HAF Cyclone

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All information related to the HAF Cyclone is non-canon.
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For the ship used in earlier releases of Blue Planet, see GTF Leto.
The HAF Cyclone in Dimensional Eclipse.
The Scimitar in Blue Planet.

Description:

Dimensional Eclipse Tech Room Description

Produced for the civilian market by Aurelius Fleet Systems, the AFC-2Y Cyclone is a small, nimble, and highly modular craft. A single seater attack frame sold to space flight enthusiasts and mercenaries alike, modification options include gun braces as well as miniature missile racks. Prior to the development of the Blizzard, the Cyclone was the primary craft utilised by the Heaven's Alliance. A number of Cyclones are still carried onboard most Alliance cruisers as reserve craft.


Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

The Scimitar was a reliable and versatile fighter popular with private military forces and militia. The decline of these groups during the Isolation saw reduced usage of the fighter in core space, but the Scimitar remains in production in the Kuiper Belt workshops of the Gaian Effort. Kostadin Cell in particular favors the Scimitar as a strike fighter due to its ability to carry a wide range of munitions.


Name Origin

Scimitar is a generic term used to refer to several kinds of curved swords originating from the Middle East. The term scimitar has disputed origins, ranging from the Middle French cimeterre to the Persian shim- or shamshir, which in turn is derived from the Middle Persian shafshēr.


Credits List

  • Model by: Axem
  • UVmapping and Textures by: AndrewofDoom


Performance:

Statistics

  • HAF Cyclone
Type Light Fighter
Manufacturer Aurelius Fleet Systems
Maneuverability Very High
Max Velocity 230.0 - 260.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity 300.0 mps
Armor Average
Hitpoints 200
Shields 300
Length 11 m


  • Scimitar
Name Scimitar
Type Patrol / Civilian
Manufacturer Han-Ronald Corporation
Maneuverability Average
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 4.5, 4.75, 4.0 s
Max Velocity 65 - 75 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 140 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 16.67 s
Armor Average
Hitpoints 280 pts
Shields 280 pts
Length 20 m
Weaponry
Primary weapons
1st bank 2 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 40
2nd bank capacity 40
Countermeasures
Countermeasure capacity 15 countermeasures


Armaments

  • HAF Cyclone
Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 CA-WPR90 Proton Gun
2nd 2 CA-WPR90 Proton Gun
Compatible Primaries
CA-WPR90 Proton Gun, CA-WPLC77 Plasma Cannon, CA-PX60 Assault Rifle, CA-ENVX6 Pulse Cannon, FES-PTRr114 Paralyzer
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 24 Mora
Compatible Secondaries
Virula, Macana, Mora, Shriekir, Flyssa


  • Scimitar
Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Vulcan
2nd 2 Vulcan
Compatible Primaries
1st Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel
2nd Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 Hellfire
2nd 40 Javelin
Compatible Secondaries
1st Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Warhammer
2nd Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin, Slammer, Paveway, Grimler, Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer


Veteran Comments

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The Scimitar's stats may look like rubbish compared to even the entry-level UEF Uhlan, but don't get cocky. These fighters can carry the standard UEF primaries, including the anti-subsystem Scalpel, as well as torpedoes; the lower bank, in particular, can mount nearly every single UEF missile available to the player. Furthermore, the Scimitar has an incredibly long afterburn duration—16.6 seconds—and it takes only ten seconds for the ship to fully recharge afterburner fuel from nought. In large numbers and in the right hands, the Scimitar can and will give even the most formidable battlegroups something to worry about. The Gaian Effort loves to attack targets simply by overwhelming them with a ludicrous number of these ships, and although this tactic works less effectively against military targets, it will at least inflict nosebleed even to a Hatshepsut destroyer or vessels escorted by the Knights of the White Brotherhood.


Fight it was you would a GTF Ulysses. This fighter lacks armor and any type of endurance, but they can still hurt. They will usually try to swarm you, and never when you're carrying something useful like a Slammer. Also note that their pilots don't fly well when in shock.


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