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Proposal

TO: Base Commander, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

FROM: Cdr. Paul Navarre, R&D: Engineering Division, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

DATE: %02i %s %i

SUB: Proposal: Alien Artifact -- Particle Beam Pistol


Commander, we've recovered a dangerous new alien pistol that seems to fire high-energy particle beams -- more deadly than lasers, more accurate than plasma weapons, and an extremely nasty new threat to our troops on the battlefield. Preliminary tests against our armour have produced distressing results. We need to perform more research on these weapons immediately.

Please authorise this program at your earliest convenience.

--Cdr. Navarre


Result

TO: Base Commander, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

FROM: Cdr. Paul Navarre, R&D: Engineering Division, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

DATE: %02i %s %i

SUB: Re: Alien Artifact -- Particle Beam Pistol


Commander, I've got the specs of the new alien pistol for you, and they're not good.

We've always suspected that a real alien army would field more than just plasma weapons and Kerrblades. Now they've gone and proved us right. This particle beam weaponry is extremely advanced, a quantum leap above the plasma weapons, miniaturised far beyond our ability to duplicate.

Particle-beam weaponry is designed to hit a target object with a stream of accelerated particles moving at near-light velocities, therefore carrying tremendous kinetic energy. Until now we've only seen the aliens use this technology in large UFO weapons. Now, however, they're using it on the ground in the worst way.

The pistol itself is quite simple in build, just a shell covering a set of magnets and electrostatic lenses for focusing and constricting the particle beam. This is all stuff we can duplicate easily with enough money and effort. However, we've yet to figure out the weapon's ammo supply. The energy readings we've taken from the magazines are extreme, and despite our efforts, we haven't managed to disable or disarm one in order to safely open it up. Even shooting it dry doesn't completely deactivate one of these magazines. More research will be required before we can try and understand them, much less reproduce them.

Certainly this pistol is the nastiest handgun I've ever seen in my career, with impressive armour-piercing capabilities and extreme damage potential.

I'll keep you posted on our progress with the magazines, Commander.

--Cdr. Navarre


Damage Type

Skill

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Stat Suggestions

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Pro:

1) High damage.

2) Long range.

3) Quick-firing.

4) High accuracy.


Con:

1) Long reload time.

2) High recoil.

3) Damage lowered by smoke/gas/fire.


Research Tree Data

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Prerequisites:
 1 Particle beam pistol
Opens:
 Enables production -- Particle Beam Pistol
 Man-Portable Particle Beams