**Reduced Shot Railguns**In v1.13, Railguns have an extra design option that allow them to operate with a reduced number of shots (from 1 to 4). This has the following effects:

- Power Requirements are reduced in line with the number of shots. So a 2-shot railgun needs only half power.
- Size is reduced by 22.5% of original size for every shot less than 4. 4 = 100%, 3 = 77.5%, 2 = 55%, 1 = 32.5%.
- The cost formula remains unchanged. As this is affected by power requirements and recharge rate, reduced shot railguns will be correspondingly cheaper.

Here are three different versions of a 20cm railgun (capacitor tech is 4).

**20cm Railgun (4 shots)**Damage Per Shot (4) 4 Rate of Fire 15 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 160,000 km Railgun Size 7.0 HS (350 tons) Railgun HTK 3

Power Requirement 12 Recharge Rate 4

Cost 55.4 Crew 21

Development Cost 1150 RP

**20cm Railgun (3 shots)**Damage Per Shot (3) 4 Rate of Fire 15 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 160,000 km Railgun Size 5.425 HS (271 tons) Railgun HTK 2

Power Requirement 9.00 Recharge Rate 3

Cost 36 Crew 17

Development Cost 736 RP

**20cm Railgun (2 shots)**Damage Per Shot (2) 4 Rate of Fire 10 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 160,000 km Railgun Size 3.85 HS (193 tons) Railgun HTK 1

Power Requirement 6.0 Recharge Rate 3

Cost 29.4 Crew 12

Development Cost 522 RP

Here are some 10cm railgun examples. The reduced-shot 10cm railguns have a lower per-shot cost (due to minimal power requirements and the new capacitors) but a higher per-shot size requirement.

**10cm Railgun (4 shots)**Damage Per Shot (4) 1 Rate of Fire 5 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 40,000 km Railgun Size 3.0 HS (150 tons) Railgun HTK 1

Power Requirement 3 Recharge Rate 3

Cost 20.8 Crew 9

Development Cost 625 RP

**10cm Railgun (3 shots)**Damage Per Shot (3) 1 Rate of Fire 5 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 40,000 km Railgun Size 2.325 HS (116 tons) Railgun HTK 1

Power Requirement 2.25 Recharge Rate 2.25

Cost 13.5 Crew 7

Development Cost 416 RP

**10cm Railgun (2 shots)**Damage Per Shot (2) 1 Rate of Fire 5 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 40,000 km Railgun Size 1.65 HS (83 tons) Railgun HTK 0

Power Requirement 1.5 Recharge Rate 1.5

Cost 7.3 Crew 5

Development Cost 275 RP

**10cm Railgun (1 shot)**Damage Per Shot (1) 1 Rate of Fire 5 seconds Range Modifier 40,000

Max Range 40,000 km Railgun Size 0.975 HS (49 tons) Railgun HTK 0

Power Requirement 0.75 Recharge Rate 1

Cost 3.5 Crew 3

Development Cost 154 RP