Plasma/MA Turret

Description[edit]

Even though this weapon emits super-heated plasma, from a technical and physical standpoint it is still considered a mass accelerator. Contrary to other MA weapons, the Plasma/MA system does not fire pellets; instead it employs small dots of ionised matter drawn one at a time from a magnetic storage device.

Despite its many shortcomings (low muzzle velocity, low firing rate and low accuracy) the Plasma/MA causes relatively high levels of damage; its kinetic energy is fully effective on impact and the super-heated plasma spreads destruction over a larger area immediately after impact.

Ineffective against agile vessels such as fighters with their ability to dodge the slow moving plasma dots, the Plasma/MA is the weapon of choice against larger vessels such as capital ships.

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