GTB Stheno

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GTB Stheno


Tech Room Description

The GTB Stheno is the Alliance's Nephilim. This monstrosity took many of the design aspects of the Medusa, and purposed them for objectives greater than that of the Ursa. With the heaviest shielding ever fielded on a GTVA craft, advanced armor, decent thrusters, 10 primary hardpoints and 4 missile bays, the Stheno tears through capital formations with unprecedented efficiency.

Inferno Nostos Tech Room Description

Advanced Terran heavy bomber.

Nankam Aeronautical designed the GTB Stheno as an answer to the high attrition of the casualty-prone bomber corps, especially among pilots of heavier designs. Learning from the failures of the Boanerges design, Nankam built the Stheno as a flying fortress, armored with collapsed-core molybdenum, supplemented by the latest active-armor systems and protected by a powerful shield system sustained by Nankam's massive NA-42 reactor core. Despite being more heavily protected than the GTB Ursa and the Boanerges, the Stheno is both faster and more maneuverable than either of its predecessors, and mounts 4 Hastor turrets to dissuade enemy interceptors. In addition to its three enormous missile bays, the Stheno also mounts three separate primary banks, including a dedicated PAC system and a ballistic-capable primary bank, for a total of ten hardpoints. SPELLS integration rounds out the Stheno's tactical suite, mounting the HOTLOAD dumbfire missile launch system, the SMOKESCREEN flare/stealth hybrid system, and a customizable slot accommodating the OVERDRIVE afterburner supercharger, the SMARTBOMB defense system, or the REPAIRKIT auto-repair package. The Stheno was planned to enter service last year, but the extraordinary cost has slowed deployment. As a result, the bomber is currently in the final phase of OpEval, and is reserved as a special-issue bomber for SOC strike missions. Although Special Operations Command refuses to comment on the bomber's performance, rumors suggest that SOC bomber pilots are extremely happy with the Stheno's performance.

Blue Planet Tech Room Description (GTB Gorgon)

Next-generation GTVA fortress bomber. Designed to perform standoff attacks with Bifrost torpedos, launch local SSMs, and command flights of drone bombers. Survivability and return rate are primary design goals, so the class carries self-defense EMP charges, armor hardeners, and a sprint drive. BACKBREAKER integration provides the Gorgon with full AWACS capability.

Credits List

  • Model by Esarai



  • Blue Planet
Name GTB Gorgon
Type Fleet Bomber'
Description Massive ordinance assault.
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 6 - 6.5 - 8 s
Max Velocity 45 (65) ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 95.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 3.75 s
Hitpoints 1070 pts
Shields 1250 pts
Length 74.93 m
Width 54.09 m
Height 23.86 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 4 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
3rd bank 4 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 160
2nd bank capacity 120
3rd bank capacity 120
4th bank capacity 120
Countermeasure capacity 50 countermeasures
Turrets 4 turrets


Default Statistics Inferno Nostos
Bank Guns Standard Loadout Bank Guns Standard Loadout Capacity
1st 6 Maxim 1st 4 Prometheus G 2000
2nd 4 UD-8 Kayser 2nd 2 HPAC -
3rd 4 Typhoon 3000
Compatible Primaries Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus S,Prometheus R, Lamprey, Circe, Maxim [1]: Subach HL-12, Subach SD-14, Vulcan, Prometheus, Prometheus G


[3]: Prometheus, Prometheus G, Typhoon, Aquinas, Hastor

Default Statistics Inferno Nostos
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 160 Hornet 1st 160 Titan
2nd 120 Cyclops 2nd 100 Corinthos
3rd 120 Cyclops 3rd 160 Titan
4th 160 Hornet 4th Kit OVERDRIVE
Compatible Secondaries Compatible Secondaries
MX-64 Rockeye, Tempest, Harpoon, Hornet, Tornado, Trebuchet, Piranha, GTM Stiletto II, Cyclops, Helios, EMP Adv., Infyrno [1 and 3]: Shocker, Stiletto III, Ghost, Corinthos, Venom, Arbalest, Cyclops II, Titan

[2]: Shocker, Stiletto III, Hornet M, Maelstrom, Helldart, Corinthos, Arbalest


Default Statistics Inferno Nostos
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Subach HL-7 4 Hastor 4

Modding Resources

  • Blue Planet
$POF File: GTB_Gorgon.pof
Texture list: stheno;glass;Tckpt;doctile6;sthenod


Veteran Comments

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The release package comes with two pofs. The above stats reflect the tabled version, the alternate pof has its primaries in a 4-2-4 configuration.

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