Buck Roger's Earth Defense Directorate's Starfighter
Nation of Origin: Earth
Manufacturer: Earth Defense Directorate
Power-plant: 2 ion engines powered by a hydrogen fusion reactor (uses a stargate to travel
Cargo: back aft-facing cockpit (4 ft x 4.5 ft x 4 ft) used for emergency equipment and
weapons, or to transport a passenger
Max Speed: approaching the speed of light (warp 1)
Range: 800 miles (1,290 km) in space (less if in an atmosphere)
Crew: 1 in front cockpit (but can fit 1 co-pilot/passenger in the aft-facing back cockpit)
Flight control: manual (preferred) or automatic combat
Armament: 8 laser cannons (that fire simultaneously in sink); 2 (optional) anti-ship missiles
(mounted on the underbelly)
Defense: deflector shield
Airframe: twin delta wing
Systems: life support and internal gravity
The fighter comprises front-, and back- aft facing, cockpits interjecting a twin boom construction. Each boom has a sharp-nosed front (that houses 4 laser cannons) and an ion engine mounted in the rear.
The fighter is very fast, maneuverable and heavily armed. The fighter can launch and land under its own power but often uses an electromagnetic launch system to reach a greater initial velocity than would otherwise be possible.
The starfighter's only downfall is its automatic combat mode program, designed and intended to fight better than the pilots themselves. This program was found to be too predictable in battle and is normally abandoned in favour of full manual flight control mode.
Model dimensions (approx.): 15.5” L x 9.5” W x 6.25” H. The model's transparent front- and rear-cockpit canopies swivel upward to reveal 2 standard-sized spacemen (pilot and co-pilot) at the helm of the dual sticks and computer consoles (as shown). Alternatively, the rear-cockpit can serve as a passenger/cargo hold (without a stick and computer console if desired).
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The model's transparent front- and rear-cockpit canopies swivel upward to reveal 2 standard-sized spacemen (pilot and co-pilot) at the helm of the dual sticks and computer consoles.
Classic overhead view.
Notice the attention to details (rainbow colouring, Earth Defense Directorate's logo).
Classic view of the dual ion engines and delta wings.