A rapid fire weapon that is especially devastating to missiles and fighters at point-blank range. Accuracy degrades sharply during prolonged bursts.
An advanced timing mechanism is at the heart of this multi-barrel weapon platform, typically manufactured by licensed Hegemony Autofactories only. Rounds typically use depleted uranium tips and are non explosive. Typical caliber is 20mm. Multiple barrels enable an extremely high rate of fire, which comes at a cost in flux.
The Vulcan Cannon is a small ballistic PD weapon with fragmentation damage.
With the damage increase and flux reduction in 0.6a, the Vulcan Cannon is a capable and affordable point defense weapon. It also makes an incredibly deadly knife weapon against ships with exposed hull.