SF Scorpion

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The SF Scorpion was a Shivan fighter used during the Great War in 2335 by the Shivans. It's assumed to be a reconnaissance ship.

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The SF Scorpion


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

We originally thought the Scorpion was the Shivans best fighter. However, we now believe that the Scorpion is nothing more than a Shivan scout ship. Their vast numbers and seeming unimportance to the Shivan war effort leads us to this belief. Regardless of its purpose, the Scorpion is highly maneuverable, fast, and difficult to destroy. It can also do damage equivalent to our space superiority fighters.

In the event that you encounter Scorpions, regard them as a Class C threat.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

A scorpion is an eight-legged arthropod with a deadly poison stinger on the tip of its tail. The SF Scorpion has a vertical spike possibly resembling the tail of a scorpion, hence the name.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Recon
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity 70.0 - 72.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 140.0 mps
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 180
Shields 600
Length 17.3 m

Armaments

FreeSpace 1
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Shivan Light Laser
2nd 2 Shivan Heavy Laser
FreeSpace 1
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 MX-50

Modding Resources

Retail:

$POF File: fighter12.pof
Textures: fighter12(a/b/c), thruster01

FSPort MediaVPs 3.4.0:

$POF File: Scorpion.pof
Textures: Scorpion


History
Proposed by: ??? on ???
First WIP Post: ??? on ???
First In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???

Veteran Comments

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The Scorpion is lighter and more agile than most Shivan craft, but not particularly fast. Armament is middle-of-the-road and neither impressive nor laughable, while its protection is on the light side but still capable of standing up to enemy fire briefly. It does possess the unique ability to move in three dimensions at once, something not often seen on lower difficulty levels but very annoying on higher ones.

All in all the Scorpion is quite comparable to the GTF Apollo. It does most of the same things with about the same level of competency at them.


Low mass values mean that when hit, its speed and velocity will be heavily affected. Additionally, slide values allow it to move in more than one direction simultaneously, something that can be duplicated by the player through NumPad Keys 1 and 3.