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Scimitar Assault Bomber

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Craft: Sienar Fleet Systems Scimitar
Type: Assault bomber
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 13.8 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: Scimitar assault bomber
Crew: 1
Crew Skill: Missile weapons 4D+2; starfighter piloting 4D, starship gunnery 4D+2, starship shields 2D+1
Cargo Capacity: 200 kilograms, 250 cubic centimeters
Consumables: 2 days
Cost: Not available for sale
Maneuverability: 2D+1
Space: 9
Atmosphere: 295; 850 KMH
Hull: 5D
Shields: 1D+2
Passive: 20/0D
Scan: 40/1D
Search: 60/2D
Focus: 3/3D

2 Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5KM
Damage: 4D
Concussion Missiles (16 carried)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Missile weapons: concussion missiles
Fire Control: 3D+2
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 50-500/1/5KM
Damage: 9D

Background: The Scimitar assault bomber was an advanced starfighter/bomber based on TIE Series technology. It was used by the Galactic Empire. It had a single elongated body, and the pilot and gunner sat in a forward, shaped module which could eject from the craft and serve as an escape pod. The fuselage was supported by two large elongated array wings on either side. Interlocked repulsorlift thrusters provided it with additional maneuverability.

In space, the Scimitar assault bomber was faster than any TIE Bomber, and, in planetary atmospheres, it could travel at 1,150 km per hour, with its dive-bombing speed an additional 100 km per hour faster.

It was 13.8 meters long, and thus longer than the standard TIE/LN starfighter. Its weapons included two laser cannons, concussion missile launchers, and chutes for thermal detonators and proton grenades. However, instead of two ion engines, it only had one, thus the lack of the prefix TIE. It was designed to bomb planets into submission.

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