Tyyr wrote:Yes, the concs cost money, but again, the entire point of this thing is to protect starships a single one of which could keep a squadron of conc Lancers in missiles for a few centuries. This is also the faction that built the Death Star without anyone noticing.
I can't argue with a 300m effective range, it's too stupid to even try so I'll just concede.
You are fundamentally correct though. It makes far more sense to use missiles for anti-fighter defense than guns, particularly the man in the loop guns many SW ships seem to use. Logic would seem to dictate that if one can build all this machinery to fly around space in that a decent SAM analog should be easy enough to put in service. After all space is a far more favorable environment in which to operate missiles anyway as there is no drag to slow the thing down. In theory you could just hurl the things out of rail guns at ultra high speed and need propellant only to steer the damn thing. There is no reason they should not have ranges of many thousands of km's really.