GTF Hercules Mark II

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The GTF Hercules Mark II


The GTF Hercules Mark II was the advanced version of the original Great War-era GTF Hercules. It is advanced in almost all aspects of the original Hercules, except for primary firepower. This sacrifice had to be taken to save up more space for secondary weapons.

Description:

FS2 Demo Tech Room Description

The second generation of the Hercules fighter. It is faster, more maneuverable, and still carries a decent payload.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTF Hercules Mark II is the next generation of Terran heavy assault fighter. Introduced during the Great War, the original Herc's balance of firepower and maneuverability made it the most versatile strike fighter in the fleet. Some military historians have claimed the Hercules won the Great War, citing its deployment in key battles near the end of the Shivan conflict. Implementing recent advances in fusion drive technology, the Mark II improves the assault fighter's speed and maneuverability without sacrificing loadout capacity.

Developer Notes

None

Performance:

Statistics

Type Heavy Assault
Manufacturer RNI Systems
Maneuverability Average
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 55.0 - 65.0 s
Max Velocity 120.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Heavy ms-1
Armor 275
Hitpoints 610
Shields 17
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Subach HL-7
2nd 2 Prometheus R
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Morning Star, UD-8 Kayser, Circe, Lamprey, Maxim
Freespace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 80 Harpoon
2nd 100 Hornet
Compatible Secondaries
MX-64, Emp. Adv, Tempest, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Trebuchet, TAG-A, TAG-B, Infyrno,

Veteran Comments

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The Herc II flies okay. My only complaint is with the weapons placement, as having the primaries set side by side makes shooting a fleeing target with horizontal deflection tricky. The secondary max loadout is a blessing, sometimes I like to load out on nothing but Harpoons and be a mobile SAM launcher.


I like all the Hercs. Good armour with large missile capacity, although a bit on the slow side, but decent maneuverability.


The Herc II gets introduced rather cruelly to you; in your first mission in the fighter you are thrown against Shivan Maras and Astaroths, both of which can outmanuver and outrun you with ease. A Lion At The Door demonstrates the problems with the Herc II in rather brutal fashion on high difficulties.


The problem with the Herc II is the early missions, where it's the required fighter, often just aren't well suited to pure heavy fighter forces, which leaves some people with the impression it is a inferior ship overall. It really isn't. It's quite a good ship for Clash of the Titans II or Dunkerque for instance, and its my prefered ship for Proving Grounds


Extremely large ordinance capacity with decent maneuverability, a true heavy assault. Don't let Dragons get on you though, because you can't shake them.


While in the main campaign the Herc II is pretty much useless, in user-made campaign missions with lots of enemies, the Herc II is a godsend (provided that you have the right weapons, and no other ships like the Erinyes are available). Its thick armour is enough to get you through the heaviest of assaults.