Hiigaran Gunship

Homeworld 2


Role: Anti-Fighter
Attack: 56
Speed: 250
Cost: 625 RU (3 craft)
Armament: Kinetic Autogun Turret x2
Weapon Locations: Top and Bottom
Rate of Fire: High
Weapon Range: Short/Medium
Coverage: High

The Assault Corvette provides close range anti-fighter support in both offensive and defensive roles. Its twin-linked kinetic weapon turrets make this corvette ideal for hunting down and eliminating squads of enemy fighters and bombers. Although heavily armored for its class, the Assault Corvette is vulnerable to Frigates and other Capital Ships.

"Classes of ships range from the small and agile fighters, equipped with anything from standard weapons to powerful torpedoes, to the gigantic and slow moving, yet extraordinarily powerful battleships. Without corvette escorts to take down fighters, capital ships are vulnerable to torpedoes, without frigates your fighters will be vulnerable to the corvettes that mince them." - Dan Adams, IGN PC

In the most recent screenshots, this craft is now labeled a "Gunship", whereas it has previously been referred to as an "Assault Corvette."

One clear advantage the Hiigaran corvettes have over their Kushan predecessors is full 360 turret coverage, allowing them to make full-speed, slashing passes at their targets, firing even while pulling away, whereas Kushan corvettes were forced to remain pointed at the target and slowly side-slip, making themselves even more vulnerable to heavy ship guns.