Note of interest:
I dont know if anybody else has got this yet, but, did you know that as long a a unit has a hardpoint (connection bone on the model), you can put more than one weapon there?
In my test piece, I was using a nebula-b frigate. Incase you dont know it has 2 turbo lasers and 2 laser canons on it.
one of the turbo hardpoints is called :
I created a new one by copying the hardpoint info, and pasting right under the first, and called it:
making it an ion cannon. added the hardpoint to frigate.xml file, and it works just fine. Two hardpoints, one bone.
I suppose that the cannonites (
) could use this to go and put the "proper" canon number of weapons on the ships.
This would also make customizing ships a lot easier. Just thought I would share.