We continue introducing you to standard weapon types of our combat ships. In many ways, precisely because of the large selection of weapons we were able to successfully resist the alien invasion. Today we are going to tell you about the Beam Cannon.
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.
UMC reminds that sketches in HD of Star Conflict weapons are always available for viewing and downloading in Artworks section.
Star Conflict Team