GVT Isis

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The GVT Isis is a Vasudan-designed transport. The Isis is known for its high maneuverability rating, allowing it to roll and turn at a rate comparable to bombers. This, coupled with its thin target profile, is often used by its pilots to evade attackers. In addition to its profile and maneuverability, the Isis is also equipped with two standard-issue fighter-grade cannons to ward off any threats—or even allow it to double up as an assault craft with other Isis transports on occasion—and its hull rating is equal to that of the GTFr Triton.

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The GVT Isis


Description:

FS1 Tech Room Description

The Isis transport is quite fast and maneuverable for a ship of its size. Most often it is used for personnel transfer, although occasionally they have been known to act as repair ships and tugboats. It is well protected with its turrets, and it is not unheard of for the PVN to use a wing of Isises to conduct an assault on a fortified position.

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GVT Isis is most often used as a military personnel transport but also occasionally serves as a repair ship or even a tugboat, helping to maneuver large vessels into docking bays. Two cannon turrets and thick molybdenum plating serve to protect its cargo. Magnetic cargo locks located on the Isis's undercarriage enable it to transport small cargo containers of supplies and munitions in emergencies.

Developer Notes

None

Name Origin

Isis, meaning "queen on the throne," was an Egyptian goddess. Her husband was Osiris and her son was Horus. Isis was worshiped as the archetype of a woman.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Transport
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 4.0, 7.0, 10.0 s
Max Velocity 35.0 - 42.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 5 000
Shields N/A
Length 27 m


Armaments

FreeSpace 1 FreeSpace 2
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Avenger 2 Mekhu HL-7 2

Veteran Comments

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I've always wondered how the tall Vasudans fit in this thing. Tactically it's good, very hard to hit with good turret defenses and it tends to fly around a lot when hit.


This ship can act very... strangely... I've seen it do some weird flips and maneuvers that are quite impressive for a lumpy flying piece of junk... And it has a slim profile, and is half the size of an GTT Elysium. Because of those facts, it can be a difficult target to hit, especially when it starts flipping.


This is apparently because the tables give the Isis unequal maneuverability across coordinate planes. Simply put, look at this ship's "Rotation Time" entry in Ships.tbl. Most, if not all, other ships have equal rotation times in all planes.


Easily the best transport craft in FreeSpace. With two turrets, a slim target profile, and... interesting maneuverability, the Isis will almost certainly outlive a GTT Argo on the battlefield.