Avenger

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Avenger
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Type Torpedo Bomber
Manufacturer Psaab Engineering
Primary User Union of Border Worlds
Additional Users Black Lance
Introduction Unknown
General Characteristics
Length 33 meters
Mass 21 tonnes
Crew 1
Performance
Maximum Yaw 35 dps
Maximum Pitch 50 dps
Maximum Roll 35 dps
Acceleration 550 k/s2
Velocity
Cruise 750 kps
Maximum 350 kps
Afterburner
Maximum Afterburner 750 kps
Armament
Guns
8
Turrets
1
Default Missile Loadout
2x4 {4IR/4IR}
Components
Modules
Tractor Beam
Decoys 24
Cloaking Device None
Jump Drive Yes
Defense
Shields
Fore 400 cm equivalent
Aft 400 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 250 cm
Rear 250 cm
Side 250 cm
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Avenger Target Designation, circa 2673.



The Avenger is a heavy bomber and a primary fighter of the Union of Border Worlds.

Overview

The Avenger is a massive bomber of a bulky and unconventional design. It is heavily armed with numerous lasers and a standard missile loadout, granting it a great deal of firepower. It is large and heavily-armored, allowing it extra protection on the battlefield. It also possesses jump capabilities. However, its large size and thick armor also reduces its speed and maneuverability, making it an easy target for intercepting craft. To compensate for this disadvantage, it is armed with a rear turret.

History

The Avenger is primarily fielded by the Union of Border Worlds.

The Avenger undertook numerous actions during the Border Worlds Conflict in 2673, and was used to assault enemy capital ships and installations controlled by the Black Lance. Unfortunately, several Avengers made their way into the hands of the Black Lance, and proved a lethal threat to the Union and Confederation alike.

One infamous action performed by the Avenger was the destruction of the Orlando Depot in the Hellespont System. The Black Lance pilot known only as Seether destroyed the depot just as Colonel Christopher Blair and Major Todd Marshall arrived to acquire a shuttle to Sol. The attack wiped out at least 3,000 Terran personnel on the station. Seether declared the attack a Border Worlds victory and fled before Blair could intercept him.

Avengers undertook actions against several Black Lance task forces, and were used in the assault on the TCS Lexington in the Silenos System. Colonel Blair used leech weapons against the Lexington until it was disabled, leaving its Black Lance contingent stranded and allowing the BWS Intrepid to escape.

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