A Bazookoid is a plasma firing mining laser used by mining colonies operated by the Jupiter Mining Corporation.
A standard piece of equipment on mining freighters like Red Dwarf, they look a lot like portable missile launchers. The Red Dwarf crew often use them as weapons.
The Mk II can be loaded with blank cartridges, which are presumably used for training. [N 1] The Mk II lacks the red dismantler switch used on earlier examples. There was originnaly an optional back-pack, which was withdrawn.
|1||10+2d6||Kill humanoid; cut 1m hole in 100mm steel in 3 minutes|
|2||10+3d6||Vapourise humanoid; cut 1m hole in 100mm steel or rock in 1 minute; cut 1m hole in duranium bulkhead in 15 minutes|
- ↑ Lister used one in place of a live cartridge, as part of the plan to persuade Rimmer to become the next incarnation of Ace.