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Fighter: Generally using a 10-ton hull, the fighter is capable of 6-G acceleration, carries 1.0 ton of fuel, and has a crew of one. [1] Small craft are boats of interplanetary (...though not interstellar) capability. Fighters are characterized as small spacecraft usually without jump capability.

Daytona class Orbital Fighter-Interceptor.jpg

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It includes a ship computer Model/1 and can mount only one type of weapon: one laser, up to three missile racks, or up to three sandcasters. It has one ton of excess space, and typically costs MCr18. [1]

  • The lack of a jump drive and its accompanying fuel storage, enables designers of these ships to focus more on putting heavier weapon systems and better in-system drives. This characteristic makes them more of a threat on a ton per ton basis than similar ships with a jump capability.
  • The Fighter is a small, highly manoeuvrable, armed small craft, usually capable of at least 4 Gs acceleration, carrying one or two crew, and displacing around 10 tons. Fighters generally have a small fuel tank (...usually less than twelve hours' fuel), and no cargo capacity.
  • Fighters are invariably armed; usually with the heaviest armament the small craft can bear in a non-turret mount. Generally beam weapons are preferred because they are intended to operate at close range. In some cases a missile launch rack may be installed as well.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An assortment of unidentified fighters sometimes seen on the fringes of Charted Space.
    Fighters-Distant-Fringe-Ade-Stewart 28-Jan-2019a.jpg


Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

The primary role of these craft is in-system offense and defense as part of a COACC system. Their primary operational area is space, but a number have been configured or have variants suitable to for in atmospheric operations.

  • Although the role these ships are normally employed in is a system defense role, the shipborne fighters with their ability to be transported in jump capable carriers makes them an ideal addition for convoy duties, as well as scouting and reconnaissance. Once launched at their destination they can keep in-system defense busy and at bay while other ships complete their missions.
  • On the other hand, based fighters are ideal vessels to control vital areas of a system such as gas giants, asteroid belts, and orbital installations. Their speed and weapon loads make them strong threats to most hostile vessels and few can ignore them with impunity. Because these vessels don't have jump capability and have very modest resource requirements even poorer system can afford to have them to protect their essential space assets.

☆ Fleet support role. Fighters light armament and armour limit their role in fleet engagements but they can be grouped in squadrons to cover flanks, screen gas giants,cover refuelling, extend the fleet's sensor coverage or drive off an enemy fighter screen. Although their light armament makes them ineffective against Capital Ships, concentrating the squadron fire onto a single target can be successful against enemy escort vessels. Using fighter squadrons as an anti missile screen has met with mixed success but their high speed means that they excel in the pursuit mode against a defeated enemy trying to disengage by reaching a sage jump diameter or hide in a gas giant..

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Fighters typically serve the following roles:

Combat Smallcraft:

  1. Aerofighter (F)
  2. Atmospheric Fighter AKA Air Fighter (F)
  3. Attack Fighter (FA)
  4. Bomber (FBB)
  5. Close Support Fighter (FA)
  6. Dual Environment Interceptor (FI)
  7. Escort Fighter (FP)
  8. Fighter (F) (Namesake)
  9. Fighter/Bomber (FB)
  10. Fighter/Interceptor (FI)
  11. Fleet Defense Fighter (FP)
  12. Fleet Fighter (FP)
  13. Fleet Interceptor (FI)
  14. Grav Fighter (F)
  15. Ground Assault Craft (FA)
  16. Ground Attack Fighter (FA)
  17. Heavy Fighter (FH)
  18. Interceptor (FI)
  19. Interface Fighter / Spaceplane (F)
  20. Interface Interceptor (FI)
  21. Light Fighter (FL)
  22. Light Interceptor (FI)
  23. Medium Fighter (FM)
  24. Microfighter (FC)
  25. Missile Fighter (FS)
  26. Multi-role Fighter
  27. Patrol Fighter (FP)
  28. Patrol Torpedo Craft (FS)
  29. Pursuit Fighter (FI)
  30. Assault Boat (FA)
  31. Snub Fighter (F)
  32. Space Fighter (F)
  33. Space Superiority Fleet Fighter (FP)
  34. Star Fighter (F)
  35. Strike Bomber (FS)
  36. Strike Fighter (FS)
  37. Torpedo Boat (FS)
  38. Turret Wing Fighter (F)

Fighter Classifications by Size[edit]

NOTES: Noncombatant smallcraft and combatant utility craft are known as Utility Craft.

