Snub-Nose PPC

Snub-Nose PPC
Production information
Type Energy (Direct Fire, Variable Damage)
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Year Availability 3067[1]
Year Introduced 2784 TH[2]
Year Extinction 2790[2]
Year Reintroduced 3067 DC[1]
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings F/X/F
Technical specifications
Heat 10
Damage 10/8/5
Minimum Range 0
Short Range 1-9
Medium Range 10-13
Long Range 14-15
Tons 6
Critical Slots 2
Ammo Per Ton N/A
Cost (unloaded) 300,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) N/A
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 165[3]


The Snub-Nose PPC is to a Particle Projector Cannon as a sawed-off shotgun is to a shotgun. Rediscovered by the Draconis Combine from a Star League concept that didn't take off at the time,[1] this version of the PPC is slightly lighter than a standard PPC, but its energy discharge trails off considerably faster, leading to shorter range and reduced damage capacity over range. An interesting side benefit is the dramatically increased short range factor, longer than almost any other weapon.


Magna Flarestar[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Rifleman [4][5]
Brand Planet Company
Ceres Arms Thrasher [6] Unknown Ceres Metals Industries
Donal [7] Unknown Unknown
Fusigon Smarttooth Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry
Hound’s-tooth [8] Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks
Johnston Wide-Beam [9] Unknown Johnston Industries
Lord's Light 5 Tok Do Alshain Weapons
Parti-Kill [10] Unknown Unknown



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TechManual, p. 234
  2. 2.0 2.1 TechManual Errata v3.1, p. 18
  3. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 250 Rifleman
  5. BattleTech: Legends, p. 155
  6. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 58 Ebony
  7. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 114 Sagittarii
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 68 Wolfhound
  9. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 268 Marauder II
  10. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 258 Warhammer
  11. The Star League, p. 61