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The GTT Argo was a Terran-designed class of transport developed sometime during the start of the Reconstruction era and the beginning of the Second Shivan Incursion. The Argo improved upon on its predecessor, the GTT Elysium, greatly increasing transport capacity, and is generally much more survivable due to much heavier armor. Defensive armament, however, remained deficient and the Argo still requires fighter escort to survive hostile situations.

Description:

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The GTT Argo


FS2 Demo Tech Room Description

Used to transport stuff. more [sic] military in nature.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTT Argo has become the standard military transport vehicle for the Terran fleet. Argos sometimes carry new weapon and combat craft prototypes to and from testing grounds or to front-line deployment positions. Military VIPs occasionally commandeer Argos to travel from star system to star system in some semblance of comfort. Argos are most often used as assault transports, carrying squads of Marines through heavy flak to board enemy vessels that Command has decided to capture rather than destroy.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Greek mythology, Argo was a ship that was sent to retrieve the Golden Fleece. It is said that Hera looked over the crew of the ship, and Athena was instrumental in the construction process. The mission was successful, and the ship was consecrated to Poseidon. The tale of the ship is described in Argonautica, a poem by Apollonius Rhodius.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Transport
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 4.0, 7.0, 6.0 s
Max Velocity 30.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 13 500
Shields N/A
Length 171 m


Armaments

FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 2

Modding Resources

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The GTT Argo in FS2_Open 3.6.10


Retail:

$POF File: transport2t-01.pof
Textures: Tran2A, Tcov1A, ftile4, Tcov5A, DocTile5B, Tcov1A, Tcov3A, TSoupTile05b, Tcov4A, TSoupdebris01b, Tcov7A, TSoupEngineA, TSoupdebris01b, Tcov1B, Tcov4B, Tcov3b, Tcov7B, Tcov2B, Tcov6B, Tcov5B, Tran2B, Tcov1B, ftile4b, Tcov5B, DocTile5C, DocTile3C, TSoupdebris01b, TranC

MediaVP 3.6.10:

$POF File: ???
Textures: ???


History
Proposed by: Bryan See on 2/10/2013
First WIP Post: GTT Argo on 2/10/2013
First In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???

Veteran Comments

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This Terran transport is better armored than its predecessor, the Elysium. In fact, it is also significantly better armored than a Fenris, making it fairly survivable on a battlefield as long as bombers are not involved. The major disadvantage of the Argo is its huge target profile, and the fact that Terran Turrets are a waste of turrets.


In at least one case in the Main Campaign an Argo mounts flak turrets. This upgrade would be quite welcome to the rest of the fleet. It is also to be noted the Argo evaporates disturbingly quickly under Hornet bombardment. Worse yet, the range at which friendly AI fighters engage when escorting it is too short to prevent enemy fighters from getting off a salvo or two of Hornets. C-3-9 is a better defense than escort commands for this ship.