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Support PPC (Battle Armor)

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Support Particle Projection Cannon
Production information
Type Energy
Tech Base IS/Clan
Year Introduced 2436 DC[1]
Technology Rating D
Availability Ratings X/X/D
Technical specifications
Damage 2
Minimum Range -
Short Range 2
Medium Range 5
Long Range 7
Mass Clan = 240

IS = 250 kg

Critical Slots 2
Mass Per Reload Clan = .35kg (14)

IS = .33kg (15)

Cost (unloaded) 14,000[2]
BV (2.0) 14[3]


The Support Particle Projection Cannon (S-PPC) is an exotic energy weapon for battle armor based on the vehicular-scale PPC. New Samarkand Small Arms originally developed their Support Particle Cannon in 2436, long before the introduction of battle suits in the Inner Sphere. While technically easy to adapt the S-PPC to be mounted on the new platforms, battle armor did not start carrying particle projector cannons until the Draconis Combine introduced the Void suit in 3067.[4] Since then the weapon has been mounted on the Combine's Kanazuchi,[5], along with the Word of Blake's Shedu[6] and Nephilim[7] and the Taurian Concordat's Asterion.[8]


  1. TechManual, p. 297
  2. TechManual, p. 301
  3. TechManual, p. 317
  4. TechManual, p. 267
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 73
  6. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 40
  7. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 38
  8. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 27