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by Antti Lahtinen
The backpack is equipped with a contra-grav lifter unit which cancels the gravitic attraction to the pack, making it appear to be feather-light (it still has inertia). The build-in battery pack can run the CG system for 8 hours before recharging.
The Vyborg Jaegers have nicknamed this weapon as "vartti" (Finnish for "quarter"), probably because its energy output is a quarter of a megajoule. The nickname is used in several black-humor jokes. ("He was all right a quarter ago...")
|FGMP-14||15||(1-2-10)||S:3,B:3||95 m||5||14||5.8 kg||1.6 kg||2||20||6980|
Notes: This weapon is designed using "Direct Energy Input" rules from FF&S2 instead of the EPG cartridges. The rapid-pulse fusion uses 5.833 g hydrogen for each shot, but most of this is used as coolant. A slow-pulse fusion of the same energy level uses only 1.167 g hydrogen for each shot, so the rapid-pulse apparently uses the remaining 4.667 g as coolant.
Assuming that the fusion gun is purely kinetic energy weapon, the resulting impulse and weapon velocity suggest that the resulting recoil value is "3". If some of the plasma bolt energy is thermal instead of kinetic, the recoil value will be lower (recoil "2" or so). The FF&S1 recoil formula gives value "9", which is unrealistic.