Jump to content

  • Log In with Google Sign In
  • Create Account

MandalArms MAI-1 Defensive Turret

- - - - - Defensive Technology Mass-Produced MandalArms

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
3 replies to this topic

Kaine Australis

Kaine Australis

    Coopers Cooler

  • Writers
    • Character Bio
  • 3,859 posts



  • Intent:  A defensive technology for Mandalorian capital ships
  • Image Source: Kaine - (Video from TV Show Babylon 5: Warner Brothers)
  • Canon Link:  None
  • Primary Source: None



  • Classification: Magnetic Accelerator
  • Size:  Large
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Ammunition Type: Neutronium Spheres
  • Ammunition Capacity: 250
  • Reload Speed: Very Slow
  • Effective Range: Average
  • Rate of Fire: Very High
  • Stopping Power:  Average
  • Recoil: Very High


  • Inbuilt fire control computer specially designed to calculate trajectory of interceptor rounds


  • Very capable defensive unit able to intercept a variety of enemy capital ship weapons prior to impact


  • Ineffective at protecting vessels other than its own due to the difficulty of intercepting fire
  • Useless against beam weapons or other direct fire weaponry
  • Requires similar space and power to an offensive weapon but provides no offensive capacity


With much of the focus of MandalArms' output on starships and offensive weaponry, the production of viable defensive technolgies was a little slower in progress. Advances in targeting and magnetic accelerators however, made the MAI-1 unit possible, and it indeed borrows heavily from more aggressive railgun and gauss weapon designs; but it is in no way an offensive weapon, purely defensive.

Housed in a solid turret with four launchers arrayed around a central box, the MAI-1 unit is designed to repel enemy fire by intercepting it prior to impact by means of high velocity neutronium spheres, chosen for their density. The muzzle speed and therefore the range is far lower than that of an offensive weapon, but the payloads are much larger and denser, particularly effective at intercepting energy projectiles and mass driver rounds. With an inbuilt feed system, the turret can fire rapidly and service up to two hundred fifty incoming projectiles before requiring downtime for reload. As one MandalArms engineer put it, 'cover a ship in these, and you won't need shabla shields', which was the intent of the design.

The unit is too large and powerful for smaller vessels, only vessels 500m in length would be able to mount the MAI-1. It has significant power requirements, thirsty as railguns can be, and does have a finite ammunition supply. That said, it is still a very effective protective technology, and is hoped to soon be the pride of MandalArms.


'It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but for others, I can kill.'

Alric Kuhn

Alric Kuhn

    Handsome K'lor'slug

  • Writers
  • 4,218 posts

Under Review.


Alric Kuhn

Alric Kuhn

    Handsome K'lor'slug

  • Writers
  • 4,218 posts

Awesome. Pending Secondary Approval. Thanks! Jamie Pyne


Braith Achlys

Braith Achlys


  • Writers
    • Character Bio
  • 18,675 posts