ORF Heretic

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F-96 Heretic from Scooby's Shippack
ORF Heretic from Exile


F-96 Heretic Description

A general purpose light interceptor.

Exile Tech Room Description

Outer Rim Syndicate - Heretic Interceptor

The fastest death dealing machines ever designed by mankind, the elite Heretic-class fighter is devastatingly effective against all known Shivan fighter and bomber classes. Two belt-loaded missile bays allows the Heretic to carry a disproportionate amount of swarm missiles for its size, while maintaining a razor thin airframe, high acceleration, maneuverability, and top speed. The Heretic has also an incredibly large afterburner capacity, though it is paid for with a long recharge time. Intensive efforts are underway to prepare factory ships for Heretic production and the first batch is expected to enter service in a few weeks time.


  • Model and textures by Scooby_Doo

Designer's Comments



Name F-96 Heretic
Type Patrol
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 4 - 4.5 - 4 s
Max Velocity 95 (100) ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 270.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 3600 s
Hitpoints 650 pts
Shields 950 pts
Length 15.32 m
Width 14.78 m
Height 3.83 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 100
Countermeasure capacity 30 countermeasures

Name ORF Heretic
Length 19.02 m
Width 18.59 m
Height 4.38 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 3 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 40
2nd bank capacity 40


F-96 Heretic
Bank Guns Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 2 Dust
Compatible Primaries
F-96 Heretic
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 100 ELRHARM
Compatible Secondaries
Javelin HS, Dart Dumbfire, Spiculum IR, Pilum FF, ELRHARM


Modding Resources

$POF File: TCI-Heretic.pof
Texture list: confed_details_1;confed_details_2;TCI-Heretic1;TCI-Heretic2

Veteran Comments

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Look at its tech description, pick this craft for every mission with no fear, and wreak havoc among Shivan fighter and bomber wings. Five primary cannons with excellent placement, low profile, two times secondary capacity of the Encantona, compatibility with the most effective primaries and secondaries and the most powerful afterburner of all fighters in Exile and vanilla FS campaigns. The Heretic was born to kill. The Hurricane will let you quickly eliminate wings of nasty bombers, while the Vortex or Vortex Adv. will deal with the majority of Shivan fighters. This craft is excellent for the late part of Into the Dark Waters campaign, which involves multiple escort missions with large, blocky capships. If you fly escort using this craft, take the fight away from your capitalships and eliminate Shivan bombers before they enter attack range. Its afterburners are powerful, but don't abuse them as their recharge rate is much lower than the majority of other available strikectraft.

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