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{{shipimage|image=[[Image:gtcvbellerophon.jpg]]|caption=GTCv Bellerophon}}
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[[Image:gtcvbellerophon_strat.jpg|thumb|right|480px|The original GTCv ''Bellerophon''.]]
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[[Image:gtcvbellerophon.jpg|thumb|right|480px|The GTCv ''Bellerophon'', as seen in [[Blue Planet: War in Heaven]].]]
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[[Image:Bellerophon.png|thumb|right|480px|The new GTCv Bellerophon by Aesaar.]]
  
 
==Description:==
 
==Description:==
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===Default Tech Room Description===
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The GTCv Bellerophon is the latest corvette design produced by the GTVA.  Mounting three very powerful long-range beams in a forward configuration, the Bellerophon is designed specifically to engage Shivan craft at range and inflict maximal damage before coming in to weapons range of its target.  The Trinity-class main cannons are derivatives of Mesonic technology, extremely powerful but so power-hungry that plasma must be vented directly from the main reactors to fire.  The Bellerophon is more heavily armored than its lighter cousin, the Chimera.
  
===BP:AoA Tech Room Description===
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===Blue Planet Tech Room Description===
The next generation of Alliance corvettes is the heavy Bellerophon class. Her abilities are similar to that of the lighter [[GTCv Chimera|Chimera]] class, but more reactor power has been diverted towards weapons systems to provide an increase in firepower. The result is a slower-propulsed but better-armed variant of the Chimera chassis, with new hull plating taking advantage of breakthroughs in armour research.
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The Bellerophon heavy corvette is a logical variant of the Chimera, mounting an Ice Queen destroyer-grade beam in place of one of its little sister's Aurora Wakes. The Bellerophon fills the exact same niche as the Chimera, but it brings more force to the battlespace.
  
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Advocates of the Diomedes corvette fought hard to kill the Bellerophon, claiming it was redundant with the Chimera. But VEGADEX data suggested that marginal gains in speed-of-kill on hard targets like destroyers and juggernauts could create vital strategic opportunities. A difference in seconds could win victory. The Admiralty upheld the design requirement.
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A special team directly under High Command expanded the hull into a triangular shape, hollowed out a space for a self-contained Ice Queen and thermal systems, and packed the new hull volume with command electronics and sensors so that the Bellerophon could serve as a corvette leader. When operating in a pack with other corvettes, the Bellerophon can integrate sensor data to generate fast and accurate navigational solutions. The Bellerophon actually contains more classified equipment per hull volume than any other main-line Alliance warship.
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Some thermal issues plagued the first two spaceframes, leading to the installation of a hot-metal heat sink on the ventral hull.
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To the dismay of Fleet crew, the Bellerophon shares a common life support space with the Chimera.
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
 
*Model by '''Stratcomm'''
 
*Model by '''Stratcomm'''
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===Name Origin===
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Bellerophon (Βελλεροφῶν) was a Greek hero; one of the greatest of his time alongside Perseus in a time before Hercules. He was the grandson of Sisyphus, the man who cheated death. His greatest accomplishment was slaying the Chimera.
  
 
==Performance:==
 
==Performance:==
 
===Statistics===
 
===Statistics===
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====Default====
 
{|
 
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| '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Max Velocity|Max Velocity]]'''
 
| '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Max Velocity|Max Velocity]]'''
| 20
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| 25
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Max Afterburner Velocity|Max Afterburner Velocity]]'''
 
| '''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Max Afterburner Velocity|Max Afterburner Velocity]]'''
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|-
 
| [[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Hitpoints|Hitpoints]]
 
| [[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Hitpoints|Hitpoints]]
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| 45 000
 
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|-
 
| [[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Shields|Shields]]
 
| [[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Shields|Shields]]
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| 866 m
 
| 866 m
 
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|}
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====Blue Planet====
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{{Ship_box
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|name = GTCv ''Bellerophon''
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|type = Assault Corvette
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|manufacturer =
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|maneuverability =
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|yaw_pitch_roll = 100.0, 102.0, 102.0
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|max_velocity = 20
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|max_ab_velocity =
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|max_ab_duration =
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|armor =
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|hitpoints = 90 000
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|shields =
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|length = 866
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|gun_bank_1 =
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|gun_bank_2 =
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|gun_bank_3 =
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|missile_bank_1 =
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|missile_bank_2 =
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|missile_bank_3 =
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|missile_bank_4 =
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|countermeasures =
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|turrets =
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|containers =
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|fighters =
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}}
  
 
===Armaments===
 
===Armaments===
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| colspan=2 style="background:#351515;"| '''Default Statistics'''
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| colspan=2 style="background:#351515;"| '''Default'''
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| colspan=2 style="background:#191970;"| '''Blue Planet'''
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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| style="width:120px" |Turret Type
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| style="width:60px" |Amount
 
| style="width:120px" |Turret Type
 
| style="width:120px" |Turret Type
 
| style="width:60px" |Amount
 
| style="width:60px" |Amount
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| BBlue
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| [[LRBGreen]]
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| 3
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| [[BBlue]]
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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| [[AAAf]]
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| 6
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| [[MBlue]]
 
| 2
 
| 2
 
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|- align="center"
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| [[Standard Flak]]
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| 7
 
| [[AAAf]]
 
| [[AAAf]]
| 2
 
|- align="center"
 
| STerPulse
 
 
| 6
 
| 6
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
| [[Terran Turret]]
 
| [[Terran Turret]]
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| [[STerPulse]]
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|- align="center"
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| [[Terran Turret 2]]
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| 10
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Veteran Comments===
 
