Mining Laser

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Overview

Mining lasers are highly powered, slow firing Pulse Lasers which are specifically tuned to fragment rather than destroy asteroids. Where other weapons would have little effect, or blast an asteroid beyond mineral retrieval, this is an effective tool. Only ships exclusively dedicated to mining would have this equipment mounted fore, as they would be an agonizing main weapon to take into battle, however it is rumoured that experienced, unscrupulous pirates sometimes use these to provoke involuntary cargo ejections in their victims.

Sales Pitch

Kruger Model ARM64 Sp. Mining laser is highly recommended as both a trade and combat addition. Uses variable frequency laser rods of 200mm length, fired in wide beam, 100 channels/beam. The automatic debris-pattern lock ensures no large-sized fragments of the target asteroid impinge on ship space.

Most ships can easily be fitted with a fuel and matter scoop to enable collection of these smaller fragments.

Availability

Cost: 800.0 ₢.
Techlevel: 11

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Oolite Equipment
Standard Equipment
Astrogation ConsoleCargo HoldCompassEnergy banksEngine/Main Drive • HUDIFF ScannerLife Support SystemsMissilePulse LaserShieldsShip's HullTorus Jump DriveView Screen • Witchspace/Hyperspace Drive
Optional Equipment
Advanced Navigational ArrayAdvanced Space CompassCargo Bay ExpansionDocking ComputersE.C.M. SystemEscape PodExtra Energy UnitExternal Heat ShieldingFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveIntegrated Targeting SystemMilitary Shield EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemNaval Energy UnitPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementShield BoostersTarget System Memory ExpansionWitchdrive Fuel InjectorsWormhole Scanner
Weapons
Beam LaserECM Hardened MissileEnergy BombMilitary LaserMining LaserMissilePulse LaserQuirium Cascade MineTwin Plasma Cannon