Starship weapons upgrade.POWER SUPPLY
Fits light and medium laser cannon mountings.
Various metals, polymers and circuit components.
Some starships, in the eyes of their owners, just don't have enough firepower. While the majority of ships are armed with at least a pair of laser cannons, some owners feel they need just a little extra punch in a firefight, and thus will endeavor to fit heavier weapons to their craft. Commonly, this involves going up a category; the owner of a ship with light cannons will shoehorn in medium cannons, and one with mediums will go for heavies. Upgrading a ship's laser cannons is, in theory, not difficult, but is understandably regulated in most of the Galaxy.
Laser cannon upgrades may be fitted multiple times to the same ship, however each individual upgrade will only cover 2 cannons. Cannons which have already been upgraded once cannot be upgraded again. Heavy laser cannons and turbolasers cannot be upgraded in this manner. If no laser cannons existed prior to the upgrade, 2 light cannons may be fitted, however these will be of a fixed nature and are not upgradable.
Due to the power draw of enhanced weaponry, ships modified in this way will experience a -5 MGLT penalty to their top speed for each upgrade fitted.
Restricted. Upgrading a ship's laser cannons beyond manufacturer specs is subject to permits and special licensing in much of the Galaxy.