The SD Ravana class of Destroyers was first spotted in the nebula beyond Gamma Draconis, discovered by the GTCv Lysander and the GTCv Actium.
This Class is probably the most powerful Shivan capital vessel, second only to the Sathanas and maybe the Lucifer. In possesion of 4 forward facing beam cannons, it can rip through the hull of a Hecate or Orion class destroyer in under a minute, and take out smaller vessels within seconds. It's anti-capital ship weaponry make it a threat to any vessel, even one the size of the Colossus.
But the Anti-Capital beams come at a price. The Ravana Class is more vulnerable to fighter and bomber attacks than its brother, the Demon Class. Still, it would take a large number of squadrons to take out such a target.
|The SD Ravana|
FS2 Tech Room Description
The SD Ravana is a destroyer class GTVA forces have only recently encountered. It appears to be tasked with clearing out smaller foes, a mission for which it is well suited. It eagerly wipes out wings of fighters and bombers and also overwhelms cruisers and corvettes.
The Ravana is scary-looking, but it's not tough. Weaker in terms of hull strength, and MUCH weaker in terms of turret strength then the Demon, the Ravana pays for its attack-oriented design with weak defenses. Indeed, fighters and bombers can range over the front three-quarters of Ravana's upper surfaces with near-impunity, and the lower-spine-mounted SAAA beam is placed too far back to defend the Ravana's main guns. It has a flak turret and another SAAA for anyone who comes up behind it, however. A capital ship behind a Ravana, on the other hand, is the Shivan destroyer's death sentence, as its engine subsystems are not strong and cover nearly the whole rear surface of the destroyer. Notheless, it's forward batteries will cause massive damage to other capships if left unchecked.
In The Great Hunt I was actually able to destroy the Ravana's main beam cannons before it fired on the Deimos corvettes, that's how weak they are. (Didn't make a difference, the corvette is destroyed by a SEXP). However the Ravana, if used in its intended, quick strike offensive, can easily decimate a destroyer very quickly before being destroyed.
|Max Velocity||20.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A|
|Shivan Turret Laser||17|
|Small Red Beam||2|
|Large Red Beam||2|