Flak Artillery Array

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Flak Artillery Array
Hull Damage (dps)1,900
Shield Damage (dps)12,800 kJ
Range2.11 km
Rate of Fire55 shots/minute
Projectile Speed7,051 m/s
Max Weapon Energy4,000 MJ
Energy Cost/Second629 MJ/sec
Ware Flak Artillery Array
Cargo ClassL
Min. Price (Cr)579,640
Ave. Price (Cr)623,268
Max. Price (Cr)666,896


A potent weapon used by all Commonwealth battleships for fighter defense.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

A deadly weapon found on frigates, destroyers and carriers.

The Flak Artillery Array fires bursts of energy into space that then explode after a certain duration, acting as a defense barrier that stops most missiles and fighters.


An effective if energy-hungry fighter screen for commonwealth battleships of M7 class and up, because of its extraordinary accuracy rather than the damage inflicted per shot. The FAA is almost universally found on any battleships you will encounter, and always inflicts considerable damage to fighter and corvette wings. It is sometimes eschewed by players for frigate turrets as it diverts a considerable amount of power from any main weapons installed. It is not recommended to fit more than 4 of these due to its high energy drain, and it becomes more pronounced on ships that have poor laser recharge rates.

Many TL class ships can mount Flak Artillery Arrays, allowing them to deal nasty damage to an attacking fighter wing immediately in a single shot. However, they have such poor laser recharge rates that they cannot make prolonged use of the weapon at all.

The high accuracy is achieved by a bullet that travels extremely fast, making it just about impossible to avoid and hence almost guaranteeing a hit when the trigger is pressed. However, it has been known to skip the target on lagging computers and hence miss.

Known Compatible Ships[edit]

List of Compatible Ships

Available at Known Docks[edit]

Sector Station

Heavy Weapons Complex alpha

Flak Artillery Array Forge alpha

Heavy Weapons Complex alpha

Heavy Weapons Complex alpha

Heavy Weapons Complex alpha

Flak Artillery Array Forge alpha