SFr Mephisto

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The SFr Mephisto is a Shivan-designed freighter. Among the three Shivan freighters encountered by the Terrans and Vasudans, the Mephisto is the smallest of the three. The Mephisto is ill-equipped to repel enemies, with only six light laser turrets for defense. Still, compared to the SFr Dis, the Mephisto's much smaller profile means that it will probably last a little longer in a fire fight than the Dis under the right circumstances.

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The SFr Mephisto


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Mephisto freighter behaves much like one of our own. Only it is far more powerful and dangerous. Very little data is available on this ship class.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The SFr Mephisto class is equivalent to the Dis class in size and combat capabilities. Given their wildly different configurations, they must serve different purposes for the Shivans, but Allied Intelligence currently offers no further information on this matter.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

Mephistopheles is a demon in European literary tradition. A devil named Mephisto appears in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic play Faust. Mephistopheles also is associated to the demon of inventions and knowledge. Supposedly, his mouth was always open.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Freighter
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity 50.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 5 000
Shields N/A
Length 54 m
Compatible Containers SC 5

Armaments

FreeSpace 1 FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Shivan Light Laser 4 Shivan Light Laser 4

Veteran Comments

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Pretty standard Shivan freighter, the hardest thing about it is its small profile, it's basically a large, self-powered target with some small Shivan Light Laser turrets. Those turrets are the least of your worries in A Lion at the Door, Shell Game, and Their Finest Hour, the missions where you'll find them.


These are actually pretty aggravating. The Shivan Light Lasers are really good at shooting down bombs, and holding steady to lay into her with primaries is dangerous, especially if these guys are in a convoy. You may have to make successive runs.


The Mephisto is a surprisingly small target, and can be dangerous to an unwary pilot who holds still at close range so as to shoot it up with primaries. One of the few targets to which the ideal solution really is massed Hornet fire.


Again, the tech room description lies. The Mephisto certainly has the same armor and armament as the Dis, but it is smaller than even the SAC 3 the Dis carries. It also carries its SC 5 cargo containers in an awkward ring around the main hull in a rather vulnerable position. Consequently, the AI sometimes has trouble hitting the ship and not its cargo when the cargo is to be captured rather than destroyed.

An extreme model error found in FS1, one of the turrets of this freighter has 3100% intergety.