The SSG Rahu class of gas miners is the Shivan equivalent of the Terran Zephyrus and Vasudan Anuket gas miners, discovered in the nebula beyond Gamma Draconis shortly before the first appearance of an SJ Sathanas.
There is a slight controversy over the Rahu's designation. Although the ship class designation for a gas-mining vessel is written simply as -G, as in the case of the GTG Zephyrus and GVG Anuket, the Rahu's full designation is oddly written as SSG, the ship class designation being -SG. The suffix -SG is usually used on sentry guns, but the Rahu is described as a gas miner. This is seen as a minor error on Volition's part in most circles, however.
|The SSG Rahu|
FS2 Tech Room Description
Almost nothing is known of the Rahu line of gas miners. It is assumed that they function in much the same way as our Zephyrus miners, funneling nebular gas into internal machinery that fractionates it into its molecular components for further processing. Rahu miners are armed with heavy laser turrets, so care must be taken when attacking them.
In Hindu mythology, Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun, causing eclipse.
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