Fighter Classifications by Capability[edit]

Fighters are named by their capabilities:

  • Fighter is a generic term encompassing all types of flying combat smallcraft.
  • Spacefighters are limited to operations in open space or the vacuum and are systemic craft not capable of opening a transition to jumpspace.
  • Starfighters are limited to operations in open space or the vacuum and are systemic craft, but are capable of opening a transition to jumpspace. Craft large enough to carry jump drives are generally pushing the definition of a fighter. Some just call them gunboats.
  • Interface Fighters, are typically non-jump fighters, capable of operating in open space or within the atmosphere of a planet. They often have physical streamlining or the grav equivalent. Gravitic versions are often called Grav Fighters.
  • Air Fighters are non-jump fighters only capable of operating within the atmosphere of a planet. They often have physical streamlining or the grav equivalent. As grav technology becomes more advanced, there is little difference between an aircraft and a gravcraft. In fact, composites of the two are often called grav speeders.

Note: G-Carriers are advanced grav craft capable of achieving limited spaceflight. Despite the similarity of capabilities, a G-Carrier is not a fighter. The difference between a G-Carrier and a Grav Fighter is that the G-Carrier is primarily an armored AFV and troop transport whilst G-Fighters are typically less armored and focus on air and near space, low orbit COACC space superiority missions.

Common Fighter Types[edit]

Fighters (F):
Type F class Fighter: Lead Primary Setter Type for combatant smallcraft
Smallcraft

  1. Type FA class Attack Fighter: Attack Fighter
  2. Type FB class Fighter Bomber: Fighter Bomber
  3. Type FC class Microfighter: Microfighter
  4. Type FH class Heavy Fighter: Heavy Fighter
  5. Type FI class Interceptor: Interceptor
  6. Type FL class Light Fighter: Light Fighter
  7. Type FM class Medium Fighter: Medium Fighter
  8. Type FP class Patrol Fighter: Patrol Fighter
  9. Type FS class Strike Fighter: Strike Fighter

Bigcraft - Battle Rider - Fighter:

