Flak Cannon
Flak cannon turret.png
General Information
Mount Medium, Ballistic
Primary Role Point Defense
Ordnance points 8
DPS 200
Damage type Fragmentation
Range 500
Flux/sec 50
Accuracy Medium
Turn rate Very Fast
Shots/min 60
Damage 200
A defensive weapon system that fires shrapnel-filled shells equipped with a proximity fuse for maximum effect against fighters and missiles.

The rising prominence of small, cheap fighter craft, especially in the strike role, led to a wider deployment of this weapons system in the heady days pre-Collapse. Fires ballistic rounds fitted with a proximity fuse. The resulting explosion sends a hail of flechettes in a wide area with a respectable kill radius versus standard targets. Newer models feature a fire control system hardwired into a Mark VI Predictor.

–In-Game Description

The Flak Cannon is a medium ballistic point defense weapon that does area-of-effect fragmentation damage. It has exceptional anti-missile and anti-fighter capability, beaten in its category only by the Dual Flak Cannon.

Animation[edit | edit source]

Ballistic Small Light Assault Gun · Light Autocannon · Light Dual Autocannon · Light Dual Machine Gun · Light Machine Gun · Light Mortar · Light Needler · Railgun · Standard Bomb Bay · Vulcan Cannon
Medium Arbalest Autocannon · Assault Chaingun · Dual Flak Cannon · Flak Cannon · Heavy Autocannon · Heavy Machine Gun · Heavy Mauler · Heavy Mortar · Heavy Needler · Hypervelocity Driver · Thumper
Large Devastator Cannon · Gauss Cannon · Hellbore Cannon · Hephaestus Assault Gun · Mark IX Autocannon · Mjolnir Cannon · Storm Needler
Energy Small Antimatter Blaster · Burst PD Laser · Ion Cannon · IR Pulse Laser · LR PD Laser · Mining Laser · PD Laser · Tactical Laser
Medium Graviton Beam · Heavy Blaster · Heavy Burst Laser · Ion Beam · Ion Pulser · Mining Blaster · Phase Lance · Pulse Laser
Large Autopulse Laser · High Intensity Laser · Paladin PD System · Plasma Cannon · Tachyon Lance · Thermal Pulse Cannon
Missile Small Annihilator Rocket Launcher · Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) · Atropos-class Torpedo Rack · Hammer-class Torpedo · Harpoon MRM · Harpoon MRM (Single) · Reaper-class Torpedo · Sabot SRM · Sabot SRM (Single) · Salamander MRM · Swarmer SRM Launcher
Medium Annihilator Rocket Pod · Harpoon MRM Pod · Pilum LRM Launcher · Proximity Charge Launcher · Sabot SRM Pod · Salamander MRM Pod · Typhoon Reaper Launcher
Large Cyclone Reaper Launcher · Hammer Barrage · Hurricane MIRV Launcher · Locust SRM Launcher · Squall MLRS

Change History[edit | edit source]


  • Optimized performance of proximity fuse weapons (e.g. flak)

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