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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
===[[Wings of Dawn]] Tech Room Description===
 
===[[Wings of Dawn]] Tech Room Description===
Laser technology has been around for centuries, and has done well in many fields such as medical, missile interception, and mining operations. However, designing a laser weapon powerful enough to punch through armor in a single burst proved to be a much harder challenge. The tremendous power requirements for such a weapon, especially when mounted on a spacecraft, was the biggest hurdle faced against such possibility.
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The 40mm 'Reaper' cannon was a common low tech weapon mounted on fighters and capital ships from NC0000 until they were slowly phased out around NC0051. It remained popular after the introduction of shielded fighters because early shield systems could handle Kinetic weapons poorly. It had the advantage of a long range but only had limited ammo.
 
 
In NC0036, this problem was finally solved with the development of fusion generators. In the next 2 years afterward, many developments went forward in more portable laser weaponry, with it being perfected in the form of the Eon Corp, Laser Weapon, Model 17, Revision W (shortened as Eon-17W). The Eon-17W then was finally introduced to the UEU military, and it proved to be a highly effective weapon against unshielded targets. The results of the Eon-17W was a chain reaction of new research, primarily toward creating an energy shielding system, due to its unparalleled success.
 
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
 
===Statistics===
 
===Statistics===

Revision as of 11:20, 27 September 2011

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Description

Wings of Dawn Tech Room Description

The 40mm 'Reaper' cannon was a common low tech weapon mounted on fighters and capital ships from NC0000 until they were slowly phased out around NC0051. It remained popular after the introduction of shielded fighters because early shield systems could handle Kinetic weapons poorly. It had the advantage of a long range but only had limited ammo.

Performance

Statistics

Range 5000 m
Rate of Fire 5 shots per second
Velocity 400 ms-1
Base Damage 8
Armor Damage 1.0x 8
Shield Damage 1.1x 8.8
Subsystem Damage 0.5x 4


Notes

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