The arrival of the Shivans sparked off the Great War and prompted both the Terrans and Vasudans to deploy the best of their forces. The Vasudan task force was led by the Typhon-class destroyer PVD Pinnacle. Another Typhon-class destroyer, the HLD Anvil, served as the flagship for the dissident group of Vasudan rebels, the Hammer of Light, until it was destroyed near the end of the conflict.
In the decades following the Great War, many Typhon-class destroyers were armed with beam and flak cannons and, in limited number, saw action during the NTF Rebellion and Second Shivan Incursion in 2367. The Great War-era reactors of the Typhon destroyers lacked sufficient energy to sustain prolonged fire of these new weapons, rendering them prone to blackouts and reactor overloads. Ultimately, the Vasudans chose to replace many of the Typhon-class destroyers with the newer GVD Hatshepsut destroyers.
|The GVD Typhon|
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.
Parliamentary/Galactic Vasudan Navy
Hammer of Light
In Greek mythology, Typhon attempted to replace Zeus as the god of mankind. After his defeat, he was exiled to Mount Etna and is said to be the cause of Etna's volcanic activity.
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||150.0, 150.0, 150.0 s|
|Max Velocity||15.0 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Fighter Complement||30 wings (approx. 60-180 spacecraft)|
|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|
|The GVD Typhon in the FSPort mediaVPs 3.6.13|
- $POF File: capital03.pof
- Textures: capital-01a(/b/c), capital-02a, capital-03a, capital-04a, capital-05a, capital-06a, invisible
- $POF File: Typhon.pof
- Textures: Typhon, Typhon-Debris
- Model by RagingLoli
- Textures and POFing by Galemp
- WIP thread: The Definitive Typhon on 14 March 2011.
- Released in the FSPort MediaVPs 3.6.13 on 20 June 2011
A Typhon overseeing a convoy in BtA: Mefistofele.