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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

The Hephaestus.

"I saw Hephaestus. I saw the others. The foundries make the ships and the ships go out and make the foundries and we ride the comets out, everywhere...no subspace. No limits. They won't find us." - Awhireinga Greenfly


Tech Room Description

The Hephaestus is one of humanity's great engineering marvels. The concept of a self-sufficient mobile factory was realised after a series of breakthroughs made large-scale automated von-Neumann style construction methods viable. A conglomeration of cargo holds, machine shops, and resource extractors housed within a massive mining vessel hull, these vessels provide the Kuiper belt colonies with much needed mobile manufacturing capability. The grand aim is to allow regions of the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud to sever all economic ties with the inner solar system.


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Developer Notes



Name Hephaestus
Type Mobile Factory
Manufacturer Gaian Effort
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 100 - 100 - 100 s
Max Velocity 20 (25) ms-1
Rear Velocity 200 ms-1
Hitpoints 90000 pts
Length 2139.98 m
Width 569.44 m
Height 529.4 m
Turrets 2 turrets
Fighterbays 3


Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Mining Laser 2


Modding Resources

$POF File: gef_hephaestus.pof
Texture list: gefplate2;gefplate;scshipyard;DaedDet;URDonnager;DaedRot;vctile4;mod_strip

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