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The '''GTB Athena''' was one of the oldest, most commonly used class of bomber during the [[14-Year War]]. When the [[Shivans]] arrived with their outpowering warships, the need arose for larger, more devastating bombs, which the Athena was enough small to be able to carry.
 
 
Being the lightest bomber of all known Terran bombers, the Athena provided a reasonable efficiency against incoming hostile fighters, while it was not worth a fighter-class.
 
 
 
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==Description:==
 
==Description:==
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===Overview===
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The '''GTB Athena''' was one of the oldest, most commonly used class of bomber during the [[14-Year War]]. When the [[Shivans]] arrived with their outpowering warships, the need arose for larger, more devastating bombs, which the Athena was enough small to be able to carry.
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Being the lightest bomber of all known Terran bombers, the Athena provided a reasonable efficiency against incoming hostile fighters, while it was not worth a fighter-class.
  
 
===FS1 Tech Room Description===
 
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===Veteran Comments===
 
===Veteran Comments===
I always wanted to love the Athena, but it's lack of a any serious anti-cap ship capablity made it a non-choice when going against anything bigger than a transport.
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''I always wanted to love the Athena, but it's lack of a any serious anti-cap ship capablity made it a non-choice when going against anything bigger than a transport.''<br>
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The Athena is the ultimate tool for a fighter pilot. But not a bomber pilot. It has higher speed then the Hercules, good manuverabilty, and can haul an equal if not greater amount of ordance. It has a thin target profile from the the sides and front-back. Its gun setup is the best for dogfighting or bomb interception ever seen in a Freespace game, more then compensating for its inablity to carry the [[Prometheus]] or [[Banshee]]. If you want to carry real bombs, though, you'll have to get a Medusa.
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''The Athena is the ultimate tool for a fighter pilot. But not a bomber pilot. It has higher speed then the Hercules, good manuverabilty, and can haul an equal if not greater amount of ordance. It has a thin target profile from the the sides and front-back. Its gun setup is the best for dogfighting or bomb interception ever seen in a Freespace game, more then compensating for its inablity to carry the [[Prometheus]] or [[Banshee]]. If you want to carry real bombs, though, you'll have to get a Medusa.''
  
 
==Performance:==
 
==Performance:==
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| 60.0 - 75.0 mps  
 
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| '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Max Afterburner Velocity|Max Afterburner Velocity]]'''
 
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===Armaments===
 
===Armaments===
  
*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Gun Mounts|Gun Mounts]]''' - 2 x 2
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*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Gun Mounts|Gun Mounts]]'''
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|- align="center"
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| colspan=3 style="background:#351515;"| '''Freespace 1'''
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|- align="center"
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| style="width:50px" |Bank
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| style="width:50px" |Guns
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| style="width:200px" |Standard Loadout
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|- align="center"
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| 1st
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| 2
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| [[GTW Avenger|Avenger]]
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|- align="center"
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| 2nd
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| 2
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| [[GTW Flail|Flail]]
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|- align="center"
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| colspan=3| Compatible Primaries
 
|-
 
|-
| style="width:300px" | '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Allowed FS1 Primaries|Compatible FS1 Primaries]]'''
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| colspan=3| [[GTW ML-16|ML-16 Laser]], [[GTW Disruptor|Distruptor]], [[GTW Avenger|Avenger]], [[GTW Flail|Flail]], [[GTW Leech Cannon|Leech Cannon]], [[GTW Shield Breaker|S-Breaker]]
| style="width:100px" | '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Default FS1 Primaries|Standard FS1 Primaries]]'''
 
|-
 
| [[GTW ML-16|ML-16 Laser]], [[GTW Disruptor|Distruptor]], [[GTW Avenger|Avenger]], [[GTW Flail|Flail]], [[GTW Leech Cannon|Leech Cannon]], [[GTW Shield Breaker|S-Breaker]]
 
| [[GTW Avenger|Avenger]], [[GTW Flail|Flail]]
 
