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Laser Barbettes

design by Pete Grey


Unmanned Turrets are the way to go on a smaller ship. Just one or two MFD gunners, plus the maximum possible firepower possible for the TL, can make even a scout a respectable opponent. Of course, if fire control is knocked out.....

Many of the Barbettes listed were not maxed out during the design sequence. All lasers assume a normal ROF of 40 in space combat. BPR is beam pointer and laser short range. HPG is the HPG volume.

Type Tl MW MCr Mass Vol HPG FA BPR
80MJ Turret 10 2.2 2.08 73.36 41.36 32.0 8.16 (1)
145MJ Barbette 10 4.0 5.34 140.4 82.4 58.0 23.2 (1)
98MJ Turret 11 2.72 2.62 71.42 41.72 29.4 9.92 (2)
170MJ Barbette 11 4.72 6.25 133.2 82.2 51.0 26.2 (4)
146MJ Turret 12 4.0 1.07 78.49 41.99 36.5 1.49 (4)
270MJ Barbette 12 7.5 2.44 149.82 81.82 67.5 4.32 (10)
160MJ Turret 13 4.4 1.14 77.64 41.64 36.0 1.63 (4)
300MJ Turret 13 8.3 2.64 149.8 82.3 67.5 4.8 (10)
184MJ Turret 14 5.1 1.10 81.76 41.96 36.8 2.16 (5)
360MJ Barbette 14 10.0 2.47 155.76 83.76 72.0 5.76 (10)
210Mj Turret 15 5.8 1.08 78.94 41.94 36.8 2.14 (10)
420MJ Barbette 15 12.8 2.38 156.72 83.22 73.5 6.72 (10)
250MJ Turret 16 6.94 0.95 79.33 41.83 37.5 1.33 (10)
510MJ Barbette 16 14.2 1.89 160.08 83.58 76.5 4.08 (10)

Laser Performance
Type Short Medium Long Extreme
TL 10 80MJ Turret 1:1/7-22 2:1/7-21 4:1/4-10 8:1/2-5
TL 10 145MJ Barbette 1:1/10-30 2:1/10-30 4:1/8-43 8:1/4-11
TL 11 98MJ Turret 2:1/8-25 4:1/8-25 8:1/7-22 16:1/4-10
TL 11 180MJ Barbette 4:1/10-33 8:1/10-33 16:1/7-22 32:1/4-10
TL 12 146MJ Barbette 4:1/10-30 8:1/10-30 16:1/6-20 32:1/4-10
TL 12 270MJ Barbette 10:1/13-41 20:1/11-35 40:1/6-17 80:1/3-8
TL 13 160MJ Turret 4:1/10-31 8:1/10-31 16:1/10-30 32:1/5-15
TL 13 300MJ Barbette 10:1/14-43 20:1/14-43 40:1/8-26 80:1/4-13
TL 14 184MJ Turret 5:1/12-33 10:1/12-33 20:1/8-26 40:1/4-13
TL 14 360Mj Barbette 10:1/15-48 20:1/15-48 40:1/9-29 80:1/5-15
TL 15 210MJ Turret 10:1/12-36 20:1/12-36 40:1/12-36 80:1/12-36
TL 15 420MJ Barbette 10:1/17-51 20:1/17-51 40:1/17-51 80:1/17-51
TL 16 255MJ Turret 10:1/13-39 20:1/13-39 40:1/13-39 80:1/13-39
TL 16 510MJ Barbette 10:1/18-55 20:1/18-55 40:1/18-55 80:1/18-55

Note: The "700MJ Barbette" listed for the Kinunir entry in BL is either a non-standard, 9 to 10 ton barbette, or somebody was hallucinating while doing the write-up. The lowest possible TL for a barbette of this DE is 18. While I'm no fan of the Kinunir (one of the ugliest ships in the old Imperial fleet) in my campaign it mounts the abovementioned 420MJ barbettes in place of the listed armaments.


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