Stygian Lascannon emplacement
Throughout the Stygian Wars AA lascannon emplacements were captured then turned to use by the Stygian Empire. These emplacements provided vital air defense for fixed Stygian fortifications and other locations. Easily capable of destroying most Imperial aircraft these weapons were a high priority target for imperial pilots. In fact the imperial forces went so far as to occasionally form special squadrons of thunderbolt strike fighters into "Screaming Eagle" squadrons whose sole job was to attract AA fire and then destroy AA sites.