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The Dart light starfighter is the United Earth Defense Force’s answer to the heightened demand for military security both in earth orbit and within the colonization fleets.
Designed with very basic controls and sophisticated electronics, the Dart is designed to be easy to operate for the recently enlisted naval pilot as well as being capable of delivering punishment normally only seen in larger vessels.
While larger than the first model run of starfighters, the Dart does deliver significantly more protection for its pilot than the smaller 10 ton light fighters used in the defense of the Australian UED space station.
The newer 20-ton version of the Dart had recently gone into full production within Fleet Five. Older models had been in the process of decommissioning, however in light of the recent loss of the starboard factory ships, the remaining original squadrons are being brought back into active duty.
|Hull||10 tons Streamlined||Hull 0, Structure 1|
|Manoeuvre Drive||Thrust 6|
|Computer||Model 1||Rating 5|
|Electronics||Standard Sensors||DM -4|
|Weapons Hardpoint #1||Single Fixed Mounting (pulse laser)|
|Fuel||<1 ton||One week of operation|
|Total Tonnage and Cost||10 tons||12,000,000 cr.|