SFr Iksura

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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe. Also, it may contain spoilers regarding Series Resurrecta campaigns.
SFr Iksura
With several cargo attached. Cain for scale.
SAC4

SFr Iksura is fan-made Shivan freighter. It's capable of forming enormous cargo trains from multiple cargo units.

Description:

Tech Room Description

The Iksura is a new class of freighter that has been encountered for the last time at the very end of the war with the Shivans. Its capacity to carry sets of Shivan cargo containers makes it the most effective transportation asset ever seen in the history of known space travel. Many pilots have nicknamed it the 'Doomtrain', due to its capacity to carry up to ten SAC 4 units, each armed with defensive turrets. It is also believed that Iksuras emit powerful jamming fields which make them very difficult to locate and destroy. Due to their logistical capabilities, Command has classified the Iksura a non-active combatant Class A threat for the Alliance. Taking down an Iksura convoy and its cargo seems as vital as taking down a Shivan destroyer.


SAC 4 Description

The SAC 4 is a heavily armored bulk container that is only towed by the Iksura freighter. Its considerable durability suggests that it is intended to carry sensitive or valuable equipment and ammunition. It is also the only cargo container in the history of space travel to be equipped with defensive turrets. Although its turrets’ weapons are light compared to standard Shivan armaments, it is worth noting that Iksuras can carry up to ten of these units, resulting in a combined firepower more than capable of repelling interdictors.


Credits

  • Lowpoly version by Woomeister
  • Upgraded version by Nyctaeus


Designer's Comments

Performance:

Statistics

Name SFr Iksura
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 25 - 25 - 25 s
Max Velocity 45 (40) ms-1
Hitpoints 20000 pts
Length 327.99 m
Width 150.25 m
Height 101.43 m
Turrets 10 turrets
Cargo docks 1


Name SAC 4
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 20 - 20 - 20 s
Hitpoints 3500 pts
Length 184.69 m
Width 149.13 m
Height 203.68 m
Turrets 2 turrets
Cargo docks 1


Armaments

  • SFr Iksura
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Emuzu 8
Guno 2


  • SAC 4
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Emuzu 2


Gallery


Modding Resources

$POF File: SerRes_Iksura.pof
Texture list: Lucifer-HTL;damage


Veteran Comments

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It looks like severed head of SD Lucifer but it's actually a massive, unique kind of freighter. It's the most distinct feature is cargo dockpoint located on the aft. The cargo that comes with the Iksura features paired dockpoints in front and back, so you can actually attach multiple cargo containers to single freighter creating superfreighters of immense proportions. Note that the more cargo units you add to the 'train', the slower it will be. To balance this drawback, both Iksura and cargo are armed with multiple point-defense turrets and much more hitpoints then other Shivan freighters. So many clustered turrets are really dangerous for light strikecraft, but heavy fighters such as Hercules and anything larger provide enough survivability to engage the Iksura.


In older versions of FSO, Iksura loaded with multiple SAC4 units generated enormous subspace vortex during jumps. This is actually a bug caused by additive nature of object masses in FSO.

Iksura is inspired by official concept art from FS1.


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