|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|The UEB Lapith|
Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description
The UEB Lapith was introduced in the later stages of the civil war in Sol in response to increasing casualties among Durga and Vajradhara squadrons. The GTVA's response to a UEF bomber deployment was to send in Trebuchet-armed hunter-killers to saturate the battlespace with bomber-killing ordnance. This tactic was so effective that it would soon nullify any remaining anti-capital ship advantage the UEF possessed. The Lapith is a fast Jackhammer and Sledgehammer delivery platform designed to jump in, deliver her payload and exfiltrate to safety in the minimum amount of time. The improved profile and speed of what is essentially an oversized fighter has increased the survival rates of UEF bomber pilots fourfold since deployment.
In Ancient Greek legend, the Lapiths (Ancient Greek: Λαπίθαι) were a tribe of horsemen in Thessaly, descendants of Lapithes, a son of Apollo and brother of Centaurus, who was the progenitor of the Centaurs. The Lapiths are famous for their battle against the Centaurs in the Centauromachy, which some philosophers have interpreted as symbolic of the inner struggle between civilized behavior and barbarism.
|Max Velocity||80 - 95 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||150 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Duration||5.67 s|
|1st bank||1 guns|
|2nd bank||1 guns|
|1st bank capacity||20|
|2nd bank capacity||40|
|3rd bank capacity||40|
|4th bank capacity||40|
|Countermeasure capacity||30 countermeasures|
|1st||Maul, Vulcan, Rapier, Gattler, Scalpel, Sidhe, UX Accelerator|
|2nd||Maul, Vulcan, Rapier, Gattler, Scalpel, Sidhe, Redeemer, UX Accelerator|
|1st||Sledgehammer, Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer, Slammer, Grimler, Paveway, Hellfire, Dirk, Javelin, Dart|
|2nd||Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer, Slammer, Grimler, Paveway, Hellfire, Dirk, Javelin, Dart|
|3rd||Hellfire, Dirk, Javelin, Dart, Warhammer|
|4th||Hellfire, Dirk, Javelin, Dart, Warhammer|