UPF Fighters

F-40C Vulcan
updated version of the standard UPF Fighter from SF/KH game

 


HS:1 HP:8 Powerplant: single sub-Atomic A
ADF:5 MR:5 DCR:30 Crew: 1-2
Armament: Assault Rocket (x3) or Pod Laser (LR) or PL, AR(x1)
Defenses: RH
Communication/Detection Equipment: Subspace Radio, Radar, Videocom, Auto-Eject Module, Streamlined


Computer (LVL:3 fp:68 SP:20)

Alarm (1), Analysis (2), Assault Rocket (1), Astrogation (2), Auto Eject (2), Computer Lockout (4), Damage Control (1), Drive (4), Information Storage (1), Life Support (1), Maintenance (1)

Price: 886,600Cr
 

Upon graduation from Gollwin Acadamy, pilots may see service with an updated version of the F-40. The F-40C convertible fighter that can switch weapon systems according to the missions between a long range pod laser system, a trio of assault rockets, or a standard pod laser and single assault rocket; along with the software to run these various system configurations.
 

A twin hull version has also been in limited production, the F-40C2 designation. Some militias utilize the twin fuselage craft for long range patrols, where pilot crews may switch shifts operating and sleeping.

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PF-5 Shadow Star
vintage star fighter




HS: 1 HP: 8 Powerplant: 5 Chemical A
ADF: 5 MR: 5 DCR: 25 Crew: 1-2
Armament: PL (long range)
Defense: RH
Communication/Detection Equipment: Subspace Radio, Radar, Videocom, Auto-Eject Module, Streamlined


Computer

Alarm (5), Analysis (2), Astrogation (2), Auto Eject (2), Computer Lockout (4), Damage Control (5), Drive (1), Information Storage (1), Laser Cannon (1), Maintenance (5)

The PF-5 Shadow Star is a relic of a design, dating back to before the first Sathar War. It was the Frontier's earliest star fighters and the first from Pan Galactic, who still produces the craft today albeit through special order. The design is simple yet effective, and has been retrofitted over the decades to keep up with modern fighter technology. The original Forward Firing Rocket system was replaced with the standard assault rocket assault rocket system following the first Sathar War, and that was replaced by a long range pod laser system for civilian use (although military contractors may order them with the three rocket system instead). Life support is also not included but available as an option. It still boasts the original yet updated design on all five of its chemical drives, making it very affordable for purchase and regular use. Very few militias or government subsidies incorporate the PF-5, for the most part it will be in the service of private operations such as civilian businesses and occassionally used by pirates as well.
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P-4 Ranger
tactical fighter


HS:1 HP:8 Powerplant: twin sub-SuperCharged Ion "A"
ADF:5(6)* MR:5 DCR:30  Crew:1-2
Armamament: PL, AR(x1)
Defenses: RH
Communication/Detection: Subspace Radio, Radar, Videocom, AEM, Streamlined

Computer

Alarm (2), Analysis (2), Assault Rocket (1), Astrogation (2), Auto Eject (2), Computer Lockout (4), Damage Control (2), Drive (3), Information Storage (1), Laser Cannon (1), Life Support (1), Maintenance (2)

Several militias demanded a high tech fighter platform during formation of the refined Spacefleet fighter squadrons. The Pan Galactic P-4 Ranger is the company's first major success in the Star Fighter field and filled that role well, and Spacefleet was quick to contract the design too. An anamoly was soon discovered following the first few armed test flights. Once the rocket payload was delivered the ship's drives were able to boast some extra power, a trait the pilots got a good kick out of that suited the "need for speed". This anamoly allows the P-4 to deliver its payload against larger targets and get out quickly, should said targets survive.


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RF-41 Seeker  (and S/RF-41 Surveilance craft)
Reconnaissance Fighter


HS:1 HP:8 Powerplant: four Ion A drive
ADF:5 MR:3 DCR:30 Crew: 1-2
Armamament: PL, IC
Defenses: RH, optional DS(5hp)
Communication/Detection: Subspace Radio, Radar, Videocom, AEM, Streamlined (S model includes 1/2 camera system, energy sensor, and sensor jamming equipment)

Computer
Alarm (4), Analysis (4), Astrogation (4), Auto Eject (2), Computer Lockout (6), Damage Control (4), Drive (3), Information Storage (2), Laser Cannon (1) x2, Life Support (1), Maintenance (4)
 

The original F-41 design was a lower budget competitor to WarTech's sibling I-76 heavy fighter, but it failed to match the Enforcer's payload and versatility. Hence it became converted over to a Reconnaisance Fighter with optional sensor packages, and filled this role very well. Ion Cannons allow the craft to capture fleeing vessels as well, preserving their crew and cargo for questioning and observance afterwards. And the Pod Laser system also allows for more permanent damage to be inflicted. The ship allows for two crew members but can be operated by a single pilot for most non-recon or insystem duties. The craft is interstellar capable.

