Weapon : long range fighter shooter


#1

I wondered if there could be a long range fighter shooter.
This weapon creates an arc (electric or whatever) between the firing ship and the fighter, with great precision when it is far away. This would inflict great damage to the figher, but the explosion follows the arc toward form the fighter to the shooting ship, rendering it dangerous to shoot at short range.

So fighters, so survive are obliged to fly very quick toward their target and stay close to it.

Example of animation (beware, ASCII Art)

XX
XX: Shooting ship

F: fighter

-: arc

#:"back draft"

XX
XX--------            F

XX
XX-----------------F

XX
XX----------------#F

XX
XX------------####F

XX
XX-############F

Here the ship is just far enough to not get shot by the back draft.      

#2

Bombers are already useless enough without this, methinks.


#3

agree with Rampancy.

except i can’t say i see a need for this when there are cruiser/frigate turrets with high tracking, and your own fighters…