  1. Type BRF class Battle Rider Fighter

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

Selected F-class Fighter Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Fighter
(Stock Fighter) (Namesake)
F Grizzly class Heavy Fighter This class of craft is consider as representative of the class as a whole. It is a balance of speed, maneuverability, weapons, and armor and constitutes the majority type of this vessel manufactured. Most classes of this fighter are built with both shipborne and base variants. As one of the most widely produced military spacecraft, ships of this type can be found in virtually all naval forces.
  • F = Fighter
Atmospheric Fighters
(Aircraft)
F Cheyenne class Jet Fighter Non-jump fighters only capable of operating within the atmosphere of a planet. They often have physical streamlining or the grav equivalent. As grav technology becomes more advanced, there is little difference between an aircraft and a grav vehicle. In fact, composites of the two are often called grav speeders or grav fighters.
  • F = Fighter
Interface Fighter
(Spaceplane)
F Daytona class Orbital Fighter/Interceptor Interface Fighters are characterized by the fact that they are configured for use in atmosphere, as well as, space operations. They basically are streamlined and have sufficient shielding to support atmosphere entry at high speeds. This capability gives them much more flexibility then most typical fighters. They can also be found operating around gas giants as well, and they make a great ambush threat to refueling vessels.
  • F = Fighter
Space Fighter F Gyro class Turret Wing Fighter Space Fighters are optimized for vacuum space superiority warfare. They are intended to secure star system or related battle spaces.
  • F = Fighter
Star Fighter
(Bigcraft Fighter)
F Nolikian class Battle Rider TL-15 technology cannot yet fit a jump drive into a smallcraft hull. So, they make subcraft out of larger frames, craft as big as a Type S class Scout/Courier or larger, such as a Battle Rider. In this sense, tenders function like carriers. Sometimes, these bigcraft are referred to as oversize fighters (...some weigh thousands of tons). Such craft are more typically called by a variety of Escort terms: Battle Riders, Brigs, FACs, Sloops, etc.
  • F = Fighter
Attack Fighter FA Bombardier class Ground Attack Fighter Attack Fighters is a tactical military craft that has a primary role of carrying out air or spacestrikes with greater precision than bombers, and is prepared to encounter strong low-level air defenses while pressing the attack. They are optimized to attack army targets, AFVs, tanks, infantry, battledress, etc.. They are meant to destroy ground and planetary targets. Gunships can be built under 100.0 tons and are a specific kind of attack craft.
  • A = Attack
Fighter Bomber or Bomber FB Likuurka class Bomber Fighter-Bombers is a fighter craft that has been modified, or used primarily, as a light bomber or attack aircraft. It differs from bomber and attack aircraft primarily in its origins, as a fighter that has been adapted into other roles, whereas bombers and attack aircraft are developed specifically for bombing and attack roles. They blend a combination a air superiority with ground attack capabilities. Bombers are optimized for heavy duty attack capabilities.
  • B = Bomber
Microfighter FC Gnat class Light Fighter Microfighters are extremely small fighter craft, smaller than 10.0 tons. Just as starships can't be built under 100.0 tons, many regard fighters under 10.0 tons as ineffective and purposeless. But others disagree and have found tactical uses for such platforms. The very first fighter aircraft, typically created in the TL:4-6 tech epoch, tend to all be considerably under 10.0 tons in size.
  • C = miCro
Heavy Fighter FH Kia class Heavy Fighter Heavy Fighters are designated so, due to heavier weapon suites and higher costs. They are often larger vessels then typical fighters and carry larger crews to support the operation of their weapon batteries. Their larger size does affect the number that can be carried on carriers and tenders and can impose a higher maintenance burden.
  • H = Heavy
Interceptor or Fighter Interceptor FI Reno class Hypersonic Fighter/Interceptor Interceptors are a type of fighter craft designed specifically to attack enemy smallcraft and ships, particularly bombers and reconnaissance craft, as they approach. Such craft are often designated due to their speed. Their relative cost, speed, and weapons have an often inverse relationship. The higher the speed the less one can carry. So fighter interceptors are normally more lightly armed sprinters. A force might have a few to support reconnaissance needs.
  • I = Interceptor
Light Fighter FL Rampart Class Light Fighter The Light Fighter is normally more lightly armed and may also have less endurance than other fighter types. They may also be more lightly armored and they are often the cheapest vessels of this type to manufacture. In time of crisis, they may be equipped with weapon pods to increase their combat capability, but at the cost of range and maneuverability. They are usually considered as very highly maneuverable, and many have civilian use variants which find a active market with people who want a fast, maneuverable ship for in-system use. Some vessels of this type also find use as an in system courier capable of very small cargo loads.
  • L = Light
Medium Fighter FM Sath class Medium Fighter Very large number of light and heavy fighters are employed, and most fighting forces do not favor the medium fighter size limits, yet such platforms can be very effective.
  • M = Medium
Patrol Fighter FP Kirchner class Patrol Fighter Patrol Fighters are craft designed to operate for long duration over space or atmosphere in patrol roles, in particular combat air patrol (CAP), reconnaissance roles (Recon), anti-ship warfare (AShW), and search and rescue (SAR). A combat air patrol is a patrol provided over an objective area, over the force protected, over the critical area of a combat zone, or over an aero defense area (COACC), for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile craft and ships before they reach their target/s.
  • P = Patrol
Strike Fighter FS Nolrrgarrai class Strike Fighter Strike Fighters are designated "Strike Fighters" normally due to their long range weapon payloads. An Interdictor is a specific type of attack craft that operates far behind enemy lines, with the express intent of interdicting the enemy's military targets, most notably those involved in logistics. The interdiction prevents or delays enemy forces and supplies from reaching the battlefront.
  • S = Strike
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

