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''Adding a few real weapons to this thing can make it a lot more effective. It'll sometimes beat a Deimos if you mount one of its turrets with a [[VSlash]]. The Aten has 8000 more HP than the Fenris and 7000 fewer than a Leviathan; it can be quite a decent cruiser if properly armed, otherwise it's just a high-HP bomb-soaker like the [[GVC Mentu|Mentu]].''
 
''Adding a few real weapons to this thing can make it a lot more effective. It'll sometimes beat a Deimos if you mount one of its turrets with a [[VSlash]]. The Aten has 8000 more HP than the Fenris and 7000 fewer than a Leviathan; it can be quite a decent cruiser if properly armed, otherwise it's just a high-HP bomb-soaker like the [[GVC Mentu|Mentu]].''
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The Aten needs at least three more turrets, a weapons rearrangement, and perhaps a bit more armor. Then it would be respectable. As it stands...fodder.}}
 
The Aten needs at least three more turrets, a weapons rearrangement, and perhaps a bit more armor. Then it would be respectable. As it stands...fodder.}}
  
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 7 December 2007

The GVC Aten is the oldest and weakest cruiser-type vessel still in use in the Vasudan fleet. The Aten was the primary Vasudan cruiser during the 14 Year War and The Great War. The Reconstruction period, and the development of the GVC Mentu and the GVCv Sobek diminished the significance of the Aten, but it was still in service during the Second Shivan Incursion in 2367.

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The GVC Aten


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Aten class cruiser, while far stronger than most of the Vasudans warships, falls short as a attack cruiser. It does not have the armor or the firepower to stand up to GTA weaponry. With a cruiser speed of 25 m/s and only six weapon turrets, the Aten just cannot muster the kind of firepower needed to do real damage to targets of size. Most GTA pilots have learned to exploit the primary weakness of the Aten: its extremely weak weapons subsystem. The Aten class cruiser is considered by the GTA to be a Class B threat.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GVC Aten is among the smallest and weakest of the GTVA's cruiser classes, with thin armor and only a few, relatively weak turrets. Terran fighters and bombers exploited these weaknesses during the early years of the Great War, when the Terran and Vasudans were still enemies. The Aten is most often seen in the current conflict as a rear guard defense for convoys or installations, backing up wings of fighters and bombers.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

Aten was the solar disc in Egyptian mythology, that gave light to humanity. He became the only deity in the monotheistic religion of Amenhotep IV.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Cruiser
Manufacturer Parliamentary Vasudan Navy
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 25.0 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 18000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 230
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 1 Freespace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 4 Terran Turret 2
Avenger 2 Subach HL-7 2
Anti-Fighter Beam 2

Veteran Comments

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Extremely weak little cruiser - it's biggest weakness is its woeful turret coverage, especially on the underside. With only six turrets all told, and only one covering the lower section, the Aten really is easy pickings in FS1 and the addition of anti fighter beams in FS2 doesn't add much more threat. It has virtually no capacity for anti-capital ship work.


Worst cruiser in the game. 'Nuff said.


Slightly better armored than the GTC Fenris class, the Aten is also even more woefully armed. It's AAA beams can be useful as fire support for a wing of fighters escorting a convoy however.


Adding a few real weapons to this thing can make it a lot more effective. It'll sometimes beat a Deimos if you mount one of its turrets with a VSlash. The Aten has 8000 more HP than the Fenris and 7000 fewer than a Leviathan; it can be quite a decent cruiser if properly armed, otherwise it's just a high-HP bomb-soaker like the Mentu.


The Aten needs at least three more turrets, a weapons rearrangement, and perhaps a bit more armor. Then it would be respectable. As it stands...fodder.