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Term used to describe any hand held laser weapon.
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[[File:Lasgun dune.jpg|thumb|lasgun]]
   
Lasguns came in pistol or rifle sizes. Their firing patterns were typically a constant stream, but the nozzle could sometimes be adjusted to alter the width and spread of the beam. Their power source was a cell cartidge that could be replaced when depleted.
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During the days of the [[Old Imperium]], lasguns were often ornate in their design, with detailed scrollwork embedded into the handles. However, by the time of the [[Honoured Matres]], the designs had become less intricate and more functional.
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A '''lasgun''' was a continuous-wave laser projector [[weapon]] that was perhaps the most widely used hand weapon in the [[Imperium]]. It commonly took the form of a pistol or rifle. Its firing pattern was typically a constant, narrow beam, but the nozzle could sometimes be adjusted to alter the width and spread of the beam. Its power source was a cell cartridge that could be replaced when depleted.
   
Lasguns were the preferred weapon for armies. However, when [[Pentashield|shields]] were being employed, lasguns were generally not used because contact of a lasgun beam with a sheild generally caused massive explosions that often killed everyone within a large radius. As a result, many soldiers preferred knives and swords in battle.
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Size and form could vary from small, handheld lasguns to long field-models and large and armored heavy duty models.The [[Cutteray]] was essentially a Short-range version of a lasgun used mostly as a cutting tool and surgeon's scalpel.
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During the days of the [[Old Imperium]], lasguns were often ornate in their design, with detailed scrollwork embedded into their handles, which were usually some exotic wood. However, by the time of the [[Honored Matres]], the designs had become less intricate and more functional.
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Lasguns were the preferred weapon for armies. However, when [[shield]]s were being employed, lasguns were generally not used because contact reaction between a lasgun beam and a shield created a nuclear explosion that often killed everyone within a large radius.
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During the time of the [[Faufreluches]], many soldiers and assassins preferred [[knives]] and [[sword]]s in combat, both because they safely penetrated personal shields, and because of newfound appreciation for the art of swordsmanship.
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==Stats==
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'''''Length:''''' 45 - 90 centimeters (stock)
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'''''Mass:''''' 2 - 5 kilograms
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'''''Settings:''''' 3 (Pulse-fire, Arc-fire, Full burn)
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'''''Range: '''''5 - 225 meters
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'''''Ammunition:''''' 100 charges in power cell (good for 100 pulses or 20 arcs per cell)
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==Extended Dune==
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[[File:51DO3forzWL._SY445_-1.jpg|thumb|Lagsun Turret as depicted in the Dune CCG]]
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[[File:513Fsz6VV6L-1.jpg|thumb|Armoured Housetroopers with Lasguns as depicted in the Dune CCG]]
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===Known models===
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*Lasgun
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**Laser Pistol (handheld Lasgun)
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***modern field-model lasguns
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***small lasgun
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**Lasrifle
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***long field model
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**Lascannon (large lasguns)
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***Antiaircraft weapons
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***antique harkonnen lasguns
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***Armored Lasgun
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***Assault Lasgun
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***heavy duty Lasgun
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***Lasbeams
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[[ru:Лучемёт]]
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[[Category:Technologies and developments]]
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[[Category:Weapons]]

Latest revision as of 17:46, December 26, 2019

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lasgun

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A lasgun was a continuous-wave laser projector weapon that was perhaps the most widely used hand weapon in the Imperium. It commonly took the form of a pistol or rifle. Its firing pattern was typically a constant, narrow beam, but the nozzle could sometimes be adjusted to alter the width and spread of the beam. Its power source was a cell cartridge that could be replaced when depleted.

Size and form could vary from small, handheld lasguns to long field-models and large and armored heavy duty models.The Cutteray was essentially a Short-range version of a lasgun used mostly as a cutting tool and surgeon's scalpel.

During the days of the Old Imperium, lasguns were often ornate in their design, with detailed scrollwork embedded into their handles, which were usually some exotic wood. However, by the time of the Honored Matres, the designs had become less intricate and more functional.

Lasguns were the preferred weapon for armies. However, when shields were being employed, lasguns were generally not used because contact reaction between a lasgun beam and a shield created a nuclear explosion that often killed everyone within a large radius.

During the time of the Faufreluches, many soldiers and assassins preferred knives and swords in combat, both because they safely penetrated personal shields, and because of newfound appreciation for the art of swordsmanship.

StatsEdit

Length: 45 - 90 centimeters (stock)

Mass: 2 - 5 kilograms

Settings: 3 (Pulse-fire, Arc-fire, Full burn)

Range: 5 - 225 meters

Ammunition: 100 charges in power cell (good for 100 pulses or 20 arcs per cell)

Extended DuneEdit

51DO3forzWL. SY445 -1

Lagsun Turret as depicted in the Dune CCG

513Fsz6VV6L-1

Armoured Housetroopers with Lasguns as depicted in the Dune CCG

Known modelsEdit

  • Lasgun
    • Laser Pistol (handheld Lasgun)
      • modern field-model lasguns
      • small lasgun
    • Lasrifle
      • long field model
    • Lascannon (large lasguns)
      • Antiaircraft weapons
      • antique harkonnen lasguns
      • Armored Lasgun
      • Assault Lasgun
      • heavy duty Lasgun
      • Lasbeams
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