SGreen

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The SGreen is a light beam cannon used by the Terrans in FreeSpace 2. Two of these cannons form the main anti-warship beam capabilities of the GTC Aeolus. It is known for its lethargic recharge time of 45 seconds, making it one of the weakest beam weapons in the game.

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2


Performance

Statistics

Range 4 000 m
Recharge Time 45 s
Beam Lifetime 2.5 s
Type: Direct
Shots 1
Damage per second 1 155
Damage per second (sustained) 64
Damage per pulse 2 888


Notes

Veteran Comments

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The SGreen is statistically one of the weakest beam cannons in the game, however, because of the unpredictable nature of "slash" type beams such as the TerSlash there are those who believe this is superior. The biggest fault of this beam is the 45 seconds between shots, so if one misses, then the ship that fired it just had a huge problem, as it can't defend itself for another three-quarters of a minute. The SVas and SRed are simply light years ahead of this weapon. This beam has the dubious distinction of having the lowest sustained damage of any anti-warship beam.


The relative inferiority of the smaller Terran beams to their Vasudan equivalents may be explained by them being physically smaller and easier to mount; Terran capital ships consistently mount more anti-warship beam weapons than their Vasudan (or indeed Shivan) equivalents.


The SGreen's accuracy is invaluable against small-profile targets (transports, freighters, and cruisers) especially from a distance, but against larger targets, where accuracy becomes less important, the TerSlash carries the day.