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.
Excellent for hit-and-run bombing. Good speed for its size, with a high capacity afterburner reserve.
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. - Eishtmo
The Athena is the ultimate tool for a fighter pilot. But not a bomber pilot. It has higher speed then the Herc, 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 Promethus or Banshee. If you want to carry real bombs, though, you'll have to get a Medusa. - ngtm1r
|Max Velocity||60.0 mps/ 75 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||120.0 mps|
- Gun Mounts - 2 x 2
|Compatible FS1 Primaries||Standard FS1 Primaries|
|ML-16 Laser, Disruptor, Avenger, Flail, Prometheus, Banshee, Leech Cannon, S-Breaker||Avenger, Flail|
- Missile Banks - 2 x 80
|Compatible FS1 Secondaries||Standard FS1 Secondaries|
|D-Missile, Fury, Phoenix V, Synaptic, Stiletto, Interceptor, EM Pulse, Cluster Bomb||Phoenix V, Stiletto|