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Blue Planet Tech Room Description

The Stormrider GES-6 Paveway is a standard-issue anti-subsystem missile. With a range of almost 4 kilometers, it can be fired safely outside of the reach enemy point-defense fire. Manufacture of Paveway missiles has increased by 400% since the beginning of the war, as they are the weapons of choice in eliminating the biggest threat GTVA warships possess - beam weapons.



Range 3750 m
Reload time 1.2 s
Velocity 150 ms-1
Base Damage 1000
Armor Damage 0.01x 10
Shield Damage 0.0x 0
Subsystem Damage 2.0x 2000
Shockwave Radius 30 / 60 m
Type: Aspect Seeking
View Cone: N/A
Minimum Lock Time: 3.8
Turn Rate (360 degrees): 3.5 s


Veteran Comments

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While the Archer is really more useful for destroying beam cannons, this weapon is absolutely essential in certain missions (most notably Pawns on a Board of Bone) where you have to destroy subsystems. The only thing that is needed to use this is maneuver yourself to get a clear shot at your target subsystem and fire off one or two of these.

Also, you can't put an Archer on, say, a UEF Kentauroi. Speaking of which, the Kentauroi can fit six Paveway missiles in it's first missile bank. Using these and Scalpel SDGs can really turn the tide of battle. The GTA Navy is incredibly reliant on it's large, easy to hit beam emitters for anti-capital work. This is especially apparent in the GTCv Chimera and GTCv Bellerophon, due to their mimicry of Shivan tactics.