25 Micro Darts
The Vulcan EBF-25 (Previously called the Vulcan BF-25, also called the Havok Fire EBF-25 in the UK and the Netherlands) is a large fully automatic Nerf blaster of the popular N-Strike line modeled after a belt-fed light machine gun/machine turret, released mid 2008. It operates using a Nerf Vulcan Ammunition Belt, which can be modified to be endlessly long, provided the user has the necessary amount of belts on hand. However, doing this means that the standard ammo box provided will not fit the entire belt. Some people attach a military ammo box to compensate for this. It is powered by 6 D-cell batteries. It comes with a single 25 round belt, 25 Sonic Micro Darts, and a tripod. It can accept a wide range of darts. It also has three tactical rails, one on each side and one on top of the blaster. This blaster is included in the Nerf Wii game with its customized brother: the Vulcan Magma. The Vulcan has become notorious for jamming, though the most common reasons for jamming are because the darts are not tightly packed into each round. This causes very little air pressure to get to the dart which will frequently cause darts to get stuck between the chain and barrel. To solve this problem, the darts must be stiff to a certain degree, and they must be packed tightly into each round. This allows more air pressure to build up behind the dart and launch it out of the gun, increasing range and preventing jams. The Vulcan may also not fire if aimed too high up. This is because of the firing mechanism the Vulcan uses, which involves blasting a quick jet of air into one round of a belt, then pushing that round aside to load another one. If aimed too high, the round falls back into the plunger and will keep doing so until the user either resets the belt or simply lowers the gun. Another way to prevent jams is to apply pressure to the belt feed hatch, because it tends to pop open, disallowing the gun to fire. It was rereleased in 2013 with a white and orange color scheme.
Hasbro's description Edit
Complete your N-STRIKE arsenal and prepare for the ultimate in battery-powered blasting! Be ready for any battle with the N-STRIKE VULCAN EBF-25 blaster - an awesome, fully automatic dart cannon! Load the blaster with fresh batteries and fire at a rate of up to three darts per second! Watch as the belt feeds automatically through the blaster, letting the barrage of firepower continue as you battle your opponent. The piston-powered internal launching system makes it an unstoppable force! Switch to single-shot mode for precision blasting. The removable tripod folds for easy transport or a quick escape from enemy fire! Even your toughest opponent won't know what hit him when you unleash the power of the N-STRIKE VULCAN EBF-25 blaster! Blaster comes with ammo box, folding tripod, 25-dart belt and 25 SONIC MICRO DARTS ammo and instructions. Value Pack includes additional ammo belt, 25 additional darts and shoulder strap.
|Vulcan EBF-25 - 8.5|
|Basically just think of the Vulcan as a portable Nerf machine gun... or a non-portable Nerf machine gun for that matter.|
|Ammo: Virtually anything, as long as it's in decent condition.|
|Pros: The dpm (darts per minute) is on the high side of Nerf guns, it has a bunch of tactical rails to stick attachments on and... yeah, those are the two main things. Oh, and the tripod it comes with is useful for keeping the gun steady.|
| Cons: Reloading is time consuming, it can jam easily, it's battery powered and the gun is as heavy as hell.
|It's a very solid blaster, good for both offense and defense. You might wanna make sure you can carry it first, though... Anyway, as long as you know how to use it, you're good to go. Buy it if you can.|
|Review by: BSim|
- This blaster is currently the heaviest blaster, which means it is not well suited for smaller and/or younger users who will struggle to hold it up.
- There is a custom-made version called the Vulcan Magma.
- This is the second-most expensive blaster in North America next to the Stampede ECS.
- It is called the Havok Fire EBF-25 in Britain.
- There are two knock-offs of the Vulcan called the Punisher Gatling Blaster and the Dart Zone Gatling Blaster.
- Its prototype is the Vulcan BF-50
- The Vulcan has two variants, a Sonic Series variant and a Clear Series variant.
- In the United States of America the Vulcan can potentially sell well over $300, sometimes over $450, although this is rare.
- This is commonly found in Canadian Toys 'R' Us stores as of 2013.
- As of 2014, the White "Havok Fire" EBF 25s are in Canadian Toys R us Stores