I-Beam Starfighter

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I-Beam Starfighter
I-Beam Starfighter.jpg
Navigational Stats
Hyperspeed 0
Sublight Speed 50 MGLT
Max Speed 500 km/h
Maneuverability 6.00
Sensors 4
Escape Pods n/a
Docking Bay n/a
Hangar Bay n/a
Landing Capacity Landing.gif Yes
Flight Grade Repulsorlifts Repulsor.gif Yes
Graviton Generators n/a
Docking Port n/a
Medical Room n/a
Storage Room {{{storageroom}}}
Recycling n/a
Weapons/Utilities Heavy Laser: 3
Cargo Stats
Weight 70 T
Volume 500 m³
Weight Capacity 4 T
Volume Capacity 10 m³
Max Passengers 1
Party Slot Size 1.00
Hull Statistics
Length 11 m
Hull 150
Shield 150
Ionic Capacity 50
Raw Materials
Raw Material Price 105,686 AurebeshSans-Serif credit.png
Quantum 43
Meleenium 441
Ardanium 22
Rudic 75
Rockivory 20
Tibannagas 17
Varmigio n/a
Lommite 8
Durelium n/a
Bacta n/a
Hibridium n/a
Varium n/a
Affiliation n/a

Often mistaken for a B-Wing or a C-Wing from a distance, the I-Beam Starfighter was an exclusive starfighter manufactured and used by the Galderian Slave Traders. It is unknown whether the ship was designed by the slavers themselves, or a more advanced race which they had enslaved.

Despite the apparent similarities in appearance to the B- or C-Wing, the vessels are completely different. The I-Beam is strictly a defensive ship and was built to be launched from a carrier or space station. Typically deployed in squads of six or eight fighters, the I-Beam speed, maneuverability and sensor array -- advanced for its age -- allow it to quickly disable its target via heavy lasers.

In its day, the nimble I-Beam also held a reputation for frustrate opposing fighters, who often underestimated the threat posed by the relatively small exterior. Inside, the cockpit is spacious, making this ship a favorite of those sentients with larger frames. An enlarged canopy also gives the pilot a wide field of view, making battle tracking easier. The I-Beam's efficient use of space enables several squads to fit within a single carrier to swarm out in multiple waves to attack or defend on several fronts.

Despite its advantages, critics and pilots have often voiced their dislike of the I-Beam's downward 3rd wing, which makes take off and landing difficult. It also makes the fighter damage prone in the hands of newer pilots; thereby proving a constant headache for mechanics. Despite the complaint, the I-Beam has received much praise from those with experience in its cockpit, or who have seen it in action.

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