Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Dawn of Defiance
The H-60 bomber was developed for the Republic Navy in the final decades of the Galactic Republic. Naval planners held a dislike for the resource-heavy and unusual twin-cockpit design and the bombers saw little use. Some were stored in Republic scrap yards to be used for spare parts. As the Galactic Empire came to power, bombers were sold off to independent parties in secret and saw some moderate success for several decades. Only a few squadrons worth had been made when the line was scuttled.
Heavily Armored and featuring a sturdy, reinforced hull, the Tempest could absorb incredible amounts of punishment from both the environment and incoming enemy fire. The few remaining H-60s that survived the rise of the Empire were snatched up by the Rebel Alliance at a drastic discount after languishing in boneyards and on used ship lots for decades, and are currently seeing action throughout the Outer Rim.
Maker/Model/Classification: Slayn & Korpil H-60 Tempest class Starfighter
Length: 20 meters
Sensor Range: Close
Ship’s Complement: One pilot, one weapons system operator
Encumbrance Capacity: 12 (when not carrying ordnance).
Passenger Capacity: none
Consumables: One week
Cost/Rarity: 172,000 credits /5
Customization Hard Points: 2
Hull Threshold: 22
System Threshold: 12
Weapons: Forward-mounted medium laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 3).
Forward-mounted twin light ion cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 5; Critical 4: Range [Close]; Ion, Linked 1).
Forward-mounted proton torpedo launcher (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 8; Critical 2; Range [Short]; Blast 6, Breach 6, Guided 2, Limited Ammo 12, Slow Firing 1).
Ventral-mounted proton bomb bay – can only be used against surface targets or capital ships (Fire Arc Down; Damage 7; Critical 2; Range [Close]; Blast 7, Breach 8, Limited Ammo 12).