From: Hansville, WA, USA
Some good comments above. Everything I found shows that the 5P-42 Filin laser-dazzler was developed as an offensive weapon to disorient, confuse and reduce the efficiency of the crews on surface vessels. However it does stand to reason that it could also be used to disrupt the optics/electronics of incoming aircraft and weapons.
So, for the next database implementation, it will have the following characteristics:
Surface ship (large relatively slow object), 80% PoK and 0.5 damage points.
Airborne units (small much faster objects), 10% PoK also with 0.5 dp.
This should eliminate the mass destruction of incoming missiles while still allowing for their degradation of performance via a kill. Also allows for a simulation of shipboard personnel effectiveness through slight damage to the ship itself.
Not a perfect solution but a little better than the present parameters in the database.
“There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.”
Charles Edward Montague, English novelist and essayist
~Disenchantment, ch. 15 (1922)