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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  ER PPC
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
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 Amaris’ 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 range—all 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 Armaments’ 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.
Unit Type Availability
BattleMechsIndustrialMechsProtoMechs
Inner Sphere Data (BattleMechs)
Prototype Date:  ~2740
Production Date:  2751
Extinction Date:  2860
Recovery Date:  3037

BattleMech Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Inner Sphere units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 May be equipped with a PPC Capacitor

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

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2740
2750
Experimental
2751
2859
Standard
3037
Standard

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 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

MegaMek Output → Weapon List:  ER PPC
MegaMek Output → Critical Slot:  ISERPPC
Record Sheet Output → Critical Slot:  ER PPC
Clan Data (BattleMechs)
Prototype Date:  ~2823
Production Date:  2826
Extinction Date:  
Recovery Date:  

BattleMech Specific Construction Rules
May be mounted on Clan units in accordance with the following construction rules:
 May be equipped with a PPC Capacitor

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

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2823
2825
Experimental
2826
Standard

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 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

MegaMek Output → Weapon List:  ER PPC
MegaMek Output → Critical Slot:  CLERPPC
Record Sheet Output → Critical Slot:  ER PPC