Advanced  Weapon CZ AM-500

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  1. KinkyPrawn

    KinkyPrawn Snappy Boi

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    CZ AM-500


    AFFILIATION
    Open Market

    MANUFACTURER
    Czerka Corp.

    SIZE
    2.1 meters

    WEIGHT
    28 kg

    COMPOSITION
    Durasteel
    WEAPON TYPE
    Light laser cannon

    DAMAGE TYPE
    Light laser cannon

    AMMUNITION CAPACITY
    3 shots

    FIRE SELECTOR
    Semi-automatic

    MAX RANGE
    500 meters


    DESCRIPTION
    Sometimes when heavy firepower is needed, air strikes or tanks just won't cut it. And any soldier would prefer to rather stay very far out of harm's way than sneak in with conventional weapons and methods to cause havoc. The CZ AM-500 is the universal answer to anyone with an anti-material problem.

    Literally a light laser cannon modified for use by one or two people, the AM-500 is a monster. With a range unrivalled by small arms and with a power output unmatched, the AM-500 is capable of taking out vehicles, strategic targets, people, and almost anything else...all by one person far outside of harm's way. It is without a doubt both a monstrosity and a marvel of technology. The fact that it comes standard with a 10x scope, detachable bipod, and the ability to break down into two parts for easy carry certainly sweetens the deal.

    Unfortunately it isn't without its downsides. Firstly the weapon is heavy. Far heavier than any normal blaster and far too heavy for normal battlefield engagements. Usually it needs a two-man crew but a single person could operate this albeit with difficulty. The ammunition capacity is also far too low for actual active combat. To make matters worse, the intense firepower is far too much for a normal firing system and the built-in recoil compensating system also complicates things, so the firing system responsible for loading the Tibanna gas and priming the weapon limits it to firing only every second. This weapon is, for all intents and purposes, meant to be used at a safe distance with good cover by a sniper that knows what they're doing.

    Overall its a very niche weapon. Against single individuals it's practically useless, especially at its maximum range, but against vehicles, ships and other more vulnerable targets it is utterly devastating.

    LEGALITY
    Restricted. This is an incredibly powerful weapon not meant for civilian use. Only official military or law-enforcement agencies as well as official military factions are authorized to use these. But that isn't to say that one can't find these on the black market. Though getting caught with these illegally in any civilized system could end disastrously.

    INTENT
    To create a proper, powerful sniper/anti-material rifle for players. As an anti-material rifle, it could also introduce different playstyles for players to use on missions.

    ADVANCED TECH
    YES. This is a ludicrously powerful weapon. And despite its weight, slow firing rate and cumbersome nature, it is still incredibly dangerous. A plot of 3-4 threads will be needed for these OR 2 AT slots with faction rewards. It can also be acquired through the SALEs market with tokens.

     
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  2. Darasuum

    Darasuum Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    You're probably going to have to find a different picture. It's pretty clearly a 50 cal from real life or very near to it and not much in the spirit of star wars.

    Super heavy is not a thing The damage would be "light laser cannon" damage. If you want something more power powerful it would not be a blaster rifle and actually be more akin to a weapon emplacement.. It would be a light blaster cannon or medium, whatever you want to make it for power. It goes...
    1. blasters (small arms)
    2. blaster cannon
    3. laser cannon
    4. turbo lasers
    There's some overlap with heavy blaster cannons being on par with light laser cannons and with the other areas of weaponry.

    "Capital ship laser cannons have maximum effective range of approximately 1km, and non-capital ship laser cannons have an effective range of 500m."

    ^That is from the vehicle section of the tech rules so I doubt your going to get anything of optimal damage past 500 meters. You could try to say that after 500 meters it decreases its damage like after 500 it can go another 50 meters and drop from heavy down to medium, another 50 meters and it drops from medium to light, then after that its done. The only thing that is close is the heavy laser cannon weapon emplacement. You also might want to instead of having it be bolt action just say the rate of fire is limited to one bolt per second as the tibanna gas or whatever needs to properly charge inside the chamber.
     
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    Not for a second did I think to check in the vehicle rules >.>

    Either way, there we go. Edited, along with a few slight adjustments like the weight. Really wanted to keep a manual action just for the coolness factor but I guess for a SW rifle that works with gas that won't make too much sense.
     
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  4. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    So. Light, medium and heavy are the damage types. You have it listed as light laser cannon.
     
  5. Darasuum

    Darasuum Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    I think he wants it to more or less be a vehicle damaging kind of weapon that isn’t a rocket launcher but i stead a mobile single man artillery piece like a 50 cal fills in rl. Like it could threaten a tank or speeder more than a heavy blaster could.
     
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  6. KinkyPrawn

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    Yeah like Dara said. This thing is like an irl 20mm rifle. It's meant to blow through vehicles, buildings, all of it. And typical heavy damage won't cut it xD

    It's not meant to be used like a normal sniper rifle on a person, but rather important targets
     
  7. Darasuum

    Darasuum Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    Alternatively @KinkyPrawn Auto might be saying that something that damaging is not going to fly as a personnel mounted weapon. I'd say you're more likely to get it approved if you tone it down to heavy blaster cannon at the most or lower in terms of equivalent damage. The redjacket and the technical (arguably the closest thing to a swrp humvee) only have medium blaster cannons. The scout walker has a heavy blaster cannon but that's also still carried on top of two bipedal legs.
     
  8. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    Ah! I see.

    Approved.
     
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