Burst Flak

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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

The TWS-9 Aindraastra Flak System, designated Burst Flak, is a primary anti-fighter warship weapon used by the UEF in the Blue Planet mod. The TWS-9 is equipped on every UEF warship from the Sanctus, which is equipped with two of these by default, to the Solaris, which mounts 16.

Description

Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Aindraastra burst flak system was developed shortly after the Great War under the codename 'Juniper' as part of a Han-Ronald project to improve warship close defense systems, but only commissioned for production ten years later. The Aindraastra suppresses an area with a spread of caseless nuclear-yield flak munitions. Ineffective against warheads, but devastating against fighters and bombers, the Aindraastra makes a decisive contribution to Federation warships' reputation as fighter-killers.

Performance

Statistics

Range 877.5 m
Rate of Fire 0.5 s-1
Velocity 750 ms-1
Base Damage 40
Armor Damage Full 40
Shield Damage Full 40
Subsystem Damage Poor 10
Shockwave Radius 7.5 / 12.5 m


Notes

Veteran Comments

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The UEF's flak fires in shotgun like bursts with spread. Both the GTVA pulse cannons on their modern ships, and the single firing flak on their older ships will probably kill and individual fighter or bomber more quickly. The UEF flak will cause more damage overall to whole bomber wings that fly too close together.