The SF Dragon is one of the most rarely seen of Shivan fighters. The Dragon is armed with five primary cannons, as well as a low-capacity secondary bank. Despite the small number of missiles it carries, it is very fast, maneuverable, and small, making it a very powerful adversary of any GTVA fighter. However, the Shivans make limited use of the Dragon, deploying them in small numbers in most cases. Still, even one wing of Dragons can cause serious trouble for any GTVA force if not dealt with properly.
The first Shivan fighter to have ever been captured by the Terrans and the Vasudans was a Dragon-class, designated Arjuna 1. Through the capture of this Shivan fighter, the joint Terran-Vasudan forces learned much about Shivan technology, especially fighter systems. Arjuna 1 was later used in a high-risk reconnaissance mission, shortly before the Destruction of Vasuda Prime.
|The SF Dragon|
FS1 Tech Room Description
The Shivan Dragon is easily the most impressive fightercraft we have yet seen. Its maneuverability is unmatched, and it has quite a few other advantages, including a good top speed, powerful afterburners, and strong shields. It is the only Shivan fighter we have been able to study up close, and we have learned a great deal about Shivan engineering from it.
It seems that the Shivan shield systems are extremely strong, but their hulls are far weaker than our own. They also rely on primary weapons far more then secondaries, as evidenced by the Dragon's small capacity.
The GTA considers the Dragon as a Class A threat.
FS2 Tech Room Description
The Shivan fighter class SF Dragon is a fast, extremely agile craft. Its twin lasers pack a deadly punch. The Dragon's weakness seems to be a thin hull. The trouble is that their speed and maneuverability make them extremely difficult to hit.
Command Brief Animation
The Dragon's name derives from the mythical reptilian creature depicted in tales throughout the world.
|Type||Space Superiority (?)|
|Max Velocity||75.0 - 90.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||150.0 mps|
|FreeSpace 1||FreeSpace 2|
|Bank||Guns||Standard Loadout||Standard Loadout|
|1st||2||Shivan Heavy Laser||Shivan Heavy Laser|
|2nd||3||Shivan Heavy Laser||Shivan Heavy Laser|
|FreeSpace 1||FreeSpace 2|
|Bank||Capacity||Standard Loadout||Standard Loadout|
|The SF Dragon in FS2_Open with the mediavps enabled|
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UVMapping and textures by: MjnMixael
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