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S-100 Stinger-Class Starfighter

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Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation S-100 Stinger-class Starfighter
Type: Starfighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 3.5 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: S-100 Stinger
Crew: 1
Crew Skill: 5D in all applicable skills
Cargo Capacity: 10 kilograms
Consumables: 1 month
Cost: 150,000 (new), 90,000 (used)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Nav Computer: Limited to 10 jumps
Maneuverability: 3D+2
Space: 9
Atmosphere: 400; 1,150 kmh
Hull: 3D
Shields: 2D
Passive: 25/0D
Scan: 50/1D

2 Assault Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-5/10/17
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.7 km
Damage: 5D
2 Proton Torpedo Launchers (4 missiles each)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 100/300/700
Damage: 8D

Background: The S-100 Stinger-class starfighter was a single-seat fighter produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation before, during, and after the Great Sith War of 3997 BBY. Measuring 11.5 meters in length, the hyperdrive-equipped craft was used by the Jedi Order, the navy of the Galactic Republic, and civilian purchase. Armed with laser cannons and proton torpedo launchers, and minimally shielded, the S-100 was considered lightly armed, but was said to make up for its defensive shortcomings with its high speed and maneuverability superior to most other starfighters of its time. Despite the introduction of other craft, the Stinger remained the mainstay of the Jedi, who used it in conflicts against the Krath during the Sith War and afterward, until the introduction of the Aurek tactical strikefighter before the Mandalorian Wars of 3976 BBY. Even then, the fighter remained in production, and was preferred by planetary defense forces.

The Corellian Engineering Corporation S-100 Stinger-class starfighter, 11.5 meters in length, was both a military- and civilian-use snubfighter. Single-seat craft, with only 30 kilograms’ worth of storage capacity, Stingers nonetheless carried Class 2 hyperdrives. The fighter’s design consisted of a long, narrow primary hull housing the cockpit, from which sprouted two outriggers, each of which held one of the craft’s engines and a vertical fin ending in a laser cannon. The laser cannons were augmented by two proton torpedo launchers with a magazine of four torpedoes each; this armament was considered light according to the standards of the time, as were the Stinger’s deflector shields—although they were more than a match for Krath CX-133 Chaos fighters, their stock weapons could not compare to other Republic starfighters. However, their light defensive capabilities were more than made up for in agility; Stingers were capable of speeds up to 1,150 kilometers per hour in atmosphere, and were considered among the most maneuverable vessels in the galaxy, being able to turn very quickly with a skilled pilot at the controls.

Considered one of the most reliable fighters of its heyday during the Great Sith War, the S-100 was a popular fighter for nearly a century, before newer craft with greater power-to-mass ratios, capable of better speeds with more armor, were developed. Because of their light armament off the manufacturing line, the Republic authorized the S-100 with stock armament for civilian purchase, although their value depreciated considerably between the time of the Great Sith War and the Mandalorian Wars. Nonetheless, the Stinger was considered the starfighter of choice by many Jedi until the release of the Aurek tactical strikefighter, despite the development of the Star Saber XC-01 starfighter prior to that point. Following the Sith War, the fighter was popular among planetary defense forces.

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