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Iseno Military Technologies' Heavy Beam Cannon

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Sennion Crestmar

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Kuat Systems Engineering
  • Affiliation: Commenor Systems Alliance Military/Allies
  • Model: N/A
  • Modularity: No
  • ProductionMinor 

  • Material: Alusteel, Durasteel, Duraplast, Insulated electrical wiring, radiation shielding

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Heavy Composite Beam Laser
  • Size:  Very Large
  • Weight:  Very Heavy
  • Ammunition Type: Reactor Powered
  • Ammunition Capacity: Unlimited
  • Reload Speed: Slow

  • Effective Range: Battlefield
  • Rate of Fire: Average
  • Stopping Power: High
  • Recoil: None

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Heavy Beam Cannon rests upon a 360 degree rotation-capable platform and the canon has a firing angle of 75 degrees.

Strengths:

  • Without shields, the reactor only has two primary responsibilities: charging the cannon for firing, and providing power to the canon's hydraulics which facilitate relatively fast tracking and turning.
  • The concentrated beam can overwhelm shields and cut smaller warships in half.
  • Simple controls
  • Targeting assistance program
  • Effective range of 100 miles, enough to reach enemy ships in low orbit.

Weaknesses:

  • Does not possess an independent shield generator, they must rely on the shields of their battleship or adjacent portable shields.
  • Vulnerable to attacks from straight above where the cannon has a blind spot.
  • Has trouble targeting smaller, faster ships inside the Stratosphere.
  • Can overheat and melt circuitry and critical components

DESCRIPTION
Designed to provide support to orbital defenses as well as engage enemy ships within the atmosphere, the Heavy Beam Cannon fires a concentrated laser beam for 8 seconds before requiring a 15 second cooldown/recharge. This deluge of power concentrated on a single point can easily overwhelm enemy ship shields and burn holes straight through hulls.

The emplacement stands 34 feet tall. The cannon's base is 20 feet wide. The Cannon's length is 60 feet. This design is yet another example of the Commenor Systems Alliance's focus on defensive weaponry. The design allows it to be fixed upon warships where it can tap into the ship's power and increase its rate of fire. When located on planet surfaces, the cannon relies on its own fusion reactor resting within the base structure. In designing the weapon, Iseno's military engineers took into account the CSA's portable shield generators already in service. They therefore elected to forgo installing a dedicated shield and instead focused reactor power to the weapon's fire rate and its movement speed, allowing it to track a wider range of targets. Iseno military theory, led by Sennion Crestmar, demands that military resources by as utilitarian as possible, therefore the weapon's controls are fairly easy to understand and are supported by computer targeting programs.


Edited by Sennion Crestmar, 14 July 2018 - 03:34 AM.


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Gir Quee

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Under Review.


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Model: N/A

 

I think you may want to consider changing this to something like "Iseno Military Technologies Heavy Beam Cannon". 

 

Effective Range: Battlefield

 

From the template:

Effective Range: (Effective range in relation to the weapon type. Remember that a carbine will have a longer range than a pistol, an assault rifle longer range than a carbine, and a sniper rifle longer than an assault rifle. Choose from Point BlankPersonalAverageLong RangeBattlefieldand Extreme. Battlefield and Extreme will require justification in strengths and weaknesses.)

 

Based on that, if you cover this weapon's range in the strength's section please. 


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Sennion Crestmar

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Gir Quee What does the site consider to be battlefield range? I just sort of assumed that if it was an anti-orbital cannon that it would feasibly travel at least 70-100 miles (On Earth it is 62 miles from the surface to the edge of our atmosphere so i figured it would need to travel at least that far to hit ships in orbit) 



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Sennion Crestmar, there's not a set number, but it's a relative descriptor. Usually, if it can reach across a battlefield (whether it's a sniper rifle ora gigantic ship weapon), it's a battlefield range weapon. What you describing to me matches what a battlefield range weapon is.


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Sennion Crestmar

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Gir Quee, I added a description of the weapon's battlefield range in the strengths section and I introduced another weakness for exploitation in a PvP setting.



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Approved.


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