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Lightning Gun
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 23
DPS: 47.0465
attacks/sec: 2.0455
# of projectiles: 1
spread: 0
Criticals
crit dmg: 22
crit chance: x 1.5
Ammunition
ammo type: Microfusion Cell
ammo per shot: 1
ammo capacity: 24
shots/reload: 24
Other
skill: Energy Weapons
AP: 17
item HP: 1000
repair: AER9 Laser Rifle
weight: 8
value: 999
base id: xx003580
The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Lightning Gun is a weapon from Broken Steel that is listed in the G.E.C.K., but it was not placed in game. It is a unique AER9 Laser Rifle.

Notes

The Lightning Gun fires, essentially, a basic laser rifle's laser. At the point of impact it generates a natural gas cloud. After a moment, a second laser flies in (horizontally, from a seemingly arbitrary location) towards the gas cloud to ignite it. The secondary laser might not be able to reach the gas cloud (blocked by terrain/objects) in which case the gas cloud can be ignited manually by firing another shot into it (with the Lightning Gun or any other weapon that can ignite natural gas). and is also un-attainable within the game.

Bugs

The projectile is bugged and sometimes continuously generates natural gas at the point of impact (which leads to a fiery explosion that goes on forever). Saving prior to each use of the Lightning Gun is advised as an infinite explosion can severely hamper game performance. This only happens when using the Lightning Gun on cars, though occasionally it may happen against Super Mutant Overlords. Also, If used on certain crates during Operation:Anchorage it may cause infinite explosions.

Weapons of Fallout 3
Broken Steel (add-on)
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This article uses material from the "Lightning Gun" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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