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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 Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I'd rather just have guns spread out... it makes a higher chance to hit with OK accuracy. What's cool is taking the Ares with a Subach, Kayser, and two banks of Trebs. You will beat any bomber quickly; especially useful in the final mission.
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Offline EAD_Agamemnon

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
The OLD Hercules! Only because it was my number 1 favorite of the first game. The Erinyes is a close second.
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
What's fun is taking the HercII with two PromSs... you can get the PromS to fire faster then normal (look at my posts on Page 5, iirc).
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Offline Damage

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I've always been kinda partial to the Loki.  Yes, it lacks the raw firepower and has almost no secondaries, but it still makes for a nifty little interceptor.  But mostly I just enjoy the shark teeth on the cockpit.
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
:necro:

Necrothreaded after exactly 364 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 41 seconds! Oh... so close! The mods will arrive shortly... I think.

Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!
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Offline Stealth

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
i know practically nothing about FS2 ships, but FS1 - i'd take the hercules over anything.  6 gun banks... love it ;)

 
Re: Favorite terran fighter
Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!

Try the SOC mission (where you escort the Argo and half the Herc Mk 1's that escort it get blown up by IED's) in the Loki- it's untouchable when you fly and turn almost 2x faster than the enemy.
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Erinyes, with kayser, maxim and tornados and either harpoons or trebs. I always have weapon and shield power shunted to engines for slightly better top speed / burner charge. :)
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Re: Favorite terran fighter
:necro:

Necrothreaded after exactly 364 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 41 seconds! Oh... so close! The mods will arrive shortly... I think.

Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!

The GTF Loki has 400 shields and 250 armor, making it tougher than the Valkyrie (200/200), Horus (230/170 or 200/120 depending on whether it's FS2 or FS1), or Serapis (220/200), and about equal to the Perseus (350/265).
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Offline mr.WHO

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Perseus FTL!!

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Perseus FTL!!

No, Myrmidon FTL. The Perseus has the speed and maneuverability of an interceptor and the armament and durability of a space superiority fighter. And it's not a huge fat easy target like the Myrmidon is.
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
:necro:

Necrothreaded after exactly 364 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 41 seconds! Oh... so close! The mods will arrive shortly... I think.

Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!

The GTF Loki has 400 shields and 250 armor, making it tougher than the Valkyrie (200/200), Horus (230/170 or 200/120 depending on whether it's FS2 or FS1), or Serapis (220/200), and about equal to the Perseus (350/265).
In FS1, Lokis were good. My question is about turning radius and bank capacity. When I mean fragile, I also mean can't carry a decent load of secondaries and low primary energy too.
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Offline Kie99

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares with Quad Kaysers and Dual Maxims, combination of Trebuchets and Tornados.  Can annihilate anything.  Kaysers for fighters, Kaysers and Maxims for Bombers, Maxims for Cap ships.  Tornados take out anything at close range, Trebuchets cripple bombers and defang anything below Juggernaut level.
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Offline blowfish

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares with Quad Kaysers and Dual Maxims, combination of Trebuchets and Tornados.  Can annihilate anything.  Kaysers for fighters, Kaysers and Maxims for Bombers, Maxims for Cap ships.  Tornados take out anything at close range, Trebuchets cripple bombers and defang anything below Juggernaut level.

I usually take two banks of trebs just because quad Kaysers can kill things so quickly.  Only works on lower difficulties though.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares, exactly as kie described.
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Ares with Quad Kaysers and Dual Maxims, combination of Trebuchets and Tornados.  Can annihilate anything.  Kaysers for fighters, Kaysers and Maxims for Bombers, Maxims for Cap ships.  Tornados take out anything at close range, Trebuchets cripple bombers and defang anything below Juggernaut level.
The Ares is the perfect successor to the Herc and HercII. I like it much more than the Limo. I usually use the dual-bank with Subachs and the single-bank with Kaysers--since Kaysers are essentially powerful Subachs in actual use. Firing off all six banks is a good way to destroy anything--the Subachs fire faster than the Kaysers and do their own share of the damage.
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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
:necro:

Necrothreaded after exactly 364 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 41 seconds! Oh... so close! The mods will arrive shortly... I think.

Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!

The GTF Loki has 400 shields and 250 armor, making it tougher than the Valkyrie (200/200), Horus (230/170 or 200/120 depending on whether it's FS2 or FS1), or Serapis (220/200), and about equal to the Perseus (350/265).
In FS1, Lokis were good. My question is about turning radius and bank capacity. When I mean fragile, I also mean can't carry a decent load of secondaries and low primary energy too.

In other words, you don't mean "fragile", but "poorly armed".
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16:47   Quanto   D:

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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
:necro:

Necrothreaded after exactly 364 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 41 seconds! Oh... so close! The mods will arrive shortly... I think.

Anyways--I find the Loki too fragile to be an interceptor--and that's saying quite a lot. It's basically a small flying brick with shark teeth--it's not anywhere near my favorite, though I love the HTL version of it!

The GTF Loki has 400 shields and 250 armor, making it tougher than the Valkyrie (200/200), Horus (230/170 or 200/120 depending on whether it's FS2 or FS1), or Serapis (220/200), and about equal to the Perseus (350/265).
In FS1, Lokis were good. My question is about turning radius and bank capacity. When I mean fragile, I also mean can't carry a decent load of secondaries and low primary energy too.

In other words, you don't mean "fragile", but "poorly armed".
To me, it's a bit of both. I add the ability to protect one self to being fragile. For example, I'd consider an Ursa without a top-mounted Kayser to be fragile because, even with its monster hull and shield points, it moves and turns too slowly to make a decent attempt at defending itself. Quite a few ships I consider like that--but the Loki is in the group.
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Offline blowfish

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
That, and the fact that the Ursa is so big that it takes the full force of enemy fire, especially flak, which can be death in an Ursa.