Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon
|Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon (ER PPC)|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Year Availability|| Clan = 2826
IS = 3037
|Year Introduced||Clan = 2826 CSR|
|Year Extinction||Clan = N/A|
|Year Reintroduced||Clan = N/A|
|Damage|| Clan = 15
IS = 10
|Tons|| Clan = 6
IS = 7
|Critical Slots|| Clan = 2
IS = 3
|Ammo Per Ton||n/a|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||n/a|
|BV (1.0)|| Clan = 412
IS = 229
|BV (2.0)|| Clan = 412
IS = 228
First introduced in 2751 by the Terran Hegemony, the Extended-Range Particle Projector Cannon, or ER PPC for short, has a greatly increased range than that of a standard PPC. Capable of causing extreme damage at long range, it unfortunately generates a tremendous amount of heat, and so can be difficult to use effectively. The ER PPC is also noticable for having no minimal range.
After becoming lostech during the Succession Wars, the ER PPC was first reintroduced to the Inner Sphere in 3037 by the Draconis Combine. By this point the Clans had greatly refined the weapon, with slight reductions in size and weight, but most notably boosting its damage by fifty percent, making it capable of shaving off almost a ton of armor in a single hit. Despite the best efforts of the Great Houses, none have been able to successfully replicate this increase, though their efforts have resulted in the Heavy PPC which matches the damage potential (and heat) of the Clan weapon and has also led to devices such as the PPC Capacitor that can emulate the increase to a degree.
ER PPCs are manufactured on the following planets:
|Aberdovey Mark XXX||Connaught||Kong Interstellar Corporation|
|Blankenburg Technologies 200||Terra||Blankenburg Technologies|
|Ceres Arms Warrior||Capella||Ceres Metals Industries|
|Defiance 1001||Furillo||Defiance Industries|
|Defiance 1001||Hesperus II||Defiance Industries|
|Fusigon Longtooth||Campbelton||Fusigon Heavy Weaponry|
|Fusigon XI||Campbelton||Fusigon Heavy Weaponry|
|Johnston High Speed||New Syrtis||Johnston Industries|
|Lord's Light 2||Tok Do||Alshain Weapons|
|Magna Firestar||Betelgeuse||Firmir Weaponry|
|Majestry Metals Royal Flush||Dunianshire||Majesty Metals and Manufacturing|
|Ripper Series A1||Arc-Royal||WC Site 1|
|Tiegart Magnum||Nirasaki||Maltex Corporation|
|Tigart Maximum||Nirasaki||Maltex Corporation|
|Type 22||Weingarten||W-7 Facilities|
|Type DDS "Kingston"||Unknown||Unknown|
- Second Succession War, p. 102, "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
- TechManual, p. 318, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 98
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 178
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 84
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 164
- Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 45, "BLK-NT-5H Black Knight"