GTVB Hesat

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GTVB Hesat


Tech Room Description

Triton Dynamics and the Akheton Corporation collaborated on the Hesat light bomber design in response to an urgent requirement from Vasudan Tactical Command for a light bomber to supplement the Bakha. Although the initial requirement was for a purely Vasudan craft, Triton offered to assist with the design in the hope of widening deployment to both halves of the Alliance fleet. The initial approach, based on reusing Bakha components, was scrapped after toothing issues, and it was not until the Sahr Corporation sold a new reactor baffling system to Akheton that the final hull began to take shape. A remarkable Sahr-assisted Akh-18 powerplant provides the Hesat with both excellent speed and strong shielding, placing the design firmly in the light tactical bomber niche and rendering it a pilot favorite. By contrast, it is ill-equipped for the fleet bomber role because of limited warhead capacity, and it is commonly deployed with Hornet or Tornado missiles for increased tactical lifespan against light targets. Vasudan Tactical Command placed its initial order for the Hesat on its strengths as a raider and precision strike craft, but Triton Dynamics could not make a sale to the Terran elements of the fleet until it reengineered the design into a two-seater variant. The Hesat performs well on paper, but whether it can thrive in the difficult and crowded tactical bomber niche remains to be seen.

Credits List

  • Model by Petrev



Name GTVB Hesat
Type Light Bomber
Manufacturer Sahr Corporation, Akheton Corporation, Triton Dynamics
Maneuverability Good
Max Velocity 75 - 65 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 115 ms-1
Armor Heavy
Hitpoints 440 pts
Shields 700 pts
Length 28.6 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 4 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 80
2nd bank capacity 80
3rd bank capacity 60
Countermeasure capacity 40 countermeasures


Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 4 UD-8 Kayser
2nd 2 Prometheus R
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, UD-8 Kayser, Circe, Lamprey
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 80 Harpoon
2nd 80 GTM Cyclops
2nd 60 Tempest
Compatible Secondaries
MX-64, Tempest, Hornet, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Stilleto II, Trebuchet, Piranha, TAG-B GTM Cyclops

Veteran Comments

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Note that the default "Overlock" speed for the Hesat is actually slightly slower than the standard speed - this will make the craft drop 10 m/sec when all power is diverted to engines.

PVB Hesat:

PVB Hesat

The PVB Hesat is a reskin, produced by Mjn.Mixael and the Between the Ashes team. The changes are purely aesthetic - the table data was left unchanged.

Concept Art:

GVFr Hesat.jpg
GVFr Hesat

The Hesat is based on unidentified concept art from FreeSpace 2.

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