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The SF Astaroth was a Shivan fighter spotted at the start of the Second Shivan Incursion in 2367, along with other ships such as the SC Rakshasa and SF Mara. While the Astaroth exhibits a high top speed and good maneuverability, it was more notorious for having an extremely thin hit profile and equally thin hull and shields to match. Astaroth fighters are easily taken down by aspect-seeking missiles such as the GTM Harpoon.
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FS2 Demo Tech Room Description
We believe that the Astaroth is a Shivan Harpoon. It has a very high top speed, and its maneuverability is quite good. However, its shield system isn't strong enough to withstand constant fighting for long, which leads us to believe the Astaroth's primary purpose is to destroy enemy bombers. The Astaroth ranks as a Class B threat.
FS2 Tech Room Description
First encountered in Gamma Draconis, the SF Astaroth is a fast, agile fighter that appears to have achieved its maneuverability at the expense of its armor and weaponry. Once the shields of an Astaroth are down, the fighter can be dispatched quickly.
In demonology, Astaroth is a Prince of Hell. He is depicted as a nude angel riding on a dragon.
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