Beam Cannon

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Beam Cannon 5 Beam Cannon 8 Beam Cannon 12 Beam Cannon 17

Type: Medium range thermal weapon.

For ship type: Frigate Role engineer.png Role guard.png Role sniper.png

For ranks: 2-5, 6-8, 8-12, 11-17.

Munitions:

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Description

Versatile thermal weapon for medium ranges.

Weapon history

Beam Cannon is a succinct name for a device, using a directional focused radiation beam, burning everything in its path. At the heart of its design is a gas laser of continuous action with optical excitation. Beam Cannon is one of the oldest weapon types, but it has not lost its effectiveness over time.
This oldest, along with Assault Railgun, type of weapon was developed a couple of thousand years ago. One of its major drawbacks is the large size and the requirement of additional space for a powerful energy source. It's impossible to put Beam Cannons on ships smaller than a frigate. But the possibility of precise hull burning and dealing direct damage to the inner structure of an enemy ship allows frigates to quickly suppress the enemy combat forces.
Despite its age, Beam Cannon is still a serious argument in the arsenal of Imperial military forces. For those who like to combine precision and accuracy with dashing strokes across enemy groups, Beam Cannon is the best choice.

Characteristics

Parameters are shown without ship bonuses and modifiers for the 1 weapon.
Damage per second and per shot increase depending on the number of weapons mounted on the ship.
Some damage parameters are rounded to integer values.
Parameters Beam Cannon 5 Beam Cannon 8
Mk.1 Mk.2 Mk.3 Mk.4 Mk.5 Mk.1 Mk.2 Mk.3 Mk.4 Mk.5
DPS (thermal) 473 dmg./s. +20,5 dmg./s. +21 dmg./s. +16,5 dmg./s. +14,5 dmg./s. 514 dmg./s. +21 dmg./s. +20,5 dmg./s. +16,5 dmg./s. +14,5 dmg./s.
Damage (thermal) 473 dmg. +20,5 dmg. +21 dmg. +16,5 dmg. +14,5 dmg. 514 dmg. +21 dmg. +20,5 dmg. +16,5 dmg. +14,5 dmg.
Rate of fire 60 rounds/min 60 rounds/min
Critical chance 5% 5%
Critical damage bonus 100% 100%
Firing range (max.) 3350 m. 3450 m.
Overheating/cooling 10/2,5 s. 10/2,5 s.
Cost 15000Currency credits.png 22500Currency credits.png 45000Currency credits.png 105000Currency credits.png Manufacturing 37500Currency credits.png 56300Currency credits.png 112500Currency credits.png 262500Currency credits.png Manufacturing
Parameters Beam Cannon 12 Beam Cannon 17
Mk.1 Mk.2 Mk.3 Mk.4 Mk.5 Mk.1 Mk.2 Mk.3 Mk.4 Mk.5
DPS (thermal) 545 dmg./s. +21 dmg./s. +20,5 dmg./s. +16,5 dmg./s. +14,5 dmg./s. 566 dmg./s. +20,5 dmg./s. +21 dmg./s. +16,5 dmg./s. +14,5 dmg./s.
Damage (thermal) 545 dmg. +21 dmg. +20,5 dmg. +16,5 dmg. +14,5 dmg. 566 dmg. +20,5 dmg. +21 dmg. +16,5 dmg. +14,5 dmg.
Rate of fire 60 rounds/min 60 rounds/min
Critical chance 5% 5%
Critical damage bonus 100% 100%
Firing range (max.) 3450 m. 3700 m.
Overheating/cooling 10/2,5 s. 10/2,5 s.
Cost 150000Currency credits.png 225000Currency credits.png 450000Currency credits.png 1050000Currency credits.png Manufacturing 450000Currency credits.png 675000Currency credits.png 1350000Currency credits.png 3150000Currency credits.png Manufacturing

Gallery

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