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FIGHTERS

VS-2100A Wasp Class Navy Fighter
Wasp Class Navy Fighter

Manufacturer: Von Schelling Industries

Length: 19m
Mass: 39t
Crew: 1
Maneuverability: Extreme

Offensive Systems:
PBC Cannon
Missile Launcher

Defensive Systems:
Countermeasure Launchers

Drive Systems:
Micro Thrust Array
LDS Class 1

The Wasp is in service with several navies and is also used by various organizations as escorts for valuable shipping. The innovative pilot position, where the pilot flies the ship 'standing up' allows more extreme, higher G maneuvers, and the high-power PBC cannon with its long barrel is extremely accurate at medium ranges. The flat 'blade' design coupled with its high maneuverability makes it a very difficult target to hit, which is just as well considering its lack of shields and defensive armor. Known variants include Gatling Cannon equipped versions.

 

VS-2101B Hornet Class Police Fighter
Hornet Class Police Fighter

Manufacturer: NSO Laplace

Length: 19m
Mass: 40t
Crew: 1
Maneuverability: Extreme

Offensive Systems:
PBC Cannon
Disruptor Missile Launcher

Defensive Systems:
Countermeasure Launchers

Drive Systems:
Micro Thrust Array
LDS Class 1

An updated variant of the Wasp, the Hornet was originally designed exclusively for use by the police forces. While keeping the innovative pilot position and high-powered PBC cannon of its predecessor, it swaps the internally mounted engines for out-rigger pods designed to increase low speed maneuverability. In addition the Hornet has lost seeker missile launchers in favour of disruptor missiles (in order to disable ships) although still suffers from a lack of shields and minimal armour.

 

NSO-X99 Experimental Turret Fighter

Manufacturer: NSO Laplace

Length: 21m
Mass: CLASSIFIED
Crew: 1
Maneuverability: Extreme

Offensive Systems:
CLASSIFIED

Defensive Systems:
CLASSIFIED

Drive Systems:
CLASSIFIED

Rumors have surfaced recently of a new fighter in development by NSO Laplace. Though details are sketchy it is believed that they are working on a radical new design, the X99 experimental fighter, or 'Turret Fighter' It is believed to be a fighter that can operate in two modes, attached and detached. In attached mode it would act as a swiveling defense turret for a medium sized ship, such as a patcom or corvette. In detached mode it would act as an independent wingman capable of providing strong fire support. As the fighter would rely on its mother ship for support it's believed to have no LDS capabilities allowing it to mount other systems, such as an advanced mini-LDA, to increase survivability. It's interesting to note that both the Tachyon class advanced patcom, and Devastator class heavy corvette have custom docking mounts on the tips of their weapon pylons, and it may be that the X99 is designed to link specifically to these ships.

 

VS-F102s Firestorm Fighter
Experimental Turret Fighter

Manufacturer: Von Schelling Industries

Length: 19m
Mass: 35t
Crew: 1
Maneuverability: Extreme

Offensive Systems:
2 x Light PBC Cannon

Defensive Systems:
Countermeasure Launcher

Drive Systems:
Micro Thrust Array
LDS Class 1

The VS-F102s Firestorm is a highly maneuverable short-range fighter, originally designed by Von Schelling Industries for station defense. It was withdrawn from service due to technical difficulties with its drive and life support systems, which were considered not cost-effective to correct. However, it is believed that a significant number of Firestorm fighters escaped the recall, and rumours exist that illegal workshops have copied the design and are producing their own improved variants.