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I-76 Enforcer
Heavy Fighter


HS:2 HP:16 Powerplant: shielded inboard/outboard Atomic A drive
ADF:3 MR:4 DCR:45 Crew: 2 + maintenance robot in aft bay
Armamament: PL, AR(x2), IB
Defenses: RH, DS(6hp)
Communication/Detection: Subspace Radio, Radar, Videocom, AEM, Streamlined 

Computer

Alarm (1), Analysis (4), Assault Rocket (1), Astrogation (4), Auto Eject (2), Computer Lockout (4), Damage Control (1), Drive (4), Information Storage (1), Laser Battery (1), Laser Cannon (1), Life Support (1), Maintenance (1), Robot Management (LVL corresponds w/ robot)
 

WarTech's sibling micro-corporation "Sovereign Virtue" belted out this fantastic heavy duty multi-purpose fighter many decades ago. It's an older design that has been upgraded over the years following WarTech's funding of the company, and has slowly become known as the "workhorse of the Frontier" by fighter pilots. The Enforcer's shielded atomic drive does not have a governor installed, so it is interstellar capable. To this end an aft storage bay is outfitted to accomodate an MR-series maintenace robot to assist with overhauling the atomic drive. The vessel's lacking performance is made up by an ability to take a severe beating by fighter standards, the rocket payload along with two different beam weapon systems (a forward firing pod laser and an Ion Gun Turret) makes it a versatile craft well suited for many roles. The new Deflector Screen defense system is a recent upgrade, the I-76 was the first fighter craft to be equipped with it and as a result it can sustain even greater amounts of punishment.

A variant exists without airfoils, restricting it from atmospheric use. The I-76S variant is typically utilized by private organizations or carried aboard larger vessels for defensive duty. Aside from a slightly lower price tag, there is no difference between the two craft save for the atmosphere capable airfoils.
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SF-1 Dagger
advanced tactical fighter

 

HS: 2  HP: 12  Powerplant: four Atomic A
ADF: 6  MR: 4  DCR: 40  Crew: 2
Armament: PL, IC, AR(x2), PLT
Defense: RH, DS(6HP)
Communication/Detection: SubSpace Radio, Radar, VideoCom, Deluxe Astrogation, AEM


Computer

Alarm (4), Analysis (6), Assault Rocket (1), Astrogation (4), Computer Lockout (6), Deflector Screen (2), Damage Control (4), Drive (4), Information Storage (1), Instalation Security (4), Laser Cannon (1) x2, Laser Battery (1), Life Support - capacity:2 (1), Maintenance (4), Robot Management (LVL corresponds w/ robot)
 

The Dagger is WarTech's latest top secret creation which is scheduled for released to active duty in f.y. 72. Little is known about the new high tech Tactical Fighter, aside from a few spy holo-images captured during test flights, but it promises to be a heavily armed and high performance interstellar-capable fighter craft. It also promises to boast a high price tag...but WarTech feels the craft will be worth every credit. Only Rayax Transport's prototype Knight Hawk poses a threat to the future contract for the next generation heavy fighter, but WarTech feels the higher price tag of the Hawk will quickly sink the Dagger's blade into the contract.
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F-20 Arrow *
Tactical Light Fighter

 

HS: 1  HP: 7  Powerplant: 2 sub-Atomic A
ADF: 6  MR: 5  DCR: 30  Crew: 1
Armament: PL, AR(x2)
Defense: RH

WarTech's latest entry in the light fighter arena will be the Arrow, a well armed and snappy accelerator. Rumors lead to a possible Defletor Screen system as well, assuming it can be added without infringement on the performance. WarTech expects the Arrow to replace the F-40C by f.y. 76

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Original design appears in the ShatterZone game, all rights reserved
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RT-100 "Phoenix"
Tactical Fighter

 

HS: 1  HP: 8  Powerplant: twin SC Ion A
ADF: 6  MR: 5  DCR: 30  Crew: 1-2
Armament: PL(LR); linked
Defense: RH, DS(5HP)


Rayax Transport is working on two prototype fighter designs, with the Phoenix being a prime candidate to be contracted out to Spacefleet. It has one controversial aspect: a profile that resembles a Sathar Fighter...it remains to be seen if this will be viewed as a drawback or not (RT spokespersons have been quoted as saying that they wanted something that was different from their signature mandible foresection designs from their civilian vessels). RT feels that the craft's nimble and aggressive performance coupled with advanced fire control should quickly overcome any initial thoughts concerning the visual appearance. Expected to see active duty by f.y. 73.

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A-5 Knight Hawk
advanced tactical fighter



HS: 2  HP: 15  Powerplant: twin SC-Ion A
ADF: 6  MR: 5  DCR: 40  Crew: 1-2
Armament: PL (x2, linked), AR(x2), PLT(RF); grapple-claws
Defense: RH, DS(6HP)
Communication/Detection: SubSpace Radio, Radar, VideoCom, Energy Sensor, Deluxe Astrogation, AEM


Computer

Alarm (2), Analysis (6), Assault Rocket (1), Astrogation (4), Computer Lockout (6), Damage Control (2), Deflector Screen (2), Drive (4), Information Storage (1), Instalation Security (6), Language (3), Laser Cannon (1) x2, Laser Battery (1), Life Support - capacity:2 (1), Maintenance (2), Weapon Link (1) 

The basic lines of the Zuraqqor fighters inspired Rayax's heavy fighter design, adding further controversy to their designs. They utilized a slew of their own tweaks to arrive with a protoype for the next generation advanced tactical fighter, designed in accordance to demands laid out by Mercenary Starbase who doesn't seem to mind the 2.5MCr price tag of each unit. Whether the UPF opts for a contract remains to be seen, but 2.5 mill seems rather steep so it is quite unlikely. RT has managed to keep the lid on this design very tightly, so aside from a holovid of a test flight little is known about these menacing craft that should be made available by f.y. 75.