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Home-made electric laser pistol
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Unnamed laser pistol
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Laser pistols are high-tech sidearms that emit a concentrated beam of coherent light, with sufficient wattage to do considerable damage. They can be powered by various power sources, but most models use an internal capacitor, charged by a small energy cell. Apart from pistols, other, more powerful laser weapons exist, like laser rifles and Gatling lasers.

BackgroundEdit

Several different variants of laser pistols exist, from low power civilian models to extremely powerful military sidearms. Typically, the main difference are the focusing optics. While civilian models utilise a laser diode,[1] military models employ a photonic focusing chamber and crystal array,[2] which creates a tighter, more destructive beam, although certain modifications (e.g. a magneting field focusing system) can improve the performance of a civilian model, bringing it on par with military models.[3] Certain models can also be locked down for transport, requiring an arming sequence to make them operable again.

ModelsEdit

Wattz 1000 laser pistolEdit

Fo1 Laser Pistol
Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

A Wattz 1000 laser pistol. Civilian model, so the wattage is lower than military or police versions.[4] The reason for this is that it uses a laser focusing diode instead of a crystal array.[1][2] For security, it can be locked down for transport, with a proper arming sequence needed to render it operable again.

Wattz 1000 magneto-laser pistolEdit

Fo2 Magneto-Laser Pistol
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

This Wattz 1000 laser pistol has been upgraded with a magnetic field targeting system that tightens the laser emission, giving this pistol extra penetrating power.[3]

Solar ScorcherEdit

Fo2 Solar Scorcher
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

The Solar Scorcher is a special laser pistol that uses sunlight as its energy source.[5] In full daylight, the experimental photo-electric cells absorb light and allow the weapon to fire up to six shots, after which it must be reloaded.

This rare weapon was seen in the armory of Vault 13, prior to the events of Fallout in 2161.[6]

AEP7 laser pistolEdit

Laser pistol (Gamebryo)

The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model.[2] With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.

As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus,[2] wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate.[7] In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.[2]

The AEP7 was produced in large numbers thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the United States, although logistics and supply issues (caused by prolonged war with China) prevented its wide-scale deployment.[2]

Home-made electric laser pistolEdit

FOBoSLogoThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
HomeMadeLaserPistol

This electric laser weapon appears only in the city of Los and is to be manufactured using technology contained in the Secret Vault. It's equipped by the low ghouls of the cult Church of the Lost.

Electric laser pistolEdit

FOBoSLogoThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

This kind of electric laser weapon appears only in the city of Los and is to be manufactured using technology contained in the Secret Vault. This rare weapon is only found in the Secret Vault and was weaponry part of Secret Vault guards.

Mentioned and cut contentEdit

AEP5 laser pistolEdit

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 3)

The AEP5 laser pistol was a military model that was notorious for its problems with overheating.[2]

PhazerEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 2 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
PhazerImage
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

The Phazer is a strange powerful laser pistol. Its origin is unknown. It may only be acquired in a special encounter in Fallout 2, which is a shuttle crash around three corpses dressed in a red uniform. It's a reference to the Star Trek weapon.

APOLLO laser pistolEdit

Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Apollo
Gameplay article: Van Buren

The APOLLO laser pistol is a primary weapon designed and abandoned by Poseidon Energy that science-oriented characters in Van Buren could complete.

Unnamed laser pistolEdit

Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Vblaserpistol
Gameplay article: Van Buren

An unnamed laser pistol.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dialogue files from Fallout 2 - "Pointy end with the laser diode goes toward the enemy. Then pull the trigger." [1][2][3].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Citadel terminal entries on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 In-game description for the Magneto-laser pistol in Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2]
  4. In-game description for the laser pistol in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2][3]
  5. In-game description for the Solar Scorcher in Fallout 2. [1]
  6. Guardian of Forever random encounter in Fallout 2. [1]
  7. DCTA laser firearms protocol. [1]

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