GTM Interceptor

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GTM-9 Interceptor

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2


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The GTM-9 Interceptor


Tech Room Data

All-aspect seeking - laser tracking senses energy reflected off a target from the primary weapon systems of the target, increasing single-pass kill probability - medium payload (18.5 Kt) - missile is designed to pierce reinforced hull, thus securing itself to the target, prior to detonating (15 ms delay).

This is the standard issue fighter-killer in the GTA. Designed to take out fighters with minimum hassle, a simple lock is all that is needed to grab the enemies attention. Short lock time, good speed, and decent payload makes this the best missile to use against all but the strongest ships. It's effectiveness against large targets, however, is less than a typical laser run, making this primarily a ship to ship missile.


Performance

Statistics - Interceptor

Range 1 250 m
Reload time 2.0 s
Velocity 250 ms-1
Base Damage 150
Armor Damage Full 150
Shield Damage Good 120
Subsystem Damage Average 75
Shockwave Radius 0 m
Type: Aspect Seeking
View Cone: N / A
Minimum Lock Time: 2.0 s
Turn Rate (360 degrees): 1.0 s


Statistics - Inteceptor#weak

Range 1 250 m
Reload time 3.0 s
Velocity 250 ms-1
Base Damage 60
Armor Damage Full 60
Shield Damage Good 48
Subsystem Damage Average 30
Shockwave Radius 0 m
Type: Aspect Seeking
View Cone: N / A
Minimum Lock Time: 2.0 s
Turn Rate (360 degrees): 1.0 s


Notes

Veteran Comments

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For me this missile was the primary anti-fighter missile in the game. Whatever you couldn't easily take out with your cannons could be handled with twin Interceptors.


For FS1: A vastly underrated weapon. It may not quite have the punch of the Hornets, but it is far more liable to find its target, should it have any semblance of mobility. Also great for picking off subsystems - can't be intercepted like GTM Stilettos.


The performance of the Interceptor, and indeed all FS1 missiles, against shielded targets is rather lackluster. It is most effective to knock out enemy shields with your cannons first and then use the Interceptor as a fire-and-forget finishing weapon, allowing you to move on quickly. Be advised it is not necessarily one-shot-one-kill even then however. Flies a lag-pursuit curve to the target, but is more accurate than the Hornet, so head-on pass or approximately a 60-degree cone from the target's aft are acceptable shots unlike the Hornet's lower tolerance for deflection shooting.


Compared to the Harpoon, the Interceptor is what the Lucifer is to the Colossus. Although it doesn't stand a comparison to it, the Interceptor does its job adequately in FS1. I find the Interceptor a better anti-fighter weapon than the Hornet, but it's still slightly worse than the GTM Fury, especially against bombers. In the FSPort, the Interceptor has the homing ability of the Harpoon, making it more effective compared to its "retail FS1" self. Yes, the Interceptor's homing system is different than that of the Harpoon. Needless to say, the Interceptor is less accurate. Add to that its larger payload and slower engines. It takes some practice to use the Interceptor well. Usually, it's best to use the Interceptor if you're just behind the target.