The Ashanda-class Heavy Fighter was designed by a group of engineers
from every facet of TriCorp. The principles, RanCorp, Metacorp, and
SATAL Arms all sent their top ship desingners in each field (weapons,
hull, drive systems, controls ect.) as well as contracting help from
the top engineer from each subsidiary company and KDY, Incom, and SFS
enginners all pulled together to design and create this ship. They all
worked together to make a ship that would be tough, resiliant, fast
and agile, and deceptively powerful.
The result ended up looking a bit like minature Mon Calamari cruiser with
pods and blisters on the hull at seemingly random spots. But some of the
pods hold sensor gear or weapons. Some of the blisters are actually power
screws that spiral up into the hull hiding the weapon attached to it in a
sensor masked compartment. It's nearly impossible to detect the weapons
when they are pulled up. The weapons can then spiral down all at once or
individualy for use. Once down they can spin back up or even just spin
making the weapon turreted. Triple laser cannons and warhead 'hardpoints'
are attached in these weapon blisters and thus the concealed punch of
this fighter is greater than almost any other fighter in the galaxy.
Also like Mon Calamari ships, the Ashanda-class fighter is equipped with
redundant shield systems making it tougher than usual and the entire hull
is molecularly bonded at the seems making it tougher and more streamlined.
The ship is as agile and swift as it appears to be and can out manuver an
X-wing or TIE fighter with relative ease.
Craft: TriCorp Ashanda-class Heavy Fighter
Type: Multi-role fighter/bomber
Length: 26 meters
Skill: Starfighter Piloting: Ashanda
Crew: 1; gunners: 1
Crew Skill: Starfighter piloting 6D+1, starship gunnery 7D
Cargo Capacity: 200 kilograms
Consumables: 2 days
Cost: Not Available For Sale
Hyperdrive Multiplyer: x2
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere 435; 1,250 kmh
Backup Shields: 6D
All weapons blisters when pulled in are set in a protetive sensor
masking field adding +5D to the difficulty of detecting the weapons
when they are in their hidden mode.
4 Triple Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
18 Ordnance Hardpoints
Fire Arc: Varies
Skill: Starship gunnery
Crew: 1 (gunner)
Fire Control: Varies
Space Range: Varies
Atmosphere Range: Varies
Note: The Ashanda may be fitted with up to 18 concussion missiles
(8D), 18 proton torpedoes (9D), or any combination of the two.
Other ordnance includes various free-fall bombs, a pair of
"eggs" (5D capital scale), 8 heavy rockets (10D), or 4 heavy
space bombs (11D).
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