|Weight||900.0 grams (7,900.0 grams)|
|Ammo||Power Pack, high capacity|
- It is a DEW Light Weapon that projects superheated plasma inflicting kinetic and heat damage.
- This weapon is used by standard sized individuals in Battle Dress or larger sophonts. Standard sophonts typically lack the strength to wield this weapon without power armor or other forms of technological assistance.
- It is known to some as the PGMP-D.
"PGMP-13:" A high gain light plasma gun designed exclusively for use with battle dress. Of similar general configuration to the PGMP-12, the PGMP-13 may only be fired by an individual wearing battle dress and only when the firer is stationary and firmly braced in one of several standard firing positions. This allows the suit's normal strength enhancement units to function as a recoil carriage. Instead of a conventional stock, the PGMP-13 has a recoil cylinder terminating in a computer link to the battle dress. The computer link engages when placed in the PGMP socket integral into the battle dress (placed over the upper right or upper left chest/ shoulder). The weapon may not be fired unless the socket is engaged. Engagement projects crosshairs on the faceplate for targeting. The weapon may be fired several times a minute. The power pack is a small fusion reactor with effectively unlimited fuel for combat purposes (but requires periodic refueling and routine maintenance every 24 to 36 hours, depending on the amount of use). 
Length: 900.0 mm. Weight of weapon: 900.0 grams. Weight of power pack: 7,000.0 grams. Base price: Cr65,000 (extra power packs: Cr50,000; refueling: Cr20). Tech level: 13. Extreme range: 1,000.0 meters. 
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. 
Selected PGMP Models