GVC Aten

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The GVC Aten is the oldest and weakest cruiser-type vessel still in use in the Vasudan fleet. The Aten was the primary Vasudan cruiser during the Terran-Vasudan War and the Great War. The Reconstruction period, and the development of the GVC Mentu and the GVCv Sobek diminished the significance of the Aten, but it was still in service during the Second Shivan Incursion in 2367.

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The GVC Aten


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Aten class cruiser, while far stronger than most of the Vasudans warships, falls short as a attack cruiser. It does not have the armor or the firepower to stand up to GTA weaponry. With a cruiser speed of 25 m/s and only six weapon turrets, the Aten just cannot muster the kind of firepower needed to do real damage to targets of size. Most GTA pilots have learned to exploit the primary weakness of the Aten: its extremely weak weapons subsystem. The Aten class cruiser is considered by the GTA to be a Class B threat.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GVC Aten is among the smallest and weakest of the GTVA's cruiser classes, with thin armor and only a few, relatively weak turrets. Terran fighters and bombers exploited these weaknesses during the early years of the Great War, when the Terran and Vasudans were still enemies. The Aten is most often seen in the current conflict as a rear guard defense for convoys or installations, backing up wings of fighters and bombers.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

Aten was the solar disc in Egyptian mythology that gave light to humanity. He became the only deity in the monotheistic religion of Amenhotep IV.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Cruiser
Manufacturer Parliamentary Vasudan Navy
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 110.0, 110.0, 75.0 s
Max Velocity 25.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 18 000
Shields N/A
Length 230 m


Armaments

FreeSpace 1 FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 4 Terran Turret 2
Avenger 2 Subach HL-7 2
Anti-Fighter Beam 2


Modding Resources

Aten480x340.jpg
3.6.10 GVC Aten


Retail:

$POF File: cruiser02.pof
Textures: Cruiser02-01(a/b/c), cruiser02tile01, cruiser02tile04

MediaVP 3.6.10:

$POF File: cruiser02.pof
Textures: HTL_Aten, HTL_Aten-debris


History
/First WIP Post: GalEmp on 11/07/2004
First In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???




Veteran Comments

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Extremely weak little cruiser - its biggest weakness is its woeful turret coverage, especially on the underside. With only six turrets all told, and only one covering the lower section, the Aten really is easy pickings in FS1 and the addition of anti fighter beams in FS2 doesn't add much more threat. It has virtually no capacity for anti-capital ship work.


Slightly better armored than the GTC Fenris class, the Aten is also even more woefully armed. Its AAA beams can be useful as fire support for a wing of fighters escorting a convoy, however.


Its Weapons subsystem and turrets are very small. It makes more sense to just blow it up swiftly without sapping it.


Can actually be quite dangerous when approached from above, as both anti-fighter beams have a habit of targeting you at the same time.