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Type (Category): Weapon (Energy)
Technology: Primitive, Inner Sphere
Available To: BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference: TechManual (p. 234)
The energy-based equivalent of the Gauss rifle, the particle projector cannon (PPC for short) is one of the most powerful non-ballistic weapons ever devised for the modern battlefield. Consisting of a magnetic accelerator, firing high-energy proton or ion bolts, PPCs can flay armor through kinetic and thermal damage. While popular belief may hold that PPCs are an electromagnetic weapon, itís worth mentioning that even though most PPC bolts look like a flash of manmade lightning, the actual electrical component of a PPC attack is little more than an intense burst of static.
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 unitís standard construction rules.
Primitive/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 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:
PPC MTF Output → Critical Slot:
PDF Output → Critical Slot: