Barracuda

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Dawn of War Vehicle
Barracuda
Barracuda.jpg
Race Tau
Version Soulstorm v1.2
Build Info
Tau barracuda icon.jpg
Hotkey B
Build Cost Resource requisition.gif 140 Resource power.gif 200  Resource cap vehicle.gif 4
Build Time 36 s
Built From Vehicle Beacon
Unit Size 1
Requires Nothing
Limit 5
Unit Stats
Hitpoints 1250
Armour Vehicle Air
Unit Mass 500
Move Speed 46 (air unit)
Sight Radius 40 (cannot detect)
Weapons
Ranged 2x Burst Cannon, 2x Missile pod, Ion Cannon
Melee None



Contents

Barracuda

"The Air Caste serves Tau!"

The premiere combat aircraft of the Tau Empire, the Barracuda soars over ruined battlefields, delivering anti-air and anti-vehicle support for the Tau war effort. The Earth Caste designed the Barracuda's weaponry to attack hardened targets effectively, while ensuring that it had the speed and maneuverability to battle against other dogfighters.

Tactics

The Barracuda is a potent weapon against light vehicles/buildings and in packs can inflict significant damage very quickly. However, like other Tau vehicles it is fragile and can face a quick death if anti-vehicle units are deployed.

It can be used as an alternative to Stealth Suits as the Tau's anti vehicle unit. The Barracuda costs a lot less in requisition, but demands more power. Its anti-air damage is quite good but it is advised to avoid dogfighting since its HP is usually lower. It can even provide disruption against enemy infantry, although the Barracuda's low DPS against them will mean other units will be needed to actually kill the targets.

The Barracuda is very good at raiding enemy bases and destroying key structures with low armor, such as Listening Posts and Plasma Generators.

Weapons

Burst Cannon

The Barracuda is armed with with two Burst Cannons, but they have been listed here only once for convenience.

Burst Cannon
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.4 5.0 3.9 2.0 2.5 2.2 2.0 2.0 5.0 3.9 0.5 1 14 18 2.0

Cost Default Weapon Range 30 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 70% Refire Rate 1.0 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires None


Missile Pod

The Barracuda is armed with with two missile pods, but they have been listed here only once because the values are averaged out for both. The damage values quoted below are for the average refire rate of 2.5 seconds:

Missile Pod
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 16.0 95.8 76.6 42.6 33.3 35.1 23.4 14.9 31.9 21.3 0.3 2 295 370 5

Cost Default Weapon Range 30 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 80% Refire Rate 2.4 s
Area of Effect 3 Requires None
Notes </b>
  • The other missile pod has a refire rate of 2.6 seconds
  • This weapon has 25% fire on the move accuracy. It does knockback (30-45 force).

Ion Cannon

Ion Cannon
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 5.8 5.8 6.9 5.2 3.5 5.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.5 0.1 0.05 5 6 1

Cost Default Weapon Range 30 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 70% Refire Rate 0.2 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires None

Researchable Upgrades

Improved Metallurgy

Improved Metallurgy Hotkey: I
Tau advanced metallurgy ico.jpg Cost Resource requisition.gif 150 Resource power.gif 150  Research Time 25 s
Researched From Path to Enlightenment
Requires Kauyon Command Post
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