Vidar Jehrade's Flechette Weapons
Model: Salus DF-D1
Type: Flechette Rifle
Skill: Armor Weapons
Availability: 3, R, or X
Model: Golon Arms FC1 Flechette Launcher
Type: Flechette Launcher
Skill: Missile Weapons
Ammo: 6 shots per canister
Cost: 800, 100 (anti-personnel rounds), 200 (anti-vehicle
Availability: 2,F,R, or X
Fire Rate: 1
Damage: 6D/5D/3D (anti-personnel), 5D/4D/3D (speeder
|So what the heck is a flechette, anyways? How exactly
does one "launch" them? Well, it's not complicated. A flechette
is just a general term for some kind of needle-like projectile. It's
like throwing a little steel dart (without the big feathers) at a
gazillion feet per second. The advantage over slugs is the flechette's
armor-piercing capacity. Hence, the skill is "Armor Weapons."
The disadvantage is that flechettes rely on pure, unencumbered speed
to do their full damage, whereas slugs can keep a lot of momentum
even after hitting an object (or a slight breeze). The flechettes
in Vidar's rifle are rather large, about the size of an index finger.
The flechette launcher works in a similar way, except that the canisters
contain explosive rounds. The combination of armor-piercing needles
with explosive heads tends to wreak havoc in the most chaotic sense
of the word.
Vidar Jehrade has been carrying these almost archaic weapons since
he became a permanent member of Aurek Squadron. He really doesn't
like blasters- they offend his Coynite sensibilities. The military
decided it was best to let Vidar use whatever weapon he was most comfortable
with. Besides, he's really quite good with them, and the anti-armor
capacities are worth the trouble providing him with ammunition.