Gimgir class Light Fighter

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Gimgir class Light Fighter
Type: PL Light Fighter
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Cargo 0.7 Tons
Cost MCr50.725 in quantity 40.58
Crew 1
Hardpoints 1
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Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
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Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
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Size 20 Tons
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Tech Level TL–15
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Like the Lance, this model was designed following the Fifth Frontier War. This class of fighter is operated by the 156th Fleet among others and is deployed aboard Sanoet Class Light Cruisers. The hull is a partially streamlined spherical structure and is fitted with fuel scoops for gas giant refueling. The hull configuration was seen as a cost saving measure, as it reduced the surface area to volume ratio. It does however, preclude atmospheric operations, such as marine close support missions. To simplify logistics the fighter is fitted with a pair of beam lasers. They are slaved to fire as a single battery to keep crew requirements to a minimum. To power these weapons in such a small hull, and preserve agility it was necessary to fit a huge fusion power plant. This is supplemented by large solar panels. The radiated signature and reflected signature are both high and the design lacks any stealthy properties. A model 4 computer is fitted, which is the biggest the power plant could support, but the lack of a bridge handicaps its functionality. The lack of effective fire control software encourages them to avoid tangling with targets, likely to have modern/sophisticated military grade computers. The fighter's interior is dark and sparse and there is no provision for extended life support. Most pilots wear a full vac suit in the cockpit. The design reflects an aggressive offensive philosophy without regard to defenses, beyond their 6 G acceleration and high agility. Their low survival rating tends to make these fighter pilots extremely fatalistic and a bit fearless.

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