Talk:Turreted Laser

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We need to start going through articles like this and getting final forms built. Fighter and weapon entries need to be looked at and we need to create a nice template to use. We have too many sitting like this in the talk pages where we haven't touched them in a long time. --Dundradal 14:05, 29 August 2010 (CDT)


Capital ships are especially vulnerable to concentrated attacks by incoming fighters. For this reason, Turreted Laser guns were mounted to provide point-defense for particular ship surfaces. Since their introduction in 2630, most Confederation and Kilrathi destroyers, cruisers, carriers, dreadnoughts, and bases were equipped with heavy turreted lasers linked to advanced targeting systems. Only the most nimble of ships had any chance of surviving concentrated fire from these formidable weapons. The lasers were also useful for destroying incoming missiles and torpedoes.

The capital-ship version of the laser could hit a fighter with twice the normal damage (two regular lasers are mounted on each turret), and the quick refire rate is more than twice that of regular lasers.

A swivel-mounted fighter version of the turreted laser was also available. Numerous fighters equipped this weapons as a defense against rear and side attacks. Although much weaker than its capital ship counterpart, it did provide high firing rates at a medium-range. The guns only real drawback was that it would drain power rather quickly.

Variant Comparison

Stat\Variant 2654 2665 2669 (In the Gemini Sector) 2669 (From Chief Tech Rachel Coriolis'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
Damage: Capital ship version: 1.8 CM ? Capital ship version: 2.5 CM ? ? ? ? Capital ship version: 38 CM ?
Velocity: Capital ship version: 2000 kps ? Capital ship version: 1400 kps ? ? ? ? Capital ship version: 7000 kps ?
Range: Capital ship version: 4800 m ? ? Capital ship version: 3000 k Capital ship version: 4000 k ? ? Capital ship version: 8000 k ?
Refire Delay: Capital ship version: .25 Sec. ? Capital ship version: 300 MS Capital Ship version: 2.0 Sec. Capital ship version: 0.2 Sec. ? ? Capital ship version: 1000 MS ?
Armor Penetration: ? ? ? Capital ship version: 60 Capital ship version: 25 ? ? ? ?
Energy Use: Capital ship version: 10 GJ ? Capital ship version: 16 GJ Capital ship version: 15 nJ Capital ship version: 15 nJ ? ? Capital ship version: 10 GJ ?

Ships Known To Equip Turreted Lasers