S-4 Corsair

tactical assault fighter


HS:1  HP:8  Poweplant: 2 atomic A
ADF:5  MR:4  DCR:30  Crew:2
Armament: PL, PLT
Defenses: RH
Communications/Detection: SubSpace Radio, Radar
Misc: Heavy Armor

Alarm (2), Analysis (2), Astrogation (2), Computer Lockout (3), Damage Control (2), Installation Security (3), Laser Battery (1), Laser Cannon (1), Maintenance (2)

Cargo Capacity: 0
Crew Accomodations: 2 command chairs, no life support
Passenger Accomodations: 0
Vehicles: 0

The S-4 Corsair is a lethal weapon when considering civilian ship engagements. Even so, it has more than enough firepower to ward off military fighter craft as well, but acting alone they would have trouble against larger warships. Operating as a squadron, the opposition's risk increases once more.

Boasting twin atomic drives (with jump governors installed), the extra grunt permits a larger array of weaponry without affecting performance much. As a civilian design, it is actually quite remarkable despite the additional costs involved. 

Even so, there are obvious corners that were cut. First and foremost being the lack of any life support equipment. Which is fine considering the nature of the craft, it's not meant as a long range patrol vessel. Also noteworthy is the lacking auto-eject module and associated stress analysis software package, which forces a pilot to think about the situation he/she is about to get into. While there is ample room for such equipment, it was left out (but shouldn't be much of a hassle to add later on). Noteworthy is the addition of a second command chair for a gunner, the unlimited firepower of the pod lasers in conjunction with the 360º laser turret makes this something of a contender in any arena.