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I-BEAM Starfighter (Fighters)

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.

Raw Materials
  • Quantum: 14
  • Meleenium: 147
  • Ardanium: 22
  • Rudic: 99
  • Rockivory: 20
  • Tibannagas: 17
  • Lommite: 8
  • Hyperspeed: 0
  • Sublight Speed: 50 MGLT
  • Max Speed: 500 km/h
  • Manoeuvrability: 6
  • Weight: 70 T
  • Volume: 500 m³
  • Length: 11 m
  • Party Slot: 1.00
Cargo Capacity
  • Weight Cap: 4 T
  • Volume Cap: 10 m³
  • Max Passengers: 1
Combat Role
  • Superiority
  • Heavy Laser: 3
  • Hull: 50
  • Deflectors: 35
  • Ionic Capacity: 30
  • Armour: 20
  • Sensors: 4
  • ECM: 0
  • Raw Value: 89,206 CR
  • Generic DC: 1.5 Slots
  • Recommended Workers: 6
  • Recycling XP: 20 XP
  • Production Mod: 150
Landing Capacity Repulsor
Related Skills
  • Fighter/Freighter Piloting
  • Fighter/Freighter Combat
  • Space Command

Floor: Base

Floor: Base
Room Entrance/Exit, Cockpit Overlay