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Self-explanatory. Choose which is probably the most effective anti-fighter/bomber weapon you can mount on a warship.

Anti-fighter beams
39 (51.3%)
Kaysers
7 (9.2%)
Circe, Maxim combo
4 (5.3%)
Circe, flak combo
7 (9.2%)
Trebuchets
11 (14.5%)
Cluster missiles
2 (2.6%)
Fighterkillers
2 (2.6%)
Swarm missiles
2 (2.6%)
Dumbfire missiles
1 (1.3%)
Heat-seeking missiles
1 (1.3%)

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Offline Marcov

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Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Not sure if this should be in the FRED Discussion forum.

Anyway, I'm thinking on making a sort of deadly gunship/anti-fighter mobile platform to use in missions. For example, I tried arming a Satis with an AAAf and a few Kaysers, make a cruiser fully armed with AAAf's, etc.

So, in your opinion, which is the deadliest anti-fighter weapon that can be mounted on a capship/armed transport?
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Gattling AAAf's. :drevil:
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Ultra AAAf and mounted TAGs.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
BP Burst Flak/PD Turret combo.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
where's the flak-only option?

EDIT:
also note that the best anti fighter / bomber thing you can have mounted on a ship is a fast recharge jump drive.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Doesn't kill the fighters, unless you plan to collide them while jumping.
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Offline Rodo

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Of course not, but keeps you alive  ;)

oh and... I voted for flak only, best anti fighter / bomber / bomb thingy ever.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Anti fighter beams. You can't dodge them, you can't guard against them with shields. You can only be out of range or out of the firing arch. Else you can only pray that the random dice is cast in your favor and most shots miss you.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
In my opinion, it should be somekind of ultra AAAf. I did something like this for Shadow Genesis - the AAAb. White, single-shotting AAAf with big damage and long range. Anti bomber weapon. It's fearsome :).
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gattling trebs with 0.5s refire rates, and goodsecondarytime.

 

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Gotta be anti-fighter beams.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
TerPulse  :shaking:

in canon, probably AAA

in modding, probably a beam with infinite range and damage

 

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Flak and Maxims is also a pretty good option, especially if you've got the AI using the real re-fire rate.

 

Offline Darius

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AAA slashers are especially good against bombers.

 

Offline Sololop

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Flak would be the best, IMO, but only if it had longer range. So, AAAf's of a sort.

 

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Am I the only one who recalls the horror called a cruiser armed with Morning Stars?
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Am I the only one who recalls the horror called a cruiser armed with Morning Stars?

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Offline Shade

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Yeah, with canon weapons, definitely Morning Stars. Those things are downright unfair when used in turrets.
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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
I like the Morning Star idea  ;7
Though I was also contemplating an anti-fighter/bomb cruiser, mounted with Trebuchets and fast blobs, such as the Kayser or Maxim, and 2-4 light flaks.

 

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Re: Deadliest anti-fighter capital weapon possible
Capship AI class is in a lot of ways more important the the loadout.