S/A-7 "Talon"

Star Attacker

Written by Sierra Brown.
Artwork by Sierra Brown and HandofManos.


A strike craft design in current active service within the United Arshan Federation. The Talon is a hanger-based attack craft, intended to support attacks on larger, fortified targets such as capital ships and stations.

 
 
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And this, juniors, is your new best friend. The S/A-7 Talon Star Attack Fighter. Those old Claws you used to fly in training? Forget them. these are faster, stronger, smarter, and make a better fried egg than anything else you'll ever fly.
— A Tango Squadron sergeant briefing a group of recently graduated pilots.
 

The S/A-7 "Talon" is a hanger-based star attack fighter sporting hard mounts for gimbaled gun turrets and a relatively large reserve of missile and torpedo bays, developed for use against enemy capital ships and stations. This design is based on the Reiker Strike Chassis, which was also used to develop the AS/T-19 "Red Eagle" transport, resulting in similarities in design and certain functionality between the two vessels.

 

Weapons & Armament

Primarily serving the role of an attack fighter, the Talon's armament consists mainly of a bay of anti-capital ship weaponry such as long-range anti-ship missiles (LASM) of varying yields and munitions - Explosives, electromagnetic burst weapons, etc. These missiles are ejected sideways through one of two missile ports, one on either side of the craft, before their propulsion and guidance systems activate, launching the warhead toward its target. The craft is also typically loaded with a number of short-range high agility missiles (SHAM) for deterring enemy interceptors, alongside a pair of gimbal-mounted gun turrets on the fore section of the vessel.

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S/A-7 "TALON" Concept - Profile Views by Sierra Brown
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S/A-7 "TALON" Concept - Isometric by Sierra Brown
 

Table of Contents

  1. Weapons & armament
Designation Star Attacker
Nickname
Talon
Owning Organization
United Arshan Federation
Price
42,000 Sionian Credits
Rarity
Extremely common in the Federation - Standard deployment for all Arshan carriers.
Length
98'10" (30.12 Meters)
Beam
12'5" (3.78 Meters)
Height
18'11" (5.77 Meters)
Speed
36 Impulse
177 Star-Miles/Hour
Complement
Two-man crew: Pilot and Co-pilot

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Author's Notes

Fun fact: The base dimensions of both the Talon and Red Eagle are based on the real-life Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.


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