Xarxan Reconnaisance Fighter

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Xarxan Class Gohorn Reconnaissance Fighter Tech Spec by Anton Cherevan

Highlights

Flag State: Gohorn Directorate
Civilian Ship: No
Type: Reconnaissance Fighter
Purpose: Reconnaissance

Key Figures

Length: 16,5 m
Width: 21 m
Height: 6 m
# built: 25,000
Crew: 1
Compartments: 1

Comparative Ratings

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Strength:
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Basic Description

The Gohorn Directorate has never truly believed in the power of the lightly armed, fast Reconnaissance Fighter, and the small number of these fighters constructed is a testament to how badly they fit in with Directorate battle tactics and war ethos. It was approved by the Gohorn Engineering Corps for construction after 15 years of debate over the issue, and once approved it was only authorized for a test line of 1,000 units.

Construction on these fighters has been slow in favour of the Gohorn heavier fighters, which are more effective in combat; thus there are only to be found a small number of these Reconnaissance fighters with any fleet. Most pilots choose to train for the larger, better-armed fighters and gladly compromise on the speed that the Xarxan affords them.

The construction of the Xarxan class was campaigned in the Gohorn Engineering Corps for 3 years after the Spider Cluster incident, in which Terran Democratic Republic forces were succeeding in appropriating better information about the Gohorn fleet locations through use of their own reconnaissance fighters, whilst the Gohorns were forced to commit larger vessels to scouting purposes that could be performed by a fighter. It was finally agreed, after 3 years, that the Xarxan class should be constructed.

Nonetheless, the Xarxan class fighter is an experiment expected to fail. It is an experiment that has been pushed for by various members of the Gohorn military for a long time, however they are a small, select few officers and are in the minority in the chain of command. The Xarxan class Reconnaissance fighter represents a complete break from normal Gohorn tactics of pure aggression, and attempts to include more refined elements in to the tactics that the Directorate uses.

The Xarxan would not do well in battle, which is why most commanders choose not to deploy the Xarxan unless it is for a specific mission in which the fighter involved should not get in to battle. This has made the Xarxan unpopular amongst Sevmade commanders, because it is a selective waste of space. However, it is slowly coming to be accepted amongst those commanders as a useful ship in bringing back information about the enemy, and so attitudes are slowly changing.

The higher-ranking members of the Directorate brass watch the performance of the Xarxan class very closely. Some of them are waiting for it to fail, but others are more impartial and eager to see the results of this "great experiment." Perhaps the Xarxan will usher in a new age of more subversive Gohorn tactics!

Sub-Light Propulsion System

Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Model: Quad-Burners
Normal Cruising Speed: 27,000 km/sec
Emergency Speed: 31,000 km/sec
Maximum Speed: 31,500 km/sec

Defensive Systems

Countermeasures and Interceptors

Counter Measures:
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Type: Yavtak
Range: 25,000 Km
Payload: 1 maximum: 1
Anti Missile/Torpedoes Interceptors:
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Type: Garbot
Range: 21,500 Km
Payload: 1 maximum: 1

Laser System

Forward Laser Turrets: 2
Model: Lartokar
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Firing Arc: 180 degree(s)
Firepower: 3 TW

Special Systems

Onboard System
Name: Sensor Boom Module
Model: T84
Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps
Description of System:
The Xarxan class fighter has a module attached above the power core behind the cockpit which, when the fighter is moving at low speeds, can emit a sensor boom that extends to twice the normal range of the fighter. This "Boom" is immediately detectable to all ships within its range, and the fighter reveals its location. The "Boom" operates on its own power cell, so normal operations of the fighter are not effected, as long as the fighter is moving at less than 2,000 kps
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