Gatling Gun

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Gatling Gun Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Gatling Gun
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
1
 
 
Mass (kg):
136.2
 
Integrity:
576
 
Build time (seconds):
13
 
Rate of Fire (rounds/minute):
700
 
Shot Deviation (deg):
0.4
 
Ammunition:
25x184mm NATO Ammo Container
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.0002
 
Idle Power Consumption (MW):
0.0002
 
Storage Capacity (L):
64
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Defense
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 4 x 1

Overview

A Gatling Gun is a fixed weapon that discharges rounds in rapid succession. It can be mounted on a small ship, and fired either by piloting and using it via action bar or manually inside the control panel.

Usage

It occupies a 4x1x1 space. In Creative Mode it has infinite ammo, but in Survival it must be loaded with 25x184mm Ammo Containers via one of the two access points on the sides. It can hold 4 full ammo containers, which is enough for approximately 10-12 seconds of continuous firing.

Control panel

Shoot Once Fires the weapon once when activated
Shoot On/Off will fire the weapon continuously until turned off or runs out of ammo

Media

Gatling Gun Gatgun01.jpg
Gatling Gun Gatgun02.jpg

Tips

  • The gatling gun has some kick to it. If you place a large amount of them on your ship, you will be propelled back by the recoil.
  • By themselves, gatling guns aren't very threatening. If you fire a lot of them in a massive burst however, they can shred everything but heavy armor within a few seconds.

Known Issues

  • Mass amounts of gatling guns can cause a lot of lag, so be careful how many you place!
  • Caution: on dedicated servers do NOT fire this gun while moving forward. The bullets will spawn behind the gun and damage any components in the way. It's best to extend these guns on pylons away from you ship to avoid shooting yourself.

Related Items

Programming

Update History

Update 01.057.005
  • Fixed crash on weapon lasers
Update 01.054
  • Fixed gatling gun damage is too soft
Update 01.033
  • Fixed issue with small ship gatling guns not connecting to conveyor system
Update 01.030
  • Balanced damage of projectile weapons/turrets - now everything does 4x more damage
Update 01.017.012
  • Fixed gatling guns shooting itself
Update 01.016.003
  • Reduced multiplayer gatling gun lag
Update 01.015.013
  • Crosshair for small ship weapons introduced
  • Fixed placing of some objects (small ship weapons)
Update 01.014.010
  • Gatling guns can now rotate
Update 01.012.002