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Bterli SF/A-23 "Sky Reaper"

Through the chaos which swept the galaxy during the Clone Wars a military
need for an adequate heavy assault fighter, capable of both superb space
and atmospheric combat capabilities to supplement the Republic's hordes
of Z-95 Headhunters, arose.

Bterli Designs, a well-known and respected starship manufacturing company,
presented the Republic Navy with an entire squadron of fully operational
prototypes during the opening phases of the war. The Republic assigned
the vessels to Reaper Squadron, one of the most highly decorated combat
units in the Navy.

The Reapers were quick to adjust to their new fighter-bombers and began
referring to their craft as "Sky Reapers," after themselves. The first
actual combat test of the craft was a pinpoint aerial bombardment of a
pirate encampment on Mantooine. The Sky Reapers swept in low over the
camp, raining death from a dozen proton charge canisters each. The entire
camp was obliterated but not before a well-armed light transport made it
off the ground. The Sky Reapers went into pursuit of the transport, taking
advantage of their superior atmospheric maneuverability to evade enemy
fire from the ship. The Sky Reapers were easily able to literally fly
circles around the transport, blasting it out of the sky and returning
back to base well ahead of schedule. The Republic soon began contract
negotiations for the continued manufacture of Bterli's SF/A-23.

The Sky Reaper consisted of a simple delta-wing fuselage which provided
it with both excellent atmospheric speed and maneuverability. However, in
the vacuum of space the Sky Reaper was a bit less agile due to maneuvering
thrusters being positioned in rather non-ideal points.

The craft's armaments included a pair of fire-linked heavy blaster cannons,
a single ship-to-ship concussion missile launcher and twelve free-fall
proton charge canisters. In addition to these offensive systems, a small
deflector shield generator combined with durable hull plating made the Sky
Reaper one of the most durable combat fighters of its era.

Era Introduced: Clone Wars

Craft: Bterli Designs' SF/A-23 "Sky Reaper"
Type: Aerospace fighter/bomber
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 11.52 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: Sky Reaper fighter-bomber
Crew: 1; gunners: 1
Crew Skill: Varies dramatically
Cargo Capacity: 35 kilograms
Consumables: 1 day
Cost: 130,000 (new), 50,000 (used)
Maneuverability: 1D+1 (2D+2 in atmosphere)
Space: 6
Atmosphere: 400; 1,150 kmh
Hull: 3D+1
Shields: 1D
Sensors:
        Passive: 20/0D+2
        Scan: 40/1D+1
        Search: 75/2D
        Focus: 2/3D
Weapons:
2 Heavy Blaster Cannons (fire-linked)
        Fire Arc: Front
        Skill: Starship gunnery
        Fire Control: 1D+2
        Space Range: 1-5/10/17
        Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.7 km
        Damage: 3D+2
Concussion Missile Launcher
        Fire Arc: Front
        Skill: Starship gunnery
        Ammo: 5
        Fire Control: 2D
        Space Range: 1-3/5/7
        Atmosphere Range: 100-300/500/700
        Damage: 5D+2
12 Proton Charge Canisters
        Fire Arc: Ventral
        Skill: Missile weaponry
        Scale: Walker
        Fire Control: 1D
        Atmosphere Range: 30-500/1.7/4.9 km
        Damage: 6D


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