FS2 Demo Tech Room Description
Little is currently known about the Shivan Nahema class bomber. It appears to be very maneuverable and carries a large payload. The Nahema seems to be primarily designed as an anti-fighter escort, using it's large missile loads to devestate all but our heaviest fighters. Pilots engaged in a dogfight with the Nahema should be aware of its fighter-like speed.
FS2 Tech Room Description
Either the SB Nahema class is a new Shivan bomber design, or the Shivans are finally taking the GTVA seriously and bringing in their best ships. The Nahema is considered to be the Shivan's most dangerous bomber. It has demonstrated the ability to outrun virtually every fighter in the GTVA fleet. Its powerful laser banks and high-capacity missile bays make it a threat to combat craft of all types, as well as to capital ships.
The Nahema is a true fighter-bomber, and it can give a Myrmidon a run for the GTVA fighter's money in a dogfight if it wants. It is also very fast, making it difficult to intercept before it closes to torpedo range and starts launching. These should be the number-two priority of an interceptor pilot, right after any Seraphim.
If you're wondering why the Sekhmet is such a good ship, this is why. The Sekhmet is based on this tough SOB. They're tough, fairly quick, maneuverable, and well-armed. The last commetator had it right. Get rid of these things ASAP. While a Seraphim carries more raw firepower, a Nahema is a threat to anything in the area from the size of an assault fighter on up.
One of the best, if not the ultimate bomber in the game. It can move as fast as the fastest GTVA fighter, and possesses heavy armor. If in a choice between a wing of this and a wing of Seraphims, tell your squadron to go after the Seraphims and attempt to take on the Nahemas by yourself.
It's fast, and it's good, but, unlike the SB Seraphim and SB Nephilim, this is almost always destroyed by a duel Trebuchet impact, reducing its effectiveness.
With every craft in the Freespace universe, the Nahema has a flaw to be exploited. Unlike the other Shivan Bombers, which are shaped in the oddest of ways and so harder to hit, the Nahema has a large target profile, giving even the fresh-out-the-box Freespace pilots a nice kill. Reducing it to shrapnel at medium range with an old fasion barradge of GTW Subach HL-7 makes for a partialy easy kill, but be advised, your best bet at wiping it out with primary's alone is while its on a bombing run. Ptherwise dont hesitate to unload your secondaries at a distance. I've seen the odd dual fire GTM Harpoon take care of this bad boy in one go. All in all, however, the Nahema isnt to be trifled with.
It is also to be noted that the Nahema in the demo had two turrets. As if it weren't bad enough.