Thanix cannon

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The Thanix cannon fires a stream molten metal -- a mix of iron, tungsten, and uranium -- that has been shaped into an armor piercing bolt. The mass accelerator propels this stream toward the target at a significant fraction of lightspeed.
 
The Thanix cannon fires a stream molten metal -- a mix of iron, tungsten, and uranium -- that has been shaped into an armor piercing bolt. The mass accelerator propels this stream toward the target at a significant fraction of lightspeed.
  
The exact firepower of the weapon isn't specified, but it is stated that a Thanix cannon mounted on a [[frigate]] or [[starfighter|fighter]] can carry the firepower of a [[cruiser]]'s [[mass accelerator]]. Just two shots from the Thanix cannon mounted on the [[Normandy SR-2]] were sufficient to destroy a [[Collector cruiser]]. The Reaper weapon upon which it is based can deliver hundreds of kilotons of energy in a single shot, but it is part of a much larger warship.
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The exact firepower of the weapon isn't specified, but it is stated that a Thanix cannon mounted on a [[frigate]] or [[starfighter|fighter]] can carry the firepower of a [[cruiser]]'s [[mass accelerator]]. This presumably means it has less firepower than a [[dreadnought]]'s mass accelerator, which delivers about 38 kt of energy per shot.
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Just two shots from the Thanix cannon mounted on the [[Normandy SR-2]] were sufficient to destroy a [[Collector cruiser]]. The Reaper weapon upon which it is based can deliver hundreds of kilotons of energy in a single shot, but it is part of a much larger warship.
  
 
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