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The Rahu is the Shivan equivalent of the [[GTG Zephyrus|Zephyrus]] and [[GVG Anuket|Anuket]] gas miners. It is encountered only once in any official single-player mission, [[The Fog of War]].
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There is a slight controversy over the Rahu's designation. Though the prefix for a gas-mining vessel is mostly written simply -G as in the case of the [[GTG Zephyrus]] and [[GVG Anuket]] miners, the Rahu's prefix is oddly written SSG, the ship class designation being -SG. The prefix -SG is usually used on sentry guns, but the Rahu is described as a gas miner. This is seen as a minor error on [[Volition|Volition's]] part in most circles, however.
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Revision as of 06:55, 14 December 2007

The Rahu is the Shivan equivalent of the Zephyrus and Anuket gas miners. It is encountered only once in any official single-player mission, The Fog of War.

There is a slight controversy over the Rahu's designation. Though the prefix for a gas-mining vessel is mostly written simply -G as in the case of the GTG Zephyrus and GVG Anuket miners, the Rahu's prefix is oddly written SSG, the ship class designation being -SG. The prefix -SG is usually used on sentry guns, but the Rahu is described as a gas miner. This is seen as a minor error on Volition's part in most circles, however.

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File:Rahu320x240.jpg
The SG Rahu


Description:

FS2 Tech Room Description

Almost nothing is known of the Rahu line of gas miners. It is assumed that they function in much the same way as our Zephyrus miners, funneling nebular gas into internal machinery that fractionates it into its molecular components for further processing. Rahu miners are armed with heavy laser turrets, so care must be taken when attacking them.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Hindu mythology, Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun, causing eclipse.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Gas Miner
Manufacturer Unknown
Maneuverability N/A
Max Velocity 25.0 mps
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A
Armor N/A
Hitpoints 15 000
Shields N/A
Length 211 m

Armaments

Freespace 2
Turret Type Amount
Shivan Heavy Laser 3

Veteran Comments

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Attacking a Rahu should present you no great problems, though it is best done from the stern to avoid the turrets. Be well away from it as it explodes, because the Rahu's blast is no laughing matter, and at short range can shatter a lightly built fighter like a Serapis.


Surprisingly enough I found the Serapis the best Vasudan fighter to attack this miner with. But only when armed with a Maxim.