MF Nial

From FreeSpace Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

TBP logo 255x112.jpg
TBP Nial 320 240.jpg
The MF Nial Fighter


Tech Room Description

The Minbari pilots qualified to fly the Nial sometimes refer to these accomplished ships as 'Windstars'. Nial class heavy fighters are the best fighter class ships among the younger races. Featuring high acceleration, gravimetric propulsion, and three powerful neutron cannons, the ship can turn on a dime and take on small cruisers with little difficulty. Like all other Minbari craft, the Nial has a sensor cloak device that renders the ship difficult to detect by conventional sensors. Considered a dangerous opponent to any known fighter, the Nial is a well respected design to be in use for the conceivable future.

Veteran Comments

Read the Veteran Comments policy before editing this section.

The Nial is a superlative fighter, extremely fast, surprisingly tough, and appallingly powerful. There's no escaping a Nial's beam cannons, which can quickly chew up anything in their path. Fighting a Nial in an Aurora or other Younger Races fighter is a difficult task at best, and fighting multiple Nials in such a craft is nearly impossible. If you are piloting a Nial, you have little to fear from other fighters, except for First Ones fighters. Only the Vorlon and Shadow fighters can really put the fear of God into a Nial pilot. When faced with enemies like Auroras, you can mow them down with impunity without thinking too much about tactics or your hull integrity.



Type Heavy Fighter
Manufacturer Minbari Federation
Maneuverability Excellent
Max Velocity 120 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 150.0 mps
Armor Medium
Hitpoints 610
Length 22 m


Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 3 Neutron Gun
Compatible Primaries
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 3 MF Shokrai