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''This ship is less well armored than the [[GTT Elysium]] while having a much bigger target profile, and also has horrible turret placement. There's really nothing tactically viable about this ship, so don't ever treat it like it is. When escorting, this should be at the top of your priority list, because a couple of [[GTM Cyclops|Cyclops torpedos]] will take this brick down.''
 
''This ship is less well armored than the [[GTT Elysium]] while having a much bigger target profile, and also has horrible turret placement. There's really nothing tactically viable about this ship, so don't ever treat it like it is. When escorting, this should be at the top of your priority list, because a couple of [[GTM Cyclops|Cyclops torpedos]] will take this brick down.''
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''Using bombs on a Faustus is wasted effort. It might just shoot them down, blobs are good at that, and killing it with primaries is simple enough.''}}
 
''Using bombs on a Faustus is wasted effort. It might just shoot them down, blobs are good at that, and killing it with primaries is simple enough.''}}
  
 
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File:Faustus320x240.jpg
The GTSC Faustus


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Faustus Science vessel was, and still is, a civilian craft. However, in the 14 years since the Terran-Vasudan war began, more and more of these were commissioned by the GTA in order to pursue military research. However, its obvious value, poor fighting capabilities, and lack of speed make it a prime target for enemy ships; hence, you will rarely find many of these anywhere near the front lines of battle.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTSC Faustus is primarily a class of civilian research vessels. During times of peace, they serve as mobile laboratories for scientists in many disciplines. During wartime, however, Faustus vessels are commandeered by the military, mostly for weapons research. It was on a Faustus ship, during the Great War, that Shivan shield technology was first reverse-engineered from a captured Shivan fighter. Faustus vessels have poor armor and only a few weak turrets for defense. Only desperate circumstances find a Faustus anywhere near the front lines.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Latin, faustus means "auspicious" or "lucky." In classical German legend, Faust is a character who makes pact with the Devil. Faust's character is assumed to have been based on Dr. Johann Georg (1480 – 1540) , a German magician and alchemist.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Science vessel
Manufacturer N/A
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 25.0 - 35.0 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 3 000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 162
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret Weak 3 Terran Turret Weak 3
ML-16 Laser 3 Subach HL-7 3

Veteran Comments

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This ship is less well armored than the GTT Elysium while having a much bigger target profile, and also has horrible turret placement. There's really nothing tactically viable about this ship, so don't ever treat it like it is. When escorting, this should be at the top of your priority list, because a couple of Cyclops torpedos will take this brick down.


Using bombs on a Faustus is wasted effort. It might just shoot them down, blobs are good at that, and killing it with primaries is simple enough.