Self-Propelled Support Particle Cannon

Support Particle Cannon - TR3026.jpg
Support PPC (Motorized)
Production information
Type Direct Fire, Energy
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 2470 TH[1]
Year Introduced 2470 TH[1]
Year Extinction N/A
Year Reintroduced N/A
Technology Rating E
Availability Rating Age of War–Star League = D

Succession Wars = E Clan Invasion – Present = D

Legality Rating A - F
Technical specifications
Heat N/A
Damage 1.58[2]
Minimum Range 0
Short Range 1-3
Medium Range 4-6
Long Range 7-9
Mass 1,800 kg
Space Slots 5 Crew
Ammo Per Ton 150 shots per 25 kg

[3]/[4]

Cost (unloaded) 45,000[5]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 75 c-bills per 25 kg[3]
BV (2.0) 9.56[6]



Contents

[edit] Motorized Infantry

[edit] Description

First developed in 2470 by the Terran Hegemony[1] the Support Particle Cannon (sometimes known by Semi-Portable Particle Cannon, an alternate name it shares with the Man-Pack PPC). When it was first deployed, it required a crew of roughly 10 (the gunner and around 9 assistant gunners.) By the time of the clan invasion[7] it was replaced with 5 crew model for use with Motorized and Mechanized Infantry Forces.

Despite its good anti-vehicle damage, its high crew requirement ensures that this weapon is not used as any foot infantry unit's long-term primary weapon. It is most often found mounted on vehicles or placed in firing positions, or on fortifications. [8].

[edit] Models

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TechManual, p. 301
  2. TechManual, p. 358
  3. 3.0 3.1 LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p.100 Support PPC Power Pack 1,500 points, 25 kg, 75 C-bill
  4. LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p.44 Support PPC 10 points per shot
  5. TechManual, p. 297
  6. TechManual, p. 319
  7. MechWarrior Companion, p. 000
  8. Technical Readout: 3026, p. 000

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