AF Kato

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The original Kato, as seen in INFR1.
The high-poly Kato, as seen in the Ancient-Shivan War.

The AF Kato is a user-made Ancient fighter. Originally created by Bobboau as part of his Ancients ships project. It was subsequently used by the Inferno Release 1 mod, it has since been used in several other unrelated mods to represent a fighter of Ancient origin, or of another non-GTVA faction. In Blue Planet, it served as a Vishnan fighter. The HTL version was created by the Ancient-Shivan War mod.


Description:

Inferno Release 1 Tech Room Description

This odd fighter appears to be the Ancients' main space superiority weapon. Where it has come from after the supposed genocide by the Shivans millenia ago is unknown to the Alliance. The Ancients' agenda is as mysterious as this fighter's odd design. It appears to be compatible with all Ancient weapons, and is extremely agile in combat. Ancient ships have no shields but are very heavily armored.

The Procyon Insurgency Tech Room Description

N/A

Ancient-Shivan War Tech Room Description

Ever since the inception of the subspace motivator, the beloved Kato has been the Empire's most basic and widely-produced fighter vessel. The Kato's widespread popularity throughout our ranks is due to its unparalleled versatility. A highly balanced combination of armor, maneuverability, speed and offensive capabilities allow it to undertake almost any mission profile needed. However, for missions of incredible danger and unlikely odds, the Kato has its limitations, just like anything in the universe. For these missions, more specialized craft within our fleets are needed to ensure their completion. But as the backbone of our forces, the Kato will continue to remain an indispensable asset to the Empire.

Credits List

  • Model by Bobboau
  • High-poly model by Esarai
  • Texture of high-poly model by FreeSpaceKing

Performance:

Statistics

Inferno Release 1

Type Space Superiority
Manufacturer Ancients
Maneuverability Excellent
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 30.0-110.0 s
Max Velocity 140.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Light ms-1
Armor 1000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 16
Length {{{10}}} m


The Procyon Insurgency

Type Space Superiority
Manufacturer Ancients
Maneuverability  ???
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 90.0-110.0 s
Max Velocity 160.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity  ??? ms-1
Armor 700
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 16
Length {{{10}}} m


Ancient-Shivan War

Type Space Superiority
Manufacturer Ancients
Maneuverability Excellent
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 80.0-110.0 s
Max Velocity 140.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Medium ms-1
Armor 700
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 19
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Inferno Release 1 The Procyon Insurgency Ancient-Shivan War
Bank Guns Standard Loadout Guns Standard Loadout Guns Standard Loadout
1st 3 Pharnec 3 Reaper 2 Pharnec
2nd 3 Pharnec 3 Reaper 4 Crete
Compatible Primaries Compatible Primaries Compatible Primaries
Pharnec, APC, Razor, Scalpel, Acolyte, Maul, Quasar, Scyth, Hammer, Vampyre Reaper Pharnec, Quasar, Crete, Kratos, Nova


Inferno Release 1 The Procyon Insurgency Ancient-Shivan War
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout Capacity Standard Loadout Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 20 Unknown Missile 20 Wrath
2nd 20 Unknown Missile 20 Punisher
Compatible Secondaries Compatible Secondaries Compatible Secondaries
Unknown Missile Wrath, Nightmare, Intruder, Punisher

Veteran Comments

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The Kato is an interceptor, and should be treated as such. It is fast and fairly maneuverable, and has an extremely thin target profile. Though it seems very small and would therefore be hard to hit, the particular layout of the Kato makes it more vulnerable to cannon fire than it appears. The AI also tends to get trapped by the Kato's poor rate of roll and ends up showing you more of a target than might a similar fighter like an Astaroth.


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