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A/Z-95-MP4 'Headhunter' Multirole Starfighter

- - - - - Z-95 Starfighter Snubfighter Sanctuary Systems Liberation Army SSLA Open-Market

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Edwin Mad-Thane

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Image Credit: AdamKop
Intent: To create a somewhat more standard snubfighter for PC's.
Canon Link: N/A
Restricted Missions: N/A
Primary Source: N/A

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Manufacturer: Sanctuary Systems Liberation Army, Various Organizations
Model: A/Z-95-MP4 (Advanced) 'Headhunter'
Affiliation: Sanctuary Systems Liberation Army, Open-Market
Modularity: See Below
Production: Mass-Produced
Material: Durasteel Hull, Alusteel Armor Plating, Glassteel and Transparisteel cockpit.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Classification: Fighter, Mid-sized
Role: Multirole Snubfighter
Length: 11.9m
Width: 11.7m
Height: 2.0m
Power Core Generator/Reactor: LP3d-1(V) Solar Ionization Reactor
Hyperdrive Rating: 2.0
Crew: 1 + Astromech
Passenger Capacity: N/A
Consumables: Survival Kit
Sublight Speed: Average
Maneuverability: Average

 

ARMAMENT
Armament Rating: Average

  • 2 x MX14 Linked Heavy Laser Cannons

  • 1 x Ion Cannon (retractable, mounted under the fuselage)

  • 2 x Multipurpose Warhead Launchers (3 warheads each)

Defense Rating: High

Squadron Count: 12

 

NON-COMBAT ATTACHMENTS

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • None

Strengths:

  • Legendarily Resiliant: The A/Z-95 is incredibly tough, while sacrificing little in the way of agility or firepower from it's predecessor. Granted it wasn't exceptional in that regard in the first place, but it's a durable little fighter that can hold its own.

Weaknesses:

  • The Baseline: Legendary Headhunter resilience aside, there's not too much special about the new Z-95.
  • Small Squadron Size: While not strictly an expensive fighter, the A/Z-95 is somewhat temperamental to learn to fly, resulting in long training times, and few deployed across the sector than the MPTC would prefer.

DESCRIPTION

If one wants to protect the great trade lanes of the galaxy, at some point they will realize that the best way to do it is to have a highly mobile, low-supply strike force that can be deployed and operate independent of embedded support structures. In modern space warfare, that means snubfighters. The A/Z-95-MP4 (Advanced) Headhunter is the first major effort of the Mara-Perlemian Trade Council to create a hyperspace capable fighter that will become the shining beacon of safety and security.

 

Based off the venerable but still surprisingly effective design of the classic Z-95, the A/Z-95 holds true to what the relic did well and makes little effort to expand beyond that. This is not totally intentional, much to the surprise of the engineers and researchers employed by the MPTC, even with modern technology it proved extraordinarily difficult to make the fighter any more durable or tough than its predecessors.

 

What could be improved was power generation (by utilizing a proprietary LP-series Solar Ionization Reactor) and weapon systems. With shielding kept at normal levels extra power could be diverted to weapons, most notably vastly improved laser cannons and a single fuselage mounted retractable Ion Cannon, giving the fighter a non-lethal option for police and security work. While these weapon systems are powerful, the fighter suffers from being envisioned in multiple roles, and would struggle against a dedicated dogfighter.

 

As with most snubfighters, the advanced Headhunter carries a hyperdrive but lacks the advance navicomputers necessary to make complex or long-distance jumps. Either a pilot must memorize the routes (which is dicey) or an Astromech Droid is carried to act in that role. MPTC Headhunters come with the droid as standard, though in a minor change the droid is concealed in an internal compartment rather than being exposed.

 

Sleeker and more refined perhaps, than its ancestor, the A/Z-95-MP4 holds true to the old while polishing around the edges, to make a quality mass production fighter.

 

After many years in MPTC service, the plans for the A/Z-95-MP4 were leaked, and the fighter has subsequently been seen in use across the galaxy as a replacement for the more venerable Z-95. It also sees regular use by the Sanctuary Systems Liberation Army in the Unknown Regions.


Edited by Edwin Mad-Thane, 18 July 2019 - 02:00 AM.


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Ryssa Yvarro

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Ryssa Yvarro

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Awesome. Pending Factory Mentor Review.

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Approved.


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Cira

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Runi Verin

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Submission moved to Pre-Factory for edits.
 
Please remember to list any and all changes made to this submission prior to tagging a member of the factory team for judging. 

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Edwin Mad-Thane

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Updated Affiliation/Manufacturer. Added flavor text. Bumped squadron size from 10 to 12 to put it more in line with the canon Z-95.

 

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Laira Darkhold

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Laira Darkhold

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Edwin Mad-Thane

 

Sorry for the long wait before this got picked back up.

 

For Suggestions I see,

 

Small Squadron Size: While not strictly an expensive fighter, the A/Z-95 is somewhat temperamental to learn to fly, resulting in long training times, and few deployed across the sector than the MPTC would prefer.

Squadron Count: 12

First off, this weakness doesn't really represent the submission. If you could remove it that'd be fine. 

 

The ratings are a little off, as you are 2 shifts over what is normally considered balance. You could lower production or reduce some of the ratings a touch, or include some exploitable weaknesses if you wanted.



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Runi Verin

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Moved to Factory Archives - If you want to remove from the archives, please feel free to tag Runi Verin, Laira Darkhold or John Locke.


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