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:''For the original ship, see [[GTF Leto]]. For another ship by Aldo of the same name, see [[Scimitar (Aldo)]].''
 
 
 
In the [[Blue Planet]] continuity, the '''''Scimitar''''' is the main fighter of the [[Gaian Effort]], a radical ecoterrorist faction. Although technologically outdated, the Scimitar is highly versatile, being compatible with a vast array of modern weapon systems, allowing it to achieve near parity with [[United Earth Federation]] forces. They are often deployed in large numbers and employ irregular shock tactics in order to compensate for their shortcomings.
 
 
 
==Description:==
 
{{shipimage|image=[[Image:Scimitar.jpg]]|caption=The Scimitar}}
 
===Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description===
 
The Scimitar has remained one of the most popular and effective civilian fighters for over 60 years. Whilst expensive to use and operate, it boasts performance approaching that of a Hercules or Ulysses class military fighter.  Scimitars tend to be mostly used by the more 'legit' mercenary or militia groups, and are often seen providing hired escort for high-value transports or freighters. These groups largely vanished during the Isolation, but the Scimitar remains in production in the Kuiper Belt workshops of the Gaian Effort, and this paramilitary group uses it as a strike fighter.
 
 
 
===Developer Notes===
 
N/A
 
 
 
===Name Origin===
 
''Scimitar'' is a generic term used to refer to several kinds of curved swords originating from the Middle East. The term ''scimitar'' has disputed origins, ranging from the Middle French ''cimeterre'' to the Persian ''shim-'' or ''shamshir'', which in turn is derived from the Middle Persian ''shafshēr''.
 
 
 
==Performance:==
 
===Statistics===
 
{{Ship_box
 
|name = ''Scimitar''
 
|type = Patrol / Civilian
 
|manufacturer = Han-Ronald Corporation
 
|maneuverability = Average
 
|max_velocity = 65 - 75
 
|max_ab_velocity = 140
 
|max_ab_duration = 16.667
 
|armor = Average
 
|hitpoints = 280
 
|shields = 280
 
|length = 20
 
|gun_bank_1 = 2
 
|gun_bank_2 = 2
 
|missile_bank_1 = 40
 
|missile_bank_2 = 40
 
|countermeasures = 15
 
}}
 
 
 
===Armaments===
 
*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Gun Mounts|Gun Mounts]]'''
 
{| border=1 cellpadding=4 style="border-collapse: collapse"
 
|- align="center"
 
| colspan=3 style="background:#351515;"| '''Default Statistics'''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="width:40px" |Bank
 
| style="width:60px" |Guns
 
| style="width:160px" |Standard Loadout
 
|- align="center"
 
| 1st
 
| 2
 
| [[Vulcan]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| 2nd
 
| 2
 
| [[Vulcan]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| colspan=3| Compatible Primaries
 
|-
 
| colspan=1 align="center"| 1st
 
| colspan=2| [[Maul]], [[Vulcan]], [[Scalpel]]
 
|-
 
| colspan=1 align="center"| 2nd
 
| colspan=2| [[Maul]], [[Vulcan]], [[Scalpel]]
 
|}
 
 
 
*'''[[Technical_Terms_and_Definitions#Missile Banks|Missile Banks]]'''
 
{| border=1 cellpadding=4 style="border-collapse: collapse"
 
|- align="center"
 
| colspan=3 style="background:#351515;"| '''Default Statistics'''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="width:40px" |Bank
 
| style="width:60px" |Capacity
 
| style="width:160px" |Standard Loadout
 
|- align="center"
 
| 1st
 
| 40
 
| [[Hellfire Missile|Hellfire]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| 2nd
 
| 40
 
| [[Javelin]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| colspan=3| Compatible Secondaries
 
|-
 
| colspan=1 align="center"| 1st
 
| colspan=2| [[Dirk]], [[Dart]], [[Hellfire Missile|Hellfire]], Warhammer
 
|-
 
| colspan=1 align="center"| 2nd
 
| colspan=2| [[Dirk]], [[Dart]], [[Hellfire Missile|Hellfire]], [[Javelin]], [[Slammer]], [[Paveway]], [[Grimler]], Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer
 
|}
 
 
 
==Veteran Comments==
 
{{Comment|''The Scimitar's stats may look like rubbish compared to even the entry-level [[UEF Uhlan]], but don't get cocky. These fighters can carry the standard UEF primaries, including the anti-subsystem Scalpel, as well as torpedoes; the lower bank, in particular, can mount nearly every single UEF missile available to the player. Furthermore, the Scimitar has an incredibly long afterburn duration—16.6 seconds—and it takes only ten seconds for the ship to fully recharge afterburner fuel from nought. In large numbers and in the right hands, the Scimitar can and will give even the most formidable battlegroups something to worry about. The Gaian Effort loves to attack targets simply by overwhelming them with a ludicrous number of these ships, and although this tactic works less effectively against military targets, it will at least inflict nosebleed even to a [[GVD Hatshepsut|Hatshepsut destroyer]] or vessels escorted by the [[Knights of the White Brotherhood]].
 
 
 
 
 
''Fight it was you would a [[GTF Ulysses]] this fighter lacks armor and any type of endurance, but they can still hurt. They will usually try to swarm you, and never when you're carrying something useful like a [[Slammer]]. Also note that their pilots don't fly well when in shock.''}}
 
 
 
[[Category: User-made Ships]]
 
[[Category: Blue Planet]]
 

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