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The Hawk Airfighter


Hull Mass: 5t
Mass (Fully Laden): 18t
Internal Capacity (No Drive): 7t
Retro Thruster Acceleration: 6 Earth G
Main Thruster Acceleration: 27.2 Earth G
Crew: 1
Gun Mountings: 1
Fuel Scoop: NO
Missile Pylons: 2
Hyperspace Ranges: Class 1: 16.66
Standard Drive: Class 1 Military Drive
Internal Capacity (With Class 1 Military Drive): 1t
Typical Cost: 48,000CR
Designer: Federal Military Research Directorate
Manufacturer: Core Industrial Corporation
Inservice Date: 3135
Allegiance: Federation

Hello? Bob? What are you on, and can we have some? This ship is fast, handles like a dream but is TOO SMALL for serious combat! With this ship, you have almost no room for gear. While you'll be hard to hit, the near total lack of offensive capability mean that you'll probably get killed quicker than a Hognose being jumped by Thargoids (old pilot's joke, don't expect to get it...).

The fact is, with only 1 ton of internal capacity after you've fitted the drive, two of your weapon mountings will seem to be a sick joke - there's no room to put anything on them. And that's if you decide you don't want a scanner or autopilot, and don't intend to leave the system (1t of fuel and no equipment)! Do not buy this ship unless you do courier missions and don't expect opposition (or, for that matter, landing on a planet - atmospheric shielding takes up 1t of space).

This may not be surprising, but the stats in the manual are wrong again. If the internal capacity without a drive really was 13t, this ship wouldn't be as bad.

Rating: *

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