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Virago



 
Name/Model# : "Virgo" Modified StarViper Assault Fighter  <<Stats taken from WEG>>
Designer/Manufacturer : MandalMotors
Combat Designation : Modified Assault Fighter
Scale: Starfighter
Crew : 1 Pilot (Prince Xizor)
Consumables : 2 Months
Cargo Capacity : 1 Metric Ton
Length : 21 Metres
Cost of Fighter : Not available for sale
Life Support/Ejection System : Life Support Yes / Ejection System?
Power System : 4 Power Generators (1 in each wing spar)
Propulsion System : 2 Quadrex IGt Ion Drives. 
Manoeuvrability System : 8 Koensayr N2-f Microthrusters (2 per wing tip)
Acceleration : Unknown
Speed Rating : 11 Space Units
Atmospheric Speed : 1,200 kph with wings retracted. 600 kph with wings extended
Nav Computer : Yes
Flight Control System : Unknown
Manoeuvrability Rating : 3D+2 in space and in atmosphere with wings retracted. 1D in atmosphere with wings extended
Navigation System : Unknown
Hyperdrive : Unknown
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 1
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 10
Sensor Systems : Unknown
Targeting Computer : Carbanti St2x Targeting Computer
Weapons : 2 Side Cockpit Mounted Taim & Bak Ht-12 Double Heavy Laser Cannons (Single or Fire-Linked)
(Note when Fire-Linked can only fire to front or back facings, also cannons can rotate 180 degrees. The cannons remained locked forward when wings are retracted)
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 100-300 metres/1.2 km/2.5 km
Damage: 5D (6D if Fire-Linked)
2 Forward Borstel Proton Torpedo Launchers (3 Torpedoes each)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1/3/7 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 50-100/300/700 Metres
Damage: 9D
Beam Weapon : Cannot Equip
Countermeasures : No Chaff Bursts or No Flares
Sensors : Passive : 25 Space Units/1D
Scan : 40 Space Units/2D
Search : 60 Space Units/3D
Focus : 4 Space Units/4D
Shields/Armour : 3 Torplex Shield Generators. Armour ?
Shields/Armour Rating : Shields 1D Forward and 4D Aft. Hull 6D Forward and 3D Aft
Special Ability : Has S-Foils, each wing has their own mechanism. Wings position constantly changes positions in flight as manoeuvres require, to a casual observer it appears that this fighter is "alive"

    The Virago is the personal transport and assault vessel for Prince Xizor, the criminal Underlord of the Black Sun. Xizor rarely ventures from his fortified palace on the Imperial Centre (Coruscant), but when he does he uses the Virago to transport himself for those rare occasions when Black Sun affairs require his personal attention. Xizor contracted the entire MandalMotors design team to create this unique craft. The result that the design engineers came up with was the Virago, the first in the StarViper-class Assault Fighters. Prince Xizor has extravagant tastes, nothing but the best is good enough for him. After a few moments contemplating "his" extremely expensive prize he announced that he was satisfied.

    Everything is co-ordinated through a state-of-the-art computer control system that integrates flight commands with the wing microthrusters and adjustable thrust nacelles on the main engines. The in-flight computer control system individually adjusts each mircothruster. The wing arrangement provides maximum manoeuvrability is space, however, they severely hamper atmospheric flight so they are normally retracted unless the Virago is in combat. In combat, the Virago's four wings fully fold out to give the manoeuvring thrusters maximum effect. The wings themselves hold reserve fuel cell racks and the forward faces of the wings are heavily armoured, so well that even the concentrated fire from an X-Wing doesn't stand much a chance of penetrating the armour. The rear of the fighter is not significantly armoured, however, its shield generators provide ample protection.

    The MandalMotors designers opted to make the StarViper a "mobile platform" ship. Unfortunately, the Virago can match the TIE Interceptor for speed and manoeuvrability despite its far greater mass. All the systems aboard the Virago require an enormous amount of energy to operate at maximum efficiency. Each generator supplies its nearest wing and provides a quarter of the thrust for the main engines. MandalMotors produced additional fighters based on the StarViper design, while virtually identical in appearance, they are far less powerful than the Virago.
 
 

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