Originally posted by Edwin
both modes cannot be fired simultainiously from the smae gun. And firing all the beams at once would drain the ship of power. would be good as a last resort but.....
I know that the turrets can't fire both types at the exact same time, they can fire them within seconds of each other though, in salvos. What I actually meant is that I'd like to see the Omegas fire both weapons out of all turrets.
And there is no documentation stating limits to the Omega's firing capabilities. Nowhere in my books does it say anything about not being able to fire its 6 forward lasers simultaneously because of a power drain issue. While I'm sure it wouldn't be possible to sustain repeated salvos of all forward beams firing, I'm pretty sure that it can be done in battle every now and again.
The sequence in ITB where Novas fire beams is (As I understand) the infamous glitch sequence that also has Omegas in the background. Omegas were not finished until some time after the war had ended and Novas do not have beams. Tim Earls who designed the B5 ships listed the Nova's weapons as Trans-phsed Heavy Plasma Cannons.
The AoG is debated depending on who answers. Some poeple consider them canon, some don't, some say semi-canon. However in his personal forums JMS confirmed that he had brought special editors to make revisions in the 2nd editions of both AoG's products (B5 Wars and Fleet COmmand) and Chameleon Electric's B5 P&P RPG so that they would be canon. So true AoG ships are canon but there are many fan-made ships for B5 Wars that are not canon. An example is the Monsoon Gunboat, the Tempest Heavy Cruiser or the Polaris Dreadnought (Better known as the Triton).