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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  Snub-Nose PPC
Type (Category):  Weapon (Energy)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 234)

Description:
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.

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
BattleMechsIndustrialMechs
Inner Sphere Data (BattleMechs)
Prototype Date:  ~2779
Production Date:  2784
Extinction Date:  2790
Recovery Date:  3067

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
10 (10)
10/8/5 (10/8)
–/9/13/15 (Medium)
E
F-X-F-D
300,000
6
2
165.000

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2779
2783
Experimental
2784
2789
Standard
3067
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
10
1/0.75 *
0.65/0.5 *
* 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:  Snub-Nose PPC
MegaMek Output → Critical Slot:  ISSNPPC
Record Sheet Output → Critical Slot:  Snub-Nose PPC