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Ke-S3-W3020 Main Weapon Array

The Ke-S3-W3020 is an aether shock array designed by Ketsurui Fleet Yards in YE 30 for use on the Plumeria-class (2D) Medium Gunship. It replaces its predecessor, the Ke-S3-W2920 Main Weapon Array, and is designed with a higher rate of fire in mind.

An aether shock array works by releasing an incredibly intense scalar interference pulse that causes a tear in the fabric of space-time. When this occurs, all energy potentials in the target area are released into real space simultaneously, causing catastrophic destruction. The array is designed for anti-starship or anti-fleet use.

Firing Mode DRv2 DRv1 Rate of Fire Area of Effect Range
Rapid Pulse 4 9 Once every 2 seconds Single Target 300 million km
Beam 5 10 Once every 15 seconds Single Target 300 million km
Spread 5 10 Once every 45 seconds 30° Cone Area Effect 20 million km

300,000,000 km is about 2 AU or 186,000,000 miles.

The array consists of a center firing node, a large upper assembly (which resembles a dagger blade), and a smaller lower assembly. The beam can be steered up to 75 degrees right or left, and up to 45 degrees down, but cannot fire higher than straight-forward due to the weapon's arrangement.

Systems that make up this weapon were built in a modular fashion so that the sections composing the ship's main gun could be easily switched with other modules at a later time, if desired. Exchanging the main gun's systems in this fashion requires about 6 hours.

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Article written by Wes.

FIXME needs DRv3 stats


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stararmy/weapons/ke-s3-w3020_main_weapon_array.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/26 03:18 by wes