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''An incredible fighter that the GTVA has been wanting ever since the [[GTF Hercules|Hercules
''An incredible fighter that the GTVA has been wanting ever since the [[GTF Hercules|Hercules]] became outdated. Fantastic primary firepower, with excellent placement and good flexibility. Great secondary capacity as well, which is split into two large banks for a welcome degree of versatility and personalization in loadout. Good speed, especially with afterburners, and good enough maneuverability to truly dogfight with all but the most nimble and deadly of fighters. On top of that, its durability truly is that of a fairly heavy fighter. In the hands of a skilled pilot, this craft is very deadly against most foes and is the one of the GTVA's fighter classes that makes everyone very, very afraid. Good thing for the UEF that there aren't too many of them yet, due to (understandably) high production costs.''
Revision as of 06:15, 21 September 2012
|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
- For the original ship, see GTF Ezechiel.
Blue Planet Tech Room Description
Fresh from the drawing board, the advanced GTF Nyx is one of the newest GTVA heavy fighters. It was commissioned in 2385 as a response to increasing fighter losses to superior UEF fighter designs. A dedicated gunship killer, with heavy armour and firepower, this fighter has become the bane of many a UEF pilot. It marries the Erinyes' eight gun banks with the agility and versatility of the Perseus interceptor, producing a sterling design that has become a pilot favorite. Extraordinary cost, however, has slowed its planned deployment.
SOC Variant Tech Room Description
When the GTF Nyx was commissioned in 2385, it did not take long before several GTVA elite line squadrons came to complain about the poor engine performance and reduced afterburner longevity of the brand-new Nyx heavy fighter. Consequently, the GTF Erinyes remained the fighter of choice for many of the GTVA's elite pilots who deemed having an advantage in speed and compatibility with the Maxim cannon to be of more importance than the stronger shields and larger missile banks of the equally maneuverable Nyx. Alarmed by these assessments and in accordance with the Threat Exigency Initiative, the GTVA contracted Triton Dynamics to design a faster and more maneuverable Nyx heavy fighter, capable of mounting a wider array of primary weapons. While this new design offers increased speed, greater maneuverability and improved afterburner consumption rates, it sacrifices some of its durability and can store less weapons energy in its capacitor. These shortcoming, however, are largely compensated for by a newly designed and experimental power plant capable of replenishing both shields and primary weapons more rapidly. Currently, the new Nyx variant is undergoing its OpEval period and only several elite line squadrons and SOC units are authorized to pilot the expensive variant of the Nyx heavy fighter.
- Original model by Venom
- Textures by Freespaceking
- Alternate SOC texture by FSOSara
In ancient Greek mythology, Nyx (Νύξ) was the goddess of the night.
|Type||Advanced Space Superiority|
|Max Velocity||60 - 80 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||140 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Duration||4.00 s|
|1st bank||4 guns|
|2nd bank||4 guns|
|1st bank capacity||80|
|2nd bank capacity||80|
|Countermeasure capacity||35 countermeasures|
|Balor, Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Morning Star, Prometheus S, Prometheus R, UD-8 Kayser|
|Rockeye, Tempest, Harpoon, TAG-A, TAG-B, TAG-C, Trebuchet, Stiletto II, Hornet, Tornado, EMP Adv.|
Serkr team and the 60th Bloodletters get ready to engage the Wargods in Aristeia.