Weapon: RPC M1B Rocket Propelled Chainsaw
Trigger type: Normal
Normal range/Maximum range: 1,500 ft./3,000 ft.
Weight: 60 lbs.
Shots: Single shot only
The Rocket Propelled Chainsaw (RPC) is an experimental device originally developed by the military for quick entrance into structures (firing at a door from a distance) or disabling of combat vehicles (firing at the tires/engine block). The RPC’s chain is diamond-encrusted, enabling it to easily slice through many surfaces and substances a normal chainsaw would never be able to get through. Although it wasn't designed for use in an actual combat situation, the RPC has since been re-purposed in the Mutant Future as a rather intimidating weapon.
The RPC works much like a grenade launcher. Flipping the forward grip into place primes the saw’s rocket motor for firing. Pressing the start button (in front of the trigger assembly) starts up the saw. Squeezing the trigger then ignites the rocket and fires the now-running saw-topped rocket. As an experimental weapon, the accuracy of the RPC is questionable. There is a -1 cumulative attack penalty for every 500 feet from the firer to the target (i.e., a target 2,000 feet away merits a -4 to hit). The RPC is also a single-shot weapon. Once fired, the saw cannot be retrieved, refueled, or reloaded. However, for sheer intimidation, the reputation of the RPC is such that just pointing it at a foe may cause them to surrender without a fight. (Any foe who sees the RPC pointed at them must make a morale check with a -2 penalty.)
(NOTE: This weapon is obviously inspired by the classic Internet meme. If you see this being aimed at your character, I suggest running like Hell.)
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