[Approved] Tetryon Pulse Launcher

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[Approved] Tetryon Pulse Launcher

Postby Alex » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:26 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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Tetryon Pulse Launcher
Specifications: 135 cm long
Weight: 0.2 kg [0.4 lbs]
Settings: As phaser settings 13-16+; for each additional 50 charges expended, increase effect by 600 cubic feet of rock.
Duration/Energy: 4000 charges [sarium krellide power cell]
Range: 115 m [optimal]/175 m [maximum]

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A newly designed weapon for the use by Starfleet ground forces and security personnel, the tetryon pulse launcher is perhaps the most powerful hand held weapon in Starfleet’s arsenal. The device is designed as a single-person plasma cannon for use against small craft and heavily fortified emplacements. Building on the success of the Starfleet Tokyo R&D facility to grow nearly flawless emitter crystals in a ground-based micro-gravity environment, the pulse launcher is effectively a miniaturized version of the pulse phaser used on starships. While, much of this theoretical research has been applied to the current generation of phaser rifles, making them the first true hand-held transitional-phase accelerators, the tetryon pulse launcher takes this a step further. As such, this weapon lacks the variety of power settings typical of a Type 2 or Type 3 phaser. When the trigger is depressed, the weapon fires a collimated beam of tetryon particles which rebound from the target to the unit, providing range and vector information to the acquisition sub-systems. A rapid-discharge sarium krellide power cell, coupled with high-speed plasma accelerator coils and a ten-stage cascading prefire chamber, allows the plasma discharge to be stored within the prefire chamber for longer periods than previous models of phasers. The beam emerges as a focused pulse of superheated, rarefied plasma. While the typical Type 1 phaser is capable of emitting no more than 1.05 kilojoules per hour, the pulse launcher emits energy comparable to a Type 4 phaser emitter. The tetryon pulse launcher incorporates the safety interlocks and subspace transceiver assembly common to standard-issue phasers; it is capable of firing using continuous or wide beam settings.

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Re: [Proposed] Tetryon Pulse Launcher

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

This article has been approved.
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