Kestrel Class Interface Fighter (Military Aircraft)

The Kestrel is produced under license in the Spinward Marches by LSP in their Lunion shipyards. The Kestrel is a compromise design--some capability for space combat was considered to be essential, but the main use was anticipated to be atmospheric combat. Accordingly, the computer installation was limited to a Model 3, which still accounts for 50% of the vehicle cost.

CraftID: Kestrel Class Fighter, TL13, MCr23
Hull: 9/23, Disp=10, Conf=1AF, Armor=40F, Loaded=153.6t, Unloaded=150.2t
Power: 1/2, Fusion=135MW, Dur=15/45
Loco: 1/2, StdGrav=700t, Max=3150, Cruise=2363, NOE=170, MaxAccel=3.5G, Agility=2
Comm: Radio=System, Laser=FarOrbit, Maser=Planetary
Sensors: EMSActive(FarOrbit), EMSPassive(Interstellar), Neutrino Sensor (100kw), LowPenDensitometer (50m), ActObjScan=Rout, ActObjPin=Rout, PassObjScan=Diff, PassObjPin=Diff, PassEnScan=Rout, PassEnPin=Diff
          Batteries   1
          Bearing     1
                 Pen/         Max      Auto   Dngr
                 Attn   Dmg   Range    Tgts   Spc    Sig   ROF
50MW Beam Laser  57/4   120   Reg(125)  2      -      L    40
DefDM+7, Point Defense Targeting for laser
Control: Comp3*3, HoloLink*40
Accom: Crew=3 (Commander, Gunner, Pilot), Seats=Roomy*3, Bunks=2, Env=basic env, basic ls, extended ls, grav plates, inertial comp
Other: Fuel=27kl, ObjSize=Avg, EmLevel=Moderate

Author: R.S.Dean