Essentially an accessory of the VCX-100 Light Freighter, the VCX-Series Auxiliary Fighter was purposefully designed to function as a detachable module. The stabilizers are retractable, folding into the fuselage in order to mate with the docking ring located between the light freighter's two main engine thrusters, just above the dual secondaries. Once locked into position, the auxiliary fighter becomes a fully integrated part of the VCX-100's hull.
As a companion to the VCX-100, it was not necessary to outfit the auxiliary fighter with an independent hyperdrive. Its role as a detachable module also placed less emphasis upon the need for heavy firepower, armor plating, and powerful deflectors. As a result, there is plenty of space for an additional passenger and the sort of cargo capacity that one might come to expect from a bomber. For this reason, the VCX-series starfighter is typically deployed as a shuttle or diversionary craft rather than in a strike role. There are even documented cases of the fighter being pressed into service as an escape pod.