The first of the GTC Leviathan cruisers were built during the Terran-Vasudan War when it turned out that the war would not be over in a short time. Leviathans improve upon the much more fragile GTC Fenris with heavier armoring and deadlier weaponry. The Leviathan has an extremely long commission period, beginning from the Terran-Vasudan War till the end of the Second Shivan Incursion. After the Great War's conclusion and the development of beam cannons, Leviathans were armed with a deadly array of four anti-fighter beams and one small anti-warship beam cannon. This class of warship has the most anti-fighter beams of any GTVA cruiser, and the second most powerful anti-warship weaponry after the GTC Aeolus, which has two anti-warship beams versus the Leviathan's one.
Despite its superior armoring and armament compared to those of the GTC Fenris, the Leviathan is much slower and thus impractical for swift hit-and-run strikes, but in situations where a Fenris does not have a chance of survival, there is still hope for the crew of a Leviathan to manage through.
|The GTC Leviathan|
FS1 Tech Room Description
After the Vasudans began making incursions into GTA space, command decided that it needed a new defensive cruiser. Changes to the Fenris led to the GTC Leviathan line of cruisers, produced as mobile defense battleships. Their speed and maneuverability were greatly reduced in tradeoff for more powerful weapons and a stronger hull. Production was discontinued when the GTA thought they would win the Vasudan war after the Battle of Gulnara, and then the production was started up again after the defeat at the Talania system. Because of the on-again off-again nature of this vessel's production, almost all of the Leviathan Cruisers have different armaments, but all have consistent hulls and speeds.
FS2 Tech Room Description
Early in the Great War, Han-Ronald engineers designed and built the Leviathan class of cruisers. The Leviathan is much heavier armed and armored than the Fenris, but also much slower and less maneuverable. Leviathan cruisers are used to guard critical installations, such as permanent jump nodes, deep-space factories, and gas-mining operations, where firepower is king and speed is of little importance. They're also well-suited to escorting slow-moving freighters or transports. The Fenris is good for fast-moving operations, but when you need some muscle, call in a Leviathan.
In the Old Testament, Leviathan is a large sea creature, associated with the Devil or Satan.
In the English language, leviathan functions as an adjective meaning "monstrous" and also a noun meaning "something very large."
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||80.0, 130.0, 100.0 s|
|Max Velocity||10.0 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|FreeSpace 1||FreeSpace 2|
|Turret Type||Amount||Turret Type||Amount|
|Terran Turret||8||Terran Turret||3|
|Small Green Beam||1|
|The GTC Leviathan in FS2_Open 3.6.10|
- $POF File: cruiser01.pof
- Textures: cruiser01-01(a/b/c), cruiser01-02a, cruiser01-03a, cruiser01-04a
- $POF File: cruiser01x.pof
- Textures: Levy-HTL, Fenris-HTL_debris, Doctile6A, nameplate
Proposed by: ??? on ???
First WIP Post: KARMA on 01/09/2004
First In-Game Model: Bobboau on 03/17/2004
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???