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The R-41 Starchaser is a multi-role starfighter due chiefly to its varied weapons load, consisting of heavy lasers, proton torpedo launchers and ion cannons. Although lacking hyperdrive this fighter more than makes up for it with its incredible maneuverability and cheap production costs. As a multi role starfighter it is not particularly good at any of the task but can serve relatively well in each role. It has a fairly low sublight speed compared with most other in-system defenders but makes up for this with its armament.
The weapons loadout on this starfighter are quite varied, thus the craft can be assigned to fill a variety of roles, ranging from point defense, interdiction, to light cruiser assault. The Ion cannons make it especially valuable to fleets that would rather capture enemy ships than destroy them. However, as the weapons featured on this craft are tailored to versatility, the R-41 Starchaser usually is required to fill an anti-fighter and anti-freighter role. A larger number of craft of this type would be required to assault larger cruiser-class vessels, thus most commanders would opt to use a fighter craft that is dedicated to capital ship assault for that role. Most fleets that use these assign to them the task of immobilizing enemies they wish to execute or the capture of their ships.