Laser Rifle

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Generic Laser Rifle
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Laser Rifle with Power Pack
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level TL–9
Size 1,000mm
Weight 6,000 grams
Cost Cr3,500
Ammo 100 shots
Manufacturer Various
Generic Laser Rifle

A Laser Rifle (10.0 kilograms, including power pack; Cr5,000; TL-9) is the standard energy weapon, firing energy bolts in the same manner as the laser carbine. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Heavier than the laser carbine, the laser rifle is also capable of longer sustained action and is somewhat sturdier. The power pack can provide 100 shots before recharging. As in the laser carbine, the laser rifle is connected to the power pack by a heavy-duty cable. Power packs are not interchangeable between the two weapons, however. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 1,000mm. Weight of rifle: 6,000 grams. Weight of power pack: 4,000 grams. Base price: Cr3,500 (extra power packs: Cr1,500). Cost of recharge, at commercial rates: Cr300. [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 Rifles 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 However, they are gradually superceded by Gauss Weaponry and Plasma Weaponry.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 Rifle Models[edit]

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

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 An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak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 An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak