I looted one today, has a 45º arc and around 250 damage (180 dps) if I remember right, they can only fire from "front" side they can't be placed in Aft.
They look like klingons spit green laser cannons, except in red that is all.
Thanks, I figured they were kinda like the Heavy Disruptor Cannon but orange. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to not be able to find a place to buy these and Quantum torpedos at the MK II level. I had the same problem in beta. The worst part is I keep getting disruptor loot which I really don't want.
but is there a reason why I can´t simply get one from the PvP Vendor? Puts people who want to use phasers on their fed ships (as it is supposed to be) on a serious disadvantage.
And on another note: Why do I specialize in cannons or beams before I put points into the more general skills like disruptors/phasers? Aren´t these two skill groups just "upside down" ? shouldn´t it be disruptors/phasers before I specialise in cannons or beams? At least that´s the way the torpedo/mine skills are set up.