[Approved] Type II-b Compression Phaser Pistol

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[Approved] Type II-b Compression Phaser Pistol

Postby Alex » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:21 pm

The following item is now proposed for review. By request of the original creator, the specifications are to be accepted/rejected as is. He has asked that no changes be made to the specifications.
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Type II-b Compression Phaser pistol
Specifications: 21.59 cm long x 14.9 cm height x 3.2 cm wide
Weight: 0.9 kg [2 lb]
Settings: 1-16
Duration/Energy: 1250 charges [sarium krellide power cell]
Range: 75m [accurate]/125m [maximum]

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The Type II-b phaser pistol is a modern, fully ambidextrous and ergonomic compression phaser pistol and is swiftly becoming the standard Marine and Naval security sidearm. Development of the design that would become the Type II-b compression pistol can be traced back to Starfleet's response to the emergence of the Borg threat of the the mid-2360's and early 2370's as the pulse phaser pistol. The Type II-b compression pistol is a larger, more rugged version of the standard hand phaser with the intent of creating a higher powered alternative and eventual replacement to the standard issue Type II phaser with the advantages of the type III-b phaser rifle's compression pulse settings. Initially, 250 units were made and dispersed throughout Starfleet for testing and saw extensive use during the Federations conflict with the Dominion.

After testing progressed for several years, and with a growing demand from Starfleet Security and Marine departments for more effective weaponry, Starfleet Research & Development deemed that a redesign of the pulse phaser pistol was necessary in order to increase its effectiveness. Since it had been a nearly a decade and a half since the introduction of compression phaser technology, Starfleet R&D Switerzland was able to miniaturize the components of the compression modules of the original pulse phaser pistol into a more compact unit. The new Type II-b phaser possesses the 'regenerative phaser' technology, granting it the capability of operating in environments hostile to the normal operation of phasers.

The Type II-b has the capability of delivering the standard sixteen settings possessed by ordinary Type II phasers with a 25% greater power cell capacity as well as a 50% longer emitter life than comparable Type II phaser emitters. In addition, the compression phaser pistol is also capable of delivering two additional settings above the normal sixteen, they are as follows:

Compression Setting 1: Heavy Stun Pulse Fire
Compression Setting 2: Moderate Disruption Pulse Fire

The Type II-bs functionality is straight forward; the rear section of the pistol has a holographic display indicating weapon power level and fire mode during use — in the center of the holographic display is a small blue pad known as the Type II-bs safety and activation mechanism. Before the phaser pistol can be fired, the user must place his or her thumb on the pad, which activates the weapon and prepares it for use. On the left side of the device is another small red button used to open the magazine well in order to replace the sarium krellide power cell and to allow access to the internal components of the weapon for maintenance.

The Type II-b is currently in the final portion of it test deployment stage with the Starfleet Corps of Engineers giving projections that it will completely replace the Type II phaser as the standard mid-level phaser within two to five years after Starfleet Armorers begin mass production and Starfleet Command authorizes the wide scale deployment of the Type II-b phaser.

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Re: [Propose] Type II-b Compression Phaser Pistol

Postby Alex » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:21 am

This article has been approved.
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