Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon

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Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon
Production information
Type Energy
Tech Base Inner Sphere

Clan

Year Availability Clan = 2826

IS = 3037

Year Introduced Clan = 2826 CSR

IS = 2751 TH

Year Extinction Clan = N/A

IS = 2860[1]

Year Reintroduced Clan = N/A

IS = 3037 DC

Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 15
Damage Clan = 15

IS = 10

Minimum Range n/a
Short Range 1-7
Medium Range 8-14
Long Range 15-23
Tons Clan = 6

IS = 7

Critical Slots Clan = 2

IS = 3

Ammo Per Ton n/a
Cost (unloaded) 300,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) n/a
BV (1.0) Clan = 412

IS = 229

BV (2.0) Clan = 412[2]

IS = 228[3]




Description[edit]

First introduced in 2751 by the Terran Hegemony, the Extended-Range Particle Projector Cannon, or ER PPC for short, has a greatly increased range than that of a standard PPC. Capable of causing extreme damage at long range, it unfortunately generates a tremendous amount of heat, and so can be difficult to use effectively. The ER PPC is also noticable for having no minimal range.

After becoming lostech during the Succession Wars, the ER PPC was first reintroduced to the Inner Sphere in 3037 by the Draconis Combine. By this point the Clans had greatly refined the weapon, with slight reductions in size and weight, but most notably boosting its damage by fifty percent, making it capable of shaving off almost a ton of armor in a single hit. Despite the best efforts of the Great Houses, none have been able to successfully replicate this increase, though their efforts have resulted in the Heavy PPC which matches the damage potential (and heat) of the Clan weapon and has also led to devices such as the PPC Capacitor that can emulate the increase to a degree.

Models[edit]

ER PPCs are manufactured on the following planets:

Aberdovey Mark XXX[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Keystone Earthwerks Incorporated Jackal [4]

Blankenburg[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Blankenburg Technologies Raijin II [5]
Terra Krupp Armament Works Skobel MechWorks Grand Crusader II [6]

Blankenburg 200[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Krupp Armament Works Raijin [7]

Ceres Arms Warrior[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries Vindicator [8]
Grand Base Earthwerks Incorporated Cataphract [9]

Ceres Arms Smasher[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries Manticore Blackjack [10] [11]


Defiance 1001[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kathil General Motors Marauder [12]
Quentin Independence Weaponry Marauder [12]
Hesperus II Defiance Industries Zeus Banshee Berserker Rifleman Thunderbolt DI Morgan Gurteltier [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]
Tharkad TharHes Industries Falconer [19]
New Valencia General Motors Falconer [20]
Solaris VII Blue Shot Weapons Lynx [21]
Midway Telfar BattleMechs Lynx [21]
Kathil General Motors Maelstrom [22]
Midway Telfar BattleMechs Maelstrom [22]
Kathil Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated Maelstrom [22]
Kathil General Motors Nightstar [23]
Solaris VII Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated Nightstar [23]
Tharkad Defiance Motors DI Morgan [16]
Furillo Defiance Industries Defiance [24]

Energizer[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal Arc-Royal MechWorks Verfolger [25]

Fusigon XI[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Kendall Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation Hercules [26]
Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated Hercules [26]

Fusigon Longtooth[edit]

The Fusigon Longtooth is a model of ER PPC common to the Free Worlds League. In the wake of the Outreach Summit, 90% of the Fusigon Longtooth ER PPCs manufactured at Campbelton were exported to the Federated Commonwealth, triggering a resumption of the League's near chronic shortage of PPCs during the early stages of the Clan Invasion. The situation was made even more galling given that many of these cannons were used on the Griffins manufactured at the Brigadier Corporation plant on Oliver taken from the League during the Fourth Succession War. By 3054 Fusigon's workers were especially outspoken on the matter, responding with riots and strikes, attempts to deceive FedCom officials about production volumes and sabotage of exported components, incidents that Captain-General Thomas Marik had largely chosen to ignore.[27]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Campbelton Fusigon Heavy Weaponry Griffin Battlemaster Warhammer Awesome [28]
Keystone Earthwerks Incorporated Griffin Battlemaster [29] [30]
Oliver Brigadier Corporation Griffin [29]
Wallis Ronin Incorporated Warhammer [31]
Savannah Technicron Manufacturing Awesome [32]
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited Awesome [32]
Asuncion Kallon Industries Falcon Hawk [33]
Terra Krupp Armament Works Gurkha [34]

Johnston High Speed[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Syrtis Johnston Industries Caesar [35]

Kinslaughter[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Mars Krupp Stellar Technologies Inc. Lancelot [36]

Kinslaughter H-Class[edit]

