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Title: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Black Wolf on March 25, 2017, 09:27:29 am
I realised I had this sitting around and hadn't released it yet:


The GTSc Whiteside is a modular science and research vessel, first launched in the years following the Great War as a military complement to the Faustus. The Whiteside can be geared for a wide variety of missions, from weapons or propulsion research, to fundamental astrophysics and cosmology, to zero-G biotics. However, the Whiteside is most commonly seen in its role as a subspace survey ship. The dynamic nature of subspace means that all active nodes must be regularly monitored to ensure that their stability remains high enough for travel. In addition, all systems are periodically swept in case of new node formation. The GTVA maintains a small fleet of Whitesides on constant, rotating patrols throughout its systems.

Following the second Shivan incursion, the GTVA recognised the risk that Whitesides may be called upon to perform in Shivan space, and the fleet underwent a major refit. Armour was upgraded, and the armament of each ship was modernised. The standard layout today consists of four light anti-fighter beam turrets and four light plasma cannons for bomb interception. That said, the Whiteside is not a warship, and it requires a constant, vigilant escort whenever it is operating in less than completely secure space.


Link: https://www.mediafire.com/?65ivg7250ao8o93

This thing started life way, way back when as a result of a project I attempted to rescue a mesh made by someone else, but there were so many mesh errors I eventually threw my hands up and declared it unrecoverable. I offered to build something new (an offer that ultimately proved unnecessary), and this was the result.

It's meant to be modular, and you get that by giving it different cargo pods - though to date I've only built the basic unit.

Hope people like it. :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: procdrone on March 25, 2017, 11:36:21 am
Beauty, just in for post-capella SC vessel
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Mongoose on March 25, 2017, 03:14:46 pm
That is pretty damn awesome looking. :yes:
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Mobius on March 30, 2017, 08:01:49 am
Very nice vessel, a much needed addition to FreeSpace mods. I love the description as well - the concept of a spaceship doing subspace surveys being upgraded following Capella is interesting. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Snarks on April 22, 2017, 09:41:59 am
Matches the FS2-era aesthetics quite well!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Black Wolf on April 23, 2017, 10:46:19 pm
Thanks everyone. I've had some ideas about auxiliary pods to diversify the potential roles for this thing.That's a ways off in the future for now, but not forgotten. :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] GTSc Whiteside
Post by: Mobius on May 18, 2017, 07:17:53 am
What kind of pods are you thinking of? Just in case you accept suggestions, I would recommend defensive pods for risky missions, and/or dedicated pods for the transportation of dangerous materials.