The Paladin Super-Striker Elite is a powerful long range striker.
Corvette cruiser's radar and targeting systems were scaled-down, giving the Paladin an incredible "sniffing" advantage. The targeting computer can sustain eight active targets simultaneously with equal priority.
The Paladin is equipped with two beam cannons, the design of which was harvested from the remains of an alien battle cruiser. Because the powerful technology was somewhat old, the components were easily miniaturized and updated. The resulting beam cannons are devastating, able to cut even larger unshielded fighters in two.
The Paladin also carries a payload of eight heavy Starlight warheads. The range of the Starlight warheads, coupled with the Paladin's radar and targeting technology can make short work of deployed squadrons.
The Paladin uses one class-D engine, along with two nuclear-drive afterburners. It's speed is unparalleled, and it's manueverability is second only to the A-11 Buzzard.
Although it is even capable of re-entry, the Paladin is primarily designed for exo-spheric flight. The range and power the Paladin's payload, particularly the beam cannons, could cause prohibitive collateral damage in an atmosphere.
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