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This is the big mom

Darth Vader wishes his ship was this cool

ma of the fighter corps, only carried on the largest warships.  She is big, slow, and ugly. That's her downside.  On the upside she is armed to the teeth, surprisingly maneuverable for her size, and is the only fighter equipped with computer controlled, turret-mounted point defense weapons.  Offensively, she mounts two six-tube launchers for heavy anti-ship Blackhawk missiles.  Nothing compares to a squadron of twelve of these puppies kicking off 144 heavy anti-ship missiles in a few seconds.  The first use of these fighters even stunned the bugs, who when confronted by the massive launch hesitated before charging in.  For self-defense, there are a pair of railguns for taking out enemy fighters, and four plasma phalanx point-defense weapons for defense against incoming missiles.  The pilot sits in front of a panoramic viewing dome in the nose, while the gunner sits behind him and operates the sophisticated targeting and defense systems.  The massive phased-array radar next to the pilot's dome can burn through almost any enemy jamming.  The Avenger cannot enter an atmosphere, and is manufactured on Avalon by the Sukhoi Grumman Corporation.

Behind the Scenes

This fighter is named for the abortive A-12 Avenger II project, and the design was inspired largely by the heavier variants of TIE fighters from the Star Wars universe.

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