This is a legacy article; its contents no longer apply to the current iteration of the Frencoverse.
The PP-1 Kryuk (Hook) is a plasma pistol used by the Mecharussian Armed Forces. Drawing power from a small microfusion battery fixed into the front, functioning rather like a magazine, it shoots superheated bolts of gas that cause massive damage to armoured and unarmoured targets alike. Like its larger cousin, the AVP, the strength of the bolt can be manually-altered - the Kryuk is able to shoot nonlethal 'stun' bolts all the way up to a devastating blast of plasma comparable in power to a hand grenade, expending the entire cell with this explosive shot.
A more powerful and efficient variant, the PP-1S, is observed being used on occasion.
Notable Users and Uses
- General Elena Trotskaya initially uses two Kryuks (the PP-1S variation) in both the Main Canon and the Alternative Canon. In the former, her first gun is stolen by Jonathon Rollins - she eventually lets him keep the firearm as a gesture of goodwill, instead using her second in the Battle of Tora Bora. In both canons, her Kryuks are eventually replaced by a PP-2T Tiran.
- Drakolich uses three Kryuks, all named after the three Gorgons (Stheno, Euryale and Medusa).