Light, powerful, and very agile; this spacecraft is designed to intercept enemy fighters and torpedo craft. Small enough to be launched from vessels as little as destroyers, this is the most widely used spacecraft in the fleet.
About this creation
While heavier fighters take the glory and the headlines, it is light interceptors that are the unsung heroes of the fleet battles. Though small, the twin 1200kW cannon puts it on the same level as the big guys.
This craft is inter-atmospheric in only the strictest sense of the term. Only enough fuel and weapons charge for an hour, wondering too far would cause quite the embarrassment if recovered by friendlies, and fatal in the worst cases.
I know this is my most vibrant craft to date, very different from my usual bland military MOCs. I figured I'd try to mash my Orange and Purple collections together in one. Representing 98% of my purple, and about 60% of my orange, it is necessarily small. I had to introduce black as a third color, because I had only a handful of orange plates.
Detesting my previously non-functional landing gear, I opted for a different technique this time around. As it always seems to happen, I start building something only to find that it could be used for something else.
Happy pilot showing off...
This is a great interceptor and color easily lets you spot fiend from foe. Here's an idea, build a second jet that can attach as a booster unit for longer ranged operations. Kind of like an Alpha/Beta dual fighter from Robotech. I have been toying with concept recently and hope to have something up in the near future.