GTW Prometheus R
The GTW-5a Prometheus (retrofit) Cannon is a retrofitted version of the Great War-era Prometheus cannon (who's modern descendant is designated the GTW Prometheus S). It supposedly maintains the original weapon's high hull damage, and lost the shield-destroying punch, but in reality has failed its predecessor in all fields. It is best used in conjunction with another weapon that does high shield damage, such as the GTW Circe. This gun is statistically inferior to every other allied weapon in FreeSpace 2, in virtually all categories, causing some to theorize that this weapon is meant to be used by enemy forces, often citing the fact that the Shivan laser weapons have very close damage values to this gun.
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|The GTW-5a Prometheus (retrofit) Cannon|
Tech Room Data
The GTW-5a Prometheus R is a modified version of the original Prometheus weapon. With the link to Earth severed, the GTVA had been unable to obtain sufficient quantities of argon (a required element in the Prometheus's power-generation module) to continue to manufacture the standard Prometheus. GTVA engineers modified the original design to incorporate some of the advanced electromagnetic mechanisms of the Banshee. The technology has not been perfected, however, and the Prometheus R suffers from a long recharge cycle and high energy requirements.
Statistics - Prometheus R
|Rate of Fire||2.22 shots per second|