Rafflur weapons are generally viewed as the favored weapons of the Rim races, but they can be found throughout the Frontier Sector, in the hands of many races.
Rafflur M-1: This personal defense device is the size of a cigar and contains an SEU microdisk. It only fires once at an extremely limited range. After it is fired, the microdisc must be ejected and a fresh one inserted before it can fire again.
Rafflur M-2: The proton pistol is a handgun that is slightly larger than a Ke-1000 laser pistol. Each shot uses two SEUs.
Rafflur M-3: This extremely limited production model was specifically designed for Star Law forces. It is a 45-cm-long pistol that provides more room for attachments. It has design modifications such as a folding stock and energy modulator that increase its range and accuracy (+1 Column Shift modifier). Anyone other than a Star Lawman would have a great deal of difficulty locating an M-3.
Rafflur M-4: The official weapon of the "Hoppin' Hundred and Eighth" Humma Elite Forces, the main advantage of these 75-cm-long rifles is that they release all 10 SEUs at once in an area effect. Their range, however, is extremely limited (as that of a pistol). Their beam is cone-shaped with the point at the gun's muzzle. The beam width increases by 1 meter for every 2 meters from the muzzle (5 meters wide at 10 meters from the muzzle, 13 meters wide at 26 meters, etc.). Any target in the blast path receives a maximum of 40 points of damage (is a Cobalt result is obtained on the attack roll). If the first target is within 2 meters of the muzzle, it totally blocks the beam and nothing behind the first target can be damaged. Otherwise, the M-4 can damage any target in the beam. The weapon's circuits superheat when fired, requiring the weapon to cool three turns before reloading with a new minipowerclip.
Rafflur M-6: This proton rifle is slightly larger than the Ke-2000 laser rifle.
Rafflur M-8: This long-barreled, long-range beauty comes equipped with a built-in telescopic sight. It cannot be aimed accurately at anything closer than 15 meters. An expensive break-down version is often used by hunters.
Rafflur M-10: The M-10 is the proton counterpart of the Ke-5000 Heavy Laser. It comes equipped with a folding quadpod mount that safely holds the 100-SEU pack or parabattery used in its operation. Unlike the rest of the rafflur M-series, this weapon has a special capacitor baffle fitted to prevent feedback when using a power source more powerful than a minipowerclip.
Two human-sized or one large bioform are needed to transport it. Optional swivel mounting equipment for vehicles, fortifications, etc., can also be purchased.
Notes & References
- ↑ This explanation does not hold water: standard powerclips and miniclips are both capacitor-based power sources; it is understandable that active matrix power sources like Power Beltpacks and Power Backpacks cannot be used, but the exclusion of standard-sized 20 SEU powerclips is entirely arbitrary.
- ↑ It is more likely that the Rim manufacturers who control the patents simply make their units with their proprietary miniclips.
- ↑ Or robots; one heavy-duty robot or two standard-body robots.