===Veteran Comments===
{{comment|}}
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{{comment|''In Blue Planet, this corvette can vaporize almost anything short of a [[UEFg Karuna]] in a single salvo; it presents one of the most dire threats to [[UEF]] warships in [[War in Heaven]]. [[UEF Uriel]]s are among the most effective counters to these ships. Although it doesn't have quite the point defenses of the lighter [[GTCv Chimera|Chimera]], it's pretty close; when attacking you certainly don't want to go very far into range of its [[AAAf|AAA]] turrets. It has roughly the same size and survivability as the [[NTF Iceni|Iceni]] in FreeSpace 2.''
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''The Bellerophon has fewer defense turrets and worse gun placements than the Chimera. It can quickly be overwhelmed if there isn't enough support.''}}
  
 
==Download link:==
 
==Download link:==
 
*Stratcomms Fleet Pack: http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.387
 
*Stratcomms Fleet Pack: http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.387
 
*Blue Planet: AoA - http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.42
 
*Blue Planet: AoA - http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.42
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[[Category:Blue Planet ships]]

Latest revision as of 10:58, 28 October 2015

All information related to the GTCv Bellerophon is non-canon.
Back to User-made Ships
The original GTCv Bellerophon.
The GTCv Bellerophon, as seen in Blue Planet: War in Heaven.
The new GTCv Bellerophon by Aesaar.

Description:

Default Tech Room Description

The GTCv Bellerophon is the latest corvette design produced by the GTVA. Mounting three very powerful long-range beams in a forward configuration, the Bellerophon is designed specifically to engage Shivan craft at range and inflict maximal damage before coming in to weapons range of its target. The Trinity-class main cannons are derivatives of Mesonic technology, extremely powerful but so power-hungry that plasma must be vented directly from the main reactors to fire. The Bellerophon is more heavily armored than its lighter cousin, the Chimera.

Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Bellerophon heavy corvette is a logical variant of the Chimera, mounting an Ice Queen destroyer-grade beam in place of one of its little sister's Aurora Wakes. The Bellerophon fills the exact same niche as the Chimera, but it brings more force to the battlespace.

Advocates of the Diomedes corvette fought hard to kill the Bellerophon, claiming it was redundant with the Chimera. But VEGADEX data suggested that marginal gains in speed-of-kill on hard targets like destroyers and juggernauts could create vital strategic opportunities. A difference in seconds could win victory. The Admiralty upheld the design requirement.

A special team directly under High Command expanded the hull into a triangular shape, hollowed out a space for a self-contained Ice Queen and thermal systems, and packed the new hull volume with command electronics and sensors so that the Bellerophon could serve as a corvette leader. When operating in a pack with other corvettes, the Bellerophon can integrate sensor data to generate fast and accurate navigational solutions. The Bellerophon actually contains more classified equipment per hull volume than any other main-line Alliance warship.

Some thermal issues plagued the first two spaceframes, leading to the installation of a hot-metal heat sink on the ventral hull.

To the dismay of Fleet crew, the Bellerophon shares a common life support space with the Chimera.

Credits

  • Model by Stratcomm

Name Origin

Bellerophon (Βελλεροφῶν) was a Greek hero; one of the greatest of his time alongside Perseus in a time before Hercules. He was the grandson of Sisyphus, the man who cheated death. His greatest accomplishment was slaying the Chimera.

Performance:

Statistics

Default

Type Corvette
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity 25
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 45 000
Shields N/A
Width 358 m
Height 275 m
Length 866 m

Blue Planet

Name GTCv Bellerophon
Type Assault Corvette
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 100.0, 102.0, 102.0 s
Max Velocity 20 ms-1
Hitpoints 90 000 pts
Length 866 m


Armaments

Default Blue Planet
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
LRBGreen 3 BBlue 1
AAAf 6 MBlue 2
Standard Flak 7 AAAf 6
Terran Turret 8 STerPulse 5
Terran Turret 2 10

Veteran Comments

Read the Veteran Comments policy before editing this section.


In Blue Planet, this corvette can vaporize almost anything short of a UEFg Karuna in a single salvo; it presents one of the most dire threats to UEF warships in War in Heaven. UEF Uriels are among the most effective counters to these ships. Although it doesn't have quite the point defenses of the lighter Chimera, it's pretty close; when attacking you certainly don't want to go very far into range of its AAA turrets. It has roughly the same size and survivability as the Iceni in FreeSpace 2.


The Bellerophon has fewer defense turrets and worse gun placements than the Chimera. It can quickly be overwhelmed if there isn't enough support.


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