|“||Special coolant slots built into these clips can not only extinguish some fire but also negate any future flames.||”|
Heatsink Clip offer a gunner's weapons fire immunity while active, as well as increased ammunition and turret rotation speed. However, the weapon's damage and projectile speed are lowered as a result. A gunner can leave the weapon with Heatsink ammo in it, and it will remain immune to catching fire. A flamethrower's assault can disable an entire ship, but this ammo can prevent more serious problems by being able to fight back.
Common Usage Edit
Weapons that benefit from the increased clip size and or decreased arming distance of this ammo type are:
- Beacon Flare Gun
- Mercury Field Gun
- Typhon Heavy Flak Cannon Mk. II
- Echidna Light Flak Cannon
- Hellhound Heavy Twin Carronade
The Heatsink Clip is a good alternative to the Fire Extinguisher or Chemical Spray, allowing a gunner to extinguish a weapon without the need of one - still being able to carry a Pipe Wrench for repairing and rebuilding.
The use of "Clip" is widely criticized and ridiculed. Most weapons in Icarus utilize canisters, breach-loaders, are link-fed or utilize magazines. The term clip is used to identify a strip of metal that holds and stores munitions while a magazine is a device that feeds a weapon from a reservoir of preloaded ammunition.