Deepcrush wrote:I pegged it as there were 60 turbolasers in all. 12 heavy turbolasers with 48 light turbolasers.
As I said, the EGWT states that the ISD is armed with 60 identical Taim & Bak XX-9 TLs. Incidentally, it wouldn't be 12 heavies, 48 lights, it would be 16 heavies (8 twin turrets), 8 trench notch guns (2 quads, possibly only one on some ships), 9 axle guns (3 triples) and 2 heavy hangar guns. Total 31-35 heavy guns, 85-89 lights, counting both TLs and ion cannon.
The Ven's twin laser cannon aren't turbolasers though.
The designation may be based on operating mechanism rather than power output. My issue is that I can't see a warship like the Ven having a weaker secondary armament than a mere troop transport, which would be the case is the "laser cannon" designation is based on power output.
Then again as stated in another thread, its fully possible that its all the above when one considers the pure number of SDs built and the number of places that built them.
Possibly, but I can't see such major aspects of the design as the heavy aft turrets being completely removed. Variations in their armament, maybe (extra ion cannon, mixing ISD1 twins with ISD2 octuples, etc), but not removing them altogether. Even Accuser
is quite an extreme design modification, given her lack of brim trenches.