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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-23-2010, 10:28 AM
While wide angle weapons are useful for cruisers and science ships, which are not maneuverable enough to keep fast enemies in a certain firing arc, escorts have the speed and turning power to out keep anything but a fighter-type enemy in that 45' cannon arc almost all of the time. Narrow arc weapons do significantly more damage than wide arc weapons, so any ship with the ability to equip cannons and outmaneuver enemies (escorts) are that much better off using them.