Advanced  Ship A-72 Aklay Assault Starfighter

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  1. Darasaurus

    Darasaurus Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    A-72 "Aklay" Assault Starfighter


    AFFILIATION
    Non-sith Organizations
    Open Market.

    MANUFACTURER

    Burnin Konn Shipwright.

    CLASS

    Assault starfighter.

    ROLE

    counter bomber
    strike fighter
    bomber escort

    COMPOSITION

    Durasteel and transparisteel.

    DIMENSIONS

    Length - 17 meters.

    CREW
    1 minimum. 2 Optimal

    PASSENGER CAPACITY

    N/A.

    CARGO CAPACITY

    100 kg.

    HANGAR CAPACITY

    N/A.

    CONSUMABLES

    2 standard weeks.

    SPEED/MANEUVERABILITY

    An Aklay-class Assault fighter with stock specifications can reach 100 MGLT maximum acceleration, and has average maneuvering characteristics.

    ARMAMENT


    2x wing mounted light laser cannons.
    1x dual light laser cannon turret.


    EQUIPMENT

    1x class 4 hyperdrive.
    1x navicomputer.
    2x Ejector seats with integrated survival capsule.


    DESCRIPTION
    With the success of its cousin, the C-55B aka M-wing, the A-72 Aklay was put into production. The cost of making the former had high risk high reward for the company. But the A-72 does not have the expensive military grade power cores or fancy deflector shields. Instead the company recognizes that pragmatic combat roles and after market modifications are becoming more common place.

    Instead focusing on providing the better base characteristics that would not be harmful to the production costs Burnin Koon Shipwright came up with maximizing the speed of the ship for it to both outrun and chase down targets. These powerful engines do have a drawback and force the ship to not be as maneuverable as many of its counterparts, having only average capabilities.

    The only stock armament are two forward facing light laser cannons on the wings and a dual light laser cannon on top being mounted on a turret with a three hundred and sixty degree view. This allows the gunner to fend off targets that are on its tail as well as maximize firepower on those ahead of it. While this is somewhat less fire power than what most starfighters have on the market the versatility of directional options is something that no other starfighter has.

    The Aklay does possess a rather capable class 4 hyperdrive. It was either that or a deflector shield but the ability to travel between systems was decided as being more important in stock models than the protection of light deflector shields. It comes with a paired navicomputer and ejector seats for the occupants. Enough space inside the ship for the pilot and gunner to interact but little else.

    LEGALITY
    Restricted. In civilized systems, pilots must be properly licensed or be members of recognized armed groups.

    INTENT
    To create an advanced and high performance starfighter that isn't AT just because it has multiple AT upgrades on it but the base stats are what make it AT. I plan on my GA/rebel character using this ship if/when it gets approved as well. Is meant to compete with the Dagger class starfighter and the M-wing for different reasons.

    ADVANCED TECH
    Yes. Aklay-class starfighter is a high performance strike starfighter. Having combined characteristics of generic starfighters all on the same ship does put it above most starfighters. The ship reaches its true potential with upgrades and as a result is not an acquisition that does not warrant further advancement and tweaking. As a result requires a tech plot of 3-4 threads would be required to earn one. However, since the Galactic Alliance has access to Burnin Konn's shipyards, rebel characters can obtain one for 2-3 threads.
     
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  2. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    I would amend the armament to 2x light laser cannon rather than 1x dual light laser cannon, as the two fixed guns are on opposite wingtips. Otherwise, looks good! I always dig turret fighters.

    Oh, also, speed will need to come way down from 110. Like, 85, tops.
     
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  3. Darasaurus

    Darasaurus Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    I was going to just have it near the cockpit for laser cannon placement but that works too.

    I purposefully looked back and forth between the dagger and its equivalent the M wing. Both have speeds of 90 and decent maneuverability on top of other AT equipment. I’m trying to make this at least 100 mglt but it is still one upped by the dagger in maneuverability fields as well as firepower and its equipment. My goal of this ship is for it to rely more on the speed aspect. More like an escort interceptor perhaps is the better wording.
     
  4. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    Well, I'm not going to allow this thing to be as fast as a dedicated interceptor, especially not if it has two crew, missiles and a turret. Even with just a pair of light cannons, a turret gives a lot a flexibility in combat; being able to shoot in one direction and fly in another during a dogfight is really useful, and potentially downright broken if you're also faster than almost anything you're likely to go up against.

    Even Advanced, I'm not going to allow a turreted fighter of any kind to fly as fast as a full-blown interceptor. The best I'll allow is 95 MGLT.
     
  5. Darasaurus

    Darasaurus Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    It doesn't have missiles. I knew that would be broken as heck so I'll reduce the speed. On further consideration I think I'll drop it down to 90 MGLT even.
     
  6. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    ...not sure why I remembered it having missiles, so, my bad there.

    100 MGLT would be acceptable in that case, unless you're sure.
     
  7. Darasaurus

    Darasaurus Skilled-Scrub/Plotting Mod Plot Moderator

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    I'll bump it up to 100 then if you're ok with it. I want to just see people not rely too much on ships they get and think that they are awesome if they come stock. It's why I don't like submissions of ships with AT upgrades coming as the standard. If people want this ship to be the threat that I have in mind then they should be putting in the effort to upgrade it and not expect it to be an unbeatable ship as it is. I can even drop the hyperdrive down a little for some balancing if that's needed
     
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  8. AutoFox

    AutoFox Tech Mod/Tech Archiver Tech Moderator

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Anyway, this looks good now, so, approved.
     
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