The E1 is a scalar energy weapon, firing green-colored electrogravitic pulses. Its attacks require gravity to function, and is therefore nullified by anti-gravity shielding. Its Damage Rating (Version 3) is DR 3.
The United Outer Colonies had several requirements for a sidearm. The most major was a weapon that could be brought to full-scale production in a short time — an economic factor that spoiled the visions of some designers for a combination weapon. The most obvious choice was the NSP, but politicians were concerned that using a rebranded NSP would inflame relations with Kyoto and “paint peacekeepers with a dirty brush.” These concerns were mitigated by the long-standing presence of the civilian version of the Type 28 NSP, which had been on the market for nearly two years.
The Peacekeepers had the following requirements:
No contracts were put out, though the weapon was not designed completely in-house. Jun Uusushi, an adopted son of the head of quirky Nepleslian arms manufacturer Sitanin Zbrojovka Unlimited, was recruited by Mugen Armories, and brought with him the influence of his adopted father. The result was a decidedly retro weapon in terms of appearance, but utterly reliable and inexpensive to manufacture.
The flavor of the E1 comes from SiZi's major pistol model, the Model 79. It has non-electric controls, is entirely constructed of Durandium-aluminium alloy, and has a durable, matte black/blue polycoat finish.
|Length (whole;barrel)||180 mm; 140 mm|
|Width (grip)||36 mm at widest point|
|Grip angle||100 degrees|
|Weight (u;l)||680 g; 745 g|
|Trigger travel||0.5 cm|
|Trigger pull||2 kg (single action)|
|Bore size||10 mm|
|Recoil||Minuscule (.22 LR-like)|
|Range||200 m max, 100 m practical.|
|Light runtime (mag,bat)||150,2 hours|
|Laser runtime (mag,bat)||700,10 hours|
The E1 has a single-action trigger, but is always “cocked.” To fire the weapon, simply switch the safety to “fire” and pull the trigger. The E1 has no automatic- or grenade-fire capability.
To clean the E1, switch the pistol to safe, remove the magazine and pull the trigger. The BA-E1a will be pushed forward; from there, it can be slid off. To clean the contacts on the bottom of the unit, use the small vial of rubbing alcohol kept in the butt of the gun. Reach it by removing the magazine and twisting the loop 90 degrees to the left.
To store the E1, remove the magazine and BA-E1a parts, leaving only the frame. Store all three in the same container, after covering the BA-E1a with its plastic cap.