Drake Heavy Aerospace Fighter

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Stats

  • Era: Late Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Far Isles Corporation (FIC)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Colonies
  • Type: Heavy Aerospace Fighter
  • Size: Large
  • Crew: 2
  • Speed: A (Space) / B (Atmosphere)
    • Atmosphere Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 2G
    • Space Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1-3G
      • Max: 9G
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 2
      • Max: Mach 6
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: C
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: 2 Small Missile Launchers (1-24 shots, 24 max), 10 Variable Wing Pylons
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C-

History

The Drake Heavy Aerospace Fighter was made by FIC during the Colony Rebellion, though they were not complete until after the conflict had ended. It was a rival of the Sparrow Spaceplane and Osprey Shuttle, though unlike those designs it was a dedicated combat platform. It did have the capability to hit orbit from a planet and return after completing a mission in space though just like those other small craft platforms.

It is armed with 2 small missile launchers each holding a dozen small missiles and 10 wing pylons. The small missiles are not very powerful, but are extremely useful against other fighters. The wing pylons allow versatile heavier weapons loads, though the most common are running ten standard missiles or ten standard bombs/mines. It gets it’s thrust from four fusion torch drives allowing it’s high speeds for such a heavy design.

The initial run was only 1000 units, however many of the freed colonies decided they liked it and wanted to make use of them. Due to this a second run of over 20,000 were produced. No further official production was made, but unofficial copies have been seen.

Drake Heavy Aerospace Fighter

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