In this chapter we'll mostly refer to weapons, although it could apply to other type of devices too. A fixed weapon is a weapon that is mounted in a specific direction, and cannot move or aim other than in its default direction later in-game ( until it's un-mounted and replaced by another device ). Fixed weapons will be available to the player at a lower cost than free-aiming weapons. Most small ships will be provided with one or more pre-mounted fixed weapon(s).
The key to understanding fixed weapons is to understand that they are not linked to hardpoints in any way. Hardpoints specify locations where you place weapons or other devices, on the S/S hull. A hardpoint in itself isn't fixed or free-aiming, the weapon is.
必须明白，固定武器不会以任何方式连接在挂载点上。挂载点是武器和其他设备安置到飞船 / 空间站壳体上的特别区域。挂载点并不具有固定或瞄准能力，这是武器本身的性质。