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The Vajra

Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Vajra is a long-range mass driver used by the Vajradhara-class heavy bomber. The Vajra is the heaviest fighter mounted anti-armour weapon in the UEF arsenal. Precise technical specifications and even manufacturer remain classified.



Range 1100 m
Rate of Fire 0.5 shots per second
Velocity 1500 ms-1
Base Damage 108
Armor Damage 1.0x 108
Shield Damage 0.25x 27
Subsystem Damage 0.25x 27


  • Weapon has limited ammunition (Ballistic)
  • Weapon has high recoil (Shudder)
  • Weapon can do terminal damage to capital ships (Huge)
  • The weapon fires in bursts of 20 shots, with .05 second between each shot, every 2 seconds.

Veteran Comments

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In terms of DPS, this weapon is roughly equivalent to a major beam cannon, at least against armor (it is considerably less effective against subsystems). Considering that it is mounted on a strike craft, this makes it a truly terrifying weapon to face for any ship. The weapon is primarily limited by the fact that it is only mounted on the extremely large Vajradhara-class heavy bomber, which are themselves very expensive to make, very few in number, and far too large to be stationed in any existing warship. It's a massive target, cannot dogfight to save its life, and it is nowhere near durable enough to get away with not having a substantial fighter escort. Still, this weapon alone justifies its existence in at least limited numbers--the ability to have what is essentially a bomber-mounted, short-ranged heavy beam cannon is a great ace to have in your pocket, and it intimidates the hell out of the Tev fleet.