GVF Ennead

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GVF Ennead.
Upgraded GVF Ennead model.

Description:

INFR1 Tech Room Description

The fastest ship ever built, the Ennead is essentially an afterburner with guns. Very poorly shielded, this refined interceptor is useless in most dogfights. Where she excels is the interception of bombers, as her incredible afterburner velocity is completely unmatched by regular propulsion systems.

Inferno Vasudan Pack Description

Often considered as the fastest ship ever built, the Ennead is essentially an afterburner with guns. Very poorly shielded, this refined interceptor is useless in most dogfights. However, she excels as a scout and can fill anti-bomber rolls, as her sleek profile and her state-of-the-art afterburner velocity is completely unmatched by conventional strikecraft.

Credits List

  • Model by Venom
  • Updated model by BrotherBryon with textures by Rampage.

Notes

The Ennead's mesh is based on a cutscene image featured in the FreeSpace 2 credits section. [1]

Performance:

Statistics

Type Interceptor
Manufacturer Akheton Corporation
Maneuverability Good
Max Velocity 100.0 - 170.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 300.0 mps
Armor Light
Hitpoints 170
Shields 230
Length 41 m

Armaments

Inferno Release 1
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Mekhu HL-12
Compatible Primaries
Mekhu HL-12, Adv Disruptor, Mace, Prometheus, Khonsu GV-5


Inferno Release 1
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 Shocker
Compatible Secondaries
Hurricane, Shocker, Arrow, Sniper, ASR, Hornet, Vortex, Stiletto III, EMP Adv, Firestorm

Veteran Comments

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As it can be easily deduced by looking at the Ennead's parameters, this fighter truly is a mere "afterburner with guns". Just like certain fighters like the Serapis or Manticore, the Ennead should not join prolonged battles because of its thin armor and relatively weak shields, so it should be used to intercept bombers, only, although its weapon compatibility somewhat ensures the possibility of carrying out moderate anti-subsystem strikes.


In any case, an Ennead should not stay close to hostile warships armed with effective anti-spacecraft missile or beam batteries because they'd easily exploit the fighter's weaknesses in no time.


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