sheer brute force, the ER version of the PPC runs fifty percent hotter than its standard-model progenitor, but gains a third more range and is effective from muzzle to maximum rangeóall for the same tonnage and bulk. (The Clan version, by comparison, is a bit more compact and one ton lighter, but gains an extra fifty percent of thermo-kinetic damage at no significant increase in reach.)

ER PPCs reached their apex in the final days of the Star League with Terra-based Martinson Armamentsí Kinslaughter H-Class, mounted on the SPT-N2 Spartan. The Draconis Combine managed to revive the technology shortly before the War of 3039, but only a handful of these weapons reached the field during that conflict. By the time of the Clan Invasion, this re-proven technology was back in broad production, with Ceres Arms, Defiance Industries and Johnston Industries all among the chief producers of the upgraded models.

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 unitís standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  ~2740
Production Date:  2751
Extinction Date:  2860
Recovery Date:  3037

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
15 (15)
10 (10)
–/7/14/23 (Long)
E
E-F-D-C
300,000
7
3
229.000

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
~2740
2750
Experimental
2751
2859
Tournament Legal
3037
Tournament Legal

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
15
1/0.75 *
1/0.75 *
1/0.75 *
* The value left of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when employed without a PPC Capcitor; the value right of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when equipped with a PPC Capacitor

MTF Output → Weapon List:  ER PPC
MTF Output → Critical Slot:  ISERPPC
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  ER PPC
Clan Data
Prototype Date:  ~2823
Production Date:  2826
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
15 (15)
15 (15)
–/7/14/23 (Long)
F
X-F-D-C
300,000
6
2
412.000

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
~2823
2825
Experimental
2826
Tournament Legal

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
15
1.5/1 *
1.5/1 *
1.5/1 *
* The value left of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when employed without a PPC Capcitor; the value right of the slash indicates the weaponís damage when equipped with a PPC Capacitor

MTF Output → Weapon List:  ER PPC
MTF Output → Critical Slot:  CLERPPC
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  ER PPC