| ||For an overview of laser rifle models in various games, see Laser rifle.|
|The following is based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online and some details might contradict canon.|
The AER9 was actually not the top laser rifle in service at the time of the Great War. The model line went up to the state-of-the-art AER12, which saw service in a handful of specialty units. The reason that the AER9 is much more commonly found is that it was much sturdier and more reliable than the models that followed. A new model, the AER14, was in development prior to the war, with at least one working prototype surviving in Vault 22.
The AER9 features a titanium housed crystal array which proved to withstand long years of exposure to the elements much better than the gold alloy housing of the later models. As a result, the crystal arrays stayed focused within operating parameters, rather than falling completely out of focus like the newer models. Power is drawn from microfusion cells and processed through a wave/particle diverter manufactured by General Atomics International. The diverters are protected by a carbon-fiber housing, preventing frequent malfunction, but when a diverter fails the weapon becomes unusable.
As with all energy weapons, the AER9 can suffer from poor performance if not properly maintained. The crystal arrays and non-mechanical components are delicate and if not properly serviced can lead to a loss of beam intensity, overheating, and energy regulation failure.
The rusty laser rifle is a weather-worn laser gun featured in Fallout Shelter that uses microfusion cells to produce ammunition. Dealing a minimum of 12 damage per attack, it has the second lowest damage output for an energy rifle in the game.
|Rusty laser rifle||12||100||rare|
|Tuned laser rifle||12-14||100||rare|
|Focused laser rifle||12-15||100||rare|
|Amplified laser rifle||12-16||500||legendary|
- Found by dwellers exploring the wasteland
- Found on quests
- Found in lunchboxes
- Craftable in a weapon workshop
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