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Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Federation's premier fighter weapons system, manufactured by the Oxys-Ultor Threat Workshop on Mars. The SCWS-6 Rapier is a descendant of the Great War-era Prometheus cannon with an improved cyclic rate of fire. Sophisticated fire control computers gather spectral and profile data from the target via lidar and regulate shot packaging for consistent, optimized damage. Quick, precise, and reliable, the Rapier provides primary firepower for the Kentauroi interceptor and the mighty Uriel gunship. Deployment is widespread in Second and Third Fleets.



Range 1500 m
Rate of Fire 5.00 shots per second
Velocity 800 ms-1
Base Damage 20
Armor Damage 1.0x 20
Shield Damage 1.0x 20
Subsystem Damage 0.4x 8


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The Rapier is pretty much the UEF's Kayser, and about as effective. Mostly replaces the Maul as your bread-and-butter weapon once it becomes available. Good for all-round work.

Better than the Maul in every way but single hit damage. Longer range, faster rate of fire, higher damage, lower energy use; there's no real reason to not use this instead. The Rapier is not quite as punishing as the Kayser, but it's very close for much less energy consumption.