WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following storylines:
- Freespace 2
The GTCv Deimos was a common ship in Freespace 2, in the hands of both the GTVA and the NTF. Faster and more maneuverable than destroyers, but with more firepower than cruisers, these ships, along with the GVCv Sobek filled a much needed role in between these two classes. Their armor is made from collapsed-core molybdenum, which giving protection against beam fire, and allowing it around 80% of the hull strength of the much larger Orion and Hecate destroyers. Their reactors are highly efficient Vasudan models, which give them the power output required to maintain their many beams and other turrets.
Two Deimos class corvettes (The GTCv Actium and the GTCv Lysander), along with 2 wings of fighters, were the first GTVA vessels to officially come into contact with a Ravana class vessel. The Lysander was destroyed by a beam from this ship before anyone even knew it was out there.
On the Retail Freespace 2 box, the Deimos is shown with several side-mounted multi-part turrets, which are not possible in the Retail version. Some older versions of the Source Code Project used to support these turrets, but were removed on the basis that they caused problems. Hence the current revised model of the Deimos does not include these. See: Feature Requests
|The GTCv Deimos|
FS2 Tech Room Description
Deimos-class corvettes, such as the GTCv Actium and the GTCv Lysander, are the newest addition to the Terran fleet. These sleek, ultra-modern warships are the products of a new era of ship design, maximizing maneuverability and firepower. Their hulls are strengthened with collapsed-core molybdenum sheathing for better protection against beam fire, and their Vasudan-designed reactor core provides more energy per ton than any other allied ship class. As the Leviathan and Fenris cruisers of the Great War are gradually phased out, these corvettes will become the foundation of tomorrow's fleet.
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||30.0 s|
|Max Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Terran Huge Turret||4|
|Terran Slashing Beam||4|