Aturo Arms TT-4 Multi-pulse Blaster Cannon

A particularly devastating weapon favoured by the least subtle of bounty hunters and others who put guns over intelligence, the TT-4 Multi-pulse Blaster Cannon is produced by Aturo Arms, one of the small rim corporations trying to get a foot hold in a competitive marketplace. The TT-4 was designed to be a smaller, lighter infantry support weapon for military units and a replacement for the popular BlasTech E-Web.

Aturo's designers worked on the principle that by greatly increasing the weapon's rate of fire, more damage could be done by a lighter, cheaper weapon. They, also, created a revolutionary cooling system that allows a devastating barrage of fire to be unleashed with every shot. However, the new system meant that the TT-4 suffered from several design flaws that prevented its acceptance by the military. The first was that the weapon is difficult to use without considerable (and, in the eyes of the military, expensive) training. The second was that, while it was intended to be carried and fired by a single trooper, the cannon is heavy and cumbersome. Finally and most importantly, the new cooling system is prone to shutting the weapon down to prevent overheating, causing a distressingly high failure rate.

At a length of 1.21 meters, the TT-4 is slightly shorter than the BlasTech E-Web. The TT-4 comes with facilities to allow it to be mounted onto a shoulder-mounted harness or a tripod. Ammunition can be supplied by a single power pack, which is housed above the action housing of the cannon and provides enough power for 25 shots. A backpack generator is available for the TT-4 at an extra cost of 500 credits.

Due to the weapon's inherent unreliability, anytime a one is rolled when firing causes the TT-4 to jam and shut down. Reinitializing the weapon takes 3 rounds and requires a Repair roll (DC 15). Due to the weight and cumbersome nature of the cannon, anyone engaged in strenuous activity (running around, combat, etc.) while carrying the weapon must make a Fortitude save (DC 20) every round in which the weapon is fired or every third round of activity or lose 1d6 Vitality Points.

Cost: 3,500
Damage: 4d8+2
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 40 meters
Weight: 28.5 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: n/a
Type: Energy
Multifire/Autofire: M/A
Size: Large
Group: Heavy weapons

Bibliography
"Character Equipment: Blasters" - http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/dark/791/blasters.htm