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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 321
# 16
10-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Nah , if the base turn rate is less than 8 you really cant keep the cannons on faster moving targets and you turn around from strafing takes forever. In an excelsior with single cannons you can just barely keep escorts in the field of fire by using all sorts of tricks reverse turn aux to dampeners and attack pattern alphas. Also RCS consoles really fall off on how much they boost turn rate at lower base numbers, the difference between 7 and 8 at end game is about a degree. So most fed cruisers have to mount 2 RCS to get the same boost as 1 on an Excelsior same'ish between excelsior and negh'var.

personally 9 is the lowest turn rate I would put heavy cannons on and expect to keep a bead on anyone.