GTF Pegasus

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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.

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Veteran Comments

Pegasus - a stealth fighter. It's available for you only once or twice in the game, 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 enough for 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 threat you if they see you. But even this isn't easy, because it's color and shape make it hard to see on 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 has less total hp than a Perseus (which already borders a line between blows-up-when-sneezed-on and solid-as-a-rock). The incredibly small profile helps counter this somewhat, as well as the stealth ability. 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 would go far to 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, is'nt 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 manuverability is great, and it is fun to fly, in almost all situations, something with more armor and weapons will probably fit the bill better.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Stealth Recon
Manufacturer Nankam Aeronautical
Manuverability Excellent
Max Velocity 90.0 - 110.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 160.0 mps
Armor Light
Hitpoints 220
Shields 330
Length 19 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