The R-41 Starchaser is a multi-role starfighter due chiefly to its varied weapons load, consisting of heavy lasers, proton torpedo launchers and ion cannons. These weapons make it solely an anti fighter and freighter unit that is outclassed against even small capital ships. The Ion cannons make it especially valuable to fleets that would rather capture enemy ships than destroy them. Although lacking hyperdrive this fighter more than makes up for it with its incredible maneuverability and cheap production costs. As a multi role starfighter it is not particularly good at any of the task but can serve relatively well in each duty. It has a fairly low sublight speed compared with most other in-system defenders but makes up for this with its armament. Most fleets that use these assign to them the task of immobilizing enemies they wish to execute or capture their ships.