Sparrow Spaceplane

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Stats

  • Era: Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Lunar Manufacturing (LM)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): UEG
  • Type: Aerospace Fighter
  • Size: Large
  • Crew: 2
  • Speed: A
    • Atmosphere Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 3G
    • Space Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1-3G
      • Max: 12G
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 3
      • Max: Mach 9
  • Agility: B
  • Armor: D
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: Standard Missile Bay (1-2 shots, 6 Max)
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: C

History

The Sparrow was built during a period where aerospace fighters were seen as less useful. Instead they called it a spaceplane, though it is an armed one. They were used near planets and bases within systems to provide protection and interception. However older aerospace fighter designs like the Sunglider Aerospace Fighter or Starfighter II Aerospace Fighter were never replaced by these craft especially on Colony worlds.

It has two large Fusion Torch drives for engines allowing fairly quick travel up and down the gravity well and range that would allow it to take off from Earth and land on the moon before refueling. It has a missiles bay capable of launching up to six missiles, 3 in each drum, for use in combat, though they can also be used to drop off small satellites or other payloads. It has a two person crew with a pilot/navigator and a weapons/payload technician who also handles sensors.

Sparrow Spaceplane

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