Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon

Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon (ER PPC)
Production information
Type Energy
Tech Base Inner Sphere

Clan

Year Availability Clan = 2826

IS = 3037

Year Introduced Clan = 2826 CSR

IS = 2751 TH

Year Extinction Clan = N/A

IS = 2860[1]

Year Reintroduced Clan = N/A

IS = 3037 DC

Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 15
Damage Clan = 15

IS = 10

Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-7
Medium Range 8-14
Long Range 15-23
Tons Clan = 6

IS = 7

Critical Slots Clan = 2

IS = 3

Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 300,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 412

IS = 229

BV (2.0) Clan = 412[2]

IS = 228[3]




Description[edit]

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.

Models[edit]

ER PPCs are manufactured on the following planets:

Aberdovey Mark XXX[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation

Blankenburg Technologies 200[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Blankenburg Technologies

Ceres Arms Warrior[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries

Defiance 1001[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Furillo Defiance Industries
Hesperus II Defiance Industries

Fusigon IX[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry

Fusigon Longtooth[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry

Johnston High Speed[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Syrtis Johnston Industries

Kinslaughter H-Class[edit]

Developed by Martinson Armaments for their SPT-N2 Spartan, the Kinslaughter H-Class was considered the apex of the ER PPC during the Star League era,[4] noted for its inclusion of special insulating cones that made the weapon both easier to maintain and ensured it generated less heat than many other models of ER PPCs. [5] During the Clan Invasion era only ComStar and the Word of Blake were capable of building the Kinslaughter H-Class.[6]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Martinson Armaments SPT-N2 Spartan, THE-N1 Thorn [4] [5] [6]
Strana Mechty Strana Mechty MechWorks HOP-4Bb Hoplite [7]
Eden Eden Weaponry Consolidated HOP-4Bb Hoplite [7]

Majestry Metals Royal Flush[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Dunianshire Majesty Metals and Manufacturing [8]

Magna Firestar[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Betelgeuse Firmir Weaponry
Lopez Magna
Taurus Magna

Lord's Light 2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Tok Do Alshain Weapons

Ripper Series A1[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal WC Site 1 [9]

Tiegart Magnum[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Nirasaki Maltex Corporation Gallowglas

Tiegart Maximum[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Nirasaki Maltex Corporation Rook [10]

Type 22[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Weingarten W-7 Facilities [11]

Type DDS "Kingston"[edit]

The Type DDS "Kingston" Extended-Range Particle Projection Cannon is one of the more modern and common types of Clan-spec ER PPCs in Clan and the Inner Sphere space following the FedCom Civil War. Debuted by Clan Cloud Cobra around 3059 in time for use on their new Four Legged BattleMech the Stalking Spider,[12] Clan Star Adder and Clan Diamond Shark would secure the designs for the weapon for use on updated Phoenix updates of the venerable Glass Spider[13] and Warhammer IIC[14] manufactured in the Clan Homeworlds. The Diamond Sharks' forced evacuation from the Homeworlds would also result in the start of manufacture of the weapon in the Inner Sphere as well, [15] which the mercantile Clan Sea Fox would offer to Clan and Inner Sphere buyers such as the Capellan Confederation[16] and possibly the Federated Suns.[17]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Constantin Assembly Plant M27A-E[12] Homer Stalking Spider [12]
Dagda Industriplex Zeta[14] Dagda Warhammer IIC 4 [14]
DS Aero Assembly Site Rho[15] Twycross Hydaspes 3 [15]
Manufacturing Plant DSF-12[13] Tathis Galahad 3 [13]
Odin Manufacturing[18] Orestes Gravedigger [18]

Related Weapons[edit]



References[edit]

  1. Second Succession War, p. 102, "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
  2. TechManual, p. 318, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Manual, p. 234 "Weapons and Heavy Equipment - Particle Projector Cannon (PPC) - ER PPC"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 31 "Recovered Star League Equipment - SPT-N2 Spartan"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 136 "SPT-N2 Spartan"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 166-7
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 98
  9. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 178
  10. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 84
  11. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 164
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 158 "Stalking Spider"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 116 "Galahad 3"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 70 "Warhammer IIC 4"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 198 "Hydaspes 3"
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p.30 "Yinghuochong"
  17. Technical Readout 3145: Federated Suns, p. 44, "BLK-NT-5H Black Knight"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Clans, p. 36

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