FreeSpace: The Great War DescriptionEdit

The Nephilim class bomber is the most alien of the Shivan ships. We are still unsure as to why the Shivans chose this odd shape for arguably their most powerful attack craft.
However, with four primary cannons and two turrets, as well as a massive payload, the Nephilim is undoubtedly a serious threat to the GTA. We have already lost two Orion class destroyers to a wing of Nephilims. Unless we learn a weakness soon, we will most likely lose two more. The Nephilim has been designated a Class A threat to GTA destroyers and cruisers. In unpopulated systems, it is to be considered a Class B threat.

FreeSpace 2 DescriptionEdit

The SB Nephilim is the slowest of the Shivan bomber classes. These craft were first encountered during the Great War and are still found in many Shivan attack formations.Nephilims are heavily armored and shielded, enabling them to deliver their devastating payloads despite their lack of speed.


Type: Bomber

Max Velocity: 60-72 m/s

Length: 53 m

Hardpoints: 7 (FS1 and FS2 standard: 7xShivan Light Laser)

Missile Banks: 4 (FS1 standard: 40xMX-50, 40xSynaptic, 40xPheonix V, 40xMX-50)(FS2 standard: 40xMX-64, 40xPiranha, 40xTrebuchet, 40xMX-64)

Turrets: 2 (FS1 and FS2 standard: 2xShivan Light Laser)