GTCa Hera

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GTCa Hera

The GTCa Hera is large, fanmade terran carrier with large fighterbays and excellent anti-fighter defenses.

Description:

Tech Description

Initially designed as a carrier complement to the Colossus, the Hera-class fleetcarrier was not completed in time to deploy during the Second Shivan Incursion but did finally enter active service in 2369. As the newest addition to Terran GTVA fleets, the Hera is the first carrier-type vessel designed by Terran engineers since the Unification War. Similarly to its Vasudan counterpart, the Amaunet-class fleetcarrier, the Hera is a mammoth of a ship. The Hera and Amaunet fleetcarriers were both designed to be the foundation of every Terran fleet and Vasudan battlegroup of the Alliance. Roughly half of the Hera’s 3km-long interior is occupied by hangarbays and cargo space. Housing twice as many fighter and bomber wings as the Hecate-class destroyer, the Hera was designed to utilize the GTVA’s greatest advantage over the Shivans – strikecraft. The Hera is equipped with advanced command and control facilities, an AWACS array, modern subspace scanners, and paired jumpdrives powered by a next-gen Nankam XG-3127h fusion reactor. The internal superstructure is protected by a collapsed-core molybdenium armor that was first mounted on Deimos-class corvettes. As a dedicated fleetcarrier class, the Hera (like the aircraft carriers of Earth’s blue water navies) is lightly armed by design. Six corvette-grade slash beams provide Hera with minimal self-defense against enemy capital ships. While the carrier can overcharge them to provide firepower close to modern destroyers, the Hera is designed to project its firepower using the fighters and bombers it carries rather than its own weaponry. With 300 fighters and bombers housed inside its cavernous hangarbays, the Hera is capable of providing additional fire support for multiple operations at once. The Hera is also the only warship capable of housing and maintaining Jotun-class superbombers, rendering it the sole GTVA fleet asset that can effectively engage Shivan Sathanas-class juggernauts by itself. The Hera’s strong armor is enough to keep her vulnerable internal structure safe from the main cannons of enemy warships. At the same time, thick point-defense screens of multiple flak cannons, AAA beams and laser turrets protect the Hera from enemy fighters and bombers. Due to their enormous strategic and logistical value, however, these impressive warships rarely enter direct combat unless multiple warships are deployed to escort them. Only two Terran fleetcarriers have entered active service – the GTCa Hera, the flagship of the 2nd Fleet in Delta Serpentis, and the GTCa Magnus, currently assigned as the flagship of the 6th Fleet in Polaris. Three more Hera-class fleetcarriers are expected to be completed by 2400.

Credits

  • The ship is a collaboration between Col.Hornet and Nyctaeus. Col.Hornet modelled the mesh, while Nyctaeus provided UVmapping, conversion and tabling. Textures are joint effort of both modders.
  • Inspired by GTCv Diomedes by Aesaar

Developer Notes

Comes in two texture variants.

Threat Exigency Initiative reskin

Name origin

Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth in ancient Greek religion and myth, one of the Twelve Olympians and the sister-wife of Zeus.

Performance:

Statistics

Name GTCa Hera
Type Fleetcarrier
Manufacturer Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 150.0, 150.0, 150.0 s
Max Velocity 20 ms-1
Hitpoints 225 000 pts
Length 3091 m
Turrets 51 turrets
Fighter Complement 300+ strikecraft


Armaments

Released version
Turret Type Amount
TerSlash 6
Standard Flak 17
AAAf 8
Terran Turret 20


Veteran Comments

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There are ships with weak point defenses, there are ships with good point defenses, and there is Aeolus and this ship. Lure enemy fighters and bombers close to top ramp and see them vaporizing in furious storm of fire from ten flak cannons and two AAA beams. Use this spot to call support ship if you need to rearm in the middle of battle. Rest of the ship is protected by tons of other weaponry, so escorting her is one of the easiest task you can imagine in FS. Hera barely hold her own against enemy capital ships, as six TerSlashes barely contribute to her power output but her main weapons should always be her fighter and bomber compliment. She is supposed to be centerpiece of GTVA fleets, so if you want to use her in mission in her preassigned role, she should be always escorted by other vessels.


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