GTW Prometheus R
In the aftermath of the Great War, the newly-formed GTVA developed a minor variant of the original Prometheus, known as the GTW Prometheus S. The Prometheus S'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 GTVA was unable to gather sufficient argon to continue production of the Prometheus S and was forced to temporarily remove it from service. As a workaround, the original Prometheus design was modified to incorporate certain elements of the GTW Banshee, which resulted in the creation of this weapon. Due to the imperfect technology used, the Prometheus R lacks several properties seen on both the original Prometheus as well as the Prometheus S, but still has relatively high power requirements as well as a slow fire rate. A more permanent solution was found after the GTVA began deploying gas miners, which allowed the production of the Prometheus S to continue.
Tech Room Data
|The GTW-5a Prometheus (retrofit) Cannon|
The GTW-5a Prometheus R is a modified version of the original Prometheus weapon. With the link to Earth severed, the GTVA had been unable to obtain sufficient quantities of argon (a required element in the Prometheus's power-generation module) to continue to manufacture the standard Prometheus. GTVA engineers modified the original design to incorporate some of the advanced electromagnetic mechanisms of the Banshee. The technology has not been perfected, however, and the Prometheus R suffers from a long recharge cycle and high energy requirements.
|Rate of fire||2.222 s-1|
- Weapon is a primary cannon (Primary weapon)
The following table refers to weapons compatibility in singleplayer, and does not reflect the compatibility of dogfight variants in multiplayer. A ✓ mark indicates that a ship can mount the weapon, whereas an ✗ mark indicates that it cannot.
|Terran Compatibility||Vasudan Compatibility|
|Ship Class||Compatible||Ship Class||Compatible|
|GTF Ulysses||✓||GVF Thoth||✓|
|GTF Loki||✓||GVF Serapis||✓|
|GTF Hercules||✓||GVF Horus||✓|
|GTF Hercules Mark II||✓||GVF Seth||✓|
|GTF Myrmidon||✓||GVF Tauret||✓|
|GTF Perseus||✓||GVF Ptah||✓|
|GTF Pegasus||✓||GVB Osiris||✓|
|GTF Erinyes||✓||GVB Bakha||✓|
|GTF Ares||✓||GVB Sekhmet||✓|
|SF Mara (Terrans)||✗|
|GTB Artemis (Inc. D.H.)||✓|