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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.


The GTF Nyx

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.

Credits List

  • Original model by Venom
  • Textures by Freespaceking

Name Origin

In ancient Greek mythology, Nyx (Νύξ) was the goddess of the night.



Type Advanced Space Superiority
Manufacturer RNI Systems
Maneuverability Good
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 60 - 80 s
Max Velocity 140 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Average ms-1
Armor 350
Hitpoints 650
Shields 17
Length {{{10}}} m


Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 4 Balor
2nd 4 Balor
Compatible Primaries
Balor, Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Morning Star, Prometheus S, Prometheus R, UD-8 Kayser
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 80 Tornado
2nd 80 Trebuchet
Compatible Secondaries
Rockeye, Tempest, Harpoon, TAG-A, TAG-B, TAG-C, Trebuchet, Stiletto II, Hornet, Tornado, EMP Adv.

Veteran Comments

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If anybody ever had anything bad to say about the GTVA's earlier heavy fighters, they will fall silent upon seeing and flying this ship. Not only is it agile and durable enough to handle most fighters, it also has the speed, firepower and weapons compatibility necessary to fly as an interceptor or heavy missile boat. As always, the presence of eight gun banks means that attempting to mount dual Kaysers is not exactly the best idea in the world.

The bane of many a UEF fighter pilot, especially annoying when they tear up behind you spamming Balors.

It's not quite as maneuverable and not nearly as fast as a Perseus, but it's every bit as deadly as an Erinyes. It's slightly more maneuverable than an Erinyes, with a smaller overall target profile, a much better reactor, more hitpoints, and more (and faster regenerating) shields. When using this fighter, remember that it turns much more quickly "right and left" than "up and down". The Nyx has an enormous power output; higher than any other Alliance - high enough to mitigate worries about primary efficiency even in high-difficulty settings; take all Kaysers if you have to in order to end the fight quickly. The afterburner is good, and recharges quickly. When fighting a Nyx, try to approach from the top or bottom, and use any speed, range, or maneuverability advantage you have. Even a Uriel will get heavily damaged in a head-on exchange with a Nyx, so avoid it.

In Aristeia, you get a chance to fly the Nyx in Blue Planet, and it's a rewarding experience if you're good at flying heavy craft. Shame you couldn't fly it with Trebuchet missiles, otherwise, that mission would probably be as easy as cake. 128 Tornadoes plus about 1.5x-ish the energy capacity of the GTF Ares can turn the tide in dogfights.

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