Laser Carbine

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Generic Laser Carbine
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Laser Weapon
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level TL–8
Size 800mm
Weight 8,000 grams
Cost Cr2,500
Ammo x50 shots
Manufacturer Various
Generic Laser Carbine

A Laser Carbine (8,000 grams, including power pack; Cr3,500; TL-8) is a lightweight version of the laser rifle, firing high energy bolts using current from a backpack battery/power pack. [1]

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

The laser carbine fires a 2mm beam of energy, aimed by integrated optic sights. The power pack is capable of producing 50 shots before it requires recharging. Recharging requires at least eight hours connected to a high energy source. The laser carbine is connected to the power pack by a heavy-duty cable. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 800mm. Weight of carbine: 5,000 grams. Weight of power pack: 3,000 grams. Base price: Cr2,500 (extra power pack: Cr1,000). Cost of recharge, at commercial rates: Cr200. [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Around the TL:7-9 epoch, Energy Weapons or DEW (Directed Energy Weapons), also known as Beam Weapons or Projected Energy Weapons become a significant part of the battlefield. They start as rangefinders and target designators and eventually become a significant weapon for armored vehicles (AFVs), fighting ships, and even as infantry smallarms as the technology is miniaturized. [4]

Laser Carbines come of age in the TL:7-9 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. However, they are gradually superceded by Gauss Weaponry and Plasma Weaponry. [5]


Selected Laser Carbine Models[edit]

  1. TL-7 Laser Designator
  2. TL-8 Early Laser Carbine
  3. TL-9 Laser Carbine
  4. TL-10 Laser Carbine
  5. TL-11 Laser Carbine
  6. TL-12 Laser Carbine
  7. TL-13 Laser Carbine
  8. TL-14 Laser Carbine
  9. TL-15 Laser Carbine

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 40.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 40.
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 40.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak