|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
Blue Planet Tech Room Description
The SCWS-3 Scalpel is the third member of the Shekar-Johnson product line purpose-built for the Federation navy. A subsystem disruptor designed for customs duty, the Scalpel is an ion pathshock weapon that delivers powerful current down a plasma stream, compromising even Faraday-caged systems. Good range allows the user to engage enemy turrets from a relatively safe distance, but the Scalpel cannot outrange Alliance anti-fighter beam weapons. It performs respectably against shields, and some pilots even use it as a dogfight weapon. At one point during the Isolation, the Scalpel was the standard-issue weapon on Federation fighters, but the outbreak of the recent conflict ended this policy.
|Rate of Fire||2.86 shots per second|