Semi-Portable Particle Cannon

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Semi-Portable Particle Cannon
Production information
Type Energy Based Support Weapon
Tech Base IS/Clan
Year Introduced 2436 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings D/E/D
Technical specifications
Damage 0.72
Short Range 2
Medium Range 4
Long Range 6
Mass 40 kg
RPG Shots Per Reload 150 [2] / 6 [3] = 25
Mass Per Reload 3kg (25)[4]
Bursts Per Reload 25
Cost (unloaded) 7,000[1]
BV (2.0) 3.01[5]


The Semi-Portable Particle Cannon (also known as the Man-Pack Particle Cannon or M-PPC) is a man sized version of the 'Mech PPC able to fire in single-shot or burst mode. Unlike its larger cousin at close range this weapon does not suffer from particle dispersion due to its size and power output, however it is still not small enough to be carried and fired in combat by a single man, usually requiring a crew of two and the use of a bipod mount.[6] Thanks to its semi-portable nature though it is possible for a single person to use the M-PPC by themselves, either through the use of a Gyroscopic Harness such as a Waldo unit or by wearing an Exoskeleton. The cost and size of the M-PPC makes it impracticable for any but elite commando units to employ,[6][3] while the long recharge time between each shot makes it similarly unpopular.[7]


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Item: Particle Cannon, Semi-Portable
Equipment Rating: D/C-F-D/E
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 4E/8S
Range: 60/225/475/1200 meters
Shots: 6 Power Points per Shot
Cost/Reload: 7,000/*
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 40kg/*
Notes: Crew: 2; Recharge: 1 Turns



  1. 1.0 1.1 TechManual, p. 301
  2. LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 136 Satchel Battery, High Capacity
  3. 3.0 3.1 LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 126 Semi-Portable Particle Cannon
  4. TechManual, p.351
  5. TechManual, p. 319
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3026, p. 110
  7. A Time of War, p. 276
  8. A Time of War, p. 275