Mission Basing Types: There are two broad divisions with this ship type:

  • Shipborne fighters: Characterized by features to enable the easy storage, maintenance, launch and retrieval by tenders and carriers.
  • Based fighters: Although base type fighters are very similar they lack features which make them more difficult to use in the confined spaces of carriers.

A number of manufacturers do offer mod kits which support conversion of ships between the several types, and many of these craft are produced in multiple variants.

  • Selected Fighter Classes: Fighters come in many sizes and types including the following:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Fighters serve a variety of combat roles and come in a variety of sizes although the more standard 10-ton models are often the most useful in their indicated roles. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton) (Light Fighter)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Fighter:

  1. Type F class Fighter
    1. Type FA class Attack Fighter
    2. Type FB class Fighter Bomber
    3. Type FC class Microfighter
    4. Type FH class Heavy Fighter
      1. Type PA class Heavy Fighter (Obselete Code)
    5. Type FI class Interceptor
      1. Type FI class Fighter/Interceptor
    6. Type FL class Light Fighter
      1. Type PL class Light Fighter (Obselete Code)
    7. Type FM class Medium Fighter
    8. Type FP class Patrol Fighter
    9. Type FS class Strike Fighter

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

105 Representative Fighter (F) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber FS 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
AB-17R Condor class Assault Boat FA 30 Smallcraft 11 Third Imperium 0 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Adip class Missile Fighter FS 10 Smallcraft 10 Vilani Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Aethon class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alcadeen Defender class Heavy Fighter FH 70 Smallcraft 11 Percavid Marches 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alfred class Gunboat FS 90 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Angbar class Heavy Fighter FH 20 Smallcraft 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Anzh class Heavy Fighter FH 96 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Arvan class Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 12 Unity of Sed 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Baql class Light Fighter FL 25 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Bayonnet class Gunned Scout FP 20 Smallcraft 14 Vargr Extents X 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Beacon class Gun Boat FH 80 Smallcraft 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bombardier class Ground Attack Fighter FA 95 Smallcraft ? Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Bulwark class Armored Fighter FA 13 Smallcraft 10 Distant Fringe 0 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cerebrus class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Courageous class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 7 Cambre Accord 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cudin class Attack Boat FA 40 Smallcraft 11 Unity of Sed 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cyclone class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 12 Federation of Alsas 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Daytona class Orbital Fighter/Interceptor FI 99 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium TBD TBD Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Death Kite class Light Fighter FL 6 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Defiant class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta 7 class Space Superiority Fleet Fighter FP 30 Smallcraft 10 Jurisdiction of Nadon 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Dragonfly class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Enemy Mine class Interceptor FI 10 Smallcraft 10 Principality of Mavuzo 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Esther class Armored Fighter FA 13 Smallcraft 10 Distant Fringe 0 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fairbairn Buccaneer class Fighter FH 80 Smallcraft 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fearless class Fighter FH 80 Smallcraft 8 Winston Democracy 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Firebolt class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter FH 30 Smallcraft 15 Hive Federation 0 5.27 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Giicuyche class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 15 Hive Federation 0 6.01 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Gimgir class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gnat class Light Fighter FC 8.5 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Granite class Interceptor FC 6 Smallcraft 7 Distant Fringe 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gremilin class Light Fighter FC 9 Smallcraft 10 Council of Heads 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grizzly class Heavy Fighter FH X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor FI 10 Smallcraft 9 Langemarck Coalition 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gyro class Turret Wing Fighter FH 95 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hammerhead class Close Support Fighter FA 30 Smallcraft 12 Federation of Alsas 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Inselm Mark Five class Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 11 Worlds of The Leader 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iramda class Fighter FL 10 12 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.
