GTM Infyrno

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Like the GTM Piranha, the GTM-11 Infyrno is an anti-fighter weapon carried by bombers to clear a path through defenders as they close with their primary objective. The Infyro is a much different device than the Piranha however. It is, again, a manually detonated dumb-fire missile. But intead of using seeking submunitions, it depends solely on high-energy explosives released within a very tight detonation pattern. It does enormously higher damage, but to a small area.

The missile moves fast and has a fair range, making it safer to deploy. But ultimately this is a very difficult weapon to use in its intended role since one must gauge by eye the necessary lead factor on its unguided path. Enemy fighters also have the annoying habit of seeing the massive chunk of ordnance come sailing their way, and break formation evade it. When it works, it works amazingly well, and entire wings go out with a single brilliant detonation; but it doesn't often work.

However the Infyrno is not entirely useless, since it can dish up absolutely catastrophic damage to light warships, freighters, transports, etc. Against these targets, the Infyrno can be considered a sort of quick-loading, dumb-fire antiship torpedo. Be cautious however, not to release too near the target, since you will almost certainly be vaporized by your own weapon if you're caught in the blast radius.

Primaries
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Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2


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The GTM-11 Infyrno


Tech Room Data

The GTM-11 Infyrno is an area-effect bomber suppression weapon, often employed to knock out incoming waves of slow-moving bombers. Upon detonation, the Infyrno releases multiple submunitions that contain ultra-high-explosive charges. The Infyrno is detonated remotely by pressing the Secondary weapon trigger a second time. A HUD indicator displays the distance from the warhead to the firing ship. If the pilot triggers the detonation too early, he risks being caught in the Infyrno's extensive blast radius.


Performance

Statistics - Infyrno

Range 840 m
Reload time 5.0 s
Velocity 120 ms-1
Base Damage 150
Armor Damage Full 150
Shield Damage Good 112.5
Subsystem Damage Full 150
Shockwave Radius 30 / 100 m
Type: Dumbfire
View Cone: N / A
Minimum Lock Time: N / A
Turn Rate (360 degrees): N / A


Statistics - Infyrno D

Range 1 155 m
Reload time 5.0 s
Velocity 165 ms-1
Base Damage 100
Armor Damage Full 100
Shield Damage Good 75
Subsystem Damage Full 100
Shockwave Radius 30 / 100 m
Type: Dumbfire
View Cone: N / A
Minimum Lock Time: N / A
Turn Rate (360 degrees): N / A


Spawned warheads

Range 75 m
Reload time 0 s
Velocity 250 ms-1
Base Damage 100
Armor Damage Full 100
Shield Damage Full 100
Subsystem Damage Average 50
Shockwave Radius 20 / 60 m
Type: Heat Seeking
View Cone: 45 degrees
Minimum Lock Time: N / A
Turn Rate (360 degrees): 1.0 s


Notes

Veteran Comments

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I've never gotten the hang of the Infyrno, personally, but when you get it right, it's quite effective at shaking up formations and causing people pain. A direct hit will leave a target in very bad shape.


This weapon takes considerable skill and timing to use against fighters, but can be quite effective against them if you do have the listed requisites. However, I found that for those less able like me, it works well against cruisers, as well as transports, although for those, you could use the much better suited Tempest, or simply hammer them with your guns. Personally I feel that this could dispense with the complicated bomblet crap and a bigger boom.


Like old Indiana Jones says, "If you don't know how to use a whip, you'll just end up hurting yourself." If you detonate an Infyrno too close to yourself, you will most likely cause yourself to explode. Though, once you get the hang of using these, the same stands for enemy fighters, which even the burliest of which have problems taking two hits. These also have a very high chance to knock out a specific subsystem you may be aiming for, just by their sheer power.


Speaking with true experience of using the Infyrno, it is useful against SB Seraphim and SB Nephilim bombers, notorious for their heavy shield and hull plating. Against even a glancing hit from one of these, all that will be for naught. Time your detonation of it when the range of the missile is near/at the same range of the target from you. Best to fly straight into the oncoming wave of bombers and fire, it is VERY tricky to use otherwise. If they won't destroy your target, they will certainly shake off some of its shielding for you. Also a viable weapon for harassing cruisers.


If you're attacking a convoy of freighters, gas miners or AWACS, the Infyrno is actually a very good weapon against these targets. Don't leave this behind if you're going on a convoy assault mission. Also be careful of detonating it too early, especially on the higher difficulties since it can do some heavy damage to your fighter if it's too close.