The GTW-5 Prometheus was a primary weapon which was developed and used by the GTA during the Great War. Its combination of heavy hull damage and wide compatibility made it the weapon of choice of GTA pilots during the latter parts of the Great War.
The Prometheus's power-generation module required, among other essential components, argon, which was obtained in large quantities from Earth and, by extension, Sol. Thus, when the Delta Serpentis-Sol jump node collapsed from the destruction of the SD Lucifer, the newly-formed GTVA was unable to obtain sufficient quantities of argon to continue the manufacture of the Prometheus and was forced to remove it from service. As an initial workaround, the original Prometheus design was modified to incorporate certain elements of the GTW Banshee, although the end result, the GTW Prometheus R, lacked several properties of the original weapon. A more permanent solution was found after the Alliance began deploying gas miners, which enabled the development and subsequent widespread distribution of the GTW Prometheus S, which is described as a minor variant of the original Prometheus and has similar performance statistics.
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|The GTW-5 Prometheus|
Named after the Titan who gave fire to humanity, the Prometheus is a laser-based weapon - an advanced radar and X-ray tracking system lock on the target and determine the target's material structure - argon laser focused via transparent ceramic optics - the laser is generated at the destructive frequency (full out-of-phase) for the target's material structure - emitted no more than .02 ms after targeting and activation by the pilot, the Prometheus stands as one of the GTA's most effective deterrents to enemy attack, an effective form of defense for GTA pilots, and as a durable, portable, and highly destructive offensive tool.
The Prometheus works best against target hulls. Against shields, it only achieves mediocre performance. Its slow speed and high energy consumption work against it as well. However, the primary advantage of the Prometheus is that it can be equipped on almost any fighter in the GTA.
Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals. Prometheus's name is honored in modern culture numerous times. Most notably, and asteroid is named 1809 Prometheus and the 61st element is called Prometheum.
|Rate of fire||3.333... s-1|
- Weapon is a primary cannon (Primary weapon)