Thanix cannon

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==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
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.
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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 heat and extended impact of the bolt make it more effective at penetrating [[kinetic barrier]]s than conventional mass accelerator slugs.
  
 
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.
 
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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