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===Veteran Comments===
 
===Veteran Comments===
''My all time favorite FS fighter.''
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''I would say this is an okay fighter during the first Great War, but during FS2, it has become out-dated. It has six gun-points, so it has reasonable firepower, but that firepower is offset by it's slow speed and 'blockiness'. During FS1, it was a decent fighter, but it has been replaced by the Hercules MKII and the myrmadon(sp) in FS2. I like this a little better than the newer Hercules, because of its firepower, but there is almost always a better ship too use in FS2.''
  
 
==Performance:==
 
==Performance:==

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Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers and corvettes
Capital ships
Installations
Misc ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Vasudan ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
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Misc ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
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http://www.volition-inc.com/fs/images/spacecraft/gtf-hercules.jpg
The GTF Hercules


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The GTF Hercules is the slowest and most unmanageable fighter in the fleet. This is offset, however, by its overpowering weaponry and shielding. It carries 6 primary weapons, as well as two full secondary banks. This heavy assault fighter is best suited for small target attacks and bomber escort.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The old workhorse of the Terran fleet, the Hercules is a beloved but aging design. It was the mainstay of the Terran forces during the Great War, but it is slowly being phased out of the modern fleet. As they are replaced by Herc IIs, Myrmidons, and other recent designs, Hercules fighters are increasingly relegated to training and guard duties far from the front lines. Pilots who've flown Hercs for years love the ship's heavy armor and firepower and have learned to compensate for its low speed and poor maneuverability. The old Hercs are still widely used by NTF forces.

Developer Notes

Low max velocity offset by its tremendous offensive capabilities. High weapon capacity.

Veteran Comments

I would say this is an okay fighter during the first Great War, but during FS2, it has become out-dated. It has six gun-points, so it has reasonable firepower, but that firepower is offset by it's slow speed and 'blockiness'. During FS1, it was a decent fighter, but it has been replaced by the Hercules MKII and the myrmadon(sp) in FS2. I like this a little better than the newer Hercules, because of its firepower, but there is almost always a better ship too use in FS2.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Heavy Assault
Manufacturer Han-Roland Corp.
Manuverability Average/Poor (FS1/FS2)
Max Velocity 50.0 - 64.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 120.0 mps
Armor Medium/Heavy
Hitpoints 250
Shields 600
Length 20 m

Armaments

Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout Standard Loadout
1st 4 Avenger Subach HL-7
2nd 2 Disruptor Prometheus R
Compatible Primaries Compatible Primaries
ML-16 Laser, Disruptor, Avenger, Flail, Prometheus, Banshee, Leech Cannon, S-Breaker Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Morning Star, UD-8 Kayser, Circe, Lamprey, Maxim
Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout Standard Loadout
1st 60 Interceptor Harpoon
2nd 60 Fury Hornet
Compatible Secondaries Compatible Secondaries
MX-50, D-Missile, Fury, Hornet, Interceptor, Phoenix V, EM Pulse, Cluster Bomb MX-64, Emp. Adv, Tempest, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Trebuchet, Infyrno