Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Dawn of Defiance
R-41 Starchaser Starfighter
The Starchaser was built as a solid starfighter capable of competing with the Z-95 Headhunter. It has a good balance of speed, weapons and durability, but lacks heavy armor or internal hull bracing, which often makes it vulnerable to well-placed enemy hits. It has a slight advantage over the Headhunter with its ion cannons, and in the hands of expert pilots it can pose a considerable threat even to newer starfighters.
The craft features a flat lifting body with a diamond-shaped nose. It has S-foils mounted aft, and is powered by four H-K Model 4Yb ion fusion engines as well as a Class 2 hyperdrive. The ship’s drawbacks, including its light armor, low maneuverability, and low-powered shields prevented its success on the market, and by the time of the conflict between the Empire and the Rebellion, it is generally considered outdated. This has not prevent the resource-strapped Rebellion from using the R-41 against the Empire’s newer TIE Fighters
Maker/Model/Classification: Hoersch-Kessel Drive, inc. R-41 Starchaser class Starfighter.
Length: 16.3 meters
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 2, Backup: None.
Sensor Range: Close
Ship’s Complement: One pilot
Encumbrance Capacity: 6
Passenger Capacity: None
Consumables: One Week
Cost/Rarity: 55,000 credits /7
Customization Hard Points: 2
Hull Threshold: 6
System Threshold: 8
Weapons: Wingtip-mounted light laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 5; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 1).
Forward-mounted light ion cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 5; Critical 4; Range [Close]; Ion).
Forward-mounted concussion missile launcher (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Short]; Blast 4, Breach 4, Guided 3, Limited Ammo 8, Slow-Firing 1).