Blood and Ion

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Blood and Ion is a News Bulletin by Anna Wrack posted to the Commerce and Communications Network in 2790. The article denotes the commercial release of the Mass Ion Cannon.

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Blood and Ion
Ballistics expert Professor Anna Wrack reveals all
My colleagues and I are pleased to announce the fruition of our latest project, the creation of a ballistic ship-mounted weapon. Known as the Mass Ion cannon, it functions round the principle of projecting positively-charged microparticles of depleted Plutonium at high velocities. It's effect on shields and armour is comparable to an average Medium Laser; however, it has a marked advantage over all beam weapons in that heat build-up, the Laser's greatest curse, is completely absent. This permits an extremely rapid rate of fire to be maintained for long periods of time, allowing a skilled pilot to destroy enemies very swiftly.