GTW Mekhu HL-7

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The Vasudan variant of the GTW Subach HL-7, the GTW Mekhu HL-7 is, statistically, a slightly superior weapon. It boasts a higher rate of fire, better range, and a fraction more damage, however, it is less efficient and lacks the single hit power of its Terran counterpart. Although less efficient than the Subach, the Mekhu HL-7 still consumes very little power and, like the Subach gives an acceptable level of damage, making it a viable choice throughout your tour of duty. The Mekhu HL-7 can only be mounted on Vasudan fighters and bombers.


Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1


Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2

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The GTW Mekhu HL-7

Tech Room Data

The Mekhu HL-7 is the Vasudan re-engineered variant of the Subach HL-7 xaser. Modifications made to the design by engineers at Mekhu give it a higher firing rate and longer range than the original Terran version. These improvements come at the cost of a slight decrease in power output. This trade-off fits well with Vasudan military tactics, but most Terran pilots prefer the performance of the original weapon.


Statistics - Mekhu HL-7

Range 970 m
Rate of Fire 6.67 shots per second
Velocity 485 ms-1
Base Damage 12
Armor Damage Full 10.8
Shield Damage Very Good 9.6
Subsystem Damage Poor 3.6

Statistics - Mekhu HL-D

Range 970 m
Rate of Fire 6.67 shots per second
Velocity 485 ms-1
Base Damage 18
Armor Damage Very Good 16.8
Shield Damage Full 18
Subsystem Damage Very Poor 3.6


Veteran Comments

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The Mekhu is used in place of the GTW Subach HL-7 in Vasudan fighters. The Mekhu has a huge fire rate - same as the GTW Morning Star, moves faster than the GTW Subach HL-7, does (slightly) more damage-per-second but has less overall hitting power (per shot damage), and is less efficient. I personally prefer the GTW Subach HL-7 to this weapon, but it is quite effective. For more details on exact specifications see Weapon Comparison (FS2).

The dogfight variant of the Mekhu is probably the best dogfight variant weapon.

I personally prefer the rapid fire of the Mekhu to the Subach. A constant bombardment with this weapons wears down both shields and hull rather fast. It's simply better at dealing damage and it's easier to hit fast opponents with it.

The Mekhu is, for me, the main attraction of Vasudan fighters. In my opinion, it is the best all-around primary weapon in the entire game. It has a higher rate of fire than any other gun except the Morningstar and the Maxim, neither of which are effective against shields, and it uses next to no energy.

Firerate is not so vastly improved you can immediately tell a difference between the least in the middle of a dogfight.

Personally I prefer the Mekhu too. The increase in firing rate is easily noticeable when firing with one bank.