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Storm Chaingun on an unidentified vessel

"The Storm is a sacred weather pattern in Auroran culture. Symbolizing the power and fury of the hordes of Auroran warriors, many warriors have a thundercloud as a death tattoo, indicating that they will die in the fury of a mass offensive. The Storm Chaingun reflects the Auroran philosophy of overwhelming the enemy with numbers; the Storm is effectively four Hails on a turret, and, as a point defence weapon system, is used to destroy incoming fighters and missiles with often devastating effect, and without requiring any command input from the bridge."

The Storm Chaingun is a weapon that uses Chaingun Ammunition as ammunition.

As a point defense weapon, the Storm Chaingun acquires and attacks small, fast-moving targets such as fighters and missiles. Fire-control is automated; no command input is required. It comprises four Hail Chainguns (for a total of 8 Gatling guns) on a heavy turret mechanism. It is available from Rebel I and on most major Auroran worlds. It is one of two fully-automated PD weapon systems in the game (the other being the Quad Light Blaster Turret).

Ammunition

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Chaingun Ammunition on a Firebird

"Simple caseless rounds have been around for longer than most historians can remember, and the production of them is so old-tech as to be almost a backyard occurrence throughout most of Known Space. The Aurorans in particular produce enormous amounts of it in order to fuel their almost constant war efforts (whether it be against the Federation or amongst themselves)."

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Although the Storm Chaingun is the most widely available point defence weapon in the known universe, many pilots prefer the Quad Light Blaster Turret for its accuracy, weight, fire rate, and the fact that the QLBT does not require ammunition.

Due to the higher damage output than the QLBT, the Storm Chaingun is better at stopping Etheric Wake Missiles, EMP Torpedoes, and enemy fighters.

The Storm is available on many worlds without Military Approval, and comes stock on a wide range of ships.

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