Javelin class Light Fighter FL 20 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K'Pow class Fighter FC 6 Smallcraft 8 Akras 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kasparov class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 13 Varellan Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kaster class Light Fighter FL 10 10 Plavian League 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kaufman class Dual Environment Fighter FH 90 Smallcraft 10 Caliphate of Estalia 0 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kestel class Interface Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft Third Imperium 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kestrel class Fighter FL 10 13 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kestrel class Interface Fighter F X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Khuilrakh class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 11 Aslan Hierate 0 8 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kia class Heavy Fighter FH X Smallcraft X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kirchner class Patrol Fighter FP 10 Smallcraft 8 Council of the Wise 0 3 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kitl class Heavy Fighter FH 60 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Komar class Missile Boat FM 60 Smallcraft 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lance class Medium Fighter FM 40 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Likuurka class Bomber FB 90 Smallcraft Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Locust class Light Laser Fighter FL 15 11 Terran Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle FA 90 Smallcraft 9 Salatho National Military Force 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magnum class Heavy Fighter FS 95 Smallcraft Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Manta class Escort Fighter FP 15 Smallcraft Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Mite class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 8 Council of the Wise 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Namor class Patrol Torpedo Craft FS 90 Smallcraft 12 Ushran Navy 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Nimian class Dual Environment Interceptor FI 90 Smallcraft 8 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nolrrgarrai class Strike Fighter FS 20 Smallcraft 12 Vargr Extents 0 12 NO Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Olmeka class Heavy Fighter FH 80 14 Solomani 0 1 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Onyx class Interceptor FI 80 Smallcraft 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
P-12 Agunda class Snub Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Paam class Fighter FH 70 12 Iltharan Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Parasite class Light Fighter FC 5 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Protalus class Attack Boat FA 71 Smallcraft 10 Biumvirate 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Quanah class Bomber FB 20 tons Smallcraft 6 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Radson class Fighter-Bomber FB 25 Smallcraft 6 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rampart class Fighter FL 10 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Raptor class Close Support Fighter FA 30 Smallcraft 9 Avalar Consulate 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Razor class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reaper class Attack Boat FA 20 Smallcraft 10 Khan World League 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reno class Hypersonic Fighter/Interceptor FI 50 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Retaliator class Heavy Fighter FH 71 10 Bain Defense Squadron 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revenant class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sath class Medium Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 8 Sath Alliance 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Scimitar class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Screaming Fury class Fighter FM 38 Smallcraft 10 S'raak Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shriker class Heavy Jump Fighter FH X Smallcraft TBD Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Snake class Fleet Defense Fighter FP 25 Smallcraft 10 Tellerian Cluster 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Spooky class Starfighter FM 30 Smallcraft 7 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starfire class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stinger class Heavy Fighter FH 60 13 Darrian Confederation 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swift Reaper class Fighter FI 39 Smallcraft 11 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sylean class Heavy Fighter FH 50 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
TC01 Skull Rider class Light Fighter FL 10 11 Trooles Confederation 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
TC02A Broken Sunrise class Fleet Interceptor FI 20 Smallcraft 11 Trooles Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Termagant class Fighter F X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Tobruk class Interface Interceptor FI 17 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 6.68 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Type 054A Huangpu class Gunboat FH 50 ACS 13 Sindalian Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type FH class Heavy Fighter FH 50-99 ? Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Vigilance class Interceptor FC 6 Smallcraft 7 Distant Fringe 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Viking class Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 12 Protectorate 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vlezhdest class Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
War Master class Bomber FB 25 tons Smallcraft 7 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wart class Heavy Fighter FH 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Wasp class Light Fighter FL 10 10 (GTL) Terran Confederation 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.

