HFX-F2B "Broadsword" Border Worlds Bomber

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HFX-F2B "Broadsword" Border Worlds Bomber
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Ship Class Bomber
Built by Border Worlds
Technical information
Guns/Turrets 6 / 0
Opt. weapon class 2
Max. weapon class 2
Other equipment
Hull strength 21,500
Max. shield class 10
Cargo space 85 units
Nanobots/Batteries 110/110
Max. impulse speed 80 m/s
Max. thrust speed 199 m/s
Max. cruise speed 350 m/s
Power output 45,390 u
Power recharge 1,880 u/s
Additional information
Ship price $7,275,000
Package price $7,393,880

DSCore: Broadsword

While technically the second ship of the HFX line, the Broadsword class is in all actuality a pair of cunningly designed self contained power generators developed for modular mounting upon the light frame of the Falchion. Whereas lesser bomber designs require the development of entirely new frames, which results in even more time and resources spent on R&D, the Broadsword pods contain sympathetic thrust and attitude mechanisms that respond in time with the movements of her mother ship and provide excessive power which is used to support Bomber class weaponry.

This next-generation ship is finetuned for frantic combat situations and high-speed strikes against all opposition a pilot might face on the battlefield, a role in which it excels more than the venerable "Falcata" Bomber. Similar to the Falchion however, the Broadsword class has retained a large part of the very sensitive internal components and is even more costly to maintain. Aside from those costs, a further turn-off might be the very limited cargo hold, which makes this ship even less attractive to all kinds of freelance Pirates. Nevertheless, if there's a target that needs a good dose of "shotgun diplomacy," the Broadsword is a fine choice.

Handling

Review (4.88)

Recently, Broadsword was changed from Light to Medium Bomber. Nevertheless, it's equally bad. The main reason is because it's huge, and the biggest part is his back which is even worse. For a Medium Bomber it has one of the lowest armors, agility is okay and the gun/Snac placement are terrible. Having almost no pros, this ship is arguably one of the worst bombers in the game.

Pros: Availability

Cons: Size, Gun placement, Low Armor, Snac placement

Rating: 2/10


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