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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
The Aurora Wake Beam System, also known as the MBlue, is a medium beam cannon used by the GTVA in the FreeSpace 2 mod Blue Planet. The Aurora Wake is a high-performance medium beam cannon, and has the distinction of being the first beam weapon developed by the Threat Exigency Initiative that allowed the GTVA to replicate the shock jump tactics employed by the Shivans during the Second Shivan Incursion. The Aurora Wake suffers from a 35-second recharge time and tendency to overheat. However, it makes up for this with its effective range of 6750 metres. The GTCv Chimera mounts three of these beams as its forward armament.
Blue Planet Tech Room Description
A powerful mid-range direct-fire beam system, the 'Aurora Wake' was one of the first products of the Threat Exigency Initiative's drive to produce more powerful beam cannons. Mounted on most next-generation Alliance warships as a battery weapon, the 'Aurora Wake' supplements its own dedicated reactors with feeds from the ship's drives. Prone to overheating, this system is perhaps the most cantankerous of the next-generation beams. Mass issues encountered while mounting the beam on the Chimera corvette led to that vessel's relatively thin armor plating. Nonetheless, the 'Aurora Wake' was the first beam weapon that enabled the GTVA to emulate Shivan-style shock jump tactics.
|Range||4 500 m|
|Recharge Time||35 s|
|Beam Lifetime||4 s|
|Damage per second||5 400|
|Damage per second (sustained)||617|
|Damage per pulse||21 600|
- Weapon is a beam cannon (beam)
- Weapon is capable of easily damaging even larger vessels (Huge)
- Weapon cannot be mounted on small ships (Big Ship)
- Weapon refire rate is the same on all difficulty levels (same turret cooldown)
Serkr Team opening fire in Aristeia, deploying the overwhelming single-shot power of the Aurora Wake.