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11 Representative Attack Fighter (FA) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
AB-17R Condor class Assault Boat FA 30 Smallcraft 11 Third Imperium 0 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bombardier class Ground Attack Fighter FA 95 Smallcraft ? Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Bulwark class Armored Fighter FA 13 Smallcraft 10 Distant Fringe 0 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cudin class Attack Boat FA 40 Smallcraft 11 Unity of Sed 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Esther class Armored Fighter FA 13 Smallcraft 10 Distant Fringe 0 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hammerhead class Close Support Fighter FA 30 Smallcraft 12 Federation of Alsas 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle FA 90 Smallcraft 9 Salatho National Military Force 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Protalus class Attack Boat FA 71 Smallcraft 10 Biumvirate 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Raptor class Close Support Fighter FA 30 Smallcraft 9 Avalar Consulate 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reaper class Attack Boat FA 20 Smallcraft 10 Khan World League 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zu-99 class Ground Assault Craft FA 90 Smallcraft 10 Jurisdiction of Nadon 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
4 Representative Fighter Bomber (FB) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Likuurka class Bomber FB 90 Smallcraft Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Quanah class Bomber FB 20 tons Smallcraft 6 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Radson class Fighter-Bomber FB 25 Smallcraft 6 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
War Master class Bomber FB 25 tons Smallcraft 7 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
15 Representative Microfighter (FC) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Cerebrus class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Defiant class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gnat class Light Fighter FC 8.5 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Granite class Interceptor FC 6 Smallcraft 7 Distant Fringe 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gremilin class Light Fighter FC 9 Smallcraft 10 Council of Heads 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Inselm Mark Five class Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 11 Worlds of The Leader 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K'Pow class Fighter FC 6 Smallcraft 8 Akras 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mite class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 8 Council of the Wise 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Parasite class Light Fighter FC 5 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Razor class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revenant class Light Fighter FC 7 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starfire class Strike Fighter FC 8 Smallcraft 8 Distant Fringe 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vigilance class Interceptor FC 6 Smallcraft 7 Distant Fringe 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Westmoore class Light Fighter FC 9 11 Kingdom of Peladon 0 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zydhnali class Fighter FC 9 8 Zydarian Codominium 0 5 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
21 Representative Heavy Fighter (FH) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Alcadeen Defender class Heavy Fighter FH 70 Smallcraft 11 Percavid Marches 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Angbar class Heavy Fighter FH 20 Smallcraft 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Anzh class Heavy Fighter FH 96 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Beacon class Gun Boat FH 80 Smallcraft 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fairbairn Buccaneer class Fighter FH 80 Smallcraft 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fearless class Fighter FH 80 Smallcraft 8 Winston Democracy 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter FH 30 Smallcraft 15 Hive Federation 0 5.27 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Grizzly class Heavy Fighter FH X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gyro class Turret Wing Fighter FH 95 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kaufman class Dual Environment Fighter FH 90 Smallcraft 10 Caliphate of Estalia 0 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kia class Heavy Fighter FH X Smallcraft X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kitl class Heavy Fighter FH 60 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Olmeka class Heavy Fighter FH 80 14 Solomani 0 1 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Paam class Fighter FH 70 12 Iltharan Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Retaliator class Heavy Fighter FH 71 10 Bain Defense Squadron 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shriker class Heavy Jump Fighter FH X Smallcraft TBD Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Stinger class Heavy Fighter FH 60 13 Darrian Confederation 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sylean class Heavy Fighter FH 50 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type 054A Huangpu class Gunboat FH 50 ACS 13 Sindalian Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type FH class Heavy Fighter FH 50-99 ? Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Wart class Heavy Fighter FH 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
9 Representative Fighter/Interceptor (FI) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Daytona class Orbital Fighter/Interceptor FI 99 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium TBD TBD Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Enemy Mine class Interceptor FI 10 Smallcraft 10 Principality of Mavuzo 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor FI 10 Smallcraft 9 Langemarck Coalition 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nimian class Dual Environment Interceptor FI 90 Smallcraft 8 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Onyx class Interceptor FI 80 Smallcraft 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reno class Hypersonic Fighter/Interceptor FI 50 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Swift Reaper class Fighter FI 39 Smallcraft 11 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
