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KT-X78 Variable Vehicular Laser Cannon

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  • Manufacturer: Kalor-Tech Industries
  • Model: KT-X78
  • Affiliation: Open-Market
  • Modularity: Can be mounted on various vehicles, a variety of energy-based weaponry can be used, can be either turreted or fixed
  • Production: Mass-Produced
  • Material: Standard Blaster Components
  • Classification: Laser Cannon
  • Size: Vehicle or Ship-mounted
  • Length: 2.8m
  • Weight: 111kg
  • Ammunition Type: Power Cell and Gas Canister
  • Ammunition Capacity: Effectively Unlimited
  • Effective Range: Standard Starfighter range
  • Rate of Fire: Approximately 2-3 shots per second at standard rate of charge.
  • Can swap between up to 2 different types of ammunition

Up to 2 types of energy ammunition can be stored and freely swapped between at the gunner's discretion.


Two main forms of starfighter weaponry are plasma and ion cannons. The ion cannons take down shields, while the plasma is used to damage the target's hull itself. A large issue for some smaller ships is that they simply don't have the space to mount both types of cannons and still perform at peak efficiency. This cannon is designed to make the best of small amounts of space to remove this weakness from smaller ships.

For the most part, the KT-X78 is a straight-cut laser cannon. What sets it apart from the competition is its ability to store up to 2 types of ammunition and switch between them at will. This is mostly used to accommodate a plasma and ion weapon in one structure, though it could be theoretically used to store of a different form of both. The gunner can manually swap between the two with the press of a button, making it a simple and easy-to-use system to install in a fighter.

Of course, this device does have a couple certain weaknesses. First, switching between fire modes consumes a small bit of additional energy. Second, only energy-based weapons can be used. Any attempt to load it with slug rounds will jam and break the weapon.

  • Rapid Fire - A standard laser cannon, the KT-X78 is capable of a very high rate of fire, assuming adequate power supply.
  • Allows user to switch between different forms of ammunition at will.
Weaknesses :
  • Heat/Power Draw - As with all laser cannons, the KG-84 requires a large amount of power to operate, and generates considerable waste heat. This is primarily a concern on vehicles and starfighters, which don't have a lot of extra power to go around.
  • Cannot be loaded with slug or rail ammunition.
  • Switching fire modes consumes a small amount of additional power.
[member="Lord Ajihad"]

I have had some discussions within the Factory and thought about it. I don't feel comfortable stamping a combination of tech like this, because of the distinct differences in tech that would make this unfeasible.

This is why I am denying it on concept.

You can request a second chance, of course.
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