Guardians of the Stars
Model 77 Rifle
Era: Interstellar Space Era
Government(s)/Organization(s): UEG, SAM
Type: Laser Rifle
Ammo: Heavy Powercell, 10 beams
Fire Rate: 1 Second Beam
The Model 77 Rifle is one of the first production laser weapons. It uses a heavy belt or backpack powercell due to the high energy use. It is also quite large, though only moderately heavy. The big advantage to the laser rifle is instant damage, in an atmosphere whatever is in front of the barrel will be instantly hit by the beam when you fire.
The Model 77 was only issued to a small number of troops to test the weapons effectiveness and the majority of those were used in space as that is the optimum environment for them. The SAM took over the use of these when the UEG fell, though they eventually replaced the Model 77.