Turbo plasma rifle (Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel)

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For an overview of plasma rifle models throughout the Fallout series, see Plasma rifle.
Turbo plasma rifle
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Damage & attacks
Damage70-84
Damage TypeElectrical
Ammunition
Ammo TypeHeavy energy cell
Requirements
Hands2
Other
Value$11500
 
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FOBoSLogo.pngThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The turbo electric plasma rifle is an energy weapon in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

This weapon is an upgraded Plasma Rifle that fires much quicker, and with deadlier accuracy. One or two shots from this piece will reduce an enemy to a fine pile of ash.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Plasma rifle
Plasma rifles or plasma casters are high tech weapons firing superheated bolts of plasma, powered by either microfusion cells or heavy energy cells, which find numerous applications in military and industrial fields. The bolts form into toroids in the plasma chamber, which are then sent down a superconducting barrel,[1][2][3] propelled by, and in some models stabilized by electromagnetic claws upon exiting it.[4] The primary damage mechanism of plasma rifles is thermal transfer, causing serious burns to soft targets and melting hard ones. In extreme cases, the plasma can cause spontaneous dissolution of the target, including separation of soft tissues from hard ones or wholesale molecular destabilization that turns the target into a viscous green fluid.[5]

Initially, the weapon was a bulky, industrial plasma caster, manufactured by Winchester Arms; while it performed admirably, it was expensive and required specialized training to use. However, later developments for the United States Army would lead to a more compact design that was cheaper to produce and easier to train for, perfectly suited for urban warfare.[6]

The turbo electric plasma rifle is a upgraded version of the electric plasma rifle, and is found only in the Secret Vault. It's to be manufactured using technology contained in the Secret Vault. It's equipped by the most important super mutants of Attis army and by the champion of the Gladiator Pit in Los, the Wasteland Stranger.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The best energy weapon of the game (with the electric plasma cannon) and one of the best weapons available. It's rate of fire is lower than the continuous fire laser but its damage is higher. The weapon uses a raygun shot. It's very accurate and burns (by electrical burn) the target with radius contact.

Locations[edit | edit source]

References

  1. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{1500}{}{Plasma Rifle}"
    "{1501}{}{A Winchester Model P94 Plasma Rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of plasma down a superconducting barrel. Powered by Micro Fusion Cells. Min ST: 6.}"
    Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_plasmaRifle = {Plasma Rifle}"
    "desc_plasmaRifle = {A Winchester Model P94 Plasma Rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of ionised gas down a superconducting barrel. Powered by Micro Fusion Cells.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), and Items.txt)
  2. Fort Independence terminals; Research Terminal, Research Log - Plasma Rifle
  3. Research Note - Plasma rifle
  4. Chris Taylor interview for Vault13.net
  5. Weapon behavior in the game.
  6. The cover of the Future Weapons Today periodical as seen in Fallout: New Vegas has a section prominently promoted entitled "Urban Plasma Rifles."
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