|“||The Meteora Gunship replaces the machine gun with another identical 120mm light artillery canon on the bow.||„|
|— In-game description|
It sacrifices it's primary close defense turret, for a second artillery gun that can't attack targets within 50 meters. This makes the Meteora a potentially fantastic siege craft, being able to lay down twice the punishment to costal structures and infantry without risking the ship to use a 12.7mm machine gun. It is very hard to get the most out of with an untrained crew.
First, it requires a coordinated crew and good spotter to walk both guns into a far off target. Second, both guns use the same, semi-expensive ammo, where as the generic gun boat can still be effective with it's cheaper 12.7mm belts. Finally, the faster bombardment speed against single targets is cut down by the fact that many light structures and vehicles will be destroyed in 2-4 hits. However, a competent crew can spread out both guns to fire on two separate positions or focus fire a strong structure.
Unlike regular artillery guns the front turret gains more vision when aiming so under right wind conditions it can be used to directly fire the 120mm cannon