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''A nasty piece of work, to be sure, that'll rip you to ribbons if you're not careful. Best policy? Harpoon 'em at range and try and keep your distance(!) as
''A nasty piece of work, to be sure, that'll rip you to ribbons if you're not careful. Best policy? Harpoon 'em at range and try and keep your distance(!) as possible. Once in close contact, do not succumb to target fixation; the Dragon can keep you distracted from other dangers. The only real way to take one down at close range is to make exactly the right counter-turn at exactly the right time, then open fire. Try and get all your wingmates on one at a time; isolate and obliterate.''
Revision as of 12:39, 23 November 2007
|The SF Dragon|
The SF Dragon was the smallest and most rarely used Shivan fighter. The Dragon was armed with five primary cannons and a low-capacity secondary bank. Despite its small secondary bank, it is very fast and maneuverable, as well as small, making it a very powerful adversary of even an interceptor fighter.
The Shivans made limited use of the Dragon, deploying them in small numbers.
The first Shivan fighter to have ever been captured by the Terrans and the Vasudans was a Dragon class designated Arjuna 1. Through the capture of this Shivan fighter, the joint Terran-Vasudan forces learned much about Shivan technology, especially fighter systems. Arjuna 1 was later used in a high-risk reconnaissance mission, shortly before the Destruction of Vasuda Prime.
FS1 Tech Room Description
The Shivan Dragon is easily the most impressive fightercraft we have yet seen. Its maneuverability is unmatched, and it has quite a few other advantages, including a good top speed, powerful afterburners, and strong shields. It is the only Shivan fighter we have been able to study up close, and we have learned a great deal about Shivan engineering from it.
It seems that the Shivan shield systems are extremely strong, but their hulls are far weaker than our own. They also rely on primary weapons far more then secondaries, as evidenced by the Dragon's small capacity.
The GTA considers the Dragon as a Class A threat.
FS2 Tech Room Description
The Shivan fighter class SF Dragon is a fast, extremely agile craft. Its twin lasers pack a deadly punch. The Dragon's weakness seems to be a thin hull. The trouble is that their speed and maneuverability make them extremely difficult to hit.
The Dragon's name derives from the mythical reptilian creature depicted in tales throughout the world.
|Type||Space Superiority (?)|
|Max Velocity||75.0 - 90.0 mps|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||150.0 mps|
|Freespace 1||Freespace 2|
|Bank||Guns||Standard Loadout||Standard Loadout|
|1st||2||Shivan Heavy Laser||Shivan Heavy Laser|
|2nd||3||Shivan Heavy Laser||Shivan Heavy Laser|
|Freespace 1||Freespace 2|
|Bank||Capacity||Standard Loadout||Standard Loadout|