GVFr Satis

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The GVFr Satis is a Vasudan-designed freighter. Initial encounters of the Satis by the Terrans during the Terran-Vasudan War led it to being classified as a cruiser due to its speed, durable hull and impressive firepower (at that time). Despite its age, the Satis's five turrets can still pose a minor threat, even to ships brought into service during the NTF Rebellion, well over four decades after its first encounter with the Terrans.

Gvfrsatis-old.jpg
The GVFr Satis


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The dreaded Satis freighter was thought to be a warship when it was first encountered in the Aldebaran Encounter. It has five turrets and a strong hull, making it quite dangerous to the inexperienced pilot. However, most experienced pilots in the GTA know enough to attack the Satis' main weakness: its weak plating around the turrets. Disarming a Satis is most often the best way to destroy it.

While capturing supply ships is often an intelligent plan, the Satis has been considered dangerous enough to rank as a Class C threat. Treat it as one.

FS2 Tech Room Description

When the first Satis-class freighter was encountered by Terran forces during the Terran-Vasudan War, its firepower led Terran Command to classify it as a light cruiser. Only after a disabled Satis was captured did its true nature become known. Now designated the GVFr Satis class, these freighters still serve as an iron fist within the velvet glove of a freighter convoy. Few enemy fighters who mistake a Satis for a Ma'at or Bes live to regret their error.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Egyptian mythology, Satis was a deification of floods. She was symbolized as an arrow and a running river.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Freighter
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 50.0 - 60.0 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 5 000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 107
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

HTL Satis in the MediaVPs 3.6.12.
FreeSpace 1 FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 5 Terran Turret 5

Modding Resources

Retail:

$POF File: freighter04.pof
Textures: freighter04-01a(/b/c)

MediaVPs 3.6.14:

$POF File: Freighter04.pof
Textures: freighter04-01, damage






Veteran Comments

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The Satis really behaves more like a transport than a freighter. It couldn't dock with cargo containers originally. Generally Terran Turrets are useless blobs of goo, but in a convoy formation, the five guns of the Satis could mean the difference between the convoy surviving or not.


The Satis' ability to escort itself died with advent of shielding for fighters, but they are somewhat like sentry guns: get about four of them together, and they will cause you trouble. They are also very good at bomb-interception.


Because the Satis doesn't carry containers, many mods and campaigns use the Satis in the transport role, acting as a Vasudan equivalent to the Argo, and renaming it or not GVT Satis in the process. FRED Alt Names can be used for this purpose.