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 not large enough 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.
|The GTB Athena|
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.
In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of heroic endeavor, and the daughter of Zeus. Athena was also a companion, or simply helper, of many other Greek mythological heroes like Heracles. It is said that Athena was warlike, much like Ares, her half-brother.
|Max Velocity||60.0 - 75.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||120.0 mps|
|ML-16 Laser, Distruptor, Avenger, Flail, Leech Cannon, S-Breaker|
|D-Missile, Fury, Phoenix V, Synaptic, Stiletto, Interceptor, EM Pulse, Cluster Bomb|