GVC Somtus

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GVC Somtus


Description:

Renegade Resurgence Tech Room Description

It's no doubt that the GVC Somtus is one of the strangest Vasudan cruisers of all time. This design is very different from the GVC Mentu: the primary role of this ship is to inflict heavy damage to capital ships with its huge beam turret at the top of the ship. For a cruiser of that size, it is a wonder that it can mount a big Vasudan beam cannon, but that turret couldn't be kept operational without sufficient power. The main beam accumulates power from the primary reactor, the only task of which is to provide the beam turret with power, enabling the main turret to be operational at any time. The Somtus is a deadly opponent for all cruisers of its size and even larger capital ships. Multiple vessels of this cruiser are enough to take down even a destroyer without losses. Given the power output the main generator of this cruiser can produce, the main beam cannon can be fired more quickly than normal. Against fighters, it is moderately defended with 3 flak guns as defense, which only provides resistance to a minimal number of fighters. The hull plating of this ship is relatively weak for its size, but it can survive several salvoes of beam cannons and heavy bombs. It was first introduced while escorting the GTD Washington in the Beta Aquilae system. One of the Terran pilots who first saw the Somtus reported: 'The new Vasudan cruiser is like a turtle, just with a massive beam cannon on its nose'.

Credits

  • Model by TopAce

Performance:

Statistics

Type Cruiser
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity 25
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 30 000
Shields N/A
Width 131 m
Height 48 m
Length 248 m

Armaments

Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
BVasRapid 1
Standard Flak 3

Veteran Comments

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The Somtus is dangerous to capital ships, and rips other cruisers apart very quickly. Its sole rapid BVas is the key. Taking it down will render the Somtus useless. There are three standard flaks for anti-fighter defense, which gives a moderate amount of protection against incoming fighters. Usually, taking down the beam weapon from a distance with Trebuchets is the best. Then ignore it.


The Somtus is actually quite an impressive little take the monitor, FS-wise. The three flaks are surprisingly dangerous and excellent protection from fighter attack due to their clever posistioning that makes them difficult to eliminate. However lacking blob turrets the Somtus is not likely to survive a bomber attack given flak's inability to score direct hits on a target the size of bomb. If it's hostile, eliminate the main beam and stay the hell away. If it's friendly, deal with hostile bombers ASAP and be diligent about destroying anything they launch.


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