Scimitar (Blue Planet)
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and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
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 Although technologically outdated, the Scimitar is highly versatile, being compatible with a vast array of modern weapon systems, allowing it to achieve near parity with United Earth Federation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.
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.
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.
|Type||Patrol / Civilian|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||4.5, 4.75, 4.0 s|
|Max Velocity||65 - 75 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||140 ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Duration||16.67 s|
|1st bank||2 guns|
|2nd bank||2 guns|
|1st bank capacity||40|
|2nd bank capacity||40|
|Countermeasure capacity||15 countermeasures|
|1st||Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel|
|2nd||Maul, Vulcan, Scalpel|
|1st||Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Warhammer|
|2nd||Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin, Slammer, Paveway, Grimler, Shrike, Jackhammer, Warhammer|