Scimitar (Blue Planet)
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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
In the Blue Planet continuity, the Scimitar is the main fighter of the Gaian Effort, a radical ecoterrorist faction. Although technologically outdated, the Scimitar is highly versatile, being compatible with a vast array of modern weapon systems, allowing it to achieve near parity with United Earth Federation forces. They are often deployed in large numbers and employ irregular shock tactics in order to compensate for their shortcomings.
Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description
The Scimitar was a reliable and versatile fighter popular with private military forces and militia. The decline of these groups during the Isolation saw reduced usage of the fighter in core space, but the Scimitar remains in production in the Kuiper Belt workshops of the Gaian Effort. Kostadin Cell in particular favors the Scimitar as a strike fighter due to its ability to carry a wide range of munitions.
Scimitar is a generic term used to refer to several kinds of curved swords originating from the Middle East. The term scimitar has disputed origins, ranging from the Middle French cimeterre to the Persian shim- or shamshir, which in turn is derived from the Middle Persian shafshēr.
|Type||Patrol / Civilian|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||4.5, 4.75, 4.0 s|
|Max Velocity||65 - 75 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||140 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Duration||16.67 s|
|1st bank||2 guns|
|2nd bank||2 guns|
|1st bank capacity||40|
|2nd bank capacity||40|
|Countermeasure capacity||15 countermeasures|
|1st||Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel|
|2nd||Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel|
|1st||Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Warhammer|
|2nd||Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin, Slammer, Paveway, Grimler, Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer|