|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.
The Typhon poses a threat to fightercraft much more then the Orion. In FS1 it mounts a number of rather dangerous FighterKiller missile batteries; in FS2 it has acquired flak guns to supplement its now-marginally effective missile batteries. Treat it carefully at first, but if you can identify and remove the more dangerous turrets, the Typhon becomes much less of a problem.
In reality the Typhon is at best marginally more effective than the Orion, and at worst, marginally less effective. Although its anti-bomber/fighter defenses are better than its Terran equivalent, a determined attack by heavy fighters could wipe out 90% of those defenses with minimal casualties, in Freespace 1 or 2. As a matter of fact, the Orion is far better armed for capital-ship combat in FS2, and slightly more in FS1 where it doesn't really matter. The Typhon's only real advantage in either game is two more fighter squadrons.
|Max Velocity||15.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A|
|Fighter Complement||144 strikecraft (estimate)|
|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|