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In mythology, Typhon attempted to replace [[GTB Zeus|Zeus]] as the god of . After his defeat, he was exiled to Mount Aetna (Etna), and is said to be the cause of Etna's active vulcanic activity.
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|The GVD Typhon|
When the first of the PVD Typhon-class of destroyers was deployed during the Terran-Vasudan War, it devastated the Terrans. At that time, the Typhon was the apex of warship design and only shortly after its first deployment could the Terrans match its power with the GTD Orion.
When the Shivans first emerged, both races deployed the best of their forces. For the Vasudans, their task force was led by the PVD Pinnacle. One such vessel, the PVD Anvil served as the flagship for the dissident group of Vasudan rebels, the Hammer of Light.
After the Great War ended, many Typhon-class ships were armed with beam and flak cannons and, in a limited number, saw action during the Shivans' return in 2367. However, the destroyers power grid was ill suited to these new weapons and its forebear, the GVD Hatshepsut, was superior and every possible aspect.
FS1 Tech Room Description
Where the Aten cruiser failed, the Typhon succeeded well past expectations. The Typhon is an incredible work of engineering and the model of Vasudan technology. When the first one was sighted at the Vega Engagement, it was laughed at by our technicians as a foolish display of non utilitarian design. The subsequent destruction of the GTD Eisenhower and the total decimation of the 4th fleet changed their minds very quickly. The Typhon should never be underestimated. It wields massive weaponry, and has more armor plating than any Terran Destroyer. Its only known weakness is its turret armor, which is significant, but lower than expected. In the two years since this ship first appeared, we have only managed to destroy two of them.
The Typhon is considered a Class A threat to any ships within the same system. Do not engage without backup.
FS2 Tech Room Description
The GVD Typhon was the height of Vasudan military technology when it appeared to face Terran forces during the early days of the Terran-Vasudan War. The first Typhon was sighted at the Vega Engagement and quickly destroyed the GTD Eisenhower and much of the 4th fleet. The more recent Hatshepsut class of destroyers is larger and wields a deadlier array of armaments, but the Typhon is still a match for almost any foe. Up to 30 wings of fighters or bombers can be housed within its docking bays, ready to engage at a moment's notice.
Noteable Ships of this Class
Hammer of Light
In Greek mythology, Typhon attempted to replace Zeus as the god of mankind. After his defeat, he was exiled to Mount Aetna (Etna), and is said to be the cause of Etna's active vulcanic activity.
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||15.0 s|
|Max Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Fighter Complement||120 fightercraft(?) (30 wings)|
|Freespace 1||Freespace 2|
|Turret Type||Amount||Turret Type||Amount|
|Terran Huge Turret||5||Terran Huge Turret||2|
|Terran Turret||4||Standard Flak||5|
|Big Vasudan Beam||2|