UEF Lao Tze

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The following information has not been confirmed by Volition
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
For the original ship, see FTF MiG.

The UEF Lao Tze


Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

Ever since its first deployment, the Lao Tze fighter has become synonymous with the White Guard, a paramilitary order akin to the Fedayeen whose elite knights use this craft as their vehicle of choice in missions assigned directly by the Elders. The Lao Tze is a heavy fighter of controversial design, sacrificing pilot safety for extreme manoeuvrability. Very few pilots can pilot this craft in combat conditions without blacking out due to the G-forces at play. The Lao Tze is equipped with the unique Cavalier cannon, capable of penetrating even the toughest of armor, and is usually reserved for the rare occasions where Lao Tze's are tasked to defend their targets against heavy enemy assaults.

Developer Notes


Name Origin

Lao Tze (also Laozi, Lao Tse, Laocius and other variations) was a philosopher of ancient China and a central figure of Taoism. He is traditionally regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching, a classical Taoist text. The "Three Treasures of the Tao" (compassion, moderation and humility) have been considered some of his most poignant teachings.



Name UEF Lao Tze
Length 33 m


Bank Guns Standard Loadout

Veteran Comments

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The Lao Tze is surprisingly ineffectual in WiH1. As it stands it doesn't have the firepower to quickly destroy targets or the agility to out-maneuver them. This might improve by next release, but for now, they're absurdly easy to destroy.

I disagree with the above comment. Although the Lao Tze's armor is rather weak when compared to other UEF fighters, its excellent maneuverability can easily mix with its insanely powerful Cavalier cannon to bring fighters and bombers to their knees. With a good pilot and decent weaponry, a Lao Tze can kill every single fighter and bomber in the game.