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Re: [FT] WotW 2: EMP Weapons

From: Michael Llaneza <imperialdispatches@y...>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:52:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [FT] WotW 2: EMP Weapons

--- Oerjan Ohlson <> wrote:
> Charles Taylor wrote:
> >>The B-wing fighters have ion cannon as well, and there are several
> >>shots of B-wings firing in RotJ. 'Course, those ion cannon are much
> >>smaller than the ground installation on Hoth so their impact is very
> >>much smaller - you never see a B-wing disable a Star Destroyer
> a single shot ;-)
> >
> >Hmm.. but are the B-wings firing something that looks like the Hoth
> >Ion Cannon blast, or does someone say 'firing ion cannon' as they
> >fire?
> IIRC they're mentioned, but I don't remember where I saw that
> reference. Considering the size difference between the Hoth gun and a
> B-wing I'd be somewhat surprised if the blasts look the same though -
> it'd be like expecting fireworks look the same as a launching ICBM :-/

I've been playing X-Wing Alliance lately (tough, but fun). Starfighters
are so
good against capital ships, you wonder why the big ships exist. That
said, even
a B-Wing has to concentrate its fire on a ship (big freighter, say) for
15 seconds to tear down the shields and disable the ship. That's three
cannon firing. Warships take longer, and do have pretty good point
defence. A
flight of six with expert pilots should be able to handle an assault
frigate in
one pass. And you'll likely lose a fighter or two doing it. But...

The grandfather gun on Hoth would have done the job in one shot.

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