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Thunder Heavy Interceptor Wing
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Logistical Data
Designation Heavy Interceptor
Ordnance points 10
Fighters in wing 2
Combat Performance
Base replacement time (seconds) 15
Combat speed 450
Formation V
Maximum engagement range 6000
Hull integrity 500
Armor 75
Flux capacity 750
Flux dissipation 100
Advanced Stats
Mass 30
Fleet points 6
Attack run range 500
Acceleration 600
Deceleration 500
Max turn rate 60
Turn acceleration 120
Extremely fast, well-armed, and with a long engagement range, the Thunder's strength lies in enabling a carrier to rapidly project force at the desired location. Not as damaging as a bomber or as tough as a heavy fighter, it will falter if forced into a prolonged engagement.

–In-Game Description

Notes[]

The Thunder is a fast, medium-sized multirole fighter that is very cheap to deploy. They also have a much longer engagement range than most fighter wings.

pre-0.8a Notes[]

Due to an AI bug in 0.65.2a, Thunders immediately return to a carrier upon firing their Harpoons, severely limiting their usefulness. The following description was written prior to the bug being introduced.

As the fastest fighter in the game (besting even the Talon), Thunders are ideal for capturing objectives at the start of the battle. Against anything larger than themselves, their lack of firepower generally relegates them to a support role, where their Ion Cannons can quickly disable the weapons of ships caught with their shields down or facing the wrong way.

Ships
Fighters Broadsword · Cobra · Claw · Dagger · Gladius · Khopesh · Longbow · Mining Pod · Piranha · Perdition · Talon · Thunder · Trident · Warthog · Wasp · Xyphos
Frigates Afflictor · Brawler · Centurion · Cerberus · Dram · Gremlin · Hermes · Hound · Hyperion · Kite · Lasher · Mercury · Monitor · Mudskipper · Mudskipper Mk.II · Omen · Ox · Scarab · Shade · Shepherd · Tempest · Vigilance · Wayfarer · Wolf
Destroyers Buffalo · Buffalo Mk.II · Condor · Drover · Enforcer · Gemini · Hammerhead · Harbinger · Medusa · Mule · Nebula · Phaeton · Phantom · Salvage Rig · Shrike · Sunder · Tarsus · Valkyrie
Cruisers Apogee · Aurora · Champion · Colossus · Colossus Mk.II · Colossus Mk.III · Dominator · Doom · Eagle · Falcon · Fury · Gryphon · Heron · Mora · Revenant · Starliner · Venture
Capitals Astral · Atlas · Atlas Mk.II · Conquest · Legion · Odyssey · Onslaught · Paragon · Prometheus · Prometheus Mk.II
Stations Low Tech · Midline · High Tech · Gargoyle · Merlon · Ravelin
REDACTED
Derelict Defender · Picket · Sentry · Warden · Bastillon · Berserker · Rampart · Guardian · Mothership
Remnant Flash · Lux · Spark · Glimmer · Lumen · Fulgent · Scintilla · Brilliant · Radiant · Battlestation
Omega Aspect · Dextral Shard · Sinistral Shard · Facet · Tesseract
Other Ziggurat


Change History[]

0.95a (March 08, 2021)

  • Thunder wing: reduced range to 6000 units (was 8000, most other wings are at 4000)

0.95a ((October 16, 2020)

  • Replaced Ion Cannon with Ion Cannon (High Delay)
  • Increased OP cost to 10 (was: 8)

0.81a-RC7

  • Thunder: increased turn rate, replaced IR Pulse Laser with Ion Cannon
    • Max turn rate increased from 60 to 150. Turn acceleration increased from 120 to 300

0.8.1a-RC5

0.8a

  • reworked


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Up to date for version 0.95a

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