The Directed plasma field-charged slug (or DPF) is the ordnance fired by the terran Warhound through use of a railgun. Both the walker and the slug are developed by Axiom Ordnance. It features a heavy slug accelerated to a discharge velocity of three thousand meters per second. The slug itself is charged with a plasma that disperses in a tightly focused cone from the point of impact. The DPF penetrates armor plating more effectively and more quickly than gauss weapons, and without the threat of collateral damage posed by explosive ordnance. When fired on an exposed human body, it simultaneously melts, burns, and blows it apart.


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