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I-Beam Starfighter
Navigational Stats:
Hyperspeed: 0
Sublight Speed: 50 MGLT
Max Speed: 500 km/h
Manoeuvrability: 6.00

Sensors: 4
ECM: 0
Cargo Stats:
Weight: 70 T
Volume: 500 m³
Weight Cap: 4 T
Volume Cap: 10 m³

Max Passengers: 1
Party Slot Size: 1.00
Hull Stats:
Length: 11 m
Hull: 150
Deflector Shields: 150
Ionic Capacity: 50
Value:

105,686 Credits



Landing CapacityFlight Grade Repulsorlifts

Details:
Heavy Laser: 3
Required Raw Materials:
Quantum (Armour): 43
Meleenium (Durasteel): 441
Ardanium (Fuel Canisters): 22
Rudic (Electronics): 75
Rockivory (Antigrav Units / Mechanical Parts): 20
Tibannagas (Blasters / Lasers): 17
Lommite (Transparisteel): 8
 

Often mistaken for a B-Wing or a C-Wing from a distance, the I-Beam Starfighter was an exclusive starfighter manufactured and used by the Galderian Slave Traders. It is unknown whether the ship was designed by the slavers themselves, or a more advanced race which they had enslaved.

Despite the apparent similarities in appearance to the B- or C-Wing, the vessels are completely different. The I-Beam is strictly a defensive ship and was built to be launched from a carrier or space station. Typically deployed in squads of six or eight fighters, the I-Beam speed, maneuverability and sensor array -- advanced for its age -- allow it to quickly disable its target via heavy lasers.

In its day, the nimble I-Beam also held a reputation for frustrate opposing fighters, who often underestimated the threat posed by the relatively small exterior. Inside, the cockpit is spacious, making this ship a favorite of those sentients with larger frames. An enlarged canopy also gives the pilot a wide field of view, making battle tracking easier. The I-Beam's efficient use of space enables several squads to fit within a single carrier to swarm out in multiple waves to attack or defend on several fronts.

Despite its advantages, critics and pilots have often voiced their dislike of the I-Beam's downward 3rd wing, which makes take off and landing difficult. It also makes the fighter damage prone in the hands of newer pilots; thereby proving a constant headache for mechanics. Despite the complaint, the I-Beam has received much praise from those with experience in its cockpit, or who have seen it in action.