|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
- For the original ship, see PTF Kulas.
Blue Planet Tech Description
The GTF Kulas is a light fighter in active deployment in the GTVA Navy. The Kulas existed as a paramilitary light fighter long before the conception of the Threat Exigency Initiative, but the deployment of the fighter into the front lines is officially recognised as the incipient event of the TEI's Wave One program.
In the aftermath of the Second Shivan Incursion, the GTVA fleet was exhausted and demoralised. Fighter strength was at its lowest since the Great War and several GTVA systems were at dangerous levels of unrest. High Command authorised a crash program to make replete the Terran fighter corps as part of the first steps towards rebuilding the GTVA navy. Utilising a venerable but versatile paramilitary spaceframe, RNI Systems spearheaded the modernisation of the Kulas and began bulk production of the light fighter.
The Kulas suited the post-Incursion fleet perfectly. The fighter already had a low power draw - upgrading the reactor gave an almost limitless reserve. She was still average in performance, but she now had the ability to maintain peak performance for longer than any other fighter in service. Her capacitor allowed for extended afterburner usage - though faster fighters would beat her in a sprint, none could match her ability to run marathons. Armed with the ultra-efficient Balor cannon, pilots were able to shunt more power to shields on the fly, improving the surviveability of the design. Finally, a light hull afforded a maneuverability which pilots loved, making the Kulas a superb dogfighter.
The GTF Kulas would never reach the heights of the advanced fighters that would succeed her. She would be outpaced by future interceptors, outgunned by new assault fighters and outperformed by modern huntresses. However, she would become emblematic of the first wave of strikecraft in the Threat Exigency Initiative - a versatile multi-role fighter that could perform any task asked of her with the endurance to carry on in a difficult post-Incursion environment.
- Model by Aldo
Named after the Volition president, Mike Kulas
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||3.3, 3.0, 3.7 s|
|Max Velocity||75.0 - 88.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||130.0 mps|
|Subach HL-7, Balor, Akheton SDG, Morning Star, Prometheus S, Prometheus R UD-8 Kayser, Lamprey, Circe, Maxim|
|Rockeye, Tempest, Trebuchet, Infyrno, Harpoon, Hornet, Tornado, EMP Adv., TAG-A, TAG-B|
- Blue Planet: AoA: http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.42