GVSG Ankh

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The GVSG Ankh is a Vasudan sentry gun, designed prior to the Great War. Ankh sentry guns were commonly placed near supply depots, as seen in the mission Where Eagles Dare. Although underpowered by modern standards, it remains in service in a limited capacity.

Gvsgankh-old.jpg
The GVSG Ankh


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Ankh is the standard Vasudan sentry gun. Its most common usage is guarding supply depots. However, since the development of the Anubis, its usage has dropped off significantly.


FS2 Tech Room Description

The GVSG Ankh sentry gun platform is the Vasudan equivalent of the GTSG Watchdog. Both are Great War relics that perform poorly by modern standards. The Ankh serves to guard back-line storage depots and installations. With no armor or shielding, the Ankh is easily destroyed. Its two small turrets can deter unarmed raiders or badly damaged fighters, but it poses little threat to most combat craft.


Developer Notes

None


Name origin

An ankh (spelled in the lower case, being a common name) is a character that represents "life" in Egyptian hieroglyphs. It was also a tangible entity, essentially a cross. Egyptian deities are often seen portrayed bearing an ankh in their hands, crossed over to the chest.


Performance:

Statistics

Type Sentry Gun
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity N/A
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 20
Shields N/A
Length 10 m


Armaments

Pecenipicek's HTL Ankh.
FreeSpace 1 FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 2 Terran Turret 2




Modding Resources

Retail:

$POF File: GunPlatform02.pof
Textures: gunplatform02a(/b)

MediaVPs 3.6.14:

$POF File: GunPlatform02.pof
Textures: ankh, PVN, Damage
Original model by Axem.
Current model and textures by Pecenipicek.
Release thread: GVSG Ankh (HTL-ify) on 23 November 2010.




Veteran Comments

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With only the thinnest of armor plating and armed with only two Terran Turret guns these are just as ineffective as the GTSG Watchdog, but if used in massive quantities, can pose a real threat.


Colliding with it a few times will destroy it.


If you take out the turrets without destroying it, the remainder of it is nearly a 1/8 of the original size.