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"The Loki isn't such a terrible craft as many people think, and in fact has only slightly weaker armor and better shields than a perseus. It is extremely maneuverable, has a fast afterburner, and surprisingly high weapons compatibility for a "stealth" fighter. Due to it's small missle bank and low normal speed, most take a perseus over this if it's availible. But if i'm going to be packing kaysers or prom Ses I want something with a stronger reactor. Surprisingly enough, the Loki has this. This is what the Myrmidon should have been. A space superiority fighter."
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''It is not terribly fast by FS2 standards, and it has very low missile capacity. The primary reason to prefer the Loki over the Perseus is its extreme maneuverability.''
 
''It is not terribly fast by FS2 standards, and it has very low missile capacity. The primary reason to prefer the Loki over the Perseus is its extreme maneuverability.''
  

Revision as of 13:02, 24 October 2008

The GTF Loki is an experimental stealth fighter which was used by rogue Galactic Terran Intelligence forces during the Hades Rebellion. It later became an staple part of the NTF's fighter forces during the NTF Rebellion. Its high speed, weapons compatability, and maneuverability is offset by its low armor and weapons capacity.

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The GTF Loki


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

Designed by GTI engineers, the GTF Loki is undoubtedly the best reconaissance craft in Terran or Vasudan service. Its hull shape and shielded reactor chamber lends itself to providing a low sensor profile, and is yet capable of very high speed maneuvers. Its relatively light armament and low armor rating make it unsuitable for extended firefights, however.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTF Loki is designated as a fighter, but it's more of a heavy reconnaissance craft. The Loki's micro-roughened hull and shielded exhaust chamber give it an extremely reduced profile to detection sensors. This makes it ideal for reconnaissance and infiltration missions that rely on stealth rather than firepower. Lacking the weaponry and armor to survive prolonged battles, the Loki can usually stay alive long enough for its high maneuverability and speed to discourage pursuers. Lokis are widely used by NTF forces.

Developer Notes

High max velocity offset by its tiny payload. High weapon capacity.

Name origin

The demonic figure of Loki is commonly believed to be the god of chaos in Germanic and Scandinavian myths. There are numerous stories about Loki, many depicting him differently, and contradicting each other in other aspects, too.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Recon
Manufacturer Han-Roland Corp
Maneuverability High/Good (FS1/FS2)
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 75.0 - 64.0/95.0 s
Max Velocity 160.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Medium ms-1
Armor 250
Hitpoints 400
Shields 20
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout Standard Loadout
1st 2 Avenger Subach HL-7
2nd 2 Disruptor Prometheus R
Compatible Primaries Compatible Primaries
ML-16 Laser, Disruptor, Avenger, Flail, Prometheus, Banshee, Leech Cannon Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Morning Star, UD-8 Kayser, Lamprey, Maxim
Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout Standard Loadout
1st 20 Interceptor Harpoon
Compatible Secondaries Compatible Secondaries
MX-50, D-Missile, Fury, Hornet, Interceptor, Phoenix V, EM Pulse MX-64, Emp. Adv, Tempest, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Trebuchet

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"The Loki isn't such a terrible craft as many people think, and in fact has only slightly weaker armor and better shields than a perseus. It is extremely maneuverable, has a fast afterburner, and surprisingly high weapons compatibility for a "stealth" fighter. Due to it's small missle bank and low normal speed, most take a perseus over this if it's availible. But if i'm going to be packing kaysers or prom Ses I want something with a stronger reactor. Surprisingly enough, the Loki has this. This is what the Myrmidon should have been. A space superiority fighter."


It is not terribly fast by FS2 standards, and it has very low missile capacity. The primary reason to prefer the Loki over the Perseus is its extreme maneuverability.


The Loki was never a superior fighter. It suffers from a small secondary capacity and weak shielding. In Silent Threat it was only marginally superior to the Valkyrie, and then only in a dogfight. In FS2 it is in over its head against the second-generation GTVA fighters. In its defense it was intended to be a stealth fighter, so comparison to the Pegasus might have been more appropriate...but it loses out there too.


Also, since the NTF uses this ship a ton in the first half of the game, you should be able to easily outfly it within the first few missions featuring the Loki. Although maneuverable, it lacks the firepower and protection of the Myrmidon or Herc II. If you fail at beating this one, you might want to rethink your piloting skills.


Most fans look upon this craft as inferior to any other fighter. This could be true, but anyone who does not rely only on secondaries can use this craft pretty well. It can carry the UD-8 Kayser and its primary layout is convenient. You can easily hit a medium-sized fighter with it. It is also very small and fast, making it a good interceptor if you are of a kind who does not use secondaries often.


Consistently underrated. People don't realize that the Loki is actually tougher and speedier than the Ulysses, and has a similiar teensy target profile. Guns are well placed, as well.


The Loki is a surprisingly capable interceptor. It functions much like a slightly heavier Valkyrie. Afterburner velocity is the second highest for anything you get to fly, and afterburner reserves are not bad either. It is fairly durable as well, and as noted above, primaries configuration is comfortable. However maximum normal velocity is too low for my tastes, and the sole secondary bank is too small. I'd prefer to take a Perseus instead.


This was good back in FS1, and it's still a decent ship. It's lost some of its advantage in FS2 due to better shielding and armor on the newer fighters, but the Loki is still a force to be reckoned with in the hands of an experienced dogfighter. It can truly be infuriating to have these swarming on you if they've got good pilots, as it's the Dragon of the GTVA. However, the AI is exceptionally stupid in this ship, so it's not too much of a problem in FS2


The only light and agile fighter that doesn't suffer from sub-par shielding (Vasudan crafts), energy output (Perseus, Ulysses) or primary firepower (Ulysses, stealth fighters: 2-gun banks not compatible with Kaysers). The small target profile and the powerful afterburners also contribute to make this the most survivable craft in an extended dogfight.