Sodzerz LR63011 Laser Rifle

Sodzerz Defense Systems (SRS) is a large vargr corporation operating along the Imperial border sectors of the Extents: Provence, Windhorn, and Meshan. While they conducted some research of their own, a substantial portion of their business came from reverse engineering the more popular Imperial weapons that they could get their paws on.

The LR63011 is a lower tech knockoff of Instellarms popular X1102D laser rifle. As the average tech level in the Extents is a couple notches lower than the Imperium, it was incumbent upon SDS to design a weapon that could be manufactured on a host of worlds. [TNE Note: One such world, Igodosakfell, survived the Collapse with the foundation of its manufacturing facilities intact.]

While a laser rifle constructed at TL-11 will certainly fall short of one made at TL-13, the LR63011 is still a capable weapon. It will inflict damage on unarmored objects, but its lack of penetration presents no danger to moderately protected targets.

Inferior materials forced the barrel diameter down from 8 cm to 6 cm, but the weapon retains the same weight. However, the 100-shot power pack is five kilograms heavier. For those looking to avoid the added encumbrance, there is a 40-shot version that is 2.5 kg lighter that is sold as an optimization of shot capacity versus weight.

To help make the weapon more appealing despite its shortcomings, it is sold at a much lower price point than the X1102D. The savings comes through the use of optic sights instead of the overly expensive electronic sights. The improved range of the weapon (7%) is typically over-hyped.

Like the X1102D, the weapon is suited for paramilitary deployment, particularly those involved in crowd pacification operations where masses of unarmored targets are common. Forces involved in such operations have been known to equip the weapon with an under barrel mount, allowing for the addition of a Gauss weapon or grenade launcher, thus providing armor penetration should the situation call for it.

The weapon is hardened to "melee" standard, to survive both in the Wilds and on the riot line. The proliferation of the weapon through the Extents has spawned several imitators of its own, though most are of inferior quality. There is also a sizable trade in after market parts and accessories which SDS participates in. These range from bayonets to dedicated grenade launchers and gauss weapons. There are also software additions to the power modulators/management systems for the power packs.

Tech Level:Average Stellar (11)
Weapon Type:6cm DEI laser longarm
Pulse Energy:30 kJ, required energy: 66.7 kJ
Weapon Length:64.5 cm
Weapon Mass:3.143 kg
Weapon Price:1,674 cr, w/o power pack
Magazine Mass:14.31 kg (100 shot), 11.75 kg (40 shot)
Magazine Price: 750 cr (100-shot power pack), 706 cr (40-shot power pack)
Features: Bullpup stock, melee weapon frame, optic sight, bayonet lug.


Traveller: TNE Combat Stats
AtmosphereROFDamValPenRtgBulk MagazineRecoilShort Range
StandardSA 5
SA 5x3
SA 5x5
SA 5x10
SA 5x50
3
2
2
1
0
Nil4100 0300 (299)
VacuumSA 5
SA 5x3
SA 5x5
SA 5x10
SA 5x50
9
5
4
3
1
Nil41000 300 (299)

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