Developed by Martinson Armaments for their SPT-N2 Spartan, the Kinslaughter H-Class was considered the apex of the ER PPC during the Star League era,[37] noted for its inclusion of special insulating cones that made the weapon both easier to maintain and ensured it generated less heat than many other models of ER PPCs. [38] During the Clan Invasion era only ComStar and the Word of Blake were capable of building the Kinslaughter H-Class.[39]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Terra Martinson Armaments Spartan, THE-N1 Thorn [39] [37]
Strana Mechty Strana Mechty MechWorks HOP-4Bb Hoplite [40]
Eden Eden Weaponry Consolidated HOP-4Bb Hoplite [40]

Lord's Light 2[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Luthien Luthien Armor Works Daimyo Daikyu [41] [42]
Tok Do Alshain Panther Grand Dragon [43]
Inarcs Blackstone BattleMechs Limited Talon Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

invalid names, e.g. too many [44]

Quentin Independence Weaponry Naginata Shugenja Tai-Sho Tessen Akuma [45] [46] [47] [48] [49]
Vega Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm No-Dachi [50]
Rasalhague Rasalhague Armor Works Panther [51]

Majestry Metals Royal Flush[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Dunianshire Majesty Metals and Manufacturing Penthesilea [52]

Magna Firestar[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Oliver Brigadier Corporation Scorpion [53]
Graham IV Mitchell Vehicles Shogun [54]
Outreach Blackwell Heavy Industries Imp [55]

Magna Sunspot[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Talitha Gilmour MilTech Cronus [56]

Ripper Series A1[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Arc-Royal WC Site 1 [57]

Series 1B[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Ramora Raveena Electronics [58]

Tiegart Maximum[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Nirasaki Maltex Corporation Rook [59]
Outreach Blackwell Heavy Industries Gallowglas [60]
New Hessen New Hessen WorkMechs Rook [61]

Type 22[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Weingarten W-7 Facilities [62]

Type DDS "Kingston"[edit]

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 following the FedCom Civil War. Debuted by Clan Cloud Cobra around 3059 in time for use on their new Four Legged BattleMech the Stalking Spider,[63] 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[64] and Warhammer IIC[65] 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, [66] which the mercantile Clan Sea Fox would offer to Clan and Inner Sphere buyers such as the Capellan Confederation[67] and possibly the Federated Suns.[68]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Constantin Assembly Plant M27A-E[63] Homer Stalking Spider [63]
Dagda Industriplex Zeta[65] Dagda Warhammer IIC 4 [65]
DS Aero Assembly Site Rho[66] Twycross Hydaspes 3 [66]
Manufacturing Plant DSF-12[64] Tathis Galahad 3 [64]
Odin Manufacturing[69] Orestes Gravedigger [69]

Related Weapons[edit]


References[edit]

  1. Second Succession War, p. 102, "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
  2. TechManual, p. 318, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  3. TechManual, p. 317, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 22
  5. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 98
  6. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 100
  7. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 110
  8. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 113
  9. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 166
  10. Objective Raids, p. 143,
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  15. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 88
  16. 16.0 16.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 60
  17. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 50
  18. Objective Raids, p. 76,
  19. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 68
  20. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 82
  21. 21.0 21.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 118
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 130
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  24. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 86
  25. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 80
  26. 26.0 26.1 Technical Readout: 3050 Revised, p. 82
  27. Objective Raids, p. 121 "Campbelton - Fusigion Heavy Weaponry"
  28. Objective Raids, p. 121,
  29. 29.0 29.1 Technical Readout: 3050, p. 129
  30. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 193
  31. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 173
  32. 32.0 32.1 Technical Readout: 3050, p. 181
  33. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 98
  34. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 54
  35. Objective Raids, p. 90,
  36. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 204
  37. 37.0 37.1 Technical Manual, p. 234 "Weapons and Heavy Equipment - Particle Projector Cannon (PPC) - ER PPC"
  38. Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 31 "Recovered Star League Equipment - SPT-N2 Spartan"
  39. 39.0 39.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 136 "SPT-N2 Spartan"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 166-7
  41. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 32
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  43. Objective Raids, p. 94,
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  45. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 87
  46. Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 116
  47. Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 122
  48. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 68
  49. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 96
  50. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 82
  51. Objective Raids, p. 115,
  52. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 98
  53. Objective Raids, p. 142,
  54. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 197
  55. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 110
  56. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 72
  57. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 178
  58. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 8, p. 6
  59. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 84
  60. Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 80
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  62. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 164
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Technical Readout: 3060 Revised, p. 158 "Stalking Spider"
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 116 "Galahad 3"
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 70 "Warhammer IIC 4"
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 198 "Hydaspes 3"
  67. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p.30 "Yinghuochong"
  68. Technical Readout 3145: Federated Suns, p. 44, "BLK-NT-5H Black Knight"
  69. 69.0 69.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Clans, p. 36

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