|The GVCv Sobek|
FS2 Demo Tech Room Description
The Sobek was put into service after the destruction of Vasuda Prime. It was created to counter the more powerful Shivan Crusiers.
FS2 Tech Room Description
Design of the corvette class GVCv Sobek began in the dark days after the destruction of Vasuda Prime by the Shivans in the Great War. The Vasudan navy wanted a vessel that could single-handedly counter powerful Shivan cruisers and provide critical support to Vasudan destroyers in battles against Shivan capital ships. The Sobek class fills those requirements admirably. Bristling with almost two dozen turrets, these corvettes are a terror to all vessels of cruiser size and below, while presenting a dire threat even to ships far larger than themselves.
The Sobek is a fine ship in most regards, but it doesn't quite hold up to its sister class, the Deimos. With more emphasis on forward weaponry it has an advantage offensively, but anything attacking it from behind will have an easy time scoring hits. Granted, its excellent anti-fighter defenses mean nothing smaller than a cruiser can approach from behind, but even a Cain can inflict moderate damage if it gets the drop on the Sobek.
However, in a toe-to-toe duel with a Deimos, the Sobek will win, after much testing around with FRED I've come to the conclusion that the Sobek is superior in capital ship combat, but much, much, much weaker in terms of anti-fighter ability. (I've seen a Deimos take out 20 more bomber wings, all other things being equal.) In fact, in a recent poll, the majority of people found the Deimos to be more effective overall, but the Sobek is obviously more effective in some circiumstances.
|Max Velocity||30.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A|
|Terran Huge Turret||3|
|Vasudan Slashing Beam||2|