GTF Perseus

From FreeSpace Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Terran ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers
Capital ships
Installations
Misc Ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Vasudan ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers
Capital ships
Misc Ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Shivan ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers
Capital ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Notable ships of FreeSpace 1


Terran ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers and corvettes
Capital ships
Installations
Misc ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Vasudan ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers and corvettes
Capital ships
Misc ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Shivan ships
Fighters
Bombers
Transports and freighters
Cruisers and corvettes
Capital ships
Misc ships
Sentry Guns
Cargo Containers
Notable ships of FreeSpace 2



The GTF Perseus was the next generation of intercept fighters used by the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance during the NTF Rebellion. Its first known deployment was in Epsilon Pegasi where Perseus fighters deployed from the GTD Aquitaine played a pivotal role in the defense of Enif Station and the destruction of the NTD Repulse. While the Perseus is considered by the GTVA to be a high-performance interceptor, its blend of high speed, good maneuverability, moderate firepower, good weapons compatibility, medium armour and above average shielding allows it to be placed in other roles, such as escort, medium assault and surgical strikes against larger ships.

Contents

Description:

Image:Gtfperseus-old.jpg
The GTF Perseus


FS2 Demo Tech Room Description

Designed by GTI engineers to replace the aging Valkyrie. This ship has the Valkyrie's speed and maneuverablity with more armor and weapon capabilities

FS2 Tech Room Description

The GTF Perseus is the newest fighter in the GTVA's arsenal. Slated to replace the aging Valkyrie as the Alliance's primary interceptor, the Perseus's high max speed and maneuverability make it ideal to hunt and destroy enemy bombers. Perseus fighters have been assigned to the 3rd Battle Group on a trial basis, with wide deployment expected after the OpEval period. Primary weapons include the Subach HL-7 and Prometheus cannon, with secondary loads of Harpoon and Hornet missiles. Preliminary results have shown the Perseus to be a superb fighter.

Developer Notes

None

Name origin

In Greek mythology, Perseus was a legendary hero, who not only killed Medusa, but was the founder of Mycenae. He was the first member of the Perseid dynasty of Mycenae.

Performance:

Statistics

Name GTF Perseus
Type Interceptor
Manufacturer Nankam Aeronautical
Maneuverability High
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 3.3, 3.3, 3.3 s
Max Velocity 80 - 100 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 140 ms-1
Armor Average
Hitpoints 265 pts
Shields 350 pts
Length 17 m
Weaponry
Primary weapons
1st bank 2 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 40
2nd bank capacity 40
Countermeasures
Countermeasure capacity 40 countermeasures


Armaments

FreeSpace 2
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 2 Subach HL-7
2nd 2 Prometheus R
Compatible Primaries
Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Prometheus R, Prometheus S, Morning Star, UD-8 Kayser
FreeSpace 2
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 Harpoon
2nd 40 Hornet
Compatible Secondaries
MX-64, EMP Adv., Tempest, Hornet, Tornado, Harpoon, Trebuchet, TAG-A, TAG-B, Stiletto II


Modding Resources

The GTF Perseus in FS2_Open 3.6.14


Retail:

$POF File: fighter2t-03.pof
Textures: fighter2t-03(a/b/c), thruster01

MediaVP 3.6.10:

$POF File: fighter2t-03.pof
Textures: fighter2t-03( /b), glass, Damage, Tercoc01


History
Proposed by: ??? on ???
First WIP Post: ??? on ???
First In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Completed In-Game Model: ??? on ???
Final Corrections: ??? on ???

Veteran Comments

Read the Veteran Comments policy before editing this section.


The Perseus, with its speed and maneuverability, is a joy to simply fly, much like the Serapis. Unlike the Serapis, the Perseus can also fight in addition to doing acrobatics. With shielding and armor to let it fight it out on even terms with most space superiority fighters, and better maneuverability, the Perseus is among the best fightercraft available to you as a GTVA pilot.


The best overall craft that you get to fly on a regular basis. Fast, maneuverable, and has enough armor to deal with defence missions as well as attack ones. Definitely an improvement over the old GTF Valkyrie overall, although the afterburner capacity and maximum velocity is noticeably less than its predecessor, which is an important point when talking about interceptors.


Of the playable fast, high maneuverability end fighters, the Perseus is the most useful, the GTF Loki, GTF Ulysses and the stealth fighters all suffer from poor weapon loads and the GVF Thoth, GTF Valkyrie and GVF Serapis have an almost comical inability to take any punishment whatsoever, the Serapis also suffers incompatibility with the GTM Trebuchet, not quite compensated for by GTW Maxim ability, all the moreso for the inability to carry GTW UD-8 Kayser. The GVF Horus is more or less equal in weaponry, but the faster turning, relative toughness and better gun-mounting location of the Perseus serves it better than the Horus's sheer speed does.


Interceptor? No. Think space superiority. The Perseus is a better all-rounder than the Myrmidon and simply a badass ship. It has the right combination of speed, agility, and firepower to crush any other fighter except the Mara and maybe the Tauret. It's fast, it's agile, it has serious firepower, and it's stronger than the FS1 Apollo with its weapons compatibility (despite having the same number of gun mounts and missile capacity, the Perseus has 25 more HP and a faster engine than the Apollo). I would rather fly this than an Erinyes.


Do not think that for one second, just because the Perseus has 4 gun mounts, that it doesn't deal as much damage as the six-gun Myrmidon or the eight-gun Erinyes. The Perseus can dish out a surprising amount of damage in a good amount of time, and can be adapted to good anti-bomber/anti-subsystem work with the GTM Trebuchet, not to mention with only four gun mounts, the Perseus's battery doesn't dry up as quickly, especially if you tend to use the GTW-5 Prometheus S or UD-8 Kayser.


In a way, it's the superb combination of agility, armor, and firepower. The only thing it doesn't do superbly is destroy capital ships. A shame it can't carry the GTW Maxim, but if it did, I'd have a hard time justifying to myself why I'd fly anything else.
Personal tools