Nerf Super Soaker Hydrocannon

hydrocannon internals 1

Released: 2011 – 2012
Ebay Value: $39.83

Reservoir: 39 oz
PC: 7.7 oz
Tap Shots/Tank: 6

Range: 36 ft
Output: 7.7 oz/.3sec
Full Shot Time: .3 sec

Gun: 29.5″ x 4″ x 10.25″
Nozzle Size: 16 mm

Weight Loaded: 6.6 lbs
Weight Empty: 3.6 lbs

Pump Volume: 0.6 oz
Pumps to 100%: 13
Pump Stroke: TBM

hydrocannon ratings

Range
53%
Soakage
62%
Field Life
1%
RateOfFire
1%
Durability
75%
Maneuverability
95%

 

Review

The Hydrocannon is Super Soaker’s first CPS tech gun since being taken over by Nerf. If you were expecting typical Nerf SS performance you will be quite surprised. The Hydrocannon takes it to the opposite direction in the extreme. The Hydrocannon unloads its entire firing chamber in less than a third of a second. No matter how quickly you pull and release the trigger you are going to empty the entire pressure chamber with one blast, leaving you defenseless until you finish pumping it up again. With some guns you can get away with firing after only a few pumps, not so with the Hydrocannon, as the nozzle is just too large and the pump is simply too small. If the Hydrocannon was equipped with a pump as powerful as the XP 150’s it would only take 4 pumps to pressurize.

Those flaws aside, the Hydrocannon is still able to pack a pretty good punch. The best tactic for Hydrocannon users is to perform hit and run raids or ambushes. Get in and get a good solid close range hit on your opponent and then pump rapidly as you run away to plot your next attack. Users already familiar with the Arctic Blast and to a lesser extent the Flash Flood should already be familiar with these types of tactics.

Due to the previously discussed limitations it’s best to use the Hydrocannon only in soakfests, unless you plan on modding. Duke Soak ‘Em has several good mods that will increase the performance of the Hydrocannon. I also recommend reading the following discussions on WaterWar.Net’s modding forum: Mr Dude’s total rehaul and Soakinader’s pump replacement, Marauder’s multi nozzle mod, JeffMan3’s barrel mod

Gallery

One thought on “Nerf Super Soaker Hydrocannon

  1. Pingback: Ebay Buying Guide for Summer 2015 | Hydrowar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s