SF-19A Phoenix Aerospace Fighter

Stats

  • Era: Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Solar Frontiers (SF)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Militias
  • Type: Aerospace Fighter
  • Crew: 1
  • Size: Small/Medium
  • Speed: B
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: 4G, Mach 4
      • Max: 8G, Mach 8
    • Space
      • Cruise: 30-60G
      • Max: 210G
      • LGS: 3:10
  • Agility: C+
  • Armor: D
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: 1 Missile Launchers (1-4 shot, 12 Max)
  • Defenses: Stealth Systems
  • Sensors: C

History

The SF-19A Phoenix Aerospace Fighter is the latest design from Solar Frontiers. The had hoped that a smaller design based on the SF-15 Spitfire Aerospace Fighter would encourage some carrier sales, where smaller fighters are often considered a benefit in the ability to cram more fighters in to the same space. However the cost of the size reduction was it’s laser weapons which was a main selling point of the SF-15.

The SF-19A uses the same missile system as the SF-15 or SF-8A, which can hold either missiles or bombs. It also fires up to four missiles at once and can hold twelve total. However it has no backup weapons, leading to many of the same issues as the SF-8A. It can even use the shuttle based re-arming assembly designed for the SF-9A if it’s available. For a fighter intended for carrier use, this proved slightly more effective as the fighters could be sent ahead, expend their missile load, retreat to a point between the carrier, be rearmed by shuttles, and re-engage. The downside is that the shuttles would be highly vulnerable during this and space on the carrier needed to be devoted to the shuttles, increasing total weight.

SF-19A Phoenix Aerospace Fighter

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