Viper Mark VIIe

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The following information relates to the fan-made FS2_Open game Diaspora, based on the Battlestar Galactica universe.
The Viper Mark VIIe.

Description:

Diaspora Tech Room Description

The Viper MKVIIe is an assault variant developed by Epaphus Fleet Systems for a capital ship assault support role. The VIIe has an expanded two-seat canopy for the addition of a weapons officer, a reinforced spaceframe, and expanded primary and secondary ordnance capacity. Although less maneuverable than the MKVII, the VIIe has a higher thrust-to-weight ratio, enabling greater top speed. Designed to deploy pinpoint ordnance against the subsystems of capital ships, a powerful FLIR/TADS system developed to defeat Cylon electronic countermeasures replaces what would normally mount the third KEW on the MKVII chassis. The Mark VIIe can declaw a Cylon basestar, enabling Raptors and Battlestars to land their killing blow.

Credits List

  • Original design by Slayer
  • Model, textures and cockpit by Newman

Performance:

Statistics

Type Assault Support
Manufacturer Epaphus Fleet Systems
Maneuverability Medium
Max Velocity 120.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 180.0 mps
Armor Heavy
Hitpoints 310
Length 11.3 m

Armaments

Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 MEC-A6
Compatible Primaries
MEC-A6, Training MEC-A6
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 10 HD-51 Arbalest
2nd 10 AGM-41 Whiplash
2nd 20 AGM-41 Whiplash
Compatible Secondaries
1st HD-70 Lightning Javelin, HD-51 Arbalest
2nd
3rd
HD-70 Lightning Javelin, HD-51 Arbalest, AGM-41 Whiplash, GBU-102 Tercio, N4 Nessus, CTD-17 Jester

Veteran Comments

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The Viper Mk.VIIE's designer, StarSlayer, was inspired by the F-15E Strike Eagle regarding it's role; if the regular Viper Mk.VII is analogous to the F-15C (both are single-seat air superiority fighters), then the Viper Mk.VIIE is analogous to the F-15E Strike Eagle (both are two-seat strike fighters with superior targeting sensors and increased fuel and loadout capacities). The "E" in Mk.VIIE is also a direct result of the F-15E connection.


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