This paper model is a AEP7 Laser Pistol, based on the Fallout 3 of the Fallout video game series, the papercraft was created by billybob884. The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model. With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.
As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus, wave length, pulse energy and repetition rate. In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.
The AEP7 was produced in large numbers, thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the USA, although logistics and supply issues in pre-War USA, caused by its prolonged war with China, prevented its wide-scale deployment.
This paper model is not perfectly “life-sized”. The scaling is a little off due in part to my own error (realized 2/3 of the way through), and because my printer will only print it at ~95%, so overall it’s about 90% of what it should be full-sized. Close enough. My final build came out to be 10” (25 cm) long, 2” (5.5 cm) wide, and 6.5” (17 cm) tall. [via billybob884]
The AEP7 laser pistol is a military-grade weapon used by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in Fallout 3 instead of the Wattz 1000 laser pistol used in previous Fallout games. Talon Company mercenaries may also be armed with them.
Like other energy weapons, the laser pistol has a multiplier on critical chance, making critical hits more frequent with this weapon over most others. Critical hits that are fatal reduce enemies to smoking piles of ash, but this process does not damage any equipment or items the victim was holding or wearing prior to their death.
By nature of firing a beam projectile, its shots will instantly hit, negating any need to lead the shot, and the beam will ignite any gas leaks that it passes through.
The only problem with the AEP7 laser pistol is its rarity. These guns don’t show up in the Capital Wasteland very often early on, so keeping the pistol repaired and maintained might be a problem. Shops and merchants that sell weapons are the most reliable source of laser pistols. Fortunately, the ammunition for the laser pistol is reasonably plentiful. Energy cells can often be found in ammunition boxes, other various containers, and destroyed robots. One can find copious amounts of energy cells in the National Archives sub-basement, or in the RobCo Facility. The laser pistol can fire a total of about 729 shots, the equivalent of 25 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
You can download this paper gun template here: Fallout – AEP7 Laser Pistol Free Paper Model Download