Top Guns: Assualt Railgun

We continue introducing you to main weapon types of our combat ships. Today we will talk about Assault Railgun.

 

A simple and uncomplicated device based on the elementary physics of electromagnetic fields: there are two electrodes, with positive and negative charges, and the electrically conductive shell that closes them. The electromagnetic field tries to push out the projectile, but it has only one direction to go— forward. And the projectile flies towards the target.

 

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Research in the direction of electromagnetic accelerators of rail type began in the 20th century. But the ancient weapons had an extremely short life-span of the accelerating electrodes and required monstrous, at that time, sources of energy. This delayed the development of rail guns for a long time. And although this is a very old technology, today the arms market is saturated only with Jericho products.

 

In our time, this is one of the most accessible and common weapons in the galaxy. Mercenaries, traders, and even pirates often prefer the good old assault rails to all the newfangled and cunning devices. Even Imperial pilots in flight academies learn to shoot with assault rails.

That thing needs a buff though! Give it a tad more projectile speed, so we can actually hit stuff… ![;)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/002.png “;)”)

 

Especially with all these zigzagging Taikins and Thargas around…

More like, Flop Pun: Insult Failgun! AAaehaehaehhaghahehahghaehahghhhh

Did they finally fixed it’s rate of fire? That as been randomly broken like many other weapons.

Still one of my favorite weapon, you can’t go wrong with that Railgun.

Classic

Are the best

2 hours ago, Scar6 said:

That thing needs a buff though! Give it a tad more projectile speed, so we can actually hit stuff… ![;)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/002.png “;)”)

 

Especially with all these zigzagging Taikins and Thargas around…

 

It hits Thar’Gas no problem, and Interceptors aren’t really the supposed targets of Assault railguns anyways.

3 hours ago, CptDoss said:

Did they finally fixed it’s rate of fire? That as been randomly broken like many other weapons.

Still one of my favorite weapon, you can’t go wrong with that Railgun.

I reported the fire rate bug a long time ago, but I did not play nor test it with any ships recently

You should test it and if you find that nothing has changed, remind Mr.Skula1975 about it.

Railguns ftw!!