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Revision as of 17:06, 22 January 2019

The following information has not been confirmed by Volition
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

The Ice Queen Heavy Beam, also known as the BBlue, is a heavy beam cannon used by the GTVA in the FreeSpace 2 mod Blue Planet. Three Ice Queen beams form the primary forward armament of the Titan-class destroyer, and a single Ice Queen is mounted alongside two Aurora Wake medium beam cannons on the Bellerophon-class corvette. The Ice Queen is one of the most powerful beam weapons ever made by the GTVA, with an effective range and damage output that far exceeds the venerable Crypt Hammer without sacrificing refire rate or beam lifetime. Its main drawback lies in that its beam emitter is extremely fragile and easily destroyed, although it is just as easy to repair.


Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Titan-class destroyer and Bellerophon-class corvette mount 'Ice Queen' heavy beams on spinal mounts. These systems have the ability to decimate destroyer-class targets in only a few salvoes. Drawing massive amounts of power from dedicated meson reactors, the Ice Queen offers an overwhelming direct-fire solution to targets in the frontal arc. The system's beam emitters are easily damaged, but they can be replaced in days.



Range 8 250 m
Recharge Time 30 s
Beam Lifetime 4 s
Type: Direct
Shots 1
Damage per second 15 000
Damage per second (sustained) 2 000
Damage per pulse 60 000


Veteran Comments

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The Ice Queen is only marginally less powerful than the Winter King mounted at the front of the GTD Erebus. As the Titan-class destroyer has three of these mounted as its forward armament compared to the Erebus' one HBlue, the Titan, despite being more of a rear guard than front-line combatant, can do more than twice the damage than the Erebus from a head-on pass.

A Titan mounts three of these as its forward armament, and the turrets themselves are surprisingly hard to hit. That is very bad news for the UEF, as its three-cannon forward armament alone can kill a Solaris destroyer in two salvos from a range of 8.25 kilometers. One salvo would bring a Solaris from full hull integrity (180,000) to 81,000---from the time of jumping in (within range), it would take about 38 seconds to outright kill a Solaris.