H.A.V.O.K. RT-83 Heavy Mass Driver Turret
Tier 2 Primary Weapon, Ganbar Empire
The H.A.V.O.K. RT-83 is a midsize mass driver that fires three-centimeter armor-piercing bullets. Though it cannot fire as quickly as the basic mass driver, it does a great deal more damage to shields and armor, making it a favorite of the Ganba Imperial Fleet. Ganba Heavy Interceptors mount two as their primary weapons, giving them enough firepower to be a serious threat to Black Knights.
On warships, the RT-83 mass driver is paired with a turret derived from a reverse-engineered Magnum Dynamics laser turret. This weapon does an impressive amount of damage for a projectile weapon. The magnetically charged bullet is exceptionally good at piercing deflector shields, making this weapon one of the main reasons the Ganba can hold their own against Galactic battle groups. Unfortunately, the best things in life don't come cheap.
The Ganba mass driver is a railgun, a weapon that accelerates a projectile using magnetic fields. It doesn't have the firing rate of a Galactic assault cannon, but it has greater range, higher accuracy, and improved damage. In comparison to Galactic-style laser cannons (which, despite the name, are actually particle beams with the energy supplied by laser), mass drivers do less shield damage, but more hull damage.
The component debuted on the new version of the Ganvor-class destroyer, and is a slight modification of a weapon designed by Meaker VI using Delphi parts. Any use of this component must credit both me and him under the terms of my Creative Commons license.
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