Talk:Neutron Gun

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First introduced in 2640, the Neutron Gun was considered the most destructive projectile weapon for decades. The gun used charged nuclear particles to dig in and cause huge damage to both a ships shields and armor.

Despite its destructive power, the neutron gun did have its flaws. The gun heated up rapidly and drained energy at an alarming rate. Furthermore, the gun's short range led many foolhardy pilots into close-quarter combat that they were ill-prepared for. Many of these pilots didn't survive to learn from their mistakes.

Although the neutron gun was officially retired in 2668, ships equipped with the gun have been seen as late as 2701. Gar's Emporium in the Antares Quadrant was selling MK.40F Neutron Guns for 5,000 credits in 2701.


Variant Comparison

Stat\Variant 2654 2665 2669 (In the Gemini Sector) 2669 (From Chief Tech Rachel Corilois's GIF Report) 2669 (From Borger's All The Sector's Weapons Systems) 2669 (TCN Gunnery Officer Marcus O'Donnell's report) 2673 2681 2701 (Mk.40F Neutron Gun)
Damage: ? ? ? ? ? 18 dpph ? ? ?
Velocity: ? ? 900 kph ? ? 2400 kph ? ? 900 kps
Range: ? ? ? 4000 k 2500 k 4400 km ? ? ?
Refire Delay: ? ? 0.65 Sec. 0.45 Sec. 0.35 Sec. .133 Sec. ? ? 0.65 Sec.
Armor Penetration: ? ? 6.2 cm 40 30 ? ? ? 6.2 cm
Energy Use: ? ? 18 GJ 15 nJ 20 nJ ? ? ? 18 GJ

Ships Known To Equip Neutron Guns