AB Satyr

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All information related to the AB Satyr is non-canon.
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The AB Satyr is a massive (wingspan 125 metres) Ancient bomber, originally created by Bobboau for his failed campaign Dark Breed it was latter picked up by Inferno. A high-poly version was made by the Ancient-Shivan War mod. In Blue Planet, it is recoloured to serve as the Vishnan Protector.

The original Satyr, as seen in INFR1.
Freespaceking's HTL Satyr.
the Vishnan Protector in BP.


INFR1 Tech Room Description

The Satyr is so heavily armored a ship that it requires no shields at all. Even larger than the Shivans' Vindhyachal, this obscenely sized bomber even has its own beam cannon to engage capital ships with. An anti-hull weapon combined with the ACM should be used to take advantage of its total lack of shielding.

ASW Tech Room Description

The Satyr heavy bomber is the latest in a series of vessels conceived especially to counter the Shivan threat. The largest bomber currently in service, it not only has a larger missile capacity than both the Attis and the Zakros, but it also has a specially adapted Cannon mounted in a turret below it. As such, it has the firepower to destroy even a Shivan destroyer, while being manoeuvrable anough to profit from the Shivans' weak anti-bomber defences.

The first detachment of these bombers is currently stationed on the Akrotiri, for combat evaluation purposes. Only the most experienced pilots are allowed to fly the Satyr. Given their low agility, these bombers shouls (sic) always be accompanied by a fighter detachment to guard them from hostile interceptors.

BP Tech Room Description (Vishnan Protector)

It is surmised that these vessels occupy a tactical role between the larger bomber classes and cruisers. Deployments have seen them as fleet escorts for Vishnan ships, but they do not undertake strikecraft operations.

Credits List

  • Model by Bobboau
  • High-poly model by FSF
  • Texture of high-poly model by Freespaceking



  • INFR1
Type Attack Bomber
Manufacturer Ancients
Maneuverability Extremely Poor
Max Velocity 95.0 - 120.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 195.0 mps
Armor Super Heavy
Hitpoints 12 400
Length 104 m
  • ASW
Name AB Satyr
Type Heavy bomber
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 8 - 8 - 6 s
Max Velocity 70 (80) ms-1
Rear Velocity 20 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 100.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 5 s
Hitpoints 1550 pts
Length 63.25 m
Width 116.4 m
Height 36.79 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 6 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 100
2nd bank capacity 100
3rd bank capacity 80
Countermeasure capacity 40 countermeasures
Turrets 4 turrets
  • Blue Planet
Name Vishnan Protector
Type Gunship
Manufacturer Vishnan
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 3.5 - 3.5 - 3.5 s
Max Velocity 50 (120) ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 195.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 10 s
Hitpoints 9000 pts
Length 63.25 m
Width 116.4 m
Height 36.79 m
Countermeasure capacity 20 countermeasures
Turrets 4 turrets


  • INFR1
Inferno Release 1
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 6 Pharnec
2nd 2 Quasar
Compatible Primaries
Pharnec, APC, Razor, Scalpel, Acolyte, Maul, Quasar, Scyth, Hammer, Vampyre,
Inferno Release 1
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 200 Unknown Missile
2nd 200 Unknown UltraBomb
2nd 200 Unknown UltraBomb
Compatible Secondaries
Unknown Missile, Unknown Megabomb, Unknown UltraBomb
Inferno Release 1
Turret Type Amount
ABeamTiny 1
Scyth 1
Quasar 2

  • HTL Satyr
Default Statistics
Bank Guns Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 6 Quasar
2nd 2 Pharnec
Compatible Primaries
Pharnec, Quasar, Crete, Kratos, Nova, Talos, Scyth
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 100 Perdition
2nd 100 Perdition
3rd 80 Nightmare
Compatible Secondaries
Wrath, Nightmare, Intruder, Punisher, Damnation, Lamassu, Perdition
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Satyr Cannon 1
Pharnec 3

  • Blue Planet
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
ABeamTiny 1
Vishnan Primary 2
Vishnan AAA 1

Modding Resources

  • HTL
$POF File: Satyr.pof
Texture list: Satyr;damage;invisible;Satyr_Turret;Zakros_Turret
  • BP
$POF File: Vishnan_Protector.pof
Texture list: Satyr;damage;invisible;Satyr_Turret;Zakros_Turret


Veteran Comments

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The sheer amount of damage this thing can take (while having a relatively high top speed and manoeuvrability) makes the Satyr the most annoying ship ever, besides maybe the Vindhyachal. In INFR1, it always helps to have a few A.C.R.s handy to destroy it, since primary cannons and even some missiles will do very little damage to it.

Beam cannon is easily amputated regardless of the ship's obscene durability.

The Vishnan Protector in BP is actually employed as a sort of gunboat rather than a bomber. It retains the 4 turrets of the original but eschews all the primaries and secondaries and is table-flagged as a cruiser.

Note that the entire bottom part is actually a huge multipart turret with a wide (220°) field of fire. The pof uses an invisible box around the base for collision detection purposes.

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