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Ke-M2-W2901 Aether Beam Saber-Rifle

The successor to the W2701, the Ketsurui Fleet Yards Ke-M2-W2901 Aether Beam Rifle uses a spatial distortion to release condensed potentials from the aether in a coherent phased beam. Because of the subspace effects of beam, it naturally pierces distortion-based shields. The weapon's range can be reduced to proportionally increase power and output duration, giving the rifle the ability to also function as a sword. The rifle has a long, thin sword-like shape with a pistol grip and a bullpup-style butt housing the battery magazine. Entered service YE 29

  • Purpose: Anti-starship surgical Attacks, Hull cutting tool.
  • Damage: Tier 4 (Pulse) or Tier 5 (Beam) or Tier 6 (Blade) (See Damage Rating (Version 3) for more information)
  • Range: Up to 294,000 miles (473,177 km). 7 feet (2.13m) for sword.
  • Rate of Fire (Beam): Three three-second blasts every 15 seconds. Sword can be constantly sustained.
  • Rate of Fire (Rapid Pulse): 9 Pulses per second (Automatic). Note: Effective on targets such as fighters.
  • Payload: Effectively unlimited when properly attached to the Mindy power armor (whom can connect the power cable to the side of each forearm - it will, however, have a hard time charging its forearm weapons while power is fed to the W2901). Free-floating 2901 rifles rely on a battery magazine (BU-M20) which holds enough power for twenty three-second shots, one full minute seconds of cumulative activity in sword mode or the same time in rapid pulse mode.
Phased Pulse Rifle

A secondary weapon built into the Aether Beam Rifle, the Phased Pulse Rifle is the integrated equivalent of a Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 30

  • Range: 300+ meters
  • Firing Modes: Single/Auto, Heavy/Auto Stun/Heavy Stun
  • Capacity: Effectively unlimited.
  • Purpose: Anti-personnel
  • Damage: Lethal or stun, medium damage against most vehicles. Tier 2, Medium Anti-Personnel (Tier 3, Heavy Anti-Personnel for Heavy)

OOC Notes

This page and art by Wes.

There is a song named after aether sabers on the album Star Army OST: Volume 1.

Star Army Logistics
Supply ClassificationClass G - WEAPONS INDIVIDUAL SMALL ARMS
First UsedYE 29
Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesweapons: power armor
Product NameAether Beam Saber-Rifle
ManufacturerKetsurui Fleet Yards, Ketsurui Zaibatsu
Year ReleasedYE 29

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