PGMP-14

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Generic PGMP-14
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Generic PGMP-14
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 14
Size 800.0 mm
Weight 9,000.0 grams
Cost Cr300,000
Ammo Power Pack, high capacity
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Manufacturer Various
Generic PGMP-14

The PGMP-14 (190.0 grams loaded; Cr300,000; TL-14) is a developed version of the earlier plasma weapons and can be transported by a conventional rifleman.

  • It is a DEW Light Weapon that projects superheated plasma inflicting kinetic and heat damage.
  • It is known to some as the PGMP-E.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

"PGMP-14:" The final development of the light plasma gun, the PGMP-14 incorporates a gravitic field generator which enables personnel not in powered armor both to carry the weapon and to fire it, since the weapon's computer system automatically biases the field to provide near total recoil compensation. It is otherwise similar to the PGMP-13 in performance. [1]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 800.0 mm. Weight of weapon: 9,000.0 grams (50.0 grams with field generator on). Weight of power pack: 1,600.0 grams 190.0 grams with field generator on). Base price: Cr300,000 (extra power pack: Cr250,000; Refueling: Cr50). Tech level: 14. Extreme range: 1,000.0 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 PGMP Models[edit]

  1. TL-12 PGMP or PGMP-12
  2. TL-13 PGMP or PGMP-13
  3. TL-14 PGMP or PGMP-14

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), 37.
  2. Frank Chadwick. Mercenary (Game Designers Workshop, 1978), 37.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak