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''The Pegasus, while amazing for it's small target profile, speed, and almost complete radar invisibility, isn't really that impressive against skilled pilots.  When pitted up against a group of these for training, a decent pilot in a Herc2 can call a beat on at least one of these at a time, even hitting it with dumbfire missles.  Granted though, the maneuverability is great, and it is fun to fly, in almost all situations, something with more armor and weapons will probably fit the bill better.''}}
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''The Pegasus, while amazing for it's small target profile, speed, and almost complete radar invisibility, isn't really that impressive against skilled pilots.  When pitted up against a group of these for training, a decent pilot in a Herc2 can call a beat on at least one of these at a time, even hitting it with dumbfire missles.  Granted though, the maneuverability is great, and it is fun to fly, in almost all situations, something with more armor and weapons will probably fit the bill better.''
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When I first saw the tech description for the Pegasus, I got turned off completely. Who in their right mind would fly this? I held that point of view until I tried flying it for myself. Only then did I regret that the FreeSpace 2 team never made more missions involving this fighter. This has become one of my favourite fighters in the game because of its speed and agility. It may have a thin hull, small secondary bank and only two gun banks, but there are always enough [[GTW Subach HL-7|Subachs]] and [[GTW Tempest|Tempests]] to pass around and the agility of this fighter is quite a boon to circumvent thin shields and hull. Indeed, this fighter also forced me to use these two weapons if I wanted to evade or speed up resupplying on the battlefield. Ever since, I've started using these weapons more efficiently and frequently than I did before I came across this plate of metal. My only word of warning is this: don't attempt to attack anything beyond bomber-class in this, otherwise you'll end up dead...like one of my wingmen who tried to take down a Deimos in this.}}
  
 
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File:Pegasus320x240.jpg
The GTF Pegasus


The GTF Pegasus was one of the most advanced starfighters in the GTVA Navy. It was specifically designed for reconnaissance and stealth missions. This class of fighter is the hardest to hit of all Terran fighters, the fastest, but the most vulnerable. Its Vasudan appropriate is the GVF Ptah.

Description:

FS2 Tech Room Description

The Pegasus is used almost exclusively for reconnaissance missions. It's the fastest, most maneuverable ship in the Terran arsenal. The craft's contours and hull materials were carefully designed to minimize its profile to detection sensors. It is woefully armored and packs only minimal weaponry, making it a death box in a firefight. Pegasus pilots are a special breed of daredevils who pride themselves on getting into and out of situations that would be the death of other pilots, all without firing a shot.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Greek mythology, Pegasus was a winged horse, and the son of Poseidon.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Stealth Recon
Manufacturer Nankam Aeronautical
Maneuverability Excellent
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 90.0 - 110.0 s
Max Velocity 160.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity Light ms-1
Armor 220
Hitpoints 330
Shields 19
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Subach HL-7
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Morning Star
Freespace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 20 Harpoon
2nd 10 Hornet
Compatible Secondaries
MX-64, Emp. Adv, Tempest, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Trebuchet, TAG-A, TAG-B

Veteran Comments

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Pegasus - a stealth fighter. It's available only in Endgame, so most players won't fly it.


Besides that, it's a very nice fighter to pilot. It has only one gun mount, and a small secondary bank, but it's advantages are more than outweigh this. It's very maneuverable, so flying it is a dream, and it's invisible to radars. That means nobody can target you (unless there's enemy AWACS nearby), warheads immidiately loose lock on you, while enemy fighters and capship's turrets can only shoot at you if they see you. But even this isn't easy, because it's color and shape make it hard to see at distances beyond 500 metres.


Ideal reconnessance fighter, if used properly can be a really lethal weapon. Just imagine a wing of Pegasus, TAGing everything in sight, while remaining undetected...


Quite a fighter, but it is rather disconcertingly fragile. The incredibly small profile helps counter this somewhat, as well as the stealth ability. In addition, the colour scheme makes it difficult to see in space or in nebular environments, unlike the Ptah. It possesses superb maneuverability and a high speed, but has only one primary weapons bank and a small solitary secondary rack, meaning that it cannot accomplish anything beyond what you equip it for. In those few missions where you get to use it, try it out. But I'd say that other craft would do it more efficiently.


The Pegasus, while amazing for it's small target profile, speed, and almost complete radar invisibility, isn't really that impressive against skilled pilots. When pitted up against a group of these for training, a decent pilot in a Herc2 can call a beat on at least one of these at a time, even hitting it with dumbfire missles. Granted though, the maneuverability is great, and it is fun to fly, in almost all situations, something with more armor and weapons will probably fit the bill better.


When I first saw the tech description for the Pegasus, I got turned off completely. Who in their right mind would fly this? I held that point of view until I tried flying it for myself. Only then did I regret that the FreeSpace 2 team never made more missions involving this fighter. This has become one of my favourite fighters in the game because of its speed and agility. It may have a thin hull, small secondary bank and only two gun banks, but there are always enough Subachs and Tempests to pass around and the agility of this fighter is quite a boon to circumvent thin shields and hull. Indeed, this fighter also forced me to use these two weapons if I wanted to evade or speed up resupplying on the battlefield. Ever since, I've started using these weapons more efficiently and frequently than I did before I came across this plate of metal. My only word of warning is this: don't attempt to attack anything beyond bomber-class in this, otherwise you'll end up dead...like one of my wingmen who tried to take down a Deimos in this.