PVB Amun

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The PVB Amun


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Amun is the Vasudans' heaviest bomber class ship. It carries a massive payload and has been responsible for the destruction of at least 3 Orion-class destroyers in the past 2 years. Fortunately, it is slow and has low maneuverability, making it an easy target for our fighters. Fighter pilots should be wary of the two turrets on this ship: they are not to be ignored.

The Amun is considered a B class threat to all cruisers and capital ships. They should be given top priority in target selection during escort operations.

Developer Notes

Suitable for any size target. Carries most missile types, but few cannons. Armed with defensive turret, but still requires escort.

Name origin

In Egyptian mythology, Amun (name meaning "hidden") was an important deity, the god of the air.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Heavy Bomber
Manufacturer PVN
Maneuverability Very Poor
Max Velocity 40.0 - 45.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 80.0 mps
Armor Heavy
Hitpoints 625
Shields 800
Length 30 m

Armaments

FreeSpace 1
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Banshee
2nd 2 Avenger
Compatible Primaries
ML-16 Laser, Disruptor, Avenger, Flail, Prometheus, Banshee, Leech Cannon, S-Breaker
FreeSpace 1
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 60 Tsunami
2nd 60 Synaptic
3rd 80 Synaptic
Compatible Secondaries
MX-50, D-Missile, Fury, Hornet, Interceptor, Phoenix V, Stiletto, Tsunami, Harbinger, Cluster Bomb
FreeSpace 1
Turret Type Amount
Banshee 2

Modding Resources

Amun1.png
The HTL PVB Amun in FS2_Open 3.6.14


Retail:

$POF File: ?
Textures: ?

MediaVPs 3.6.14 (tentatively):

$POF File: Amun.pof
Textures: Htl-Amun.dds, Htl-amun-shine.dds, Htl-amun-normal.dds, Htl-amun-debris.dds,


History
Proposed by: ??? on ???
First WIP Post: Amun WIP on July 02, 2012
First In-Game Model: [1] on February 12th, 2013 by Oddgrim
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???


Veteran Comments

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Whatever Vasudan thought it would be a good idea to replace this with the Osiris should be shot as a traitor, because surely only the GTA and Shivans benefited from that decision. The Amun has superior payload and defenses, including two turrets. While slow, and rarely bothering to demonstrate it, the Amun is a surprisingly capable dogfighter. It has the armor and shielding to stand up to fire long enough to bring you into its sights, and then unleash a torrent of ordnance few ships can survive.


It is an effective bomber, but very slow and unmanageable, like the GTB Ursa.


The Amun may be the slowest FreeSpace bomber, but it's also the toughest, with the highest hull integrity of any ship, both games included. I was surprised to see it absent from FreeSpace 2, although the GVB Sekhmet and GVB Bakha are fair replacements; the Sekhmet slightly superior to the Ursa (and much faster).


The Amun is also one of the smaller FreeSpace bombers, being only 30 meters long, it's smaller than the Medusa, Ursa, and even the Osiris that was meant to replace it.