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Does anyone know what the A stands for in AER? The ER is probably "Energy Rifle" as that would work with the pistol as well (A-Energy Pistol). Just wondering. Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 19:43, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Based on the company that makes them and the use of Microfusion Cells, I think the 'A' might stand for 'Atomic,' so in full it might be 'Atomic Energy Rifle.' Great Mara 19:49, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
That would be the rifle that takes Microfusion Cells, not the pistol. User avatar tagUser Avatar talk 19:56, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
I was talking about the AER rifle from what they said, but are the pistols made by the same company? I'll need to go read up on the SEC's though. Great Mara 19:59, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
They have the same cosmetic design, same internal workings (ie: crystal array etc). So I would guess they are made by the same company. Regardless they both have similar designations which is probably the military designation for the weapon. As for SEC, they are energy storage cells. I personally think it would be something more like anti-personnel etc. User avatar tagUser Avatar talk 20:08, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Maybe, but wouldn't that make them APER or APEP instead? Maybe american? Or aegis (just because it sounds cool)? Scar: "Say 'ello to my little friend!" 20:13, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
The 'A' could also have stood for "Advanced". Even though the AEP7, AER9 (and Wattz 2000) were successfully field tested in China, the AEP7 and AER9 was still technically in the experimental stage (pre-mass production stage). Energy weapons had just begun being integrated into the U.S. arsenal gradually over the last decade of the Resource Wars, so energy-based weaponry would have been considered advanced weapons in the scheme of modern warfare in the late 22nd century. Demon971-- 05:31, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

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