 
|}
 
|}
*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Missile Banks|Missile Banks]]''' - 2 x 80
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*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Missile Banks|Missile Banks]]'''
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|- align="center"
| style="width:300px" | '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Allowed FS1 Secondaries|Compatible FS1 Secondaries]]'''
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| colspan=3 style="background:#351515;"| '''Freespace 1'''
| style="width:100px" | '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Default FS1 Secondaries|Standard FS1 Secondaries]]'''
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|- align="center"
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| style="width:50px" |Bank
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| style="width:50px" |Capacity
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| style="width:200px" |Standard Loadout
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|- align="center"
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| 1st
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| 80
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| [[GTM Phoenix V|Phoenix V]]
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|- align="center"
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| 2nd
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| 80
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| [[GTW Synaptic|Synaptic]]
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|- align="center"
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| colspan=3| Compatible Secondaries
 
|-
 
|-
| [[GTM D-Missile|D-Missile]], [[GTM Fury|Fury]], [[GTM Phoenix V|Phoenix V]], [[GTM Synaptic|Synaptic]], [[GTM Stiletto|Stiletto]], [[GTM Interceptor|Interceptor]], [[GTM EM Pulse|EM Pulse]], [[GTM Cluster Bomb|Cluster Bomb]]
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| colspan=3| [[GTM D-Missile|D-Missile]], [[GTM Fury|Fury]], [[GTM Phoenix V|Phoenix V]], [[GTM Synaptic|Synaptic]], [[GTM Stiletto|Stiletto]], [[GTM Interceptor|Interceptor]], [[GTM EM Pulse|EM Pulse]], [[GTM Cluster Bomb|Cluster Bomb]]
| [[GTM Phoenix V|Phoenix V]], [[GTM Stiletto|Stiletto]]
 
 
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http://www.volition-inc.com/fs/images/spacecraft/gtb-athena.jpg

Description:

Overview

The GTB Athena was one of the oldest, most commonly used class of bomber during the 14-Year War. When the Shivans arrived with their outpowering warships, the need arose for larger, more devastating bombs, which the Athena was enough small to be able to carry.

Being the lightest bomber of all known Terran bombers, the Athena provided a reasonable efficiency against incoming hostile fighters, while it was not worth a fighter-class.

FS1 Tech Room Description

The smallest bomber in the fleet, the Athena has oftentimes been mistaken for a fighter. However, one should not be fooled by its small size. The Athena can carry light bombs, and most missiles. It also has the ability to dogfight well. Its strong shielding and hull make it the favored "Lightning Bomber" of the GTA.

Developer Notes

Excellent for hit-and-run bombing. Good speed for its size, with a high capacity afterburner reserve.

Veteran Comments

I always wanted to love the Athena, but it's lack of a any serious anti-cap ship capablity made it a non-choice when going against anything bigger than a transport.

The Athena is the ultimate tool for a fighter pilot. But not a bomber pilot. It has higher speed then the Hercules, good manuverabilty, and can haul an equal if not greater amount of ordance. It has a thin target profile from the the sides and front-back. Its gun setup is the best for dogfighting or bomb interception ever seen in a Freespace game, more then compensating for its inablity to carry the Prometheus or Banshee. If you want to carry real bombs, though, you'll have to get a Medusa.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Light Bomber
Manufacturer Dynamic Metamer
Manuverability Average
Max Velocity 60.0 - 75.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 120.0 mps
Armor Medium
Hitpoints 250
Shields 500
Length 20 m

Armaments

Freespace 1
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Avenger
2nd 2 Flail
Compatible Primaries
ML-16 Laser, Distruptor, Avenger, Flail, Leech Cannon, S-Breaker
Freespace 1
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 80 Phoenix V
2nd 80 Synaptic
Compatible Secondaries
D-Missile, Fury, Phoenix V, Synaptic, Stiletto, Interceptor, EM Pulse, Cluster Bomb