Vulcan Cannon
Vulcan cannon turret
General Information
Mount Small, Ballistic
Primary Role Point Defense
Ordnance points 4
DPS 500
Damage type Fragmentation
Range 250
Flux/sec 20
Accuracy Poor
Turn rate Excellent
Shots/min 1,200
Damage 25
A rapid fire weapon that is especially devastating to missiles and fighters at point-blank range. Accuracy degrades sharply during prolonged bursts.

An advanced timing mechanism beats in the heart of this multi-barrel weapon platform, generally manufactured only by licensed Hegemony Autofactories. Rounds typically use depleted uranium tips and are non explosive. Multiple barrels enable an extremely high rate of fire, which comes at a cost in flux.

–In-Game Description

The Vulcan Cannon is a small ballistic PD weapon with fragmentation damage.


The Vulcan Cannon is a capable and affordable point defense weapon. It also makes an incredibly deadly knife weapon against ships with exposed hull that do not have high armour. Due to the armor mechanics however, Vulcan Cannons are ineffective against ships with high armor, even after the armor has been stripped.

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