|Blaster type||Electronic belt fed dart blaster (motorized direct plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Whistler Darts|
|Stock capacity||25 (belt)|
|Size||30" x 11.5" x 9.25" (76.2cm x 29.21cm x 23.49cm)|
|Weight||7.7 lb (3.49kg)|
|Average retail price||44.99 USD|
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
The Vulcan EBF-25 (known in the United Kingdom as the Havok Fire EBF-25) is an electronic belt fed Nerf blaster that was released in 2008 under the N-Strike series. It requires six "D" batteries to fire automatically.
It is a large blaster that has both an battery-powered automatic firing mode and a manual, single-fire firing mode requiring priming with a bolt. It is unique for using a belt system for loading and firing. It has three tactical rails: two on the sides of the blaster, and a third on top of the blaster. It features a detachable tripod which allows for the blaster to be placed on any flat surface.
The Vulcan has an ammo box on the side of it, which allows it to store its belt. However, if it is not loaded correctly, it will easily jam. When fired without batteries, it can reach the ranges equal to that of the Longshot CS-6. It is possible, though notably hard, to detach the ammo box, leaving only the belt.
The Vulcan can be modified to have a faster rate of fire. The belts can also be modified by linking several belts together infinitely. This essentially grants the Vulcan the largest ammo capacity of any Nerf blaster without reloading. Commonly only two belts will be connected, giving a total of fifty darts. The Vulcan's ammo box only holds twenty-five darts; thus with the dart belt mod, the user is forced to either leave the ammo box door open or use the Vulcan without an ammo box. Sometimes, Modders get by this situation by modding a real military ammo box and attaching it to the Vulcan.
The Vulcan has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike standard color scheme (yellow, gray, and orange)
- Red Strike (red and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Vulcan, load up to twenty-five darts into its belt. Open the ammo box and Vulcan cover and Load the belt correctly (logo face up) into the blaster. Close both lids in order. ( ammo box first, then the main firing cover.)
Turn on the power button and pull the trigger to fire a dart. For single fire, turn off the blaster and pull the bolt back and forward all the way. Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
|Firing range||9/10||With fresh batteries, the Vulcan shoots around twenty-five to thirty feet. Manual fire and/or firing at an angle will increase ranges about ten feet.|
|Accuracy||8/10||The Vulcan's accuracy is average, but its high rate of fire makes up for this; while individual shots aren't perfectly accurate, but decent enough, the rapid fire aspect lets the accuracy down.|
|Reliability||7/10||The Vulcan has a complicated firing mechanism. Jams occur when a dart fails to leave the chain and gets stuck between the chain and barrel. Note that darts are likely to jam almost always if they are not packed into the cartridge tight enough. This results in not enough air flow and force getting to the dart. Therefore, the user should make sure to pack the darts tightly into each belt canister, because this will allow a great amount of air pressure to build up and launch the dart out the barrel, significantly increasing range and reliability. Low battery power often is the cause of jams too. A rare, lesser known jam that can occur consists in which the belt sometimes will not feed out of the other side of the blaster. To solve this problem, the blaster can be tipped over to the right slightly so that the belt continues to feed. The blaster is not likely to have problems if the user knows how to handle the Vulcan correctly.|
|Rate of fire||10/10||This blaster fires approximately three darts per second unmodified and with fresh batteries. However, it actually fires about four darts per second if Duracell or other high quality batteries are used and even higher rates can be achieved with higher-voltage batteries.|
|Capacity||10/10||This blaster holds up to twenty-five darts at a time. This was the highest capacity for a blaster before the Raider CS-35 came out. However, reloading the belts can be time-consuming.|
|8.8/10||The Vulcan EBF-25 features a very high rate of fire. However, it is not meant for very far distance engagements. It is large and heavy, which will hinder mobility. This blaster is best used by older Nerfers, whom are not likely to have trouble holding or moving the blaster. Belts also have a long reload time, though extra belts can be bought separately. As long as the user knows how to handle the blaster correctly, it will work excellently.|
- This blaster is the second most expensive blaster in North America.
- There are two knock-offs of the Vulcan, called the Punisher Gatling Blaster and the Dart Zone Gatling Blaster.
- The Vulcan BF-50 was the prototype for the Vulcan. It was about twice as large in size and also had a fifty dart belt. The blaster was then made smaller and given both a lower dart capacity and a new name.
- A newer version has been released which the description says "Full-Auto Belt-Fed Blaster" unlike the older version, which had the description of "The Largest Full-Auto Nerf Blaster". The newer version notably has a higher range and better reliability.
- It is the heaviest Nerf blaster ever sold.
- The camo Micro Darts (found in the Ammo Bag Kit) seem to fit very stiffly into the belt canisters. This allows a great amount of air pressure to build up before the dart is fired, thus significantly increasing range and reliability.
- It is used in the video games Nerf N-Strike and Nerf N-Strike Elite.
- It is possible to attach the Blast Shield from the Stampede ECS onto the blaster with the the top tactical rail by using either the Light beam unit or the tactical scope as they can both hold attachments.
|The full image gallery for Vulcan EBF-25 may be viewed at Vulcan EBF-25/Gallery.|
- Vulcan EBF-25 instructions on the Hasbro website
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