Appendix D
Equipment Guide

Equipment - General

DataPad - A digital tablet that provides a convenient portable interface with a wide variety of devices.
digifilm - A reusable digital replacement for paper, it is capable of storing hundreds of pages of text. It is capable of being folded up to 10,000 times before being rendered unusable, but most people roll digifilm sheets to limit damage.
PersCom - Personal Communication Unit, the ubiquitous multimedia communications device, capable of transmitting audio and video signals, connecting to the Interverse, and holographic projection among other functions.
repulsor - An antigravity device that allows vehicles and materiel to hover over surfaces, its size and output depend on the mass of the affixed object and the desired magnitude of repulsion.

Equipment - Military, Earth Union

arm cannon - The common name for the PAK3.
blaster pistol - The common name for the P43.
boxer pistol - The P81, so named because of its stopping power, like a boxer's punch.
disruptor - see sonic disruptor; not to be confused with the Sheolite weapon of the same name
Fly Eye - A small portable sensor unit equipped with a repulsor to fly around and reconnoiter dangerous areas. Readings are transmitted to the helmet of the operator.
G22A4 - The standard infantry small arm of the Earth Union, a pulse rifle capable of firing at 600 rounds per minute.
LightSuit - The standard body armor of the Earth Union Armed Forces.
LightSuit-S - A variant of the LightSuit with a barebones powered exoskeleton integrated in for strength and mobility enhancement.
MediSuit - A powered armor exoskeleton employed by the Marine Corps' Mobile Armor Division.
NT74 - A nonlethal hypersonic weapon commonly issued to security personnel.
P43 - The standard sidearm of both the Earth Union Armed Forced and the Federal Police, it fires a relatively weak charged pulse that is safe for use on spacecraft.
P81 - A sidearm commonly used by Special Operation Forces, it fires 10mm caseless rounds with considerable stopping power.
PAK3 - A portable plasma cannon attached to the arm of a MediSuit, it is the smallest feasible plasma cannon with three rotating barrels to allow a higher rate of fire.
particle cannon - A mounted weapon that fires powerful particle blasts with moderately high destructive power offset by a low rate of fire.
pulse cannon - A mounted weapon that fires charged pulses at a high rate of fire, effective at depleting energy shields but with limited destructive power.
pulse rifle - The common name for the G22.
SG1 - A common, albeit incorrect name of the SSG1.
sonic disruptor - The common name for the NT74.
SSG1 - A portable railgun used as the standard sniper system of the Earth Union Armed Forces.
StatSuit - A modular mechanical counterpressure suit that is standard issue to all offworld personnel.
tractor beam - A wireless towing device that creates a strong electromagnetic attraction with receiver units installed in the target ship.

Equipment - Military, Sheol Empire

disruptor - A powerful electromagnetic beam capable of canceling shields, but often at the cost of shorting out the craft's own systems.