Type DDS "Kingston"

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.

History[edit]

Debuted by Clan Cloud Cobra around 3059 in time for use on their new Four Legged BattleMech the Stalking Spider,[1] 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[2] and Warhammer IIC[3] 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, [4] which the mercantile Clan Sea Fox would offer to Clan and Inner Sphere buyers such as the Capellan Confederation[5] and possibly the Federated Suns.[6]

Manufacturers[edit]

Company Planet
Constantin Assembly Plant M27A-E[1] Homer
Dagda Industriplex Zeta[3] Dagda
DS Aero Assembly Site Rho[4] Twycross
Manufacturing Plant DSF-12[2] Tathis
Odin Manufacturing[7] Orestes

In use on[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 158 "Stalking Spider"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 116 "Galahad 3"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 70 "Warhammer IIC 4"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 198 "Hydaspes 3"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p.30 "Yinghuochong"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout 3145: Federated Suns, p. 44, "BLK-NT-5H Black Knight"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Clans, p. 36

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