The A-11 Buzzard was designed as an artillery buster. It's armed with heavy-hitting laser and concussion cannons, which can quickly disable armored vehicles. Although the most skilled pilots have found it useful as a dog-fighter, given its unparalleled acceleration, deceleration, and agility.
The A-11's touchy controls and cantankerous engines often disqualify many from becoming its pilot. It's said the Buzzard picks the pilot—and that only the most daring and foolhardy. Nevertheless, in the hands of a skilled pilot, the Buzzard is a crushing force on the battlefield.
The Buzzard was designed primarily for planet-side use, but is capable of exo-spheric flight and is a popular alternative to the costly Killer Whale.