GTB Artemis

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The GTB Artemis


Description:

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTB Artemis is the most agile bomber in the GTVA fleet, which makes it ideal for quick-hitting missions against warships and other slow targets. Of the same technological generation as the Boanerges class, the Artemis is less heavily armed and carries a lighter weapon payload, but it is significantly more maneuverable. While the Boanerges can inflict more damage, the Artemis can undertake (and return from) missions the slower Boanerges would have no hope of surviving. All Artemis-class bombers in the GVTA fleet are currently serving with the 2nd and 3rd Battle Groups.

FS2 MTS Model Description

The GTB Artemis is the most agile bomber in the GTVA fleet, which makes it ideal for quick-hitting missions against warships and other targets whose defenses are slow to react. Of the same technological generation as the Boanerges class, the Artemis is less heavily armed and carries a lighter weapon payload, but it is significantly more maneuverable. While the Boanerges can inflict more damage, the Artemis can undertake (and return from) missions the slower Boanerges would have no hope of surviving. All Artemis-class bombers in the GVTA fleet are currently serving with the 2nd and 3rd Battle Groups.

Developer Notes

None

Performance:

Statistics

Type Medium Bomber
Manufacturer Han-Ronald Corp.
Maneuverability Poor
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 65.0 - 65.0 s
Max Velocity 110.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Medium ms-1
Armor 275
Hitpoints 700
Shields 36
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 4 Subach HL-7
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Lamprey, Circe, Maxim
Freespace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 Hornet
2nd 60 Cyclops
3rd 60 Cyclops
Compatible Secondaries
MX-64, Emp. Adv, Stiletto II, Piranha, Hornet, Tornado, Trebuchet, Infyrno, Cyclops

Veteran Comments

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The Artemis may be the physical successor to the GTB Medusa, but something of the FS1 GTB Athena's spirit must have snuck in there, as the Artemis manuvers fairly well and is faster then the GTF Hercules Mark II, on a par with the Vasudan GVF Tauret.

While it may feel a bit like a heavy fighter, the Artemis isn't one, and that is most clearly demonstrated by its gun configuration. Hitting a fighter-size target with both shots from the Artemis' single primary bank almost requires divine intervention, with the consequence that dogfighting in an Artemis should be considered a stopgap solution until your escort can pick the offending enemy fighters off you.

Personally i find the poor primary placement on the Artemis more a irritation than a huge weakness, as I tend to use the HL-7 with it and that is well suited to the "hail of fire" approach, I find the Artemis is the best bomber to be using when you really have to dogfight on the way in.

While not the most potent dogfighter, its primary weapons placement mean you can hit a target that is veering out of your sight, or you can compensate by aiming slightly to the left or right of your intended target. I personally love the Artemis for its maneuverability and top speed. Firing your Cyclops at full burners with this means the bombs will almost definately hit, as they're travelling too fast to be hit. A true strike bomber, in every sense of the word.

With the better agility out of the 2 new bombers i much prefer this over the GTB Boanerges despite its reduced payload, i mean whats the support ship for anyway if not to provide you with unlimited bombs???