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MandalArms M-57 "Dakka" Point Defense Turret

- - - - - Point Defense Weapon Mass Produced Mandalorian MandalArms

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  • Intent: A capital ship anti-starfighter point defence system
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  • Manufacturer: MandalArms
  • Model: K-57
  • Affiliation: MandalArms, Closed-Market
  • Modularity: No
  • Production: Mass-Produced
  • Material: Durasteel, Dallorian Alloy, Neutronium, Circuitry


  • Classification: Mass Driver
  • Size:  Average
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Ammunition Type: 30mm Armor-piercing explosive slugs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 5000 (Chain-Fed) (10 2-second bursts)
  • Reload Speed: Very Low
  • Effective Range: Average
  • Rate of Fire: Very High
  • Stopping Power: Average
  • Recoil: High


  • Rotatable Ball-turret mount allows for excellent fields of fire for each turret emplacement
  • Twin-linked turret guns fire 125 rounds/second each for a burst of two seconds at a time, before requiring cooldown
  • Turret can be configured for manual, droid, or computer targeting operation mode


  • Twin barrels with exceptional rate of fire in short bursts
  • Very effective against smaller, fast moving targets, especially those without deflector shields


  • Unable to fire continuously due to the risk of barrel overheating
  • Requires ammunition and is rather energy hungry for such a small weapon


Designed to replace the open market point defence weapons systems MandalArms had utilized up to the present time, the K-57 is a Mandalorian spin on the point defence turret. Built in a sturdy and flexible mounting, it allows for excellent range of fire, and provides solid protection to the vessel it is mounted upon.

The K-57's twin barrels each pump out 125 rounds per second in a two second burst, which means the weapon fires 500 rounds per attack, before requiring cooldown. The barrels and integrated magazine are twinlinked and cannot be fired separately. Likewise, the firing burst time and cooldown is hardcoded and cannot be modified, for safety reasons. The outer shell of the turret is durasteel, with dallorian alloy used in the barrel for heat resistance. The shells themselves are 30 millimetre neutronium-tipped explosive core rounds for maximum armour penetration and damage potential.

Especially against starfighters and small craft not equipped with deflector shields, the K-57 is a devastating defensive weapon, capable of blotting enemies from space at close range. It is also fairly effective against incoming missiles and torpedoes, though this is not its primary function. It is designed to engage fast-moving enemy starfighters and tear them apart with bursts of hypervelocity 30mm explosive shells. And this, it does very very well.


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