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Hawkeye Railgun
ID: 438
Prefab Name: HE_RailGun_113
Hawkeye Railgun

Rarity: Uncommon
Corporation: Hawkeye
License Grade: 2

Purchase Value
5955 ฿฿
Scrap Value
1985 ฿฿

What do these stats mean?:
Health Points: 800 (Standard)
Mass: 4
Fragility: 1
Death Damage: 10
Death radius: 2-4
Death Impulse: 200
Weapon Rotate Speed: 90
Fire Interval: 1.75 second(s)
Firing Kickback: 50
Projectile Velocity: 200
Projectile Spray: 0
Damage: 320 (Plasma)
Primary Splash Radius: 1
Secondary Splash Damage: 15
Secondary Splash Radius: 2
Impulse force: 10
Projectile Lifetime: 2 second(s)

The long range AKIRA railgun is a relatively new addition to the arsenal. Using high-powered electromagnets, this weapon will punch a hole in just about anything, no matter how far away they are.

The Hawkeye Railgun is a grade 2 Weapon block manufactured by Hawkeye. Like all Hawkeye blocks, it can be crafted with a Hawkeye Fabricator.

It has 1 attachment point(s) and takes up 3 cell(s).


The Hawkeye Railgun excels at picking off enemies and is a much cheaper alternative than missiles. Although it has limited range and AP which restricts it's placement, as well as it's inability to rotate much, it nevertheless deals a reasonable amount of damage per shot.

Do note that, however, the projectile is easily blocked off by shields, and a single railgun alone cannot have a meaningful impact. The range and fire rate may also get in the way as the target may move, causing it to miss, unless on a straight line where the projectile will easily score a hit.


  • Real-Life railguns are prototype weapons that can use electromagnetic fields to launch a solid projectile at extreme velocities, inflicting massive kinetic damage.
    • Although this railgun appears to use standard payloads like a bullet, it inflicts plasma damage. Plasma railguns are confirmed to exist some time before the 21st century (which means that the the Universe of TerraTech is more than capable of producing such), it does not release any sort of heat or expansion and functions similar to a standard ballistic projectile, which is implied via the description.
  • When fired, the transparent projectile partially distorts light, causing a visible ripple mid-air.
  • Although it can rotate and aim at hostile techs, the railgun does not appear to do so visually, and such actions are only indicated by the projectile flying out at a different angle.
  • Despite the description, real-life railguns, as well as this one, have limited range.
    • The range of this particular railgun is also incredibly short, not to mention the much lower projectile velocity.