TC02A Broken Sunrise class Fleet Interceptor FI 20 Smallcraft 11 Trooles Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tobruk class Interface Interceptor FI 17 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 6.68 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
25 Representative Light Fighter (FL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aethon class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arvan class Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 12 Unity of Sed 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Baql class Light Fighter FL 25 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Courageous class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 7 Cambre Accord 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cyclone class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 12 Federation of Alsas 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Death Kite class Light Fighter FL 6 Smallcraft 9 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dragonfly class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Firebolt class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Giicuyche class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 15 Hive Federation 0 6.01 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Gimgir class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iramda class Fighter FL 10 12 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.
Javelin class Light Fighter FL 20 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kasparov class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 13 Varellan Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kaster class Light Fighter FL 10 10 Plavian League 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kestel class Interface Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft Third Imperium 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kestrel class Fighter FL 10 13 Third Imperium 0 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khuilrakh class Light Fighter FL 10 Smallcraft 11 Aslan Hierate 0 8 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Locust class Light Laser Fighter FL 15 11 Terran Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
P-12 Agunda class Snub Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rampart class Fighter FL 10 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Scimitar class Light Fighter FL 20 Smallcraft 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
TC01 Skull Rider class Light Fighter FL 10 11 Trooles Confederation 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wasp class Light Fighter FL 10 10 (GTL) Terran Confederation 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Wildbat class Fighter FL 0-99 Smallcraft Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Wildcat class Fighter FL 16 Smallcraft 12 Third Imperium 0 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
7 Representative Medium Fighter (FM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Komar class Missile Boat FM 60 Smallcraft 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lance class Medium Fighter FM 40 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sath class Medium Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 8 Sath Alliance 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Screaming Fury class Fighter FM 38 Smallcraft 10 S'raak Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spooky class Starfighter FM 30 Smallcraft 7 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Viking class Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 12 Protectorate 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vlezhdest class Fighter FM 30 Smallcraft 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
5 Representative Patrol Fighter (FP) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bayonnet class Gunned Scout FP 20 Smallcraft 14 Vargr Extents X 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta 7 class Space Superiority Fleet Fighter FP 30 Smallcraft 10 Jurisdiction of Nadon 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kirchner class Patrol Fighter FP 10 Smallcraft 8 Council of the Wise 0 3 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Manta class Escort Fighter FP 15 Smallcraft Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Snake class Fleet Defense Fighter FP 25 Smallcraft 10 Tellerian Cluster 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
6 Representative Strike Fighter (FS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber FS 20 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Adip class Missile Fighter FS 10 Smallcraft 10 Vilani Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Alfred class Gunboat FS 90 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magnum class Heavy Fighter FS 95 Smallcraft Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Namor class Patrol Torpedo Craft FS 90 Smallcraft 12 Ushran Navy 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Nolrrgarrai class Strike Fighter FS 20 Smallcraft 12 Vargr Extents 0 12 NO Yes. Published, canon starship design.
8 Representative Bigcraft Fighter / Battle Rider Fighter (BRF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider BRF 1,000 ACS 11 Sath Alliance 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ferrer class Battle Rider BRF 1,000 ACS 8 Council of the Wise 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jack Knife class Light Battle Rider BRF 2,000 ACS 12 Federation of Alsas 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MalPal class Battle Rider BRF 2,000 ACS 12 Iltharan Empire 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Murada class Battle Rider BRF 1,000 ACS 10 The Last Line 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Punisher class Light Battle Rider BRF 1,000 ACS 12 [[Ras Tennol Forces]] 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Staban class Battle Rider BRF 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zulu class Battle Rider BRF 2,000 ACS 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

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