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Ke-M6-W2921 Atmospheric/Space Plasma Rifle

The Atmospheric Plasma Rifle, or APR.

An upgrade from the older M2-W2705 Accelerated Plasma Rifle, this plasma rifle is designed to operate more effectively within an atmosphere. The powerful accelerator was dropped for a better projection system that tightens and focuses the plasma bolt, but still fires the weapon at speeds close to 0.8c. It also compacts the weapon to be about submachine gun sizes. The range of the weapon was boosted some at the expense of wider damage. The space kit version discards the projection system and replaces the barrel, adding about 25 centimeters in length, and allowing for faster rate of fire and better damage.

  • Purpose: Anti-armor
  • Damage: Heavy 3 ADR within a 1-cm diameter. Plasma is moderately effective against shields and will at the very least ablate enemy armor if not melt it. Damage to unshielded and unarmored targets is extreme.
  • Range: 3,500 m.
  • Rate of Fire: 1 shot/sec sustained. 2 shots/sec maximum (can damage weapon). Space kit: 4 shots/sec sustained; 6 shots/sec maximum.
  • Payload: Safely speaking, there's enough in the capacitors for about 300 blasts when properly attached to the Power Armor. At any given time, the suit produces enough plasma for 30 blasts. Once all plasma is used, it can take up to a full minute to build back up. Does not function when not attached to the power armor (no power/plasma). The space kit uses a 60-blast magazine when not attached to the armor.

Date entered service: YE 29

stararmy/weapons/ke-m6-w2921_atmospheric_space_plasma_rifle.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/29 18:22 by wes