Bowshock Aerospace Fighter

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): AQX
  • Type: Heavy Aerospace Fighter
  • Size: Medium/Large
  • Crew: 1
  • Speed: C
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: 3G, Mach 4
      • Max: 6G, Mach 6
    • Space
      • Cruise: 30G
      • Max: 210G
      • LGS: 3:10
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Weapons: 2 Heavy Railguns, 1 Railgun Turret
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: C

History

The Bowshock Aerospace Fighter is often thought of as a flying tank. It is very heavy compared to most other fighters, especially ones actually capable of moving within an atmosphere. It is usually used only in space because it is not very fuel efficient in an atmosphere. The Bowshock itself was built as a heavy militia fighter for colony militias to use to deter pirates and other potential threats. Even the landing gear is rugged making it capable of landing on even hard ground, such as a hard packed dirt road.

The Bowshock is a bit of an oddity having all railgun weapons: 2 Heavy Railguns with one in each wing pod, and a nose mounted dual barreled railgun. Railguns are the cheapest and least complex option compared to missiles or lasers, making it the most effective weapon for distant colony worlds. it has four exhaust ports and one primary engine with two smaller engines to provide thrust.

The Bowshock would make excellent long range scouts filling in for corvettes and frigates, if they had the endurance for it. Instead they are best based on a moon or planet and working exclusively in a local planetary system. While a dozen Bowshocks can defend a colony world from most possible threats, they sadly cannot replace larger vessels for longer patrol or scout duties.

Bowshock Aerospace Fighter

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