GTF Achilles

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All information related to the GTF Achilles is non-canon.
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GTF Achilles


Description:

Tech Room Description

The GTF Achilles was designed in 2378 as a replacement for the aging Ulysses light space superiority fighter. Though the old Myrmidon performed well in the role of space superiority, it saw limited use during the second Shivan incursion due to its inadequate missile capacity and its inability to effectively integrate the newer weapons developed soon after its inception.

The Achilles is an attempt to merge the strong points of the Myrmidon and Ulysses while simultaneously incorporating high weapons capability, without sacrificing speed or maneuverability. The new design achieves this goal admirably, as it handles more smoothly than any other fighter in the fleet. Its excellent maneuverability in conjunction with a high top speed make the Achilles one of the best-suited craft for dogfighting. However, these strong points are achieved only with the sacrifice of valuable armor and shielding protection, making the Achilles virtually undefended in comparison to heavier craft. The Achilles is a bad choice for heavy offensive missions due to its low survivability rate, and it is generally recommended that the Ezechiel be used in that area.

Credits List

  • Model by Petrev
  • Texture by Freespaceking

Performance:

Statistics

Type Space Superiority
Manufacturer Senecal Hydrospace
Maneuverability Good
Max Velocity 85.0 - 115.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 165.0 mps
Armor Heavy
Hitpoints 300
Shields 450
Length 22.3 m

Armaments

Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 4 Subach HL-9
2nd 2 Patriot
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-9, Dazzler, Hammer, Flux, Ragnarok, Patriot
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 50 Wasp
2nd 40 Electryon
Compatible Secondaries
Wasp, Hellstorm, Tornado, Cyclone, Electryon

Veteran Comments

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The Achilles was supposed to be a sort of next-generation Ulysses, being an excellent dogfighter but not possessing a lot of heavy weaponry. In the same vein, the Ezechiel was supposed to be a next-generation Apollo, being less specialized but much more versatile. Both would have been made available at the beginning of the campaign, allowing the player to choose which fighter he preferred, depending on his flying style. As it is, the table stats actually made the Achilles rather underpowered.


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