Designed and introduced in 2053 G.E. by the Hawking & Ginn Industries, a known firearm seller in the Novus Orsa Republic, the FFA-03 Chimera firearm like most Republic weaponry and military equipment is a modular design weapon capable of using different equipment to fulfill a variety of roles for Navy and SAGAT personnel. It was also designed to use a variety of particle beam charges for a variety of damage effects. These cartridges can be interchanged along with different equipment than what is pictured above depending on the mission requirements the weapons are to fulfill. While the variations of the equipment above are self explanatory in their roles including the heavy assault rifle (which is essentially a miniature cannon), charges themselves require explanation.
Neutron Particle Beam: The basic and most common charge found for the weapon. It was designed to burn through a target, whether it be organic or metal. However, the initial blast only lasts for a few seconds as the neutron energy dissipates. It was meant to hurt organic beings who would stop fighting due to the pain. Organic burns from this weapon are still treatable with nanomachine therapy.
Disruptor Particle Beam: This beam was designed to disrupt the molecular bonds between molecules whether they are organic or metal. This type of weapon is initially meant to break down walls and barriers, but if an organic mass is hit with the weapon, it can range from having a hole that is untreatable to complete vaporization.
Plasma Particle Beam: A particle charge designed to melt or burn at extreme temperatures and continue to do so for a few seconds. It was designed to be used against armored targets and heavily armored barricades. However, while it can be used against organics, plasma burns are only treatable if small. If an unarmored organic target is hit, the target area if not the entire body is burned to a crisp as if flash fried.
Xenon Particle Beam: The most volatile of the beams, the charge was designed to fire a high concentration of the noble gas in a magnetic bubble. Upon contact, the gas erupts resulting in a blast of magnetic kinetic force in range of the blast. This was designed to be used against a group of targets or to cause massive collateral damage to structures or equipment nearby. Anyone struck with the blast will be instantly vaporized while others are pushed away by the sheer force of the blast.
Polaron Particle Beam: This particle beam was designed to short out electrical equipment and craft. Electronic equipment struck will have their wires fried or cause a brief power outage depending on the shielding of the target and the type of gun used to fire the weapon. This works best when one wants to disable their opponents equipment to disarm them. However, if the beam hits an organic target, the weapon could short out their nervous system causing paralysis or death.