OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To provide a light repeating blaster for the Republic Remnant infantry forces.
- Image Source: X
- Canon Link: N/A
- Restricted Missions: N/A
- Primary Source: N/A
- Manufacturer: Republic Industires [Republic Remnant]
- Model: RR-LRB 'Suppressor' Model 32
- Affiliation: Republic Remnant
- Modularity: Yes (Top and bottom rails for add-ons, most commonly, a scope and forward grip/tripod. Either standard magazine or drum)
- Production: Mass-Production
- Material: Durasteel, synthmesh, blaster components.
- Classification: Blaster
- Size: Large
- Weight: Heavy
- Ammunition Type: Power Cell
- Ammunition Capacity: Standard Magazine: 30, Drum: 70
- Reload Speed: Magazine [Average] / Drum [Low]
- Effective Range: Average
- Rate of Fire: High
- Stopping Power: High
- Recoil: High
High Powered Shots
- Modularity - The Suppressor can be easily modified to meet a soldiers needs and purpose. If they are a light, rapid moving infantry force, they can slap on a standard mag, forward grip and reflex scope allowing it to be more easier carried and help deal with some of the accuracy issues. A heavier soldier can take a drum and tripod to get a heaver weapon that is better at laying down large amounts of fire to do its namesake, suppress.
- Reliable - The suppressor was designed for the common infantryman and his, often, inability to reach proper cleaning supplies in the heat of a warzone, as such, it was designed to be as simple and durable as possible. This thing will rarely jam or suffer from disastrous malfunctions making it an economic choice.
- Wonderfully Mediocre - The Suppressor is nothing to write home about, at the end of the day, its just a light repeating blaster and has little more to offer compared to other light repeating blasters and has a weaker punch then quite a few of them on the market.
- Inaccurate - The Suppressor is not a marksmen's weapon designed for good shot placement. It is designed to put out high amounts of blaster bolts towards the enemy to force them into suppression and take down those unlucky enough to duck in time. A soldier can try and make it so with a tripod and high-powered scope, but it will still suffer from weight and shot deviation and, coupled with its lower range, a soldier would be better off with a rifle. It should go without saying, however, the heavier the weapon, so using a drum, will lower the accuracy and, of course, the more shots are placed with this weapon at once, the less the accuracy the firer is going to have. Unless suppressing, burst fire should be the default mode.
The Suppressor was designed to provide infantry carried fire-support to squads, especially, that of the suppression variety. It was a relatively plain weapon made rugid and durable, the options to give it a highly modular nature was purely an economic one as it meant the weapon could be 'improved' upon by soldiers and suited to fill more roles allowing the Republic to 'skimp' on more specialized weaponry... Of course, some Senators didn't quite hear this as they gave the Go-Ahead for the Equalizer prototype, but it is a very economic weapon built for a large military and a nation not wanting to spend an extreme amount on outfitting their common infantry. This weapon was designed to stay in service for quite awhile before needing a true replacement and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Edited by Iona Immarya, 15 February 2018 - 10:51 PM.