Incendiary Bomb Launcher
The Incendiary Bomb Launcher, or IBL, is a Pirate capital-ship weapon. It can be charged to deal even more damage at the expense of significantly reduced energy.
A deadly weapon found on frigates, destroyers and carriers.
Unable to easily gain possession of high-tech capital ship weapons, pirates designed this as an alternative. The Incendiary Bomb Launcher essentially produces a large ball of fiery plasma, which it then hurls at a target.
The IBL is manufactured only by pirates and is weaker than the other capital ship weapons: the Photon Pulse Cannon, Gauss Cannon, Ion Cannon, and possibly the Terran Point Singularity Projector. However, since it can be mounted on many frigates it is one of the more commonly used as it outclasses all other Frigate-class weapons, and players usually provide a good deal of economic assistance to the few Incendiary Bomb Launcher Forges that they are able to hack in Pirate space, often building entire complexes nearby to feed them a continual supply of resources. As it is a Pirate station, the IBL Forge is not available at any shipyards and cannot be built by the player, making the weapon relatively rare.
This weapon may also be randomly found in the cargo hold of some captured Commonwealth capital ships, so a player equipped for boarding operations may use this as a source of IBLs.
Known Compatible Ships
Available at Known Docks
To acquire an IBL you need good relations with Pirates, hack an IBL forge, capture it from ships carrying IBLs, or capture a TL delivering an IBL forge. Or just go to Yaki space.