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Whats your weapon of choice, pilot ?

GTF Hercules
16 (6.3%)
GTF Herecules MK II
16 (6.3%)
GTF Erinyes
77 (30.3%)
GTF Perseus
61 (24%)
GTF Pegasus
19 (7.5%)
GTF Myrmidon
14 (5.5%)
GTF Ares
43 (16.9%)
GTF Ulysses
8 (3.1%)

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Offline Cobra

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
GTF Hercules. It's solid, strong, and firepower to rival the Erinyes.
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Offline S-99

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Why isn't the athena up there? That's my favorite fighter/light bomber. It's a lot better than the artemis or the artemis DH, has much better gunpoints on it, and it's plain old durable, has good missile capacity. The athena should really have been redesignated tactical disruption fighter as opposed to light bomber. Light bombers in fs1 are completely different than normal bombers, mainly the fact that light bombers can't carry bombs in fs1. Light bombers are always carrying payload that takes out subsystems and great for taking out turrets...it really ****s with a target like the taranis. When guarded one light bomber is enough to disable a cruiser when armed properly for the role of fs1 light bomber. If the light bomber isn't guarded, it does great for dogfighting as well. This afternoon i was using an athena with avengers and flails. It was great, it was damaging the enemy fighter while throwing it off course so i could lob a missile at it.

But anyway, in fs1 when you use a light bomber correctly (having subsystem disruption weapons...nothing more powerful than tornadoes or interceptors can be equipped on it), it really becomes a class of fighter that should not have been called light bomber. I mean how confusing is it for a fighter to be called a light bomber when it can't carry bombs? That easily gets people into a situation where they're like hey, wtf i can't equip bombs...how do i use this thing? Then they have a fighter they don't know what to use it for. A class redesignation for the light bomber fighters would be very helpful, even for the shivans shaitan.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Light Bombers aren't equipped nor large enough to carry actual bombs. :)
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I really REALLY liked the design of the GVF Anubis back in FS1. Although it was meant to be mass-produced cheap cannon fodder, it had a really cool looking design, reminding me of fighters from a different game or movie....cant remember where.


Still, it'd be cool if someone revived the GVF Anubis in a campaign.

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
You get to fly one in Shrouding the Light: Origins, if I remember correctly.  The lack of afterburners can come back to bite you, though. :p

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares... that fighter gets + 10 points only for the colours on the hull... :yes:
Erinyes is also a good fighter.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares... that fighter gets + 10 points only for the colours on the hull... :yes:
Erinyes is also a good fighter.

Ares isnt really a 'fighter'. It is what it says....'strategic assault'. Meant for hammering slow moving targets, like convoys, installations, cruisers or corvettes, or assisting bombers.

Erinyes is good, but if you use the kayser / maxim combo, you'll chew through energy like a minigun through bullets. Ares has a better reactor, thus, better afterburner and gun energy reserves.

 

Offline Centrixo

Re: Favorite terran fighter
I really REALLY liked the design of the GVF Anubis back in FS1. Although it was meant to be mass-produced cheap cannon fodder, it had a really cool looking design, reminding me of fighters from a different game or movie....cant remember where.


Still, it'd be cool if someone revived the GVF Anubis in a campaign.

i could do that :D
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares... that fighter gets + 10 points only for the colours on the hull... :yes:
IMHO, the Ares looks like an Herc 2 tuned à la "Fast'n'Furious"... :nervous:
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ehm... why? :nervous:
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
IMHO, the Ares looks like an Herc 2 tuned à la "Fast'n'Furious"... :nervous:

 :lol: :lol:

It actually does, it looks to be a lot better and faster but you end up with a flying brick.

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I prefer the Myrmidon's fighter/bomber any day! You can't take much damage, but you can get out of the way easily!! Up to 4 Helios and a poweful 4 primary bank, that thing owns! I usually put something like a PromS on the 4 prime or Subach on the 2 prime.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Where's the Valkyrie?!
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Where's the Valkyrie?!

the perseus improves on the valkyrie in every way. even looks better

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Harbinger of DOOM, try playing the beginning of the FSPort or download the D:FS discs.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
GTF POTATO.

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Where's the Valkyrie?!

the perseus improves on the valkyrie in every way. even looks better
...except, as previously noted, in the cases of top speed and afterburner capacity, for which the Valkyrie is far superior? :p

 

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
If memory serves... 1 missile bank? The Perseus has 2 p00nage banks  :nod:
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