FGMP-14

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Generic FGMP-14
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Generic FGMP-14
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 14
Size 900.0 mm
Weight 1,000.0 grams (10,000.0 grams loaded)
Cost Cr100,000
Ammo Power Pack, high capacity
Manufacturer Various
Generic FGMP-14

The FGMP-14 (10,000 grams loaded; Cr100,000; TL-14) is a cutting edge TL-14 martial technology weapon.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

"Fusion Gun, Man Portable-14 (FGMP-14):" Similar in design and function to the PGMP-13, the FGMP-14 differs only in that it contains the plasma slightly longer until a fusion reaction begins to take place. The weapon is somewhat more powerful than a plasma gun, and may only be used by individuals wearing battle dress. [1]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 900.0 mm. Weight of weapon: 1,000.0 grams. Weight of power pack: 9,000.0 grams. Base price: Cr100,000 (extra power packs: Cr65,000; Refueling: Cr50). Tech level: 14. Extreme range: 1,500.0 meters. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

As sophont civilizations gain greater and greater mastery over volatiles and high energy physics, more capable weapons are developed. Typically very early energy weapons are developed in the TL:7-9 epoch including fuel-air explosives and very large nuclear weapons, which vastly outclass the atomic weapons of the TL:4-6 epoch.

By TL:10-12, Plasma Weaponry becomes viable and supplements lasers, particle beams, and other energy weapons. By the end of the epoch, the advanced PGMP-12 appears, which is extremely advanced for its time. Plasma weaponry continues to be refined and developed.

By the TL:13-15 epoch, the first fusion weapons begin to debut, which can project greater damage than the earlier plasma weapons. The FGMP series in increasingly refined as it goes from a bulky battle dress-only form down to sophont-wielded rifle-like form. As the materials technology and miniaturization improves, future fusion pistols will undoubtedly become viable. [3]

Selected FGMP Models[edit]

  1. TL-14 FGMP or FGMP-14
  2. TL-15 FGMP or FGMP-15
  3. TL-16 FGMP or FGMP-16

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), page/s 37.
  2. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), page/s 37.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak