GTT Elysium

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The GTT Elysium


The GTT Elysium was a class of Terran transport used by the GTA and the later GTVA from about the time of the start of the Great War and the conclusion of the Second Shivan Incursion.

A notable Elysium-class transport was the GTT Omega, a vessel Lieutenant Alexander McCarthy used to steal the plans of the GTW Avenger assault cannon.

The Elysium is supplemented by the GTT Argo which had better armor and weaponry.

Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

Since the start of space colonization, this standard transport has been used by everyone, both civilian and military. While it has undergone minor changes time and again, it remains a simple design: A vehicle meant to transport personnel from one place to another.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTT Elysium class of transports has been in service for over 40 years. Its mission hasn't changed from the time of the Great War - to transport civilian and military personnel from one star system to another. The Elysium is very poorly armed, with a single Subach HL-7 cannon, and also suffers from thin armor plating. Only desperate circumstances find Elysiums anywhere near the front lines. Assaults and dangerous transport missions handled almost exclusively by the much tougher GTT Argo class.

Developer Notes

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Name origin

Elysion (Latinized spelling Elysium) was a section in the Greek Underworld. It is a graveyard for the spirit of those who were heroic and virtuous.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Transport
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A (Capship)
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 40.0 - 55.0 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 3 500
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 32 0
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

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

Veteran Comments

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Putting this transport in a battle field is like putting a shoe-box in a firing range (you should try it somtime, it's fun with a 12-gauge, funner with a 10), it's just not going to survive. The ML-16 / HL-7 turret isn't going to deter anything but a wounded Zeus.


The Elysium has absolutely no combat value whatsoever. However it is fairly maneuverable and fast, but that doesn't stop it from being a hassle to protect or being extremely easy to destroy.


The Elysium's speed and manuverablity, perversely, only serve to make it more difficult to escort properly. It is just fast enough to get out of the range where you can easily respond to threats while you're dogfighting the first one that comes along, but not fast enough